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.
Bujumbura Travel Guide
Weather in Bujumbura
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)
Bujumbura Temperatures (Celsius)
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)
Bujumbura Perceived Temperature (C)
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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
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.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Bujumbura.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Bujumbura (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
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.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||8||Gentle breeze||16||Significant breeze|
|Feb||8.4||Gentle breeze||18.3||Strong breeze|
|Mar||9.6||Gentle breeze||19.7||Significant breeze|
|Apr||8.6||Gentle breeze||17.4||Strong breeze|
|May||10.5||Gentle breeze||20.6||Significant breeze|
|Jun||10.8||Gentle breeze||19.8||Strong breeze|
|Jul||11.3||Significant breeze||21.3||Significant breeze|
|Aug||12||Significant breeze||22.9||Very strong breeze|
|Sep||11.3||Significant breeze||21.8||Significant breeze|
|Oct||10.4||Gentle breeze||21.6||Strong breeze|
|Nov||8.9||Gentle breeze||19.8||Significant breeze|
|Dec||8.9||Gentle breeze||19.5||Strong breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
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
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.