The best times to visit Gikongoro for ideal weather are

May 14th to September 9th

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 Gikongoro

    Temperature

    Average temperatures in Gikongoro 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 78th 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 Gikongoro, the hottest months are August, January, and then July. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid August where highs are regularly around 81.4°F (27.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 64.3°F (17.9°C) at night.

    Gikongoro Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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    Gikongoro 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.

    Gikongoro Perceived Temperature (F)

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    Gikongoro Perceived Temperature (C)

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    Average Gikongoro 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)
    Jan79.671.962.2
    Feb79.571.361.8
    Mar78.870.862.1
    Apr78.570.562.5
    May77.571.364
    Jun78.170.862.3
    Jul79.671.560.6
    Aug80.672.862.9
    Sep78.471.463.5
    Oct77.771.264
    Nov76.970.362.8
    Dec77.27062

    Show Celsius

    MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan26.422.216.8
    Feb26.421.816.6
    Mar2621.616.7
    Apr25.821.416.9
    May25.321.817.8
    Jun25.621.616.8
    Jul26.421.915.9
    Aug2722.717.2
    Sep25.821.917.5
    Oct25.421.817.8
    Nov24.921.317.1
    Dec25.121.116.7


     

    Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

    If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Gikongoro are July, June, and then August. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late May to early June. For example, on the week of May 28th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid February with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of February 19th.

    When can you find snow in Gikongoro? 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 Gikongoro.

    Key
    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

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

    Key
    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan31%07.7
    Feb39%07.3
    Mar41%08.8
    Apr34%04
    May13%02
    Jun5%01.1
    Jul2%00.3
    Aug7%01.3
    Sep16%02.3
    Oct26%03.8
    Nov32%04.9
    Dec29%04.6

    Show Centimeters

    MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan31019.6
    Feb39018.5
    Mar41022.4
    Apr34010.2
    May1305.1
    Jun502.8
    Jul200.8
    Aug703.3
    Sep1605.8
    Oct2609.7
    Nov32012.4
    Dec29011.7

     

    Humidity and Wind

    Gikongoro has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is August (44.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is April (67.5%).

    Wind in Gikongoro is usually calm. The windiest month is July, followed by August and June. July’s average wind speed of around 7 knots (8 MPH or 12.9 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid July where average top sustained speeds reach 12.6 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

    Relative Humidity (%)

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

    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
    Jan5.5Light breeze9.5Gentle breeze
    Feb5.5Light breeze10.1Gentle breeze
    Mar5.6Light breeze10Gentle breeze
    Apr5.5Light breeze9.7Gentle breeze
    May5.9Light breeze10Gentle breeze
    Jun6.2Light breeze10.8Gentle breeze
    Jul7Gentle breeze12.2Gentle breeze
    Aug6.7Light breeze11.7Significant breeze
    Sep6.1Light breeze10.4Gentle breeze
    Oct6Light breeze9.8Gentle breeze
    Nov5.9Light breeze9.9Gentle breeze
    Dec5.7Light breeze9.3Gentle breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
    Jan58.7%
    Feb61.3%
    Mar64.4%
    Apr67.5%
    May62.8%
    Jun56.3%
    Jul45.9%
    Aug44.3%
    Sep56.3%
    Oct60.4%
    Nov63.5%
    Dec63.9%

     

    Is it Safe to Travel to Gikongoro?

    Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Mar 17, 2019 there are travel warnings for Rwanda; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Jan 11, 2019.


     

    The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

    The busiest month for tourism in Gikongoro, Rwanda is March, followed by July and June. 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 Gikongoro in November. 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 slightly extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 57.1 in November means 57.1% of the tourists vs. March.


    Overall Gikongoro Travel Experience by Season

    Fall (March through May)

    Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 79.7°F (26.5°C) and 76.6°F (24.8°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 13 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

    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 1 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Gikongoro, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

    Spring (September through November)

    Spring daily highs range from 79.3°F (26.3°C) and 76.2°F (24.6°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 10 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 Gikongoro to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 81.2°F (27.3°C) and 76.7°F (24.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 9 to 11 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

     

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