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When is the best time to visit Congo-Kinshasa?

The best time to visit Congo-Kinshasa (Kinshasa) is June and August based on the following average weather conditions.

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  • 30°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Congo-Kinshasa (Kinshasa)30
    Jan
  • 31°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Congo-Kinshasa (Kinshasa)31
    Feb
  • 31°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Congo-Kinshasa (Kinshasa)31
    Mar
  • 31°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Congo-Kinshasa (Kinshasa)31
    Apr
  • 30°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Congo-Kinshasa (Kinshasa)30
    May
  • 28°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Congo-Kinshasa (Kinshasa)28
    Jun
  • 27°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Congo-Kinshasa (Kinshasa)27
    Jul
  • 28°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Congo-Kinshasa (Kinshasa)28
    Aug
  • 30°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Congo-Kinshasa (Kinshasa)30
    Sep
  • 30°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Congo-Kinshasa (Kinshasa)30
    Oct
  • 29°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Congo-Kinshasa (Kinshasa)29
    Nov
  • 29°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Congo-Kinshasa (Kinshasa)29
    Dec

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The weather guide for Congo-Kinshasa (Kinshasa) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Congo-Kinshasa weather overview

The Equator crosses the north of Congo-Kinshasa and gives its two distinct bands of weather. In the north, heavy rains occur between March and November while, in the south, the rains come between October and May. Areas close to the equator have two wet seasons and so, effectively, experience rain all year round.

Surprisingly, it's tiny Atlantic coastline has less rain than inland areas. Whichever part of the country you're in, you'll find that both temperatures and humidity levels are high and sunshine is a scarce commodity. Southern districts are the sunniest.

What to pack for Congo-Kinshasa weather

Light clothing is appropriate all year supplemented by rainwear during the wet seasons.

Which is the hottest month in Congo-Kinshasa?

The hottest time of year in Kinshasa, Congo-Kinshasa is normally April. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 31°C with very high heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Congo-Kinshasa?

In terms of rainfall, November is usually the wettest month in Kinshasa, Congo-Kinshasa with 254mm on average. There are normally 16 days in November with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Congo-Kinshasa?

The sunniest time of year in Kinshasa, Congo-Kinshasa is normally April with bright sunshine on average for 55% of daylight hours; that's 7 hours of sunshine per day.

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