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The climate of Angola
Angola is located in the south western part of the African continent. The western part of Angola is situated on the Atlantic Ocean. With the exception of slightly moderating temperatures during the summer the Atlantic Ocean has less influence on the climate than you would expect. This is because there is a strong vertical current in the upper layers that supplies relatively dry air. This results in an arid climate zone along the coastline with hardly any precipitation. The driest regions only get some tens of millimeters of rain per month.


Climate information of places and areas in Angola
The climate information given on this page is only brief. Specific information on weather and climate can be found on the pages per region or city. The following climate information is available for Angola:


TitleClimate zones
According to the Köppen climate classification Angola has five climate zones. The coastal area has a warm desert climate (Type BWh) which changes into a warm steppe climate (type BSh) in the northern part of the coast and in the interior. Central Angola and the Bihe Highlands have a moderate china climate. Further to the north and east there is a warm china climate. The northern part of Angola is the only area that has a tropical climate; it has a savannah climate (type Aw). The year round temperatures are steady and changes in seasons can only be seen in the amount of precipitation per month.

TitleRainy season
Angola has two seasons. During the winter it has a dry and cool season. During the summer it has a warm, muggy and humid season with the exception of the desert areas and along the coast. These areas are under the influence of the so called Hadley Cell. This makes for an extremely arid climate as you may find along the coast of Peru and California (United States). From October till May Angola has its wet season. In the northern part large amounts of rain may fall during this period. The sting is in the tail of the wet season. April is the wettest month with up to 250-300 millimeters of rain


Climate figures
Throughout Angola several climate zones and temperatures can be found. The data in the table below are an average for the capital of Luanda and cannot be seen as an average for the entire country. Please visit the individual pages for climate information on other places and regions in Angola

temperature (°C)


temperature (°C)
hours of sunshine

average days with precipitation
per month
per month
temperature (°C)
January 30 24 7 2 27
February 31 25 7 3 28
March 31 25 7 7 29
April 31 25 7 9 28
May 29 23 8 2 27
June 26 20 7 0 24
July 24 19 6 0 22
August 24 19 5 0 22
September 26 20 5 1 23
October 27 22 5 2 25
November 29 24 7 3 26
December 29 24 7 3 27
= 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 tables are useful but they don’t give an overall picture of the climate and possible weather conditions during a period of time. How high the chances are of hot or cold weather or hurricanes can often not be found in these tables. This is why we offer extra climate information per month. The information below is an average for Luanda. Please visit the pages on individual climate information for other places in Angola.

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