Kinshasa weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Kinshasa

The best time to visit in Kinshasa in Democratic Republic of the Congo is from January until December, when you will have a warm or hot temperature and limited till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Kinshasa is 33°C in August and the lowest is 30°C in April.

Kinshasa has the tropical savanna climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Kinshasa or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Kinshasa by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 31 31 31 30 30 30 32 33 33 30 30 30
Precipitation (mm) 100 102 109 110 92 9 1 6 37 109 133 129

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14 day weather forecast Kinshasa

The weather for in Kinshasa will be 32° till 33° degrees in the next 14 days with every day chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

Weather forecast this week

Wednesday 27 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
23°
5.5 mm 65% 1 m/s 4
Thursday 28 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
22°
0.2 mm 20% 2 m/s 4
Friday 29 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
22°
6.7 mm 70% 1 m/s 6
Saturday 30 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
22°
6.7 mm 70% 1 m/s 4
Sunday 31 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
23°
2.1 mm 40% 2 m/s 7
Monday 1 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
21°
13.8 mm 80% 2 m/s 3
Tuesday 2 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
21°
8.6 mm 75% 1 m/s 8

Weather forecast next week

Wednesday 3 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
21°
3.6 mm 55% 1 m/s 5
Thursday 4 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
22°
0.8 mm 20% 1 m/s 6
Friday 5 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
22°
11.8 mm 80% 1 m/s 1
Saturday 6 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
22°
1.1 mm 25% 1 m/s 1
Sunday 7 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
23°
4.3 mm 60% 1 m/s 1
Monday 8 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
33°
22°
2.6 mm 45% 1 m/s 1
Tuesday 9 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
23°
1.7 mm 35% 2 m/s 1

Climate Kinshasa

Kinshasa has the tropical savanna climate prevailing. It is warm every month with both a wet and dry season. The average annual temperature for Kinshasa is 31° degrees and there is about 937 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 105 days a year with an average humidity of 75% and an UV-index of 7.

Climate table of Kinshasa

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 31 31 31 30 30 30 32 33 33 30 30 30
Night temp. (°C) 22 22 22 22 22 20 21 22 23 22 22 22
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 100 102 109 110 92 9 1 6 37 109 133 129
Days with rain 27 24 27 27 24 7 3 5 17 25 27 29
Dry days 4 4 4 3 7 23 28 26 13 6 3 2
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 10 9 9 9 9 7 9 10 9 7 7 9
Wind force (Bft) 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 1
UV-index 7 6 6 7 7 6 7 7 7 6 6 6

Kinshasa weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Kinshasa? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Kinshasa?

Kinshasa is located in Democratic Republic of the Congo. It lies in a straight line at 10,263 km from New York.

The coordinates of Kinshasa are:

  • Latitude: -4.327108
  • Longitude: 15.30717

The GPS coordinates are 4° 19' S, 15° 18' E

How long is the flight to Kinshasa?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Kinshasa is approximately 17 h. 50 min.

What are the nearest airports to Kinshasa?

These are the airports closests to Kinshasa:

How many inhabitants are there in Kinshasa?

Kinshasa has approximately 7,843,000 inhabitants.

How big is Kinshasa?

The area of Kinshasa is around 30,280 km².

What is the currency of Kinshasa?

In Kinshasa the Congolese franc (CDF) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 27 October 2021

  • 1 Congolese franc = 1,966.00 US dollar
  • 1 US dollar = 0.001 Congolese franc
  • 10 Congolese franc = 19,660.00 US dollar
  • 10 US dollar = 0.005 Congolese franc
  • 100 Congolese franc = 196,599.97 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 0.051 Congolese franc

What is the area code of Kinshasa?

The area code to call Kinshasa is +242.