Rwanda weather averages for holidays in 2017/2018

Check Rwanda weather averages before you book your next holiday in 2017/2018. Today's maximum temperature in Rwanda is expected to be 28°C, while the average maximum temperature in September is 26°C. The holiday weather guide shown below is for Kigali.

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Rwanda weather averages

Check Rwanda weather averages before you book your next holiday. The warmest months in Rwanda are January, February, March, June, July, August, September and October with an average maximum temperature of 26°C. The sunniest months are June and July with on average 7 hours of bright sunshine per day. The month with the least number of days with some rain is July with 5 days. The Rwanda weather averages shown below are for Kigali.

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Rwanda weather today

Here is the weather in Rwanda today, Wednesday 20th September 2017. Expect isolated thunderstorms in Rwanda with a maximum temperature of 28°C, low levels of heat & humidity and 6 hours of bright sunshine. There are 2-5 mm of rainfall expected with 54% chance of some rain and a gentle breeze of 18 kph from the north-west. The weather forecast shown below is for Kigali.

  • 28
    °C maximum temperature
  • 17
    °C minimum temperature
  • isolated thunderstorms
  • 6
    hours of sunshine
  • 54
    % chance of some rain
  • <5
    mm of rainfall expected
  • L
    low heat & humidity
  • 18
    kph wind from NW

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Rwanda weather overview

Rwanda, which lies in East Africa between Tanzania and Uganda and is about the same size as neighbouring Burundi, is a mountainous country. Although it has an equatorial climate, its high altitudes keep temperatures moderate in the lower reaches and cool in the hills. The rainy season is from October to May, when downpours can be torrential. Best time to visit is between June and August, when humidity is relatively low and conditions are at their most pleasant.

What to pack for Rwanda weather

Despite its high altitude, temperatures in Rwanda are high enough to justify light clothing unless you're planning a walk in the mountains. Pack some warm clothes for the evenings and be prepared for the rainy season.

Rwanda holiday weather averages by month

Check Rwanda holiday weather averages for a particular month by selecting from the list below. Monthly weather guides include figures for temperature, rainfall, sunshine hours and sea temperature plus daily sunrise & sunset times.

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Compare Rwanda weather with the USA

Below the Rwanda weather chart shows maximum daytime temperature for Rwanda (Kigali) and the USA (Washington). For more weather parameters or to change the destinations shown visit the comparison weather tool.

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