Best time to visit Uganda

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Below are the temperatures expected today at popular destinations in Uganda. Select a destination to compare today's forecast with average weather conditions.

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When is the best time to visit Uganda?

The best time to visit Uganda (Kampala) is June, July, September, October, November and December based on the following average weather conditions.

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Max Day Temperature (°C)

  • 29°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Uganda (Kampala)29
    Jan
  • 29°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Uganda (Kampala)29
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  • 28°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Uganda (Kampala)28
    Mar
  • 28°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Uganda (Kampala)28
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  • 27°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Uganda (Kampala)27
    May
  • 27°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Uganda (Kampala)27
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  • 26°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Uganda (Kampala)26
    Jul
  • 27°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Uganda (Kampala)27
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  • 27°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Uganda (Kampala)27
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  • 28°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Uganda (Kampala)28
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  • 28°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Uganda (Kampala)28
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  • 28°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Uganda (Kampala)28
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The weather guide for Uganda (Kampala) 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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Uganda weather overview

Although it is landlocked, Uganda's weather is affected by the presence of three huge lakes: Lake Victoria, Lake Kioga and Lake Albert. Lake Victoria, in particular, generates belts of heavy rain and thunderstorms which affect the lake shore and the Western mountains. Central and northern Uganda have less rain.

The rest of the country has two main rainy seasons - March to May and October to December - when downpours can be heavy and apparently endless. Uganda is a high country and its altitude creates temperate conditions with humidity under control and plenty of sunshine away from the mountains.

What to pack for Uganda weather

Nights can be cool, so supplement light clothing with warmer attire. Take effective waterproofing during the rainy seasons.

Which is the hottest month in Uganda?

The hottest time of year in Kampala, Uganda is normally January. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 29°C with moderate heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Uganda?

In terms of rainfall, April is usually the wettest month in Kampala, Uganda with 194mm on average. There are normally 23 days in April with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Uganda?

The sunniest time of year in Kampala, Uganda is normally February with bright sunshine on average for 60% of daylight hours; that's 7 hours of sunshine per day.

Uganda travel features

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