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.



Other Gikongoro Travel Info

Weather in Gikongoro


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)


Gikongoro Temperatures (Celsius)


“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)


Gikongoro Perceived Temperature (C)



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

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 79.6 71.9 62.2
Feb 79.5 71.3 61.8
Mar 78.8 70.8 62.1
Apr 78.5 70.5 62.5
May 77.5 71.3 64
Jun 78.1 70.8 62.3
Jul 79.6 71.5 60.6
Aug 80.6 72.8 62.9
Sep 78.4 71.4 63.5
Oct 77.7 71.2 64
Nov 76.9 70.3 62.8
Dec 77.2 70 62

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 26.4 22.2 16.8
Feb 26.4 21.8 16.6
Mar 26 21.6 16.7
Apr 25.8 21.4 16.9
May 25.3 21.8 17.8
Jun 25.6 21.6 16.8
Jul 26.4 21.9 15.9
Aug 27 22.7 17.2
Sep 25.8 21.9 17.5
Oct 25.4 21.8 17.8
Nov 24.9 21.3 17.1
Dec 25.1 21.1 16.7



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.

Chance of Precipitation

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

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 31% 0 7.7
Feb 39% 0 7.3
Mar 41% 0 8.8
Apr 34% 0 4
May 13% 0 2
Jun 5% 0 1.1
Jul 2% 0 0.3
Aug 7% 0 1.3
Sep 16% 0 2.3
Oct 26% 0 3.8
Nov 32% 0 4.9
Dec 29% 0 4.6

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 31 0 19.6
Feb 39 0 18.5
Mar 41 0 22.4
Apr 34 0 10.2
May 13 0 5.1
Jun 5 0 2.8
Jul 2 0 0.8
Aug 7 0 3.3
Sep 16 0 5.8
Oct 26 0 9.7
Nov 32 0 12.4
Dec 29 0 11.7


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.

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

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.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 5.5 Light breeze 9.5 Gentle breeze
Feb 5.5 Light breeze 10.1 Gentle breeze
Mar 5.6 Light breeze 10 Gentle breeze
Apr 5.5 Light breeze 9.7 Gentle breeze
May 5.9 Light breeze 10 Gentle breeze
Jun 6.2 Light breeze 10.8 Gentle breeze
Jul 7 Gentle breeze 12.2 Gentle breeze
Aug 6.7 Light breeze 11.7 Significant breeze
Sep 6.1 Light breeze 10.4 Gentle breeze
Oct 6 Light breeze 9.8 Gentle breeze
Nov 5.9 Light breeze 9.9 Gentle breeze
Dec 5.7 Light breeze 9.3 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 58.7%
Feb 61.3%
Mar 64.4%
Apr 67.5%
May 62.8%
Jun 56.3%
Jul 45.9%
Aug 44.3%
Sep 56.3%
Oct 60.4%
Nov 63.5%
Dec 63.9%


Is it Safe to Travel to Gikongoro?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 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 Sep 19, 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

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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