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The climate of Central African Republic
As the name suggests the Central African Republic is located in the central part of the African continent. The Central African Republic is a landlocked country with altitudes between 335-1,420 meters above sea level. According to the Köppen climate classification the Central African Republic has a tropical savannah climate (type Aw) that changes into a warm steppe climate (type BSh) in the most northern tip of the country.


Climate information of places and areas in Central African Republic
The climate information on this page is only brief. Specific information about weather and climate can be found on the climate pages per area or town. As for Central African Republic the following climate information is available:


The Central African Republic enjoys tropical temperatures all year round. During the day temperatures in most places are between 28-35 degrees Celsius. In the northern part of the Central African Republic temperatures may even rise slightly higher; in March and April the city of Birao which is located in the northeastern part of the country can record maximum daytime temperatures of 38 degrees Celsius on average. For a region with a tropical climate type night time temperatures are moderate, which is caused by the altitude at which most places in the country are situated. Average minimum temperatures are between 18-22 degrees Celsius. From November till March temperatures in the northerly situated desert areas may drop to 13-16 degrees Celsius.

Rainy season
The Central African Republic has a distinct rainy season which depending on the location you are in is from between March and May till October. August is the wettest month in almost the entire country. In August most parts of the country can record between 250-300 millimeters of precipitation. Over the past few decades the desert has advanced further towards the south causing an ever decreasing part of the land to be suitable for agriculture and cattle farming.


Climate figures
Throughout the Central African Republic several climate figures and temperatures can be recorded. The figures below are for the capital Bangui and cannot be seen as an average for the country. For climate figures for other places and regions in the Central African Republic please, visit the individual climate pages.

temperature (°C)


temperature (°C)
hours of sunshine

average days with precipitation
per month
per month
temperature (°C)
January 32 18 7 2 n/a
February 34 19 7 5 n/a
March 33 21 6 9 n/a
April 32 22 7 11 n/a
May 31 21 6 15 n/a
June 30 20 6 12 n/a
July 29 20 4 13 n/a
August 29 20 4 16 n/a
September 29 20 5 16 n/a
October 29 20 6 18 n/a
November 30 19 7 10 n/a
December 31 18 7 4 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 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 figures below are for the capital Bangui. For climate figures for other places and regions in the Central African Republic please, visit the individual climate pages.

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