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The weather guide for Rwanda, represented by Kigali, (Kigali) 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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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.

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Which is the hottest month in Rwanda?

The hottest time of year in Kigali, Rwanda is normally September. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 26°C with low heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Rwanda?

In terms of rainfall, April is usually the wettest month in Kigali, Rwanda with 186mm on average. There are normally 23 days in April with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Rwanda?

The sunniest time of year in Kigali, Rwanda is normally July with bright sunshine on average for 57% of daylight hours; that's 7 hours of sunshine per day.

What is the time difference between Rwanda and the UK?

The time difference between Rwanda and the UK is GMT+2 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Rwanda?

The main languages spoken in Rwanda are Kinyarwanda and English.

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What is the currency in Rwanda?

The currency in Rwanda is the Rwandan Franc (RWF).

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Which plugs are used in Rwanda?

Rwanda uses electrical plug type C + E + F + G (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Rwanda?

They drive on the right side of the road in Rwanda.

Do you need a visa for Rwanda?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Rwanda.

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Compare Rwanda weather with the USA

Below the Rwanda weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for Rwanda (Kigali) and the USA (Washington).

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