The climate of Congo
The Republic of Congo is also referred to as Congo Brazzaville and is
located in the central part of the African continent. This former
French colony is located on the banks of the Congo River, which is
also part of the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo
Kinshasa). During recent history there have been many moments of
political instability, corruption and coups in the Republic of Congo.
The Republic of Congo has a tropical climate. All three tropical
climate types of the Köppen Geiger climate classification can be found
within the Republic of Congo. The largest part of the country has a
tropical savannah climate. The lower parts in the central part of the
country have a mixture of a tropical rainforest climate and a tropical
Climate information of places and areas in Congo
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 Congo the following climate
information is available:
The southern part of the Republic of Congo has a distinct rainy season
and a dry period. The rainy season is from November till April. June,
July and August are extremely dry and do not get many hours of
sunshine. The northern part of the country has a different
precipitation pattern. The periods from December till February and
from June till August are slightly drier than the rainy seasons from
March till May and from September till November. The southern part of
the country can record 1,100 millimeters of annual precipitation on
average. The northern part gets 1,400-1,600 millimeters of annual
precipitation and the central part can record more than 2,000
millimeters of rain.
A tropical climate type usually entails tropical temperatures. Daytime
temperatures are around 24 degrees Celsius all year round. Maximum
temperatures are between 25 and 31 degrees Celsius and minimum
temperatures are between 17 and 24 degrees Celsius. The highest
minimum temperatures can be recorded on the coast. However, from June
till September the lowest maximum temperatures in the country can be
recorded in this region as well. The tropical weather is also
accompanied by many clouds. On average the sun only shines 35% of the
time. The sun is often blocked by clouds or overcast skies.
Throughout the Republic of Congo several climate figures and
temperatures can be recorded. The figures below are for the capital
Brazzaville and cannot be seen as an average for the country. For
climate figures for other places and regions in the Republic of Congo
please, visit the individual climate pages.
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
Brazzaville. For climate figures for other places and regions in the
Republic of Congo please, visit the individual climate pages.
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