Uganda Climate

   
 
 

The Uganda Climate Guide is perfect for planning your holiday. Monthly weather averages give the best indication of what the weather is usually like for every month of the year including figures for temperature, rainfall and sunshine. The Climate Guide shown below is for Kampala.

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Max Daytime Temperature (°C) 28°C (82°F) Max Daytime Temperature in January in Uganda (Kampala) 28°C (82°F) Max Daytime Temperature in February in Uganda (Kampala) 28°C (82°F) Max Daytime Temperature in March in Uganda (Kampala) 27°C (81°F) Max Daytime Temperature in April in Uganda (Kampala) 26°C (79°F) Max Daytime Temperature in May in Uganda (Kampala) 26°C (79°F) Max Daytime Temperature in June in Uganda (Kampala) 25°C (77°F) Max Daytime Temperature in July in Uganda (Kampala) 26°C (79°F) Max Daytime Temperature in August in Uganda (Kampala) 27°C (81°F) Max Daytime Temperature in September in Uganda (Kampala) 27°C (81°F) Max Daytime Temperature in October in Uganda (Kampala) 27°C (81°F) Max Daytime Temperature in November in Uganda (Kampala) 27°C (81°F) Max Daytime Temperature in December in Uganda (Kampala)
Min Night-time Temperature (°C) 16°C (61°F) Min Night-time Temperature in January in Uganda (Kampala) 17°C (63°F) Min Night-time Temperature in February in Uganda (Kampala) 17°C (63°F) Min Night-time Temperature in March in Uganda (Kampala) 17°C (63°F) Min Night-time Temperature in April in Uganda (Kampala) 17°C (63°F) Min Night-time Temperature in May in Uganda (Kampala) 16°C (61°F) Min Night-time Temperature in June in Uganda (Kampala) 15°C (59°F) Min Night-time Temperature in July in Uganda (Kampala) 16°C (61°F) Min Night-time Temperature in August in Uganda (Kampala) 16°C (61°F) Min Night-time Temperature in September in Uganda (Kampala) 16°C (61°F) Min Night-time Temperature in October in Uganda (Kampala) 16°C (61°F) Min Night-time Temperature in November in Uganda (Kampala) 16°C (61°F) Min Night-time Temperature in December in Uganda (Kampala)
Hours of Sunshine (Daily) 7 Hours of Bright Sunshine per day (59% of Daylight Hours) in January in Uganda (Kampala) 7 Hours of Bright Sunshine per day (60% of Daylight Hours) in February in Uganda (Kampala) 6 Hours of Bright Sunshine per day (53% of Daylight Hours) in March in Uganda (Kampala) 6 Hours of Bright Sunshine per day (50% of Daylight Hours) in April in Uganda (Kampala) 7 Hours of Bright Sunshine per day (54% of Daylight Hours) in May in Uganda (Kampala) 7 Hours of Bright Sunshine per day (59% of Daylight Hours) in June in Uganda (Kampala) 7 Hours of Bright Sunshine per day (55% of Daylight Hours) in July in Uganda (Kampala) 7 Hours of Bright Sunshine per day (54% of Daylight Hours) in August in Uganda (Kampala) 7 Hours of Bright Sunshine per day (57% of Daylight Hours) in September in Uganda (Kampala) 7 Hours of Bright Sunshine per day (55% of Daylight Hours) in October in Uganda (Kampala) 7 Hours of Bright Sunshine per day (55% of Daylight Hours) in November in Uganda (Kampala) 7 Hours of Bright Sunshine per day (59% of Daylight Hours) in December in Uganda (Kampala)
Hours of Daylight (Daily) 12 Hours of Daylight in January in Uganda (Kampala) 12 Hours of Daylight in February in Uganda (Kampala) 12 Hours of Daylight in March in Uganda (Kampala) 12 Hours of Daylight in April in Uganda (Kampala) 12 Hours of Daylight in May in Uganda (Kampala) 12 Hours of Daylight in June in Uganda (Kampala) 12 Hours of Daylight in July in Uganda (Kampala) 12 Hours of Daylight in August in Uganda (Kampala) 12 Hours of Daylight in September in Uganda (Kampala) 12 Hours of Daylight in October in Uganda (Kampala) 12 Hours of Daylight in November in Uganda (Kampala) 12 Hours of Daylight in December in Uganda (Kampala)
Heat and Humidity Discomfort Moderate heat & humidity in January in Uganda (Kampala) Moderate heat & humidity in February in Uganda (Kampala) Moderate heat & humidity in March in Uganda (Kampala) Low heat & humidity in April in Uganda (Kampala) Low heat & humidity in May in Uganda (Kampala) Low heat & humidity in June in Uganda (Kampala) Low heat & humidity in July in Uganda (Kampala) Low heat & humidity in August in Uganda (Kampala) Low heat & humidity in September in Uganda (Kampala) Low heat & humidity in October in Uganda (Kampala) Low heat & humidity in November in Uganda (Kampala) Low heat & humidity in December in Uganda (Kampala)
Days with some Rainfall 12 Days with some Rainfall in January in Uganda (Kampala) 13 Days with some Rainfall in February in Uganda (Kampala) 18 Days with some Rainfall in March in Uganda (Kampala) 23 Days with some Rainfall in April in Uganda (Kampala) 21 Days with some Rainfall in May in Uganda (Kampala) 12 Days with some Rainfall in June in Uganda (Kampala) 11 Days with some Rainfall in July in Uganda (Kampala) 13 Days with some Rainfall in August in Uganda (Kampala) 15 Days with some Rainfall in September in Uganda (Kampala) 19 Days with some Rainfall in October in Uganda (Kampala) 20 Days with some Rainfall in November in Uganda (Kampala) 15 Days with some Rainfall in December in Uganda (Kampala)
Monthly Rainfall (mm) 63 mm (2.5 inches) Monthly Rainfall in January in Uganda (Kampala) 74 mm (2.9 inches) Monthly Rainfall in February in Uganda (Kampala) 133 mm (5.2 inches) Monthly Rainfall in March in Uganda (Kampala) 181 mm (7.1 inches) Monthly Rainfall in April in Uganda (Kampala) 135 mm (5.3 inches) Monthly Rainfall in May in Uganda (Kampala) 71 mm (2.8 inches) Monthly Rainfall in June in Uganda (Kampala) 61 mm (2.4 inches) Monthly Rainfall in July in Uganda (Kampala) 86 mm (3.4 inches) Monthly Rainfall in August in Uganda (Kampala) 106 mm (4.2 inches) Monthly Rainfall in September in Uganda (Kampala) 130 mm (5.1 inches) Monthly Rainfall in October in Uganda (Kampala) 151 mm (5.9 inches) Monthly Rainfall in November in Uganda (Kampala) 93 mm (3.7 inches) Monthly Rainfall in December in Uganda (Kampala)
UV Index (Maximum) UV (Maximum) Index 11+ (Extreme) in January in Uganda (Kampala) UV (Maximum) Index 11+ (Extreme) in February in Uganda (Kampala) UV (Maximum) Index 11+ (Extreme) in March in Uganda (Kampala) UV (Maximum) Index 11+ (Extreme) in April in Uganda (Kampala) UV (Maximum) Index 11+ (Extreme) in May in Uganda (Kampala) UV (Maximum) Index 11 (Extreme) in June in Uganda (Kampala) UV (Maximum) Index 11 (Extreme) in July in Uganda (Kampala) UV (Maximum) Index 11+ (Extreme) in August in Uganda (Kampala) UV (Maximum) Index 11+ (Extreme) in September in Uganda (Kampala) UV (Maximum) Index 11+ (Extreme) in October in Uganda (Kampala) UV (Maximum) Index 11+ (Extreme) in November in Uganda (Kampala) UV (Maximum) Index 11+ (Extreme) in December in Uganda (Kampala)
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Uganda is a landlocked country lying on the equator in East Africa. It has magnificent scenery, including lakes, snow-capped mountains, thick tropical forests, and savannah grasslands. Set on a high plateau surrounded by mountains, the country also includes almost half of Lake Victoria.

