Kinshasa - Climate

Climate

Under the Köppen climate classification, Kinshasa has a Tropical wet and dry climate. It features a lengthy rainy season which spans from October through May and a relatively short dry season which runs between June and September. Due to fact that Kinshasa lies south of the equator, its dry season begins around its "winter" solstice, which is in June. This is in contrast to African cities further north featuring this climate where the dry season typically begins around January. Kinshasa's dry season is slightly cooler than its wet season, though temperatures remain relatively constant throughout the year.

Climate data for Kinshasa
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 36
(97)
36
(97)
36
(97)
36
(97)
35
(95)
34
(93)
32
(90)
35
(95)
36
(97)
36
(97)
34
(93)
36
(97)
36
(97)
Average high °C (°F) 31
(88)
31
(88)
32
(90)
32
(90)
31
(88)
29
(84)
27
(81)
29
(84)
31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(88)
30
(86)
30
(86)
Average low °C (°F) 21
(70)
22
(72)
22
(72)
22
(72)
22
(72)
19
(66)
18
(64)
18
(64)
20
(68)
21
(70)
22
(72)
21
(70)
21
(70)
Record low °C (°F) 18
(64)
18
(64)
18
(64)
19
(66)
18
(64)
15
(59)
14
(57)
14
(57)
16
(61)
15
(59)
17
(63)
17
(63)
14
(57)
Rainfall mm (inches) 135
(5.31)
145
(5.71)
196
(7.72)
196
(7.72)
159
(6.26)
8
(0.31)
3
(0.12)
3
(0.12)
30
(1.18)
119
(4.69)
222
(8.74)
142
(5.59)
1,358
(53.46)
Avg. rainy days 11 11 12 16 12 1 0 1 5 11 16 15 111
Mean monthly sunshine hours 124 140 155 150 155 120 124 155 120 155 150 124 1,672
Source: BBC Weather

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