Average Weather in Entebbe Uganda
The climate in Entebbe is warm, muggy, and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 65°F to 81°F and is rarely below 63°F or above 85°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Entebbe for warm-weather activities is from early June to mid September.
The temperature in Entebbe 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 Entebbe, 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 Entebbe begins around June 5 and lasts for 3.8 months, ending around September 29. On August 26, 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
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 Entebbe varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 8.8 months, from August 31 to May 26, with a greater than 58% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 85% on April 12.
The drier season lasts 3.2 months, from May 26 to August 31. 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 12.
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. Entebbe experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Entebbe. 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 9, with an average total accumulation of 1.7 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Entebbe does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 7 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2019, the shortest day is December 22, 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
The earliest sunrise is at 6:30 AM on November 5, and the latest sunrise is 31 minutes later at 7:01 AM on February 12. The earliest sunset is at 6:37 PM on November 3, and the latest sunset is 31 minutes later at 7:07 PM on February 12.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Entebbe during 2019.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
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 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 20, with muggy conditions 45% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
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 Entebbe 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 6.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is July 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.1 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
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Entebbe varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 7.8 months, from January 24 to September 19, with a peak percentage of 78% on July 1. The wind is most often from the north for 1.7 months, from September 19 to November 9, with a peak percentage of 33% on October 12. The wind is most often from the east for 2.5 months, from November 9 to January 24, with a peak percentage of 34% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Entebbe 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 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 Entebbe for hot-weather activities are from late May to late September and from late December to late February, with a peak score in the last 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.
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 Entebbe 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 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
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 11 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
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Entebbe are 0.064 deg latitude, 32.447 deg longitude, and 3,727 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Entebbe contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 440 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,773 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (659 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,171 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Entebbe is covered by water (29%), artificial surfaces (25%), herbaceous vegetation (24%), and cropland (19%), within 10 miles by water (48%) and cropland (19%), and within 50 miles by water (43%) and cropland (28%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Entebbe, 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, Entebbe Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Entebbe.
At a distance of 3 kilometers from Entebbe, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.
The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and Entebbe according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , 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.