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The climate of Kigali (Rwanda)
Kigali is the capital of Rwanda. Kigali is centrally located in Rwanda at an average altitude of 1,600 meters. The lowest parts of this city which was built against the hills is situated at an altitude of 1,300 meters above sea level. In Kigali the genocide of Rwanda started on 6 April 1994. During this genocide about 1 million people were killed by the army of Rwanda and Hutu militias. This black chapter in the history of Rwanda will never be forgotten. However, the local people do not speak about it anymore; they prefer thinking about the future. Kigali has a moderate tropical climate with constant temperatures all year round. Kigali has two rainy seasons and two extremely dry months (June and July). Because of its situation at an altitude of at least 1,300 meters both maximum and minimum temperatures are slightly lower than in other regions so close to the equator.

 

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

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 17 n/a
March 26 13 5 21 n/a
April 25 14 5 24 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 13 6 9 n/a
September 26 13 6 13 n/a
October 26 13 5 20 n/a
November 25 13 5 24 n/a
December 25 13 5 21 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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