Rwanda
weather, climate and best time to visit


Best time to visit Rwanda

To go to Rwanda, the best time to visit is January through March, May through September and December. In this period you have a pleasant temperature and little precipitation. In Rwanda, January is the warmest month with 26°C and the most cold month is 22°C in May.

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In the table below you can quickly see the average weather by month in Rwanda, the monthly temperatures or when the precipitation is the highest. Average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Climate Rwanda by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 26 26 26 23 22 24 25 26 26 25 24 24
Precipitation (mm) 52 69 97 127 97 29 12 32 95 148 155 96

Weather data from: Kigali




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Climate Rwanda

Rwanda has a tropical savanna climate. It is warm every month with both a wet and dry season. The average annual temperature for Rwanda is 25° degrees and there is about 1009 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 67 days a year with an average humidity of 74% and an UV-index of 5.

Climate Rwanda by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 26 26 26 23 22 24 25 26 26 25 24 24
Night temp. (°C) 15 16 15 14 14 14 15 16 17 16 15 15
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 52 69 97 127 97 29 12 32 95 148 155 96
Days with rain 22 23 27 29 28 15 8 15 25 29 29 28
Dry days 9 5 4 1 3 15 23 16 5 2 1 3
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 10 10 9 9 8 9 10 10 10 9 9 11
Wind force (Bft) 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1
UV-index 6 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 5 5 5

Weather data from: Kigali


Rwanda weather by month

What is the average Rwanda weather like in a given month? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

Rwanda weather

The weather for Rwanda over the next 14 days will be 26°C till 31° with several days chance of light rain showers.

The weather forecast for Rwanda is based on the weather in Kigali.

5-day weather forecast Rwanda

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
Thursday
2 february
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26°C
13°C
1.6 mm
2 m/s
Friday
3 february
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28°C
14°C
1 mm
2 m/s
Saturday
4 february
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27°C
14°C
2.3 mm
2 m/s
Sunday
5 february
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28°C
13°C
0.1 mm
2 m/s
Monday
6 february
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28°C
15°C
0.1 mm
1 m/s

View the 14 day weather forecast for Rwanda


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Frequently asked questions

Where is Rwanda?

Rwanda lies in a straight line about 10,181 km from Philippines (Manila → Kigali).

How long is the flight to Rwanda?

The flight time from Manila International Airport to Rwanda is approximately 12 h. 50 min.

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What are the largest airports in Rwanda?

These are the largest airports in Rwanda:

  • Kigali International Airport (KGL) in Kigali
  • Kamembe Airport (KME) in Kamembe

How many inhabitants does Rwanda have?

Rwanda has 11,809,300 inhabitants.

How big is Rwanda?

The surface area of Rwanda is 26,338 km². It is 11x smaller than Philippines.

What is the capital of Rwanda?

The capital of Rwanda is Kigali.

What is the currency of Rwanda?

In Rwanda, the Rwandan franc (RWF) is used for payment.

Exchange rates on 2 February 2023

  • 1 Philippine piso = 20.40 Rwandan franc
  • 1 Rwandan franc = 0.049 Philippine piso
  • 100 Philippine piso = 2,039.55 Rwandan franc
  • 100 Rwandan franc = 4.90 Philippine piso

What is the area code of Rwanda?

The area code to call Rwanda is +250.