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Usual weather in Burundi

Do you need to know, when is the best time to go to Burundi? Then you should take a look here, what weather you can expect there during the year.

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What weather to expect in Burundi

The climate of Burundi is equatorial. Average annual temperature varies with altitude from 23 to 17 degrees Celsius but is generally moderate, as the average altitude is about 1,700 m. Average annual rainfall is only about 150 cm, but there are two wet seasons: from February to May and from September to November. Two dry seasons are from June to August and from December to January.

When speaking about the usual weather in this state, the information is relevant for example for these popular places: Bujumbura.

Let's look now what weather you can expect in the area around the capital and in many other cities. The warmest month here is September, the average maximum temperature is 31.7 ℃ (89.06 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 18.4 ℃ (65.12 ℉). The coldest month here is January, the average maximum temperature is 29.2 ℃ (84.56 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 19.8 ℃ (67.64 ℉). The most rainy month here is November, the average number of rainy days is 19.5. The least rainy month here is July, the average number of rainy days is 1.

When travelling to some places in Burundi, always consider the altitude of the the place as well. The highest point here is Heha (2670 m) and the lowest point is Lake Tanganyika (772 m). So the differences in altitudes in this country are not negligible and you should expect the weather to be different in places in different altitudes. Keep in mind, that the temperature usually decreases by 1.2 - 1.9 ℃ (2.2 - 3.5 ℉) per 200 m (656 ft), depending on the other conditions. (And we should add, that in the very special condition named thermal inversion even the temperature may be higher in higher altitudes.)

Please, keep in mind, that this is not a weather forecast, but the information about the usual weather (average). This should help you to decide, when is the best time to go to Burundi. Read more details about the typical weather there in all individual months below:

January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December


January

Typical (usual) weather in Burundi in January is this: The average highest temperature in Burundi in January is 29.2 ℃ (84.56 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 19.8 ℃ (67.64 ℉). At the beginning of January you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.45 ℃ (85.01 ℉). At the end of January you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.85 ℃ (85.73 ℉). The average number of rainy days in January is 15.8. The average rainfall is 101.7 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:18 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:17 and at the end of the month 12:15.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

February

Typical (usual) weather in Burundi in February is this: The average highest temperature in Burundi in February is 30.5 ℃ (86.9 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 19.8 ℃ (67.64 ℉). At the beginning of February you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.85 ℃ (85.73 ℉). At the end of February you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 30.25 ℃ (86.45 ℉). The average number of rainy days in February is 19. The average rainfall is 84.5 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:15 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:12 and at the end of the month 12:10.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

March

Typical (usual) weather in Burundi in March is this: The average highest temperature in Burundi in March is 30 ℃ (86 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 19.8 ℃ (67.64 ℉). At the beginning of March you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 30.25 ℃ (86.45 ℉). At the end of March you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.85 ℃ (85.73 ℉). The average number of rainy days in March is 17.6. The average rainfall is 117.2 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:10 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:07 and at the end of the month 12:04.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

April

Typical (usual) weather in Burundi in April is this: The average highest temperature in Burundi in April is 29.7 ℃ (85.46 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 19.6 ℃ (67.28 ℉). At the beginning of April you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.85 ℃ (85.73 ℉). At the end of April you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.65 ℃ (85.37 ℉). The average number of rainy days in April is 17.8. The average rainfall is 110 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:04 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:02 and at the end of the month 11:59.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

May

Typical (usual) weather in Burundi in May is this: The average highest temperature in Burundi in May is 29.6 ℃ (85.28 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 19.7 ℃ (67.46 ℉). At the beginning of May you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.65 ℃ (85.37 ℉). At the end of May you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 30 ℃ (86 ℉). The average number of rainy days in May is 10. The average rainfall is 57.3 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:59 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:57 and at the end of the month 11:56.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

June

Typical (usual) weather in Burundi in June is this: The average highest temperature in Burundi in June is 30.4 ℃ (86.72 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 17.6 ℃ (63.68 ℉). At the beginning of June you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 30 ℃ (86 ℉). At the end of June you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.85 ℃ (85.73 ℉). The average number of rainy days in June is 2. The average rainfall is 8.9 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:56 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:55 and at the end of the month 11:55.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

