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Kinshasa Climate & Temperature

  • Kinshasa, Democratic Republic Of The Congo is at 4°22'S, 15°25'E, 309 m (1014 ft). See map.
  • Kinshasa has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate (Köppen-Geiger classification: Aw) with a pronounced dry season in the low-sun months , no cold season, wet season is in the high-sun months.
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Kinshasa is situated in or near the subtropical moist forest biome.
  • The mean temperature is 25.2 degrees Celsius (77.3 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 4.5 °C (8.1°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic, subtype truly hyperoceanic. Kinshasa Climate Graph
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 1482 mm (58.3 inches) which is equivalent to 1482 Litres/m² (36.35 Gallons/ft²).
  • On average there are 1739 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Kinshasa you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Napari, Tabuaeran, Kiribati where you would find a Tropical wet climate.

Kinshasa Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 27 (81) 28 (82) 30 (86) 30 (86) 30 (86) 30 (86) 30 (86) 31 (88) 31 (88) 31 (88) 31 (88) 28 (82) 30 (86)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 22 (72) 24 (74) 25 (77) 26 (78) 26 (78) 26 (79) 26 (78) 27 (80) 26 (79) 27 (80) 27 (80) 24 (74) 25 (77)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 17 (63) 19 (66) 20 (68) 21 (70) 21 (70) 22 (72) 21 (70) 22 (72) 21 (70) 22 (72) 22 (72) 19 (66) 21 (69)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 5 (0) 2 (0) 49 (2) 98 (4) 247 (10) 143 (6) 163 (6) 165 (6) 221 (9) 238 (9) 142 (6) 9 (0) 1482 (58)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 0 (0) 1 (3) 6 (20) 10 (32) 16 (53) 14 (45) 12 (39) 12 (42) 14 (45) 17 (57) 12 (39) 1 (3) 115 (32)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 4h 17' 5h 00' 4h 36' 4h 48' 4h 30' 4h 05' 4h 23' 4h 59' 5h 17' 5h 06' 5h 17' 4h 48' 4h 45'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 11h 53' 11h 58' 12h 05' 12h 13' 12h 19' 12h 21' 12h 20' 12h 15' 12h 08' 12h 01' 11h 55' 11h 52' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 36 (64) 42 (58) 38 (62) 40 (60) 37 (63) 33 (67) 36 (64) 41 (59) 44 (56) 43 (57) 45 (55) 41 (59) 40 (60)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 65.1 73.5 84.7 82.6 74.1 70.9 74.3 83 85 73.7 65.4 62.2 74.5

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