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Best time to visit Uganda

The best time to visit Uganda depends on where you are planning to travel. The rainