Climate and Average Weather Year Round at Entebbe Airport Uganda
The climate at Entebbe Airport is warm, muggy, and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 66°F to 80°F and is rarely below 64°F or above 84°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Entebbe Airport for warm-weather activities is from early June to mid September.
Climate at Entebbe Airport
Average Temperature at Entebbe Airport
The temperature at Entebbe Airport varies so little throughout the year that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss hot and cold seasons.
Average High and Low Temperature at Entebbe Airport
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature at Entebbe Airport
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At Entebbe Airport, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year at Entebbe Airport begins around June 5 and lasts for 3.8 months, ending around September 29. On August 27, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 55% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 45% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 29 and lasts for 8.2 months, ending around June 5. On April 12, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 85% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 15% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories at Entebbe Airport
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days at Entebbe Airport varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 8.8 months, from September 1 to May 26, with a greater than 57% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 85% on April 11.
The drier season lasts 3.2 months, from May 26 to September 1. The smallest chance of a wet day is 30% on July 3.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 85% on April 11.
Daily Chance of Precipitation at Entebbe Airport
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Entebbe Airport experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year at Entebbe Airport. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around April 16, with an average total accumulation of 9.4 inches.
The least rain falls around July 10, with an average total accumulation of 1.7 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall at Entebbe Airport
The length of the day at Entebbe Airport does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 7 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 12 hours, 7 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 12 hours, 8 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight at Entebbe Airport
The earliest sunrise is at 6:30 AM on November 3, and the latest sunrise is 31 minutes later at 7:01 AM on February 11. The earliest sunset is at 6:37 PM on November 2, and the latest sunset is 31 minutes later at 7:07 PM on February 11.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed at Entebbe Airport during 2021.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight at Entebbe Airport
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases at Entebbe Airport
We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.
Entebbe Airport experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 9.9 months, from August 29 to June 26, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 57% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is May 8, with muggy conditions 93% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is July 19, with muggy conditions 45% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels at Entebbe Airport
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This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.
The average hourly wind speed at Entebbe Airport experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from May 3 to August 14, with average wind speeds of more than 6.6 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is July 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.2 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 8.7 months, from August 14 to May 3. The calmest day of the year is November 8, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed at Entebbe Airport
The predominant average hourly wind direction at Entebbe Airport varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 7.8 months, from January 23 to September 18, with a peak percentage of 78% on July 2. The wind is most often from the north for 1.7 months, from September 18 to November 10, with a peak percentage of 34% on October 12. The wind is most often from the east for 2.4 months, from November 10 to January 23, with a peak percentage of 34% on January 1.
Wind Direction at Entebbe Airport
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Entebbe Airport throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Entebbe Airport for general outdoor tourist activities is from early June to mid September, with a peak score in the third week of July.
Tourism Score at Entebbe Airport
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Entebbe Airport for hot-weather activities are from early January to late February and from late May to late September, with a peak score in the last week of August.
Beach/Pool Score at Entebbe Airport
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it 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).
Temperatures at Entebbe Airport are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season at Entebbe Airport
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Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.
Growing Degree Days at Entebbe Airport
This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 2.0 months, from January 10 to March 9, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.9 kWh. The brightest day of the year is February 10, with an average of 6.2 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 1.2 months, from April 10 to May 18, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.8 kWh. The darkest day of the year is May 1, with an average of 4.4 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Entebbe Airport
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Entebbe Airport are 0.042 deg latitude, 32.444 deg longitude, and 3,806 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Entebbe Airport contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 220 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,753 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (577 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,155 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Entebbe Airport is covered by water (37%), artificial surfaces (27%), herbaceous vegetation (23%), and cropland (14%), within 10 miles by water (57%) and cropland (14%), and within 50 miles by water (45%) and cropland (27%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at Entebbe Airport, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
Entebbe Airport has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.There are no other weather stations in our network within 200 kilometers of this location. Consequently, in the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on NASA's MERRA-2 modern-era reanalysis , adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal differences between this station and the wide-area MERRA-2 reconstructed values.
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .
Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.
The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.
We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.
We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.