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Kampala Weather, Climate and When to Visit Uganda


Information on Kampala - Uganda Weather and Climate

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Because Uganda is located near the middle of Africa, close to the equator, the weather in Kampala (the capital city) is warm throughout the year.  Although travel is possible throughout the year, there are certain months that are more comfortable than others because of rain. 
On average, the hottest months of the year in Kampala are October and February, during which time the daily high temperatures will generally hover in the upper 80’s and lower 90’s.  Nighttime temperatures during these months will generally drop to the lower 60’s.  The coldest months of the year in Kampala on average are June and July, during which time the daily high temperatures will generally reach the lower 80’s.  The nighttime temperatures during these months will fall to the lower 60’s on average.  This temperature comparison shows that there is little variation from month to month.
The two rainy seasons are from March through May, and from the end of September through January.  Although it is possible to visit during these wet seasons, trekking and many of the outdoor activities available in Kampala can be more challenging during the dry months.  A benefit of travel during the wet months is discounted hotel rates around the city.

Sunrise and Sunset: It varies by a few minutes throughout the year.  Dawn and sunrise will come at around 6:30 am in the morning.  If you are near a mosque, the first call to prayer will be at 5 in the morning  alone with the roosters.  Sunset is at 7 pm or shortly thereafter, giving 12½ hours of daylight each day

Climate Figures for Kampala and other Towns of Uganda

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Uganda Weather depends on the geographical location of the country. The latitude of Uganda is 0 degree 19' S while the longitude of the country is 32 degree 35' E. Uganda enjoys a tropical climate with two dry seasons from December to February and from June to August. Other than that it mostly encounters rainy days

Kampala - Elevation 1,155 meters:  The high temperature will vary by 3 degrees Celsius over the year, the mean daily high being 27 degrees Celsius. The low varies between 16 and 18 degrees Celsius throughout the year.

 

 

KAMPALA (1,155m.)
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Ave max (°C),
28
28
27
26
26
25
25
26
27
27
27
27
Ave min (°C
18
18
18
18
17
17
17
16
17
17
17
17
Rainfall (mm)
45
60
125
170
135
75
50
85
90
100
125
105

Entebbe - Elevation 1,145 meters:  The high temperature will vary by 2 degrees Celsius over the year, the mean daily high being 26 degrees Celsius. The low varies between 16 and 18 degrees Celsius throughout the year.  Entebbe is cooler and the British made it the capital of Uganda since it was more comfortable to live along Lake Victoria with its breeze and somewhat cooler climate and less humid might one add.

ENTEBBE (1,145.)
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Ave max (°C),
27
26
26
25
25
25
25
25
26
26
26
26
Ave min (°C
17
18
18
18
16
16
16
16
16
17
17
17
Rainfall (mm)
75
95
155
250
240
115
75
75
80
130
165
75

Fort Portal - Elevation 1,540 meters:  The high temperature will vary by 2 degrees Celsius over the year, the mean daily high being 25 degrees Celsius. The low varies between 12 and 14 degrees Celsius throughout the year.  This is the western region of the country and as you can see considerably higher in elevation than Kampala

FORT PORTAL (1,540.)
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Ave max (°C),
27
27
26
26
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
26
Ave min (°C
12
13
14
14
14
14
13
13
13
13
14
12
Rainfall (mm)
20
75
125
190
130
85
60
110
195
210
165
75

Kabale - Elevation 1,950 meters:  The high temperature will vary by 2 degrees Celsius over the year, the mean daily high being 23 degrees Celsius. The low varies between 9 and 11 degrees Celsius throughout the year.  Again you are dealing with a higher in elevation location in western Uganda that is cooler so that even apples can be grown.

                          KABALE (1,950.)
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Ave max (°C),
24
24
23
22
22
23
23
24
24
24
23
23
Ave min (°C
10
10
11
10
9
10
9
10
11
11
11
10
Rainfall (mm)
50
100
125
120
95
25
20
45
95
100
115
90

Gulu - Elevation  1,110 meters:  The high temperature will vary by 5 degrees Celsius over the year, the mean daily high being 29 degrees Celsius. The low varies between 16 and 18 degrees Celsius throughout the year.

GULU (I,110m)          
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Ave max (°C),
32
32
31
29
28
28
26
21
28
29
29
31
Ave min (°C
17
18
18
13
13
12
12
12
12
12
13
12
Rainfall (mm)
10
35
85
160
200
140
155
215
165
140
95
30

Masindi - Elevation 1,145 meters:  The high temperature will vary by 3 degrees Celsius over the year, the mean daily high being 28 degrees Celsius. The low varies between 12 and 13 degrees Celsius throughout the year.

MASINDI (1,145m.)
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Ave max (°C),
31
31
30
29
29
28
21
21
28
29
30
30
Ave min (°C
12
12
13
13
12
12
12
12
12
12
13
12
Rainfall (mm)
20
50
10
140
135
95
100
45
120
125
110
45

 

MBALE (1,150.)
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Ave max (°C),
32
32
31
29
28
28
21
28
28
29
30
31
Ave min (°C
16
17
17
17
16
16
15
15
16
16
16
16
Rainfall (mm)
25
60
90
160
175
130
110
135
105
80
65
40

Jinja - Elevation 1,145 meters:  The high temperature will vary by 3 degrees Celsius over the year, the mean daily high being 28 degrees Celsius. The low varies between 14 and 15 degrees Celsius throughout the year.

JINJA (1,145.)
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Ave max (°C),
29
30
29
28
21
21
21
28
28
29
30
29
Ave min (°C
15
15
15
15
15
14
14
15
15
15
15
14
Rainfall (mm)
50
70
120
170
130
65
50
105
80
95
100
85

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