The best times to visit Kampala for ideal weather are
May 14th to August 26th
December 10th to January 28th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Kampala Travel Guide
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Weather in Kampala
Average temperatures in Kampala vary barely at all. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some hot weeks in the summer, with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 72nd 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 Kampala, the hottest months are February, March, and then April. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late February and early March where highs are regularly around 85.9°F (29.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 65.5°F (18.6°C) at night.
Kampala Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Kampala 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.
Kampala Perceived Temperature (F)
Kampala Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Kampala 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 Kampala are January, July, 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 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 mid March with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of March 19th.
When can you find snow in Kampala? 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 Kampala.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Kampala (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
Kampala has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is January (61.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is May (73%).
Wind in Kampala is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is April, followed by March and February. April’s average wind speed of around 2.7 knots (3.1 MPH or 5 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 early March where average top sustained speeds reach 8.4 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Kampala.
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||1.9||Barely noticeable||5.2||Light breeze|
|Feb||2.5||Barely noticeable||6||Light breeze|
|Mar||2.6||Barely noticeable||6.6||Light breeze|
|Apr||2.7||Barely noticeable||6.4||Light breeze|
|May||2.3||Barely noticeable||6||Light breeze|
|Jun||2.1||Barely noticeable||5.6||Light breeze|
|Jul||2||Barely noticeable||5.3||Light breeze|
|Aug||1.8||Barely noticeable||4.9||Light breeze|
|Sep||1.8||Barely noticeable||5.4||Light breeze|
|Oct||1.8||Barely noticeable||5.3||Light breeze|
|Nov||1.8||Barely noticeable||5.5||Light breeze|
|Dec||1.6||Barely noticeable||5||Light breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Kampala?
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 Kampala, 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 Kampala 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
Overall Kampala Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 85.9°F (29.9°C) and 79.2°F (26.2°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 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 least precipitation with 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Kampala, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 82.9°F (28.3°C) and 80.5°F (26.9°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 5 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 Kampala to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 85.9°F (29.9°C) and 80.5°F (26.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 0 to 3 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.