The best times to visit Pointe-Noire for ideal weather are

June 18th to September 16th

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 Pointe-Noire

Temperature

Average temperatures in Pointe-Noire 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 28th 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 Pointe-Noire, the hottest months are March, February, and then April. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid March where highs are regularly around 89.2°F (31.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 75.7°F (24.3°C) at night.

Pointe-Noire Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Pointe-Noire 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.

Pointe-Noire Perceived Temperature (F)

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Pointe-Noire Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Pointe-Noire 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 87 81.1 75.3
Feb 88.3 81.8 75.2
Mar 88.9 82.4 75.7
Apr 88.2 81.8 75.6
May 86.2 80.3 75
Jun 81.3 75.4 70.2
Jul 78.4 72.8 67.5
Aug 78.8 73.4 68.6
Sep 81 75.9 71.6
Oct 83.7 78.9 74.8
Nov 85.6 80.2 75.1
Dec 85.6 80.1 74.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 30.6 27.3 24.1
Feb 31.3 27.7 24
Mar 31.6 28 24.3
Apr 31.2 27.7 24.2
May 30.1 26.8 23.9
Jun 27.4 24.1 21.2
Jul 25.8 22.7 19.7
Aug 26 23 20.3
Sep 27.2 24.4 22
Oct 28.7 26.1 23.8
Nov 29.8 26.8 23.9
Dec 29.8 26.7 23.7

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Pointe-Noire 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 early June. For example, on the week of June 4th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid January with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of January 8th.

When can you find snow in Pointe-Noire? 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 Pointe-Noire.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Pointe-Noire (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 29% 0 8.3
Feb 30% 0 8.5
Mar 27% 0 8
Apr 22% 0 5.9
May 12% 0 2.6
Jun 0% 0 0.1
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 1% 0 0.1
Sep 2% 0 0.8
Oct 19% 0 5
Nov 29% 0 8.6
Dec 27% 0 7.6

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 29 0 21.1
Feb 30 0 21.6
Mar 27 0 20.3
Apr 22 0 15
May 12 0 6.6
Jun 0 0 0.3
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 1 0 0.3
Sep 2 0 2
Oct 19 0 12.7
Nov 29 0 21.8
Dec 27 0 19.3

 

Humidity and Wind

Pointe-Noire has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is February (78.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (81.8%).

Wind in Pointe-Noire is usually calm. The windiest month is October, followed by November and September. October’s average wind speed of around 6.7 knots (7.7 MPH or 12.5 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 early to mid October where average top sustained speeds reach 11.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Pointe-Noire.

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Wind

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

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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 4.8 Light breeze 9.8 Gentle breeze
Feb 5.1 Light breeze 10.3 Gentle breeze
Mar 5.1 Light breeze 10.5 Gentle breeze
Apr 5.1 Light breeze 10.6 Gentle breeze
May 4.8 Light breeze 10 Gentle breeze
Jun 4.9 Light breeze 9.9 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.7 Light breeze 9.7 Gentle breeze
Aug 4.9 Light breeze 9.3 Gentle breeze
Sep 5.7 Light breeze 10.2 Gentle breeze
Oct 6.7 Light breeze 11.1 Significant breeze
Nov 6.1 Light breeze 10.7 Gentle breeze
Dec 4.9 Light breeze 9.6 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 80.1%
Feb 78.3%
Mar 78.4%
Apr 79.6%
May 81.7%
Jun 80.3%
Jul 80.2%
Aug 79.8%
Sep 79.8%
Oct 79.5%
Nov 80.2%
Dec 81.8%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Pointe-Noire?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville); exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. 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 Pointe-Noire, the Republic of the Congo is October, followed by June and April. 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 Pointe-Noire in January. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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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 62.2 in January means 62.2% of the tourists vs. October.

 

 

Overall Pointe-Noire Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 89.2°F (31.8°C) and 84.2°F (29°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 8 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 about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Pointe-Noire, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 86°F (30°C) and 80.4°F (26.9°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 1 to 9 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 Pointe-Noire to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 88.7°F (31.5°C) and 85.6°F (29.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 8 to 9 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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