Uganda climate guide

Temperature in Uganda (°F)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max temperature (daytime)
84°F maximum daytime temperature in January in Uganda (Kampala)84
84°F maximum daytime temperature in February in Uganda (Kampala)84
82°F maximum daytime temperature in March in Uganda (Kampala)82
82°F maximum daytime temperature in April in Uganda (Kampala)82
81°F maximum daytime temperature in May in Uganda (Kampala)81
81°F maximum daytime temperature in June in Uganda (Kampala)81
79°F maximum daytime temperature in July in Uganda (Kampala)79
81°F maximum daytime temperature in August in Uganda (Kampala)81
81°F maximum daytime temperature in September in Uganda (Kampala)81
82°F maximum daytime temperature in October in Uganda (Kampala)82
82°F maximum daytime temperature in November in Uganda (Kampala)82
82°F maximum daytime temperature in December in Uganda (Kampala)82
Min temperature (night-time)
61°F minimum night-time temperature in January in Uganda (Kampala)61
61°F minimum night-time temperature in February in Uganda (Kampala)61
63°F minimum night-time temperature in March in Uganda (Kampala)63
63°F minimum night-time temperature in April in Uganda (Kampala)63
63°F minimum night-time temperature in May in Uganda (Kampala)63
61°F minimum night-time temperature in June in Uganda (Kampala)61
59°F minimum night-time temperature in July in Uganda (Kampala)59
61°F minimum night-time temperature in August in Uganda (Kampala)61
61°F minimum night-time temperature in September in Uganda (Kampala)61
61°F minimum night-time temperature in October in Uganda (Kampala)61
61°F minimum night-time temperature in November in Uganda (Kampala)61
61°F minimum night-time temperature in December in Uganda (Kampala)61

Sunshine & Daylight in Uganda

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily hours of sunshine
Daily hours of daylight
12 hours of daylight per day in January in Uganda (Kampala)12
12 hours of daylight per day in February in Uganda (Kampala)12
12 hours of daylight per day in March in Uganda (Kampala)12
12 hours of daylight per day in April in Uganda (Kampala)12
12 hours of daylight per day in May in Uganda (Kampala)12
12 hours of daylight per day in June in Uganda (Kampala)12
12 hours of daylight per day in July in Uganda (Kampala)12
12 hours of daylight per day in August in Uganda (Kampala)12
12 hours of daylight per day in September in Uganda (Kampala)12
12 hours of daylight per day in October in Uganda (Kampala)12
12 hours of daylight per day in November in Uganda (Kampala)12
12 hours of daylight per day in December in Uganda (Kampala)12

Rainfall in Uganda

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Number of days with some rain
12 days with some rainfall in January in Uganda (Kampala)12
13 days with some rainfall in February in Uganda (Kampala)13
18 days with some rainfall in March in Uganda (Kampala)18
23 days with some rainfall in April in Uganda (Kampala)23
21 days with some rainfall in May in Uganda (Kampala)21
12 days with some rainfall in June in Uganda (Kampala)12
11 days with some rainfall in July in Uganda (Kampala)11
13 days with some rainfall in August in Uganda (Kampala)13
15 days with some rainfall in September in Uganda (Kampala)15
19 days with some rainfall in October in Uganda (Kampala)19
20 days with some rainfall in November in Uganda (Kampala)20
15 days with some rainfall in December in Uganda (Kampala)15
Average monthly rainfall (inches)
2.6 inches monthly rainfall in January in Uganda (Kampala)2.6
3.0 inches monthly rainfall in February in Uganda (Kampala)3.0
5.6 inches monthly rainfall in March in Uganda (Kampala)5.6
7.6 inches monthly rainfall in April in Uganda (Kampala)7.6
6.8 inches monthly rainfall in May in Uganda (Kampala)6.8
3.3 inches monthly rainfall in June in Uganda (Kampala)3.3
2.5 inches monthly rainfall in July in Uganda (Kampala)2.5
3.4 inches monthly rainfall in August in Uganda (Kampala)3.4
3.7 inches monthly rainfall in September in Uganda (Kampala)3.7
5.1 inches monthly rainfall in October in Uganda (Kampala)5.1
6.4 inches monthly rainfall in November in Uganda (Kampala)6.4
4.0 inches monthly rainfall in December in Uganda (Kampala)4.0

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UV Index (Maximum)
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in January in Uganda (Kampala)11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in February in Uganda (Kampala)11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in March in Uganda (Kampala)11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in April in Uganda (Kampala)11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in May in Uganda (Kampala)11
UV (maximum) index 11 (Extreme) in June in Uganda (Kampala)11
UV (maximum) index 11 (Extreme) in July in Uganda (Kampala)11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in August in Uganda (Kampala)11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in September in Uganda (Kampala)11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in October in Uganda (Kampala)11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in November in Uganda (Kampala)11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in December in Uganda (Kampala)11
Heat & Humidity
Moderate heat & humidity in January in Uganda (Kampala)M
Moderate heat & humidity in February in Uganda (Kampala)M
Moderate heat & humidity in March in Uganda (Kampala)M
Low heat & humidity in April in Uganda (Kampala)L
Low heat & humidity in May in Uganda (Kampala)L
Low heat & humidity in June in Uganda (Kampala)L
Low heat & humidity in July in Uganda (Kampala)L
Low heat & humidity in August in Uganda (Kampala)L
Low heat & humidity in September in Uganda (Kampala)L
Low heat & humidity in October in Uganda (Kampala)L
Low heat & humidity in November in Uganda (Kampala)L
Low heat & humidity in December in Uganda (Kampala)L

Note: 0 = None, L = Low, M = Moderate, H = High, VH = Very high, E = Extreme

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The climate guide for Uganda, represented by Kampala, shows long term monthly weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia), the Met Office & the Netherlands Meteorological Institute. Find out more about our data sources.

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Uganda climate overview

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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