The best times to visit Bugala Island for ideal weather are

June 4th to August 19th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other Bugala Island Travel Info

Weather in Bugala Island


Average temperatures in Bugala Island vary barely at all. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 76th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Bugala Island, the hottest months are February, March, and then January. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early March where highs are regularly around 81.2°F (27.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 67.3°F (19.6°C) at night.

Bugala Island Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Bugala Island Temperatures (Celsius)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Bugala Island Perceived Temperature (F)


Bugala Island Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Bugala Island Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 80.8 73.6 66.5
Feb 80.8 73.9 66.9
Mar 80.6 73.9 67
Apr 78.9 73.1 66.6
May 78.4 72.8 66.9
Jun 78.5 72.3 66.1
Jul 78.6 71.4 65.1
Aug 78.3 71.3 65.3
Sep 79.2 71.8 65.3
Oct 79.3 72 65.6
Nov 78.9 72.2 65.9
Dec 78.8 72.1 65.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 27.1 23.1 19.2
Feb 27.1 23.3 19.4
Mar 27 23.3 19.4
Apr 26.1 22.8 19.2
May 25.8 22.7 19.4
Jun 25.8 22.4 18.9
Jul 25.9 21.9 18.4
Aug 25.7 21.8 18.5
Sep 26.2 22.1 18.5
Oct 26.3 22.2 18.7
Nov 26.1 22.3 18.8
Dec 26 22.3 18.8



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Bugala Island are July, January, and then February. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid July. For example, on the week of July 9th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid May with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of May 7th.

When can you find snow in Bugala Island? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Bugala Island.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Bugala Island (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 10% 0 2
Feb 12% 0 1.9
Mar 28% 0 7.9
Apr 38% 0 8
May 36% 0 6.7
Jun 16% 0 3.4
Jul 7% 0 3.3
Aug 19% 0 2.6
Sep 21% 0 6.4
Oct 26% 0 6.5
Nov 25% 0 4.8
Dec 20% 0 4.6

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 10 0 5.1
Feb 12 0 4.8
Mar 28 0 20.1
Apr 38 0 20.3
May 36 0 17
Jun 16 0 8.6
Jul 7 0 8.4
Aug 19 0 6.6
Sep 21 0 16.3
Oct 26 0 16.5
Nov 25 0 12.2
Dec 20 0 11.7


Humidity and Wind

Bugala Island has some very humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is January (71.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is May (78.4%).

Wind in Bugala Island is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by March and July. April’s average wind speed of around 6.1 knots (7 MPH or 11.3 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late May where average top sustained speeds reach 13.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Bugala Island.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 5.5 Light breeze 11.5 Significant breeze
Feb 5.8 Light breeze 12 Significant breeze
Mar 6 Light breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Apr 6.1 Light breeze 12.4 Significant breeze
May 5.9 Light breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Jun 5.9 Light breeze 12.2 Significant breeze
Jul 6 Light breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
Aug 5.8 Light breeze 11.2 Significant breeze
Sep 5.9 Light breeze 11.3 Significant breeze
Oct 5.7 Light breeze 11.6 Significant breeze
Nov 5.5 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze
Dec 5.1 Light breeze 10.6 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 71.2%
Feb 72.3%
Mar 74%
Apr 77.4%
May 78.4%
Jun 75.7%
Jul 74.8%
Aug 76.8%
Sep 76.3%
Oct 76.7%
Nov 77%
Dec 76%


Is it Safe to Travel to Bugala Island?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Dec 04, 2023 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for Uganda; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Nov 14, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Bugala Island, Uganda is July, followed by October and February. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Bugala Island in September. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 78.6 in September means 78.6% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall Bugala Island Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 81.2°F (27.3°C) and 78°F (25.6°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with 9 to 11 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Winter (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 2 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Bugala Island, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 79.8°F (26.6°C) and 78.4°F (25.8°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 6 to 8 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Bugala Island to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 81.1°F (27.3°C) and 78.1°F (25.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 3 to 6 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.


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