The best times to visit Gandajika for ideal weather are

January 1st to March 4th

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 Gandajika

Temperature

Average temperatures in Gandajika vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for most of the year with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 39th 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 Gandajika, the hottest months are September, August, and then May. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid September where highs are regularly around 91.4°F (33°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 70.8°F (21.6°C) at night.

Gandajika Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Gandajika 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.

Gandajika Perceived Temperature (F)

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Gandajika Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Gandajika 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 83.6 77.7 70.4
Feb 83.5 77.3 70.3
Mar 84.2 78 70.4
Apr 84.6 78.4 69.9
May 87 81.1 70.4
Jun 84.6 78.6 68.4
Jul 86.8 79.8 66.6
Aug 89.3 81.6 65.8
Sep 88.9 81.8 69.6
Oct 86.3 80.2 70.7
Nov 84.6 78.8 71
Dec 83.3 77.8 71.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 28.7 25.4 21.3
Feb 28.6 25.2 21.3
Mar 29 25.6 21.3
Apr 29.2 25.8 21.1
May 30.6 27.3 21.3
Jun 29.2 25.9 20.2
Jul 30.4 26.6 19.2
Aug 31.8 27.6 18.8
Sep 31.6 27.7 20.9
Oct 30.2 26.8 21.5
Nov 29.2 26 21.7
Dec 28.5 25.4 21.8


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Gandajika are January, February, and then May. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid April with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of April 9th.

When can you find snow in Gandajika? 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 Gandajika.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 0% 0 0
Feb 0% 0 0
Mar 4% 0 0.2
Apr 5% 0 5.1
May 0% 0 0
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 2% 0 0.7
Sep 2% 0 1.3
Oct 10% 0 1.2
Nov 7% 0 2.3
Dec 10% 0 7.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 0 0 0
Feb 0 0 0
Mar 4 0 0.5
Apr 5 0 13
May 0 0 0
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 2 0 1.8
Sep 2 0 3.3
Oct 10 0 3
Nov 7 0 5.8
Dec 10 0 20.1

 

Humidity and Wind

Gandajika has some humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is July (25.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (61.8%).

Wind in Gandajika is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is June, followed by May and July. June’s average wind speed of around 3.6 knots (4.1 MPH or 6.6 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid to late November where average top sustained speeds reach 9.1 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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Average Wind Speeds

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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 2.9 Barely noticeable 6.5 Light breeze
Feb 1.5 Barely noticeable 6.3 Light breeze
Mar 1.4 Barely noticeable 6.1 Light breeze
Apr 1.8 Barely noticeable 6.2 Light breeze
May 3.4 Barely noticeable 7.2 Light breeze
Jun 3.6 Barely noticeable 7.2 Gentle breeze
Jul 3.1 Barely noticeable 7.2 Light breeze
Aug 2.4 Barely noticeable 6.8 Light breeze
Sep 2.8 Barely noticeable 7.3 Light breeze
Oct 2.2 Barely noticeable 7.1 Gentle breeze
Nov 2.3 Barely noticeable 7.6 Light breeze
Dec 2.9 Barely noticeable 6.9 Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 58.2%
Feb 60.8%
Mar 59.8%
Apr 56.5%
May 34.8%
Jun 31.7%
Jul 25.3%
Aug 26.1%
Sep 41.2%
Oct 52.8%
Nov 58%
Dec 61.8%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Gandajika?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat unsafe, especially in some areas. As of Jan 22, 2018 there are strong travel warnings and regional advisories for the Democratic Republic of Congo (Kinshasa); avoid non-essential travel and all travel to some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Gandajika, the Democratic Republic of the Congo 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 Gandajika 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

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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 54.5 in May means 54.5% of the tourists vs. February.


Overall Gandajika Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 87.8°F (31°C) and 79.8°F (26.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is extremely rare with 0 to 1 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 quite warm. 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 Gandajika, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 91.4°F (33°C) and 84.1°F (28.9°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 3 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 Gandajika to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 86°F (30°C) and 79.8°F (26.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 0 to 3 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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