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The climate of Butare (Rwanda)
Butare is located in the southern part of Rwanda in the Huye district in the South Province. The city used to be known as Astrida, named after the Queen of Belgium. Butare is known as the cultural center of Rwanda. Both the national university and the national museum of Rwanda can be found in this city. Butare has a tropical monsoon climate with two rainy periods during the first and last months of the year. The summer is the driest season. However, precipitation is not uncommon during the summer. Average daytime temperatures are about 25 degrees Celsius (77 degrees Fahrenheit). Nights are much cooler with average temperatures of 13 degrees Celsius (55.4 degrees Fahrenheit).

 

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

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 13 5 17 n/a
February 26 13 6 18 n/a
March 26 13 5 22 n/a
April 25 14 5 23 n/a
May 25 13 5 18 n/a
June 26 12 7 6 n/a
July 26 12 7 6 n/a
August 26 12 6 9 n/a
September 25 13 6 12 n/a
October 25 13 5 19 n/a
November 25 13 5 23 n/a
December 25 13 5 20 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

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