A former British colony, Uganda suffered violent political unrest in the 25 years following independence in 1962. Since the late 1980's stability has returned, however travel to the north of the country and particularly the Karamoja region is not advised because of continuing ethnic conflict and rebel activity.

Lake Victoria in the south provides an extensive, lush, and fertile shoreline. Set over 1,100 metres (3,600 ft) above sea level it is also the source of the river Nile, which meanders northwards through Uganda providing valuable irrigation for dense arable farming along the river basin.

In the east of the country, on the border with Kenya, the craggy snow-capped extinct volcano of Mount Elgon rises majestically from open moorland and dense jungle. It is in this mountain area that most of Uganda's main export crop, coffee, is produced.

The north of the country is a plateau covered by extensive savannah grassland, and mountains again rise in the west forming the border with Congo-Kinshasa. It is in the west of the country that the majority of Uganda's national parks are also located. Mount Rwenzori, in the famous Mountains of the Moon, named for their mist-shrouded snow-capped peaks, hosts some of the finest montane forest in all of Africa including giant forms of certain plant species.

Despite its position on the equator Uganda never experiences high heat and humidity because of its elevation above sea level. Temperatures are warm throughout the year although mountain areas are cooler.

There are two rainy seasons from March to May and October to November, but scattered showers are possible anytime. In the north, where rainfall levels are lower, the two rainy seasons are less pronounced.

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