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The climate of Kolwezi (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Kolwezi is located in the Katanga province and is situated higher on the Manika plateau. The city is well connected to other cities, for instance with Lubumbashi. Kolwezi is an important industrial center in the Democratic Republic of Congo and was founded for this sole purpose in 1937. The grounds here are very rich in minerals which are excavated in the copper and cobalt mines that can be found in the vicinity of the city. These mines consist of a large series of open craters where besides copper and cobalt other minerals are excavated as well. Because of this the city was an important strategic point in the conflicts that took place here over the past few decades. The city with its abundant resources was an important target for several armed militias. Kolwezi has a tropical savannah climate. Average temperatures are slightly lower here than in the rest of the country because the city is situated at a higher altitude. During the night temperatures may drop below 20 degrees Celsius. The rainy period is from November till April. During the rainy period temperatures are slightly lower than during the rest of the year.

 

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

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 26 16 4 21 n/a
February 26 16 5 19 n/a
March 27 16 5 20 n/a
April 27 15 8 10 n/a
May 27 12 9 2 n/a
June 26 10 10 0 n/a
July 26 10 10 0 n/a
August 29 12 9 0 n/a
September 30 14 9 2 n/a
October 30 16 7 9 n/a
November 28 16 6 18 n/a
December 26 16 4 23 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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