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Usual weather in Uganda

Do you need to know, when is the best time to go to Uganda? 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 Uganda

The climate of Uganda is tropical. You can expect quite rainy weather, but there are two dry seasons. One dry season is from December to February, one is from June to August. Climate is semiarid in northeast of the country.

When speaking about the usual weather in this state, the information is relevant for example for these popular places: Ajai Game Reserve, Arua, Busia, Butogota, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Central Uganda, Eastern Uganda, Entebbe, Fort Portal, Fort Wadelai, Gulu, Hoima, Jinja, Kabale, Kampala, Kasese, Kibale Forest National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Kisoro, Lake Bunyonyi, Lake Mburo National Park, Lira, Masaka, Masindi, Mbale, Mbarara, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Nkoringo, Northern Uganda, Pakwach, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Rwaihamba, Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Soroti, Ssese Islands, Tororo, Western Uganda.

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 February, the average maximum temperature is 30.2 ℃ (86.36 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 18.5 ℃ (65.3 ℉). The coldest month here is June, the average maximum temperature is 27.2 ℃ (80.96 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 18.2 ℃ (64.76 ℉). The most rainy month here is April, the average number of rainy days is 12.2. The least rainy month here is July, the average number of rainy days is 4.7.

When travelling to some places in Uganda, always consider the altitude of the the place as well. The highest point here is Margherita Peak on Mount Stanley (5110 m) and the lowest point is Albert Nile (614 m). So there are huge differences in altitudes in this country and the weather is very different in them therefore. 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 Uganda. 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 Uganda in January is this: The average highest temperature in Uganda in January is 28.6 ℃ (83.48 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 18.3 ℃ (64.94 ℉). At the beginning of January you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 28.45 ℃ (83.21 ℉). At the end of January you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.4 ℃ (84.92 ℉). The average number of rainy days in January is 4.8. The average rainfall is 69.2 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 12:06 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:06 and at the end of the month 12:06.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 Uganda in February is this: The average highest temperature in Uganda in February is 30.2 ℃ (86.36 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 18.5 ℃ (65.3 ℉). At the beginning of February you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.4 ℃ (84.92 ℉). At the end of February you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.65 ℃ (85.37 ℉). The average number of rainy days in February is 5.2. The average rainfall is 64.2 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 12:06 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:06 and at the end of the month 12:06.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 Uganda in March is this: The average highest temperature in Uganda in March is 29.1 ℃ (84.38 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 18.7 ℃ (65.66 ℉). At the beginning of March you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.65 ℃ (85.37 ℉). At the end of March you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 28.25 ℃ (82.85 ℉). The average number of rainy days in March is 9.7. The average rainfall is 133 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 12:06 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:06 and at the end of the month 12:06.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 Uganda in April is this: The average highest temperature in Uganda in April is 27.4 ℃ (81.32 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 18 ℃ (64.4 ℉). At the beginning of April you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 28.25 ℃ (82.85 ℉). At the end of April you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 27.7 ℃ (81.86 ℉). The average number of rainy days in April is 12.2. The average rainfall is 170.5 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 12:06 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:07 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.

May

Typical (usual) weather in Uganda in May is this: The average highest temperature in Uganda in May is 28 ℃ (82.4 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 18.2 ℃ (64.76 ℉). At the beginning of May you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 27.7 ℃ (81.86 ℉). At the end of May you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 27.6 ℃ (81.68 ℉). The average number of rainy days in May is 11. The average rainfall is 117.5 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 12:07 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:07 and at the end of the month 12:08.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 Uganda in June is this: The average highest temperature in Uganda in June is 27.2 ℃ (80.96 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 18.2 ℃ (64.76 ℉). At the beginning of June you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 27.6 ℃ (81.68 ℉). At the end of June you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 27.35 ℃ (81.23 ℉). The average number of rainy days in June is 6.4. The average rainfall is 68.1 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 12:08 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:08 and at the end of the month 12:08.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 Uganda in July is this: The average highest temperature in Uganda in July is 27.5 ℃ (81.5 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 17.1 ℃ (62.78 ℉). At the beginning of July you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 27.35 ℃ (81.23 ℉). At the end of July you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 27.55 ℃ (81.59 ℉). The average number of rainy days in July is 4.7. The average rainfall is 63.2 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 12:08 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:08 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.

