The best times to visit Ruhengeri for ideal weather are

January 1st to February 25th

or

May 21st to August 5th

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

 

 


Other Ruhengeri Travel Info

Weather in Ruhengeri

Temperature

Average temperatures in Ruhengeri vary very little. 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 Ruhengeri, the hottest months are January, July, and then October. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late January where highs are regularly around 80°F (26.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 55.3°F (12.9°C) at night.

Ruhengeri Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Ruhengeri 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.

Ruhengeri Perceived Temperature (F)

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Ruhengeri Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Ruhengeri 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 77.4 69.2 54.8
Feb 77.2 68 54.1
Mar 74.9 67.3 55.8
Apr 73.8 66.9 56.2
May 72.9 66.9 57.3
Jun 73.3 66.6 54.1
Jul 75.5 68.3 53
Aug 75.3 68 55.5
Sep 74.7 67.4 55.3
Oct 75.3 68.2 55.5
Nov 74.6 67.2 54.3
Dec 74.9 67.3 53.5

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 25.2 20.7 12.7
Feb 25.1 20 12.3
Mar 23.8 19.6 13.2
Apr 23.2 19.4 13.4
May 22.7 19.4 14.1
Jun 22.9 19.2 12.3
Jul 24.2 20.2 11.7
Aug 24.1 20 13.1
Sep 23.7 19.7 12.9
Oct 24.1 20.1 13.1
Nov 23.7 19.6 12.4
Dec 23.8 19.6 11.9

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Ruhengeri are July, June, and then January. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid June. For example, on the week of June 11th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early November with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of November 5th.

When can you find snow in Ruhengeri? 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 Ruhengeri.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Ruhengeri (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 17% 0 1.9
Feb 21% 0 4.7
Mar 35% 0 4.5
Apr 40% 0 5.8
May 29% 0 6.3
Jun 4% 0 1
Jul 4% 0 0.9
Aug 19% 0 3.3
Sep 27% 0 3.4
Oct 31% 0 4.9
Nov 43% 0 6.7
Dec 36% 0 4.8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 17 0 4.8
Feb 21 0 11.9
Mar 35 0 11.4
Apr 40 0 14.7
May 29 0 16
Jun 4 0 2.5
Jul 4 0 2.3
Aug 19 0 8.4
Sep 27 0 8.6
Oct 31 0 12.4
Nov 43 0 17
Dec 36 0 12.2

 

Humidity and Wind

Ruhengeri has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is July (46.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is April (70.5%).

Wind in Ruhengeri is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is February, followed by August and January. February’s average wind speed of around 2.1 knots (2.4 MPH or 3.8 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 to mid March where average top sustained speeds reach 7.2 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Avg. Relative Humidity

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 1.7 Barely noticeable 5.5 Light breeze
Feb 2.1 Barely noticeable 6.2 Light breeze
Mar 1.3 Barely noticeable 6.1 Light breeze
Apr 1.5 Barely noticeable 5.5 Light breeze
May 1.1 Barely noticeable 5.2 Light breeze
Jun 0.9 Still 5.1 Light breeze
Jul 1.5 Barely noticeable 5.3 Light breeze
Aug 1.8 Barely noticeable 5.6 Light breeze
Sep 1.4 Barely noticeable 5.4 Light breeze
Oct 1.3 Barely noticeable 5.1 Light breeze
Nov 1.5 Barely noticeable 5.5 Light breeze
Dec 1.5 Barely noticeable 5.1 Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 56.5%
Feb 59.1%
Mar 65.7%
Apr 70.5%
May 69.5%
Jun 61.3%
Jul 46.5%
Aug 52%
Sep 62.1%
Oct 61%
Nov 67.7%
Dec 65.6%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Ruhengeri?

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 Ruhengeri, 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 Ruhengeri 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

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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 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 Ruhengeri Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 77.1°F (25.1°C) and 71.1°F (21.7°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with 9 to 12 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 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Ruhengeri, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 76.1°F (24.5°C) and 73.9°F (23.3°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 8 to 13 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 Ruhengeri to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 80°F (26.7°C) and 74.2°F (23.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 11 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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