Democratic Republic of the Congo
Weather, climate and best time to visit


Best time to visit Democratic Republic of the Congo

The best time to visit Democratic Republic of the Congo is from January until December, when you will have a warm or hot temperature and limited till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Democratic Republic of the Congo is 33°C in August and the lowest is 30°C in November.

Democratic Republic of the Congo has the tropical savanna climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in Democratic Republic of the Congo 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 Democratic Republic of the Congo weather by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 31 31 31 31 31 31 32 33 33 31 30 30
Precipitation (mm) 78 75 64 59 59 7 1 6 27 100 91 101

Climate data from city: Kinshasa




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Democratic Republic of the Congo weather

The Democratic Republic of the Congo weather for will be ° degrees in the next 14 days and it stays dry every day.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo weather forecast is based on the weather conditions in the city of Kinshasa.

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Climate Democratic Republic of the Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo has the tropical savanna climate prevailing. It is warm every month with both a wet and dry season. The average annual temperature for Democratic Republic of the Congo is 31° degrees and there is about 668 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 161 days a year with an average humidity of 75% and an UV-index of 7.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 31 31 31 31 31 31 32 33 33 31 30 30
Night temp. (°C) 22 22 22 22 22 21 21 22 23 22 22 22
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 78 75 64 59 59 7 1 6 27 100 91 101
Days with rain 22 19 21 19 18 6 2 5 12 21 20 23
Dry days 9 9 10 11 13 24 29 26 18 10 10 8
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 10 9 9 9 9 7 9 9 9 7 7 9
Wind force (Bft) 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 1
UV-index 7 6 6 7 7 6 7 7 7 7 6 6

Climate data from city: Kinshasa

Democratic Republic of the Congo weather by month

What is the average Democratic Republic of the Congo 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.


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Frequently asked questions

Where is Democratic Republic of the Congo?

Democratic Republic of the Congo lies in a straight line about 3,341 km from New Zealand (Cape Town → Kinshasa).

How long is the flight to Democratic Republic of the Congo?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to Democratic Republic of the Congo is approximately 5 h. 10 min.

What are the largest airports in Democratic Republic of the Congo?

These are the largest airports in Democratic Republic of the Congo:

How many inhabitants are there in Democratic Republic of the Congo?

Democratic Republic of the Congo has approximately 81,339,900 inhabitants.

How big is Democratic Republic of the Congo?

The area of Democratic Republic of the Congo is around 2,345,410 km². It is 2x bigger than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Democratic Republic of the Congo?

The capital of Democratic Republic of the Congo is Kinshasa.

What is the currency of Democratic Republic of the Congo?

In Democratic Republic of the Congo the Congolese franc (CDF) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 28 June 2022

  • 1 South African rand = 127.47 Congolese franc
  • 1 Congolese franc = 0.008 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 12,747.08 Congolese franc
  • 100 Congolese franc = 0.78 South African rand

What is the area code of Democratic Republic of the Congo?

The area code to call Democratic Republic of the Congo is +242.