The best times to visit Kolwezi for ideal weather are

April 23rd 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 Kolwezi

    Temperature

    Average temperatures in Kolwezi vary little. 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 61st 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 Kolwezi, the hottest months are October, November, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid October where highs are regularly around 92.7°F (33.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 64.7°F (18.2°C) at night.

    Kolwezi Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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    Kolwezi 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.

    Kolwezi Perceived Temperature (F)

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    Kolwezi Perceived Temperature (C)

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    Average Kolwezi 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)
    Jan81.373.965.6
    Feb82.373.764.9
    Mar81.873.163.7
    Apr8173.262.1
    May80.871.756.6
    Jun78.668.352.9
    Jul78.767.951.8
    Aug83.373.256.4
    Sep87.578.162.5
    Oct91.381.365.4
    Nov88.379.766.6
    Dec81.872.964.7

    Show Celsius

    MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan27.423.318.7
    Feb27.923.218.3
    Mar27.722.817.6
    Apr27.222.916.7
    May27.122.113.7
    Jun25.920.211.6
    Jul25.919.911
    Aug28.522.913.6
    Sep30.825.616.9
    Oct32.927.418.6
    Nov31.326.519.2
    Dec27.722.718.2


     

    Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

    If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Kolwezi are June, 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 late April. For example, on the week of April 23rd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late January and early February with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of January 29th.

    When can you find snow in Kolwezi? 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 Kolwezi.

    Key
    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

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

    Key
    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan34%09.3
    Feb41%08.2
    Mar22%05
    Apr13%02.5
    May1%00.1
    Jun0%00
    Jul0%00
    Aug0%00
    Sep0%00
    Oct2%00.1
    Nov14%02.5
    Dec38%011.3

    Show Centimeters

    MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan34023.6
    Feb41020.8
    Mar22012.7
    Apr1306.4
    May100.3
    Jun000
    Jul000
    Aug000
    Sep000
    Oct200.3
    Nov1406.4
    Dec38028.7

     

    Humidity and Wind

    Kolwezi has some very humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is September (25.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (70.6%).

    Wind in Kolwezi is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is September, followed by October and August. September’s average wind speed of around 4.8 knots (5.6 MPH or 8.9 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 June where average top sustained speeds reach 11.9 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

    Relative Humidity (%)

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

    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
    Jan2.7Barely noticeable6.4Light breeze
    Feb3.1Barely noticeable7.5Gentle breeze
    Mar3.2Barely noticeable7.9Light breeze
    Apr3.6Barely noticeable7.6Gentle breeze
    May3.4Barely noticeable8.1Light breeze
    Jun3.8Barely noticeable8.7Gentle breeze
    Jul4.1Light breeze8.9Light breeze
    Aug4.2Light breeze9.1Gentle breeze
    Sep4.8Light breeze9.1Light breeze
    Oct4.5Light breeze9.7Gentle breeze
    Nov4Light breeze8.2Light breeze
    Dec3.1Barely noticeable8Gentle breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
    Jan68.7%
    Feb68.6%
    Mar67.7%
    Apr59.9%
    May43.4%
    Jun39.9%
    Jul35.5%
    Aug28%
    Sep25.4%
    Oct27.9%
    Nov43.7%
    Dec70.6%

     

    Is it Safe to Travel to Kolwezi?

    Our best data indicates this area is somewhat unsafe, especially in some areas. As of Mar 17, 2019 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. This advisory was last updated on Mar 15, 2019.


     

    The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

    The busiest month for tourism in Kolwezi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is December, followed by July and September. 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 Kolwezi 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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 45.1 in November means 45.1% of the tourists vs. December.



    Overall Kolwezi Travel Experience by Season

    Fall (March through May)

    Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 83°F (28.3°C) and 78.9°F (26.1°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 0 to 7 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 comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Kolwezi, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

    Spring (September through November)

    Spring daily highs range from 92.7°F (33.7°C) and 84°F (28.9°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 4 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 Kolwezi to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 85.5°F (29.7°C) and 79.2°F (26.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 11 to 12 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

     

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