Rwanda weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Rwanda

The best time to visit in Rwanda is from January until October and December, when you will have a pleasant temperature and limited till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Rwanda is 26°C in January and the lowest is 22°C in May.

Rwanda has the tropical savanna climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Rwanda or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather 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
Climate data from city: Kigali

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14 day weather forecast Rwanda

The weather for in Rwanda will be 24° till 20° degrees in the next 14 days with every day chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

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

Weather forecast this week

Thursday 2 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
21°
14°
1.9 mm 40% 1 m/s 1
Friday 3 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
13°
6.8 mm 70% 1 m/s 1
Saturday 4 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
13°
4.4 mm 60% 1 m/s 1
Sunday 5 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
14°
12.8 mm 80% 1 m/s 1
Monday 6 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
14°
9.3 mm 75% 1 m/s 2
Tuesday 7 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
15°
13.8 mm 80% 1 m/s 2
Wednesday 8 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
23°
14°
10.4 mm 80% 1 m/s 3

Weather forecast next week

Thursday 9 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
14°
7.6 mm 70% 1 m/s 3
Friday 10 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
14°
5.8 mm 65% 1 m/s 2
Saturday 11 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
15°
6.1 mm 85% 1 m/s 3
Sunday 12 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
15°
7.6 mm 90% 2 m/s 3
Monday 13 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
16°
0.8 mm 45% 1 m/s 3
Tuesday 14 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
20°
17°
2.8 mm 50% 1 m/s 3
Wednesday 15 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
17°
1.3 mm 55% 1 m/s 3

Climate Rwanda

Rwanda has the tropical savanna climate prevailing. 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 table of Rwanda

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
Climate data from city: Kigali

Rwanda weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Rwanda? 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.

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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.

What are the largest airports in Rwanda?

These are the largest airports in Rwanda:

  • Kigali International Airport – Kigali
  • Kamembe Airport – Kamembe

How many inhabitants are there in Rwanda?

Rwanda has approximately 11,809,300 inhabitants.

How big is Rwanda?

The area of Rwanda is around 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 to pay.

Exchange rates on 2 December 2021

  • 1 Rwandan franc = 20.40 Philippine piso
  • 1 Philippine piso = 0.049 Rwandan franc
  • 10 Rwandan franc = 203.95 Philippine piso
  • 10 Philippine piso = 0.49 Rwandan franc
  • 100 Rwandan franc = 2,039.55 Philippine piso
  • 100 Philippine piso = 4.90 Rwandan franc

What is the area code of Rwanda?

The area code to call Rwanda is +250.