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.
Gandajika Travel Guide
Weather in Gandajika
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)
Gandajika 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.
Gandajika Perceived Temperature (F)
Gandajika Perceived Temperature (C)
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.
|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 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.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Gandajika.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Gandajika (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
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.
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||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|
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
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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