August

Typical (usual) weather in Uganda in August is this: The average highest temperature in Uganda in August is 27.6 ℃ (81.68 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 17 ℃ (62.6 ℉). At the beginning of August you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 27.55 ℃ (81.59 ℉). At the end of August you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 27.6 ℃ (81.68 ℉). The average number of rainy days in August is 6.7. The average rainfall is 94.8 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 12:07 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.

September

Typical (usual) weather in Uganda in September is this: The average highest temperature in Uganda in September is 27.6 ℃ (81.68 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 17.5 ℃ (63.5 ℉). At the beginning of September you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 27.6 ℃ (81.68 ℉). At the end of September you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 28.05 ℃ (82.49 ℉). The average number of rainy days in September is 8.6. The average rainfall is 108.8 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 12:06 and at the end of the month 12:06.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 Uganda in October is this: The average highest temperature in Uganda in October is 28.5 ℃ (83.3 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 17.8 ℃ (64.04 ℉). At the beginning of October you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 28.05 ℃ (82.49 ℉). At the end of October you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 28.25 ℃ (82.85 ℉). The average number of rainy days in October is 9. The average rainfall is 139 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 12:06 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:06 and at the end of the month 12:06.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 Uganda in November is this: The average highest temperature in Uganda in November is 28 ℃ (82.4 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 17.5 ℃ (63.5 ℉). At the beginning of November you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 28.25 ℃ (82.85 ℉). At the end of November you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 28.15 ℃ (82.67 ℉). The average number of rainy days in November is 8.4. The average rainfall is 147.3 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 12:06 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:06 and at the end of the month 12:06.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 Uganda in December is this: The average highest temperature in Uganda in December is 28.3 ℃ (82.94 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 17.5 ℃ (63.5 ℉). At the beginning of December you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 28.15 ℃ (82.67 ℉). At the end of December you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 28.45 ℃ (83.21 ℉). The average number of rainy days in December is 7.3. The average rainfall is 91 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 12:06 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:06 and at the end of the month 12:06.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 Uganda in these places. The sign '-' means we don't have enough data for this item.

Kampalatemperature: - highest temperature: 28.3 ℃ (82.94 ℉)lowest temperature: 17.5 ℃ (63.5 ℉)rainfall: 91mmrainy days: 7.3
Entebbetemperature: - highest temperature: 26.1 ℃ (78.98 ℉)lowest temperature: 17.6 ℃ (63.68 ℉)rainfall: 122.7mmrainy days: 10.2
Kasesetemperature: - highest temperature: 28.7 ℃ (83.66 ℉)lowest temperature: 15.9 ℃ (60.62 ℉)rainfall: 63mmrainy days: -
Sorotitemperature: - highest temperature: 31.5 ℃ (88.7 ℉)lowest temperature: 18.3 ℃ (64.94 ℉)rainfall: 92.2mmrainy days: -
Aruatemperature: - highest temperature: 30 ℃ (86 ℉)lowest temperature: 16.9 ℃ (62.42 ℉)rainfall: 29.2mmrainy days: 3.2
Gulutemperature: - highest temperature: 29.8 ℃ (85.64 ℉)lowest temperature: 16.9 ℃ (62.42 ℉)rainfall: 37.4mmrainy days: 3.8
Kabaletemperature: - highest temperature: 23.5 ℃ (74.3 ℉)lowest temperature: 11 ℃ (51.8 ℉)rainfall: 90.2mmrainy days: 10.4
Masinditemperature: - highest temperature: 28.9 ℃ (84.02 ℉)lowest temperature: 16.4 ℃ (61.52 ℉)rainfall: 55.4mmrainy days: 5.8
Mbararatemperature: - highest temperature: 26.1 ℃ (78.98 ℉)lowest temperature: 13.6 ℃ (56.48 ℉)rainfall: 76.6mmrainy days: 8.1
Tororotemperature: - highest temperature: 29.6 ℃ (85.28 ℉)lowest temperature: 15.5 ℃ (59.9 ℉)rainfall: 73.3mmrainy days: 7.1




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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