Rwanda
weather, climate and best time to visit


Best time to visit Rwanda

To go to Rwanda, the best time to visit is January through March, May through September and December. In this period you have a pleasant temperature and little precipitation. In Rwanda, January is the warmest month with 79°F and the most cold month is 72°F in May.

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In the table below you can quickly see the average weather by month in Rwanda, the monthly temperatures or when the precipitation is the highest. Average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Climate Rwanda by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°F) 79 79 78 74 72 74 78 79 79 77 75 76
Precipitation (inch) 20 27 38 50 38 11 5 13 37 58 61 38

Weather data from: Kigali




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Rwanda weather

The weather for Rwanda over the next 14 days will be 75°F till 82° with several days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

The weather forecast for Rwanda is based on the weather in Kigali.

5-day weather forecast Rwanda

Weather
Max/min
Rain
Wind
Sunday
25 september
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81°F
57°F
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2 m/s
Monday
26 september
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81°F
59°F
0 in
2 m/s
Tuesday
27 september
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81°F
59°F
0 in
2 m/s
Wednesday
28 september
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81°F
63°F
0 in
2 m/s
Thursday
29 september
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82°F
61°F
0.0 in
2 m/s

View the 14 day weather forecast for Rwanda


Climate Rwanda

Rwanda has a tropical savanna climate. It is warm every month with both a wet and dry season. The average annual temperature for Rwanda is 47° degrees and there is about 397 inch of rain in a year. It is dry for 67 days a year with an average humidity of 74% and an UV-index of 5.

Rwanda

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°F) 79 79 78 74 72 74 78 79 79 77 75 76
Night temp. (°F) 59 60 59 58 57 56 58 61 62 62 59 58
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 20 27 38 50 38 11 5 13 37 58 61 38
Days with rain 22 23 27 29 28 15 8 15 25 29 29 28
Dry days 9 5 4 1 3 15 23 16 5 2 1 3
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 10 10 9 9 8 9 10 10 10 9 9 11
Wind force (Bft) 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1
UV-index 6 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 5 5 5

Weather data from: Kigali

Rwanda weather by month

What is the average Rwanda weather like in a given month? 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 Rwanda?

Rwanda lies in a straight line about 7,031 miles from United States (New York → Kigali).

How long is the flight to Rwanda?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Rwanda is approximately 19 hours.

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What are the largest airports in Rwanda?

These are the largest airports in Rwanda:

  • Kigali International Airport (KGL) in Kigali
  • Kamembe Airport (KME) in Kamembe

How many inhabitants does Rwanda have?

Rwanda has 11,809,300 inhabitants.

How big is Rwanda?

The surface area of Rwanda is 16,366 mi². It is 15x smaller than United States.

What is the capital of Rwanda?

The capital of Rwanda is Kigali.

What is the currency of Rwanda?

In Rwanda, the Rwandan franc (RWF) is used for payment.

Exchange rates on 25 September 2022

  • 1 US dollar = 984.91 Rwandan franc
  • 1 Rwandan franc = 0.001 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 98,490.76 Rwandan franc
  • 100 Rwandan franc = 0.10 US dollar

What is the area code of Rwanda?

The area code to call Rwanda is +250.