South Sudan Climatic Classifications

CodeDescriptionGroupNumber of states/regionsStates/regions
AwTropical wet and dry or savannaTropical7 Central Equatoria Eastern Equatoria Jonglei Northern Bahr el Ghazal Warrap Western Bahr el Ghazal Western Equatoria
BshSubtropical steppeArid4 Lakes Southern Darfur Unity Upper Nile

Summary: Most regions (7) in South Sudan lie in the Tropical wet and dry or savanna climate zone (Köppen: Aw). The mean average of annual temperatures range from a high of 31.58°C (88.84°F) in Upper Nile to a low of 23.25°C (73.85°F) in Eastern Equatoria.

Climate South Sudan: Weather By Month

MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepNovOctDecYear
Record high °C (°F)39.59(103.26)41.91(107.44)41.65(106.97)41.83(107.29)39.02(102.24)37.17(98.91)33.67(92.61)32.02(89.64)33.92(93.06)35.44(95.79)37.53(99.55)38.55(101.39)41.91(107.44)
Average high °C (°F)35.85(96.53)38.17(100.71)38.83(101.89)38.3(100.94)35.1(95.18)33.06(91.51)30.73(87.31)30.56(87.01)31.78(89.2)33.42(92.16)34.92(94.86)35.17(95.31)34.66(94.39)
Daily mean °C (°F)29.57(85.23)31.78(89.2)32.83(91.09)32.81(91.06)30.51(86.92)28.66(83.59)26.67(80.01)26.43(79.57)27.26(81.07)28.58(83.44)29.56(85.21)29.4(84.92)29.5(85.1)
Average low °C (°F)21.75(71.15)23.76(74.77)24.95(76.91)25.51(77.92)24.5(76.1)22.97(73.35)21.39(70.5)20.96(69.73)21.26(70.27)22.22(72.0)22.35(72.23)22.0(71.6)22.8(73.04)
Record low °C (°F)16.77(62.19)18.9(66.02)17.67(63.81)16.41(61.54)15.13(59.23)14.23(57.61)14.19(57.54)14.57(58.23)15.58(60.04)16.65(61.97)17.31(63.16)17.93(64.27)14.19(57.54)
Average precipitation mm (inches)5.68(0.22)11.95(0.47)46.01(1.81)80.18(3.16)169.23(6.66)200.73(7.9)241.59(9.51)280.81(11.06)226.67(8.92)175.66(6.92)54.48(2.14)13.92(0.55)125.58(4.94)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm)0.791.865.828.9316.7319.2623.4925.1222.3318.166.081.9712.55
Average relative humidity (%)21.520.6126.4337.0154.3464.0373.4376.7373.463.6342.0628.0348.43
Mean monthly sunshine hours10.6311.1211.5911.9212.3212.3711.8311.5611.2410.9510.5810.0911.35

South Sudan Climate Graph

South Sudan

South Sudan’s Cities by Temperature

South Sudan’s states/regions ranking by average yearly temperature:

Upper Nile
31.58°C | 88.84°F
Jonglei
31.42°C | 88.56°F
Unity
31.32°C | 88.38°F
Lakes
31.32°C | 88.38°F
Warrap
30.25°C | 86.45°F
Northern Bahr el Ghazal
30.25°C | 86.45°F
Southern Darfur
29.57°C | 85.23°F
Central Equatoria
29.52°C | 85.14°F
Western Bahr el Ghazal
28.81°C | 83.86°F
Western Equatoria
27.25°C | 81.05°F
Eastern Equatoria
23.25°C | 73.85°F

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