Rwanda Climatic Classifications

CodeDescriptionGroupNumber of states/regionsStates/regions
AwTropical wet and dry or savannaTropical3 City of Kigali Eastern Southern
CfbMarine west coast, warm summerTemperate1 Northern
CwbTemperate highland tropical climate with dry wintersTemperate1 Western

Summary: Most regions (3) in Rwanda lie in the Tropical wet and dry or savanna climate zone (Köppen: Aw). The mean average of annual temperatures range from a high of 22.53°C (72.55°F) in Eastern to a low of 16.22°C (61.2°F) in Northern.

Climate Rwanda: Weather By Month

MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepNovOctDecYear
Record high °C (°F)26.7(80.06)27.17(80.91)26.44(79.59)24.53(76.15)23.57(74.43)24.49(76.08)26.4(79.52)27.57(81.63)27.1(80.78)26.13(79.03)24.95(76.91)25.19(77.34)27.57(81.63)
Average high °C (°F)23.97(75.15)24.42(75.96)23.85(74.93)22.49(72.48)21.7(71.06)22.23(72.01)23.72(74.7)24.72(76.5)24.33(75.79)23.43(74.17)22.42(72.36)22.62(72.72)23.33(73.99)
Daily mean °C (°F)20.79(69.42)21.26(70.27)20.76(69.37)19.76(67.57)19.07(66.33)19.36(66.85)20.61(69.1)21.68(71.02)21.57(70.83)20.75(69.35)19.81(67.66)19.8(67.64)20.44(68.79)
Average low °C (°F)13.97(57.15)14.42(57.96)14.24(57.63)14.09(57.36)13.82(56.88)13.33(55.99)13.97(57.15)15.15(59.27)15.73(60.31)15.02(59.04)14.08(57.34)13.67(56.61)14.29(57.72)
Record low °C (°F)9.52(49.14)10.13(50.23)10.32(50.58)11.47(52.65)11.15(52.07)10.05(50.09)10.41(50.74)10.87(51.57)11.5(52.7)10.89(51.6)10.13(50.23)9.64(49.35)9.52(49.14)
Average precipitation mm (inches)199.26(7.84)253.69(9.99)385.72(15.19)449.61(17.7)361.27(14.22)155.59(6.13)69.97(2.75)135.77(5.35)338.45(13.32)493.84(19.44)484.15(19.06)320.66(12.62)304.0(11.97)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm)22.7123.4728.8329.4228.7819.9511.9116.0724.2929.0229.5828.5124.38
Average relative humidity (%)75.8475.8180.9187.2388.2880.0765.4361.5868.9978.1585.0283.0677.53
Mean monthly sunshine hours11.4311.0710.7111.0710.3511.1311.3111.5411.5410.9610.5911.8511.13

Rwanda Climate Graph

Rwanda

Rwanda’s Cities by Temperature

Rwanda’s states/regions ranking by average yearly temperature:

Eastern
22.53°C | 72.55°F
City of Kigali
22.53°C | 72.55°F
Southern
20.51°C | 68.92°F
Western
20.39°C | 68.7°F
Northern
16.22°C | 61.2°F

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