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The climate of Kananga (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Kananga is the capital of the Lulua province. The city was founded by German explorers and over the years the city developed into a large city. Kananga is a Roman Catholic Archdiocese. The city is an important economic center for the region. Several diamond mines can be found here as well as many other minerals. The city was called Luluaburg until 1966 when it was given its more African name of Kananga by Mobuto. The city is the center of a wide infrastructure. The city has its own railroad station and airport and is located on the banks of the Lulua River. The railroad from Llebo to Lubumbashi passes through Kananga. Kananga has a tropical monsoon climate. Temperatures are high all year round. The average annual temperature is about 30 degrees Celsius. Precipitation figures are high all year round. From June to August precipitation figures are lower. However, during this period heavy rainfall is not uncommon either.

 

Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Kananga.

average
 maximum
temperature (įC)

average
minimum

temperature (įC)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (įC)
January 29 18 5 12 n/a
February 29 17 5 12 n/a
March 30 18 5 15 n/a
April 30 18 6 15 n/a
May 31 17 7 8 n/a
June 31 14 7 2 n/a
July 30 13 7 2 n/a
August 30 15 6 5 n/a
September 30 16 6 10 n/a
October 30 18 6 13 n/a
November 29 18 6 16 n/a
December 29 18 5 16 n/a
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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