July

Typical (usual) weather in Burundi in July is this: The average highest temperature in Burundi in July is 29.3 ℃ (84.74 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 17.8 ℃ (64.04 ℉). At the beginning of July you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.85 ℃ (85.73 ℉). At the end of July you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.55 ℃ (85.19 ℉). The average number of rainy days in July is 1. The average rainfall is 2.7 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:55 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:56 and at the end of the month 11:58.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

August

Typical (usual) weather in Burundi in August is this: The average highest temperature in Burundi in August is 29.8 ℃ (85.64 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 17.6 ℃ (63.68 ℉). At the beginning of August you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.55 ℃ (85.19 ℉). At the end of August you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 30.75 ℃ (87.35 ℉). The average number of rainy days in August is 2. The average rainfall is 13.2 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:58 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:59 and at the end of the month 12:02.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

September

Typical (usual) weather in Burundi in September is this: The average highest temperature in Burundi in September is 31.7 ℃ (89.06 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 18.4 ℃ (65.12 ℉). At the beginning of September you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 30.75 ℃ (87.35 ℉). At the end of September you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 30.9 ℃ (87.62 ℉). The average number of rainy days in September is 8. The average rainfall is 33.4 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:02 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:04 and at the end of the month 12:07.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

October

Typical (usual) weather in Burundi in October is this: The average highest temperature in Burundi in October is 30.1 ℃ (86.18 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 19.6 ℃ (67.28 ℉). At the beginning of October you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 30.9 ℃ (87.62 ℉). At the end of October you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.9 ℃ (85.82 ℉). The average number of rainy days in October is 15.1. The average rainfall is 58 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:07 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:10 and at the end of the month 12:12.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

November

Typical (usual) weather in Burundi in November is this: The average highest temperature in Burundi in November is 29.7 ℃ (85.46 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 19 ℃ (66.2 ℉). At the beginning of November you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.9 ℃ (85.82 ℉). At the end of November you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.7 ℃ (85.46 ℉). The average number of rainy days in November is 19.5. The average rainfall is 98.3 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:12 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:15 and at the end of the month 12:17.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

December

Typical (usual) weather in Burundi in December is this: The average highest temperature in Burundi in December is 29.7 ℃ (85.46 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 19 ℃ (66.2 ℉). At the beginning of December you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.7 ℃ (85.46 ℉). At the end of December you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.45 ℃ (85.01 ℉). The average number of rainy days in December is 19.4. The average rainfall is 101.3 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:17 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:18 and at the end of the month 12:18.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

Below are average values, so you can consider them typical weather in Burundi in these places. The sign '-' means we don't have enough data for this item.

Bujumburatemperature: - highest temperature: 29.7 ℃ (85.46 ℉)lowest temperature: 19 ℃ (66.2 ℉)rainfall: 101.3mmrainy days: 19.4
Ngozitemperature: - highest temperature: 21.6 ℃ (70.88 ℉)lowest temperature: 12 ℃ (53.6 ℉)rainfall: 172.4mmrainy days: 23.8
Gitegatemperature: - highest temperature: 24.4 ℃ (75.92 ℉)lowest temperature: 13.9 ℃ (57.02 ℉)rainfall: 146.7mmrainy days: 24.3
Muyingatemperature: - highest temperature: 25.3 ℃ (77.54 ℉)lowest temperature: 14.9 ℃ (58.82 ℉)rainfall: 155.2mmrainy days: 19.1
Musasatemperature: - highest temperature: 27.1 ℃ (80.78 ℉)lowest temperature: 15.8 ℃ (60.44 ℉)rainfall: 155.8mmrainy days: 20.2
Nyanza Lactemperature: - highest temperature: 28.3 ℃ (82.94 ℉)lowest temperature: 19.1 ℃ (66.38 ℉)rainfall: 194.4mmrainy days: 19.1
Rweguratemperature: - highest temperature: 20.5 ℃ (68.9 ℉)lowest temperature: 11.6 ℃ (52.88 ℉)rainfall: 234.9mmrainy days: 21.5




When you read about the number of mm of rainfall, you should know this: Light rain is when the precipitation rate is less than 2.5 mm (0.1 in) per hour. For moderate rain this number is between 2.5 mm and 10 mm (0.4 in), for heavy rain it is 10 mm - 50 mm (2.0 in). Violent rain has this number higher than 50 mm per hour.


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