The best times to visit Gulu for ideal weather are

June 18th to September 23rd

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other Gulu Travel Info

Weather in Gulu


Average temperatures in Gulu vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for most of the year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 21st 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 Gulu, the hottest months are February, March, and then January. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early February where highs are regularly around 92.2°F (33.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 67.4°F (19.7°C) at night.

Gulu Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Gulu 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.

Gulu Perceived Temperature (F)


Gulu Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Gulu 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 89.4 80.5 67.1
Feb 90.4 81.4 67.7
Mar 89.9 81.3 69.2
Apr 87.2 79.4 68
May 84.2 78 67.7
Jun 83.3 76.6 66.8
Jul 81.2 74.8 66.2
Aug 81.3 74.9 65.7
Sep 82.4 76 66.7
Oct 83.6 77.1 67.5
Nov 84.7 78.1 67.4
Dec 85.8 78.6 66.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 31.9 26.9 19.5
Feb 32.4 27.4 19.8
Mar 32.2 27.4 20.7
Apr 30.7 26.3 20
May 29 25.6 19.8
Jun 28.5 24.8 19.3
Jul 27.3 23.8 19
Aug 27.4 23.8 18.7
Sep 28 24.4 19.3
Oct 28.7 25.1 19.7
Nov 29.3 25.6 19.7
Dec 29.9 25.9 18.9



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Gulu are January, February, and then December. 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 September with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of September 3rd.

When can you find snow in Gulu? 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 Gulu.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

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 2% 0 0.2
Mar 14% 0 1.7
Apr 21% 0 2.8
May 27% 0 3.6
Jun 24% 0 3.6
Jul 25% 0 5.5
Aug 36% 0 9.1
Sep 34% 0 4.5
Oct 23% 0 5.6
Nov 17% 0 3.2
Dec 13% 0 1.8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 0 0 0
Feb 2 0 0.5
Mar 14 0 4.3
Apr 21 0 7.1
May 27 0 9.1
Jun 24 0 9.1
Jul 25 0 14
Aug 36 0 23.1
Sep 34 0 11.4
Oct 23 0 14.2
Nov 17 0 8.1
Dec 13 0 4.6


Humidity and Wind

Gulu has some humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is January (32.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (67.6%).

Wind in Gulu is usually calm. The windiest month is February, followed by January and December. February’s average wind speed of around 4.7 knots (5.4 MPH or 8.7 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid January where average top sustained speeds reach 8.7 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 4.6 Light breeze 7 Gentle breeze
Feb 4.7 Light breeze 6.6 Light breeze
Mar 4.3 Light breeze 5.8 Gentle breeze
Apr 4.4 Light breeze 5.9 Light breeze
May 4.3 Light breeze 5.5 Gentle breeze
Jun 3.8 Barely noticeable 4.9 Light breeze
Jul 3.8 Barely noticeable 5.2 Gentle breeze
Aug 3.9 Barely noticeable 5.6 Light breeze
Sep 3.6 Barely noticeable 5 Gentle breeze
Oct 4 Light breeze 5.4 Light breeze
Nov 4.2 Light breeze 5.9 Gentle breeze
Dec 4.5 Light breeze 6.4 Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 32.3%
Feb 33.5%
Mar 43.1%
Apr 55.3%
May 61.8%
Jun 62.7%
Jul 65.8%
Aug 67.6%
Sep 65.8%
Oct 61.8%
Nov 54.8%
Dec 47.6%


Is it Safe to Travel to Gulu?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for Uganda; 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 Gulu, Uganda is July, followed by October and February. 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 Gulu in September. 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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 78.6 in September means 78.6% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall Gulu Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 92.2°F (33.4°C) and 82.4°F (28°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 8 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 7 to 11 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Gulu, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 85.3°F (29.6°C) and 79.2°F (26.2°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.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Gulu to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 92.2°F (33.4°C) and 85.5°F (29.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 0 to 4 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.


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