Climate

Climate

Short Overview

Like many equatorial countries, Rwanda experiences wet and dry seasons rather than the conventional four seasons. Rwanda’s altitude and proximity to the equator means that it is warm and pleasant throughout the year, but also experiences a great deal of rain.

Rwanda’s long rainy season stretches from March to May, with rain that is both heavy and persistent. There is also a short rainy season between October and November.

The long dry season (June to mid-September) is considered the best time to visit Rwanda, with less rain but not necessarily less cloud cover. Even in the dry season, there is still a chance you’ll experience light showers.

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Details

Details of Climate

Like many equatorial countries, Rwanda experiences wet and dry seasons rather than the conventional four seasons. Rwanda’s altitude and proximity to the equator means that it is warm and pleasant throughout the year, but also experiences a great deal of rain.

Rwanda’s long rainy season stretches from March to May, with rain that is both heavy and persistent. There is also a short rainy season between October and November.

The long dry season (June to mid-September) is considered the best time to visit Rwanda, with less rain but not necessarily less cloud cover. Even in the dry season, there is still a chance you’ll experience light showers.

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