Democratic Republic of the Congo Climatic Classifications

CodeDescriptionGroupNumber of states/regionsStates/regions
AwTropical wet and dry or savannaTropical19 Bas-Uélé Haut-Lomami Haut-Uélé Kasaï Kasaï Oriental Kasaï-Central Kinshasa Kongo Central Kwango Kwilu Lomami Lualaba Mai-Ndombe Maniema Nord-Kivu Nord-Ubangi Sud-Kivu Sud-Ubangi Tanganyika
AfTropical rainforestTropical4 Équateur Ituri Tshopo Tshuapa
AmTropical monsoonTropical2 Mongala Sankuru
CwaHumid subtropical, dry winterTemperate1 Haut-Katanga

Summary: Most regions (19) in Democratic Republic of the Congo lie in the Tropical wet and dry or savanna climate zone (Köppen: Aw). The mean average of annual temperatures range from a high of 28.62°C (83.52°F) in Nord-Ubangi to a low of 20.02°C (68.04°F) in Sud-Kivu.

Climate Democratic Republic of the Congo: Weather By Month

MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepNovOctDecYear
Record high °C (°F)37.24(99.03)38.18(100.72)36.81(98.26)35.12(95.22)32.59(90.66)33.85(92.93)35.79(96.42)36.09(96.96)35.98(96.76)33.15(91.67)32.12(89.82)35.43(95.77)38.18(100.72)
Average high °C (°F)31.26(88.27)31.78(89.2)31.4(88.52)30.65(87.17)30.43(86.77)30.65(87.17)31.36(88.45)31.83(89.29)31.36(88.45)30.17(86.31)29.48(85.06)29.83(85.69)30.85(87.53)
Daily mean °C (°F)27.08(80.74)27.47(81.45)27.22(81.0)26.68(80.02)26.47(79.65)26.41(79.54)26.97(80.55)27.62(81.72)27.39(81.3)26.47(79.65)25.89(78.6)26.12(79.02)26.82(80.28)
Average low °C (°F)19.99(67.98)20.38(68.68)20.52(68.94)20.36(68.65)19.91(67.84)19.11(66.4)19.46(67.03)20.37(68.67)20.58(69.04)20.16(68.29)19.66(67.39)19.7(67.46)20.02(68.04)
Record low °C (°F)12.82(55.08)13.16(55.69)13.26(55.87)13.58(56.44)13.24(55.83)11.48(52.66)11.8(53.24)14.23(57.61)14.38(57.88)13.45(56.21)13.07(55.53)12.73(54.91)11.48(52.66)
Average precipitation mm (inches)82.09(3.23)91.88(3.62)112.24(4.42)113.18(4.46)93.75(3.69)54.35(2.14)48.35(1.9)74.07(2.92)110.69(4.36)162.45(6.4)150.83(5.94)118.69(4.67)101.05(3.98)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm)14.0814.9218.5618.6915.529.979.3212.8317.6922.0720.5917.2715.96
Average relative humidity (%)67.3969.0574.1677.3875.365.959.8961.1168.9177.4380.1174.5970.94
Mean monthly sunshine hours11.110.910.7210.6910.6910.9210.9410.9710.8710.5510.7610.9710.84

Democratic Republic of the Congo Climate Graph

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Cities by Temperature

Democratic Republic of the Congo’s states/regions ranking by average yearly temperature:

Nord-Ubangi
28.62°C | 83.52°F
Kwango
28.55°C | 83.39°F
Kwilu
28.55°C | 83.39°F
Kasaï
28.45°C | 83.21°F
Équateur
28.42°C | 83.16°F
Mongala
28.32°C | 82.98°F
Mai-Ndombe
28.12°C | 82.62°F
Sud-Ubangi
28.07°C | 82.53°F
Sankuru
28.04°C | 82.47°F
Tshuapa
27.79°C | 82.02°F
Tshopo
27.78°C | 82.0°F
Bas-Uélé
27.77°C | 81.99°F
Kasaï Oriental
27.74°C | 81.93°F
Kasaï-Central
27.67°C | 81.81°F
Tanganyika
27.57°C | 81.63°F
Kinshasa
27.52°C | 81.54°F
Haut-Uélé
27.21°C | 80.98°F
Kongo Central
27.17°C | 80.91°F
Maniema
27.12°C | 80.82°F
Lomami
27.12°C | 80.82°F
Haut-Lomami
25.34°C | 77.61°F
Ituri
25.33°C | 77.59°F
Lualaba
25.12°C | 77.22°F
Haut-Katanga
22.9°C | 73.22°F
Nord-Kivu
20.89°C | 69.6°F
Sud-Kivu
20.02°C | 68.04°F

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