The best times to visit Bujumbura for ideal weather are

May 21st to July 29th

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


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    Weather in Bujumbura

    Temperature

    Average temperatures in Bujumbura vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for most of the year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 28th 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 Bujumbura, the hottest months are September, October, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early October where highs are regularly around 87°F (30.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 67.8°F (19.9°C) at night.

    Bujumbura Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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    Bujumbura Temperatures (Celsius)

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    “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.

    Bujumbura Perceived Temperature (F)

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    Bujumbura Perceived Temperature (C)

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    Average Bujumbura 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

    MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
    Jan82.67466.5
    Feb84.47466.4
    Mar83.773.266.9
    Apr83.576.169.3
    May83.974.967.7
    Jun83.775.266.3
    Jul83.376.565.4
    Aug85.778.166.8
    Sep86.378.967.8
    Oct85.278.368
    Nov83.376.667.7
    Dec83.977.469.3

    Show Celsius

    MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan28.123.319.2
    Feb29.123.319.1
    Mar28.722.919.4
    Apr28.624.520.7
    May28.823.819.8
    Jun28.72419.1
    Jul28.524.718.6
    Aug29.825.619.3
    Sep30.226.119.9
    Oct29.625.720
    Nov28.524.819.8
    Dec28.825.220.7


     

    Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

    If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Bujumbura are July, August, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late April. For example, on the week of April 23rd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late November to early December with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of November 26th.

    When can you find snow in Bujumbura? 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.

    Chanceof Precipitation

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

    Key
    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

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

    Key
    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan16%02.9
    Feb21%06.9
    Mar20%02.4
    Apr13%04.5
    May5%00.9
    Jun3%03
    Jul2%00.2
    Aug3%01.9
    Sep10%02.7
    Oct19%05.5
    Nov25%05.7
    Dec19%07.6

    Show Centimeters

    MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan1607.4
    Feb21017.5
    Mar2006.1
    Apr13011.4
    May502.3
    Jun307.6
    Jul200.5
    Aug304.8
    Sep1006.9
    Oct19014
    Nov25014.5
    Dec19019.3

     

    Humidity and Wind

    Bujumbura has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is August (51.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is March (73%).

    Wind in Bujumbura is usually moderate. The windiest month is August, followed by July and September. August’s average wind speed of around 12 knots (13.8 MPH or 22.2 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid August where average top sustained speeds reach 24.1 knots, which is considered a strong breeze.

    Relative Humidity (%)

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

    Key
    Avg. Relative Humidity

    Wind

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

    Key
    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.

    MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
    Jan8Gentle breeze16Significant breeze
    Feb8.4Gentle breeze18.3Strong breeze
    Mar9.6Gentle breeze19.7Significant breeze
    Apr8.6Gentle breeze17.4Strong breeze
    May10.5Gentle breeze20.6Significant breeze
    Jun10.8Gentle breeze19.8Strong breeze
    Jul11.3Significant breeze21.3Significant breeze
    Aug12Significant breeze22.9Very strong breeze
    Sep11.3Significant breeze21.8Significant breeze
    Oct10.4Gentle breeze21.6Strong breeze
    Nov8.9Gentle breeze19.8Significant breeze
    Dec8.9Gentle breeze19.5Strong breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
    Jan71.7%
    Feb71.1%
    Mar73%
    Apr70.5%
    May68.1%
    Jun60.3%
    Jul54.7%
    Aug51.7%
    Sep54.7%
    Oct61.4%
    Nov68.2%
    Dec68.1%

     

    Is it Safe to Travel to Bujumbura?

    Our best data indicates this area is generally not safe. As of Mar 17, 2019 there are very strong travel warnings for Burundi; avoid all travel. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Mar 13, 2019.


     

    The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

    The busiest month for tourism in Bujumbura, Burundi is February, followed by December and July. 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 Bujumbura in May. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

    Estimated Tourism by Month

     

    Most Popular Months to Visit

    Key
    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 very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 54.5 in May means 54.5% of the tourists vs. February.


    Overall Bujumbura Travel Experience by Season

    Fall (March through May)

    Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 85.4°F (29.7°C) and 82.4°F (28°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 2 to 6 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the slowest 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 the least precipitation with 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Bujumbura, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

    Spring (September through November)

    Spring daily highs range from 87°F (30.6°C) and 83°F (28.3°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 8 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

    Summer (December through February)

    Weather is perfect this time of year in Bujumbura to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 85.4°F (29.7°C) and 81.2°F (27.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 6 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

     

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