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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 monsoon climate.


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:


Rainy season
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.

Tropical temperatures
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.


Climate figures
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.

temperature (°C)


temperature (°C)
hours of sunshine

average days with precipitation
per month
per month
temperature (°C)
January 30 22 5 10 n/a
February 31 22 7 10 n/a
March 31 22 6 13 n/a
April 31 22 7 15 n/a
May 30 21 6 11 n/a
June 28 19 5 1 n/a
July 27 18 4 0 n/a
August 28 19 6 1 n/a
September 30 21 6 4 n/a
October 30 22 5 11 n/a
November 30 22 5 17 n/a
December 30 22 5 14 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 Brazzaville. For climate figures for other places and regions in the Republic of Congo please, visit the individual climate pages.

chance of
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chance of
(very) cool
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chance of
chance of
sunny days


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