Climate and Average Weather Year Round in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

We show the climate in the Democratic Republic of the Congo by comparing the average weather in 2 representative places: Kinshasa and Kalemie.

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Average High and Low Temperature in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Average High and Low Temperature in the Democratic Republic of the CongoJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°F85°F85°F90°F90°F7467908270638680NowNowKinshasaKinshasaKalemieKalemie
The daily average high and low air temperature at 2 meters above the ground.
HighJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Kinshasa 87°F89°F89°F90°F87°F83°F82°F84°F87°F87°F87°F87°F
Kalemie 81°F82°F82°F82°F83°F83°F83°F84°F86°F84°F81°F80°F
LowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Kinshasa 73°F73°F74°F74°F73°F69°F67°F69°F72°F73°F73°F73°F
Kalemie 69°F69°F70°F70°F68°F64°F63°F65°F68°F70°F69°F69°F

Kinshasa

Average Hourly Temperature in KinshasaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcomfortablewarmwarmhothotwarmcomfortable

Kalemie

Average Hourly Temperature in KalemieJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcoolcomfortablewarmcomfortable
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Chance of Clearer Skies in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Chance of Clearer Skies in the Democratic Republic of the CongoJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%61207316NowNowKinshasaKinshasaKalemieKalemie
The percentage of time the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy (i.e., less than 60% of the sky is covered by clouds).
Clearer SkiesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Kinshasa 22%25%23%23%35%54%59%54%43%29%21%21%
Kalemie 17%20%22%26%45%62%72%66%47%25%18%17%

Daily Chance of Precipitation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Daily Chance of Precipitation in the Democratic Republic of the CongoJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%87173NowNowKinshasaKinshasaKalemieKalemie
The percentage of days in which precipitation is observed, excluding trace quantities.
Days of Precip.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Kinshasa 18.6d17.7d21.2d21.2d16.1d3.0d0.7d2.1d9.5d20.9d25.3d21.4d
Kalemie 20.4d17.3d20.2d13.6d3.8d0.2d0.2d1.0d2.8d10.3d18.8d22.0d

Average Monthly Rainfall in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Average Monthly Rainfall in the Democratic Republic of the CongoJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in2 in2 in4 in4 in6 in6 in8 in8 in10 in10 in10.00.16.0NowNowKinshasaKinshasaKalemieKalemie
The average rainfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
RainfallJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Kinshasa 5.3″5.7″6.9″7.0″5.1″0.9″0.1″0.4″1.7″5.8″10.0″6.8″
Kalemie 5.2″4.7″5.5″4.1″0.9″0.1″0.0″0.2″0.7″2.7″5.4″5.9″

Hours of Daylight in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Hours of Daylight in the Democratic Republic of the CongoJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec4 hr4 hr6 hr6 hr8 hr8 hr10 hr10 hr12 hr12 hr14 hr14 hr16 hr16 hr18 hr18 hr20 hr20 hr12.411.9NowNowKinshasaKinshasaKalemieKalemie
The number of hours during which the Sun is at least partly above the horizon.
DaylightJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Kinshasa 12.3h12.2h12.1h12.0h11.9h11.9h11.9h12.0h12.1h12.2h12.3h12.4h
Kalemie 12.4h12.3h12.1h12.0h11.8h11.8h11.8h11.9h12.1h12.2h12.4h12.5h

Chance of Muggy Conditions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Chance of Muggy Conditions in the Democratic Republic of the CongoJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%10045994NowNowKinshasaKinshasaKalemieKalemie
The percentage of time that is muggy, oppressive, or miserable (i.e., a dew point greater than 65°F).
Muggy daysJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Kinshasa 30.9d27.9d30.9d30.0d30.8d25.8d17.0d16.2d25.0d30.5d30.0d31.0d
Kalemie 30.3d27.2d30.4d29.1d22.7d6.9d1.6d2.5d6.8d18.5d26.5d30.1d

Average Wind Speed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Average Wind Speed in the Democratic Republic of the CongoJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph1 mph1 mph2 mph2 mph3 mph3 mph4 mph4 mph5 mph5 mph6 mph6 mph7 mph7 mph8 mph8 mph6.13.57.94.3NowNowKinshasaKinshasaKalemieKalemie
The average of mean hourly wind speeds at 10 meters above the ground.
Wind Speed (mph)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Kinshasa 3.84.03.93.73.94.65.56.05.24.13.63.5
Kalemie 4.44.54.75.66.87.37.87.66.24.94.44.4

Tourism Score in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Tourism Score in the Democratic Republic of the CongoJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.42.94.3NowNowKinshasaKinshasaKalemieKalemie
The tourism score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F.

Beach/Pool Score in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Beach/Pool Score in the Democratic Republic of the CongoJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.74.47.64.5NowNowKinshasaKinshasaKalemieKalemie
The beach/pool score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F.

Growing Season in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Growing Season in the Democratic Republic of the CongoJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%20%20%40%40%60%60%80%80%100%100%NowNowKinshasaKinshasaKalemieKalemie
The percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season, defined as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Growing Degree Days in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Growing Degree Days in the Democratic Republic of the CongoJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2,000°F2,000°F4,000°F4,000°F6,000°F6,000°F8,000°F8,000°F10,000°F10,000°FNowNowKinshasaKinshasaKalemieKalemie
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, where growing degree days are defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature (50°F in this case).

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Democratic Republic of the CongoJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh5.54.76.64.6NowNowKinshasaKinshasaKalemieKalemie
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter.
Solar Energy (kWh)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Kinshasa 4.95.15.04.84.74.84.95.45.44.94.84.8
Kalemie 4.75.15.15.35.96.06.26.56.55.85.14.6

This report illustrates the typical weather for Kinshasa and Kalemie year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

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