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UGANDA's CLIMATE ZONES

UGANDA'S CLIMATE ZONES vary from cold permanently wet snowcapped mountains to hot savannahs. See our climate map, graphs and statistics

Uganda Climate Zone

The climate of Uganda is rather equatorial with semi-dry savannahs in the north-east and deciduous to semi-humid forests in the South-west, with rainfall increasing from North to South. Kampala has an average of about 1,400mm of rainfall per year, with peaks in April and November, while there are no periods without any rainfall at all. This makes Southern Uganda rather humid and particularly Western Uganda has quite a few forests, while large parts of the country look green during most of the year. As these are averages, annual fluctuations are considerable and may well fluctuate between 1,100mm and 1,900mm per year.

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As rainfall increases with elevation, there is a lot of rainfall in the Rwenzori Mountains and on Mount Elgon, each being clad with beautiful cloud forests. Mount Elgon is renowned for its Podocarpus forest.

 

Uganda climate: Cloud forest Rwenzori Mountains.Uganda climate: Podacarpus forest.

Cloud forest Rwenzori Mountains.

 

Podacarpus forest.

The blue bars give the monthly rainfall for Uganda in this World Bank graph, which adds up to about 1,400mm per year, and relatively well-spread over the year, making Uganda some of the greener countries in Africa.

Below are statistics from various sources, to give you an impression of what the climate looks like.

 

Uganda Climate Zone data for Kampala, as generated by the World Climate Guide.

Climate data for Kampala

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Year

Record high °C (°F)

33
(91)

36
(97)

33
(91)

33
(91)

29
(84)

29
(84)

29
(84)

29
(84)

31
(88)

32
(90)

32
(90)

32
(90)

36
(97)

Average high °C (°F)

28.5
(83.3)

29.3
(84.7)

28.7
(83.7)

27.7
(81.9)

27.2
(81)

26.9
(80.4)

26.7
(80.1)

27.2
(81)

27.9
(82.2)

27.7
(81.9)

27.4
(81.3)

28
(82)

27.8
(82)

Daily mean °C (°F)

22.7
(72.9)

22.6
(72.7)

22.6
(72.7)

21.9
(71.4)

21.4
(70.5)

21
(70)

20.6
(69.1)

20.9
(69.6)

21.3
(70.3)

21.8
(71.2)

21.9
(71.4)

21.9
(71.4)

21.72
(71.1)

Average low °C (°F)

17.9
(64.2)

18.3
(64.9)

18.2
(64.8)

18.1
(64.6)

17.9
(64.2)

17.7
(63.9)

17.2
(63)

17.0
(62.6)

17.2
(63)

17.5
(63.5)

17.5
(63.5)

17.8
(64)

17.7
(63.9)

Record low °C (°F)

12
(54)

14
(57)

13
(55)

14
(57)

15
(59)

12
(54)

12
(54)

12
(54)

13
(55)

13
(55)

14
(57)

12
(54)

12
(54)

Average rainfall mm (inches)

71
(2.8)

54
(2.13)

119
(4.69)

174
(6.85)

124
(4.88)

66
(2.6)

56
(2.2)

91
(3.58)

106
(4.17)

126
(4.96)

152
(5.98)

86
(3.39)

1,225
(48.23)

Avg. rainy days (≥ 1 mm)

7

8

12

16

13

8

7

9

11

15

14

10

130

Average relative humidity (%)

66

68.5

73

78.5

80.5

78.5

77.5

77.5

75.5

73.5

73

71.5

74.5

Mean monthly sunshine hours

155

170

155

120

124

180

186

155

150

155

150

124

1,824

Source: World Meteorological Organization. Climate-Data.org for mean temperatures

Source: BBC Weather

 

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