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Average Weather in Cibitoke Burundi

The climate in Cibitoke is hot and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 67°F to 87°F and is rarely below 64°F or above 92°F.

Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Cibitoke for hot-weather activities is from mid June to early September.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The temperature in Cibitoke varies so little throughout the year that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss hot and cold seasons.

Average High and Low Temperature

Average High and Low Temperature in CibitokeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F10°F20°F30°F40°F50°F60°F70°F80°F90°F100°FJul 585°FJul 585°FSep 987°FSep 987°F67°F67°F69°F69°FNov 385°FNov 385°FJan 1885°FJan 1885°F68°F68°F69°F69°F69°F69°FLowHighNowNow
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

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

Average Hourly Temperature in CibitokeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMNowNowcomfortablewarmhotcomfortablewarmcomfortable
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.

Barquisimeto, Venezuela (6,837 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Cibitoke (view comparison).

Clouds

In Cibitoke, 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 in Cibitoke begins around June 1 and lasts for 3.3 months, ending around September 11. On July 28, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 59% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 41% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around September 11 and lasts for 8.7 months, ending around June 1. On November 11, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 88% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 12% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in CibitokeclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 2859%Jul 2859%Nov 1112%Nov 1112%Jun 135%Jun 135%Sep 1137%Sep 1137%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Cibitoke varies very significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 7.6 months, from September 28 to May 15, with a greater than 35% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 66% on November 25.

The drier season lasts 4.4 months, from May 15 to September 28. The smallest chance of a wet day is 4% 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 66% on November 25.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in CibitokewetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Nov 2566%Nov 2566%Jul 34%Jul 34%Sep 2835%Sep 2835%May 1535%May 1535%NowNowrain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

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. Cibitoke experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Cibitoke. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around November 21, with an average total accumulation of 6.0 inches.

The least rain falls around June 23, with an average total accumulation of 0.8 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Cibitoke does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 17 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2020, the shortest day is June 20, with 11 hours, 57 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 12 hours, 18 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in CibitokeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minSep 2212 hr, 6 minSep 2212 hr, 18 minDec 2112 hr, 18 minDec 2112 hr, 7 minMar 2012 hr, 7 minMar 2011 hr, 57 minJun 2011 hr, 57 minJun 20daydaynightNowNow
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 5:40 AM on November 8, and the latest sunrise is 31 minutes later at 6:11 AM on February 18. The earliest sunset is at 5:53 PM on October 28, and the latest sunset is 31 minutes later at 6:24 PM on February 5.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Cibitoke during 2020.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in CibitokeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMNov 85:40 AMNov 85:40 AM6:24 PMFeb 56:24 PMFeb 5Oct 285:53 PMOct 285:53 PM6:11 AMFeb 186:11 AMFeb 18daynightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2020. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

Humidity

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.

Cibitoke experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 7.8 months, from October 3 to May 30, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 13% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is April 19, with muggy conditions 52% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is July 21, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in CibitokemuggymuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jul 210%Jul 210%Apr 1952%Apr 1952%Oct 313%Oct 313%May 3013%May 3013%NowNowmuggymuggyhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydry
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

Wind

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 in Cibitoke experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 6.3 months, from April 13 to October 22, with average wind speeds of more than 4.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is August 10, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.7 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 5.7 months, from October 22 to April 13. The calmest day of the year is January 22, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.3 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in CibitokewindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph1 mph2 mph3 mph4 mph5 mph6 mph7 mph8 mph9 mph10 mphAug 105.7 mphAug 105.7 mphJan 223.3 mphJan 223.3 mphApr 134.5 mphApr 134.5 mphOct 224.5 mphOct 224.5 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Cibitoke varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the south for 2.3 months, from June 20 to August 30, with a peak percentage of 59% on July 24. The wind is most often from the east for 9.7 months, from August 30 to June 20, with a peak percentage of 40% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in CibitokeESEJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestsoutheastnorth
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Cibitoke 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 Cibitoke for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid June to late August, with a peak score in the second week of July.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Cibitokebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468107.07.04.14.1NowNow precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Cibitoke for hot-weather activities is from mid June to early September, with a peak score in the last week of July.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Cibitokebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468107.67.64.64.64.74.7NowNow precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturebeach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

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.

Growing Season

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 in Cibitoke 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

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in CibitokeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%100%Jan 1100%Jan 1100%Jul 2100%Jul 2NowNowcomfortablewarmhot
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 percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

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

Growing Degree Days in CibitokeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F1,000°F2,000°F3,000°F4,000°F5,000°F6,000°F7,000°F8,000°F9,000°FJul 490°FJul 490°FSep 61,800°FSep 61,800°FJun 309,641°FJun 309,641°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

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 2.5 months, from June 26 to September 11, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.9 kWh. The brightest day of the year is August 13, with an average of 6.2 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.6 months, from October 23 to January 9, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.0 kWh. The darkest day of the year is November 16, with an average of 4.7 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in CibitokebrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWhAug 136.2 kWhAug 136.2 kWhNov 164.7 kWhNov 164.7 kWhJun 265.9 kWhJun 265.9 kWhJan 95.0 kWhJan 95.0 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Cibitoke are -2.887 deg latitude, 29.125 deg longitude, and 3,025 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Cibitoke contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 892 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,073 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,783 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,878 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Cibitoke is covered by cropland (91%), within 10 miles by cropland (57%) and shrubs (34%), and within 50 miles by cropland (41%) and trees (28%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Cibitoke, 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

There is only a single weather station, Kigali International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Cibitoke.

At a distance of 152 kilometers from Cibitoke, further than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed insufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records. Consequently, the station records are blended with interpolated values from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis , and both are corrected for elevation differences according to the International Standard Atmosphere .

The weight assigned to the MERRA-2 value depends on the distance from Cibitoke to the nearest station, increasing from 0% at 150 kilometers to 100% at 200 kilometers. In this case, the MERRA-2 weight is 4%, making the weight assigned to the weather station 96%.

Other Data

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 aiports 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.

Disclaimer

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.