Average Weather in Byakabanda Uganda
The climate in Byakabanda is warm and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 59°F to 81°F and is rarely below 56°F or above 86°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Byakabanda for warm-weather activities is from early June to mid September.
The temperature in Byakabanda varies so little throughout the year that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss hot and cold seasons.
Average High and Low Temperature
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
In Byakabanda, 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 Byakabanda begins around June 5 and lasts for 3.7 months, ending around September 25. On August 15, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 57% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 43% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 25 and lasts for 8.3 months, ending around June 5. On April 4, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 83% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 17% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Byakabanda varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 8.8 months, from August 29 to May 23, with a greater than 42% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 71% on April 10.
The drier season lasts 3.2 months, from May 23 to August 29. The smallest chance of a wet day is 13% on July 4.
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 71% on April 10.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
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. Byakabanda experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Byakabanda. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around April 16, with an average total accumulation of 5.4 inches.
The least rain falls around June 28, with an average total accumulation of 0.8 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Byakabanda does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 10 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2021, the shortest day is June 21, with 12 hours, 5 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 12 hours, 10 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:33 AM on November 5, and the latest sunrise is 31 minutes later at 7:04 AM on February 13. The earliest sunset is at 6:42 PM on October 31, and the latest sunset is 31 minutes later at 7:12 PM on February 9.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Byakabanda during 2021.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
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
Byakabanda experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 8.9 months, from September 15 to June 13, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 15% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is May 1, with muggy conditions 53% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is July 18, with muggy conditions 3% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Byakabanda experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.1 months, from May 4 to September 8, with average wind speeds of more than 6.3 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is July 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.0 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.9 months, from September 8 to May 4. The calmest day of the year is November 18, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Byakabanda varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 5.3 months, from March 1 to August 9, with a peak percentage of 61% on June 24. The wind is most often from the east for 6.7 months, from August 9 to March 1, with a peak percentage of 34% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Byakabanda 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 Byakabanda for general outdoor tourist activities is from early June to mid September, with a peak score in the third week of July.
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 Byakabanda for hot-weather activities are from early to mid February and from early June to mid September, with a peak score in the second week of August.
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.
Temperatures in Byakabanda 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
Growing Degree Days
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 2.7 months, from June 22 to September 11, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.9 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 20, with an average of 6.2 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 1.3 months, from April 3 to May 13, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.9 kWh. The darkest day of the year is May 1, with an average of 4.6 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Byakabanda are -0.743 deg latitude, 31.406 deg longitude, and 4,078 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Byakabanda contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 686 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 4,165 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,079 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,129 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Byakabanda is covered by grassland (48%) and cropland (41%), within 10 miles by cropland (43%) and grassland (24%), and within 50 miles by grassland (23%) and cropland (22%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Byakabanda, 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 are 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Byakabanda.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Byakabanda according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Byakabanda is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Byakabanda and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Bukoba Airport (60%, 80 kilometers, southeast); Entebbe Airport (25%, 145 kilometers, northeast); and Kigali International Airport (16%, 196 kilometers, southwest).
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .