Uganda weather

Read our complete guide to the weather in Uganda.

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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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.

What is the flight time to Uganda from the UK?

The flight time to Uganda from the UK is typically 11.5 hours.

What is the time difference between Uganda and the UK?

The time difference between Uganda and the UK is GMT+3 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Uganda?

The main languages spoken in Uganda are Swahili, English and Bantu.

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What is the currency in Uganda?

The currency in Uganda is the Ugandan Shilling (UGX).

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Which plugs are used in Uganda?

Uganda uses electrical plug type G (240 Volts).

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

They drive on the left side of the road in Uganda.

Do you need a visa for Uganda?

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

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Compare Uganda weather with the USA

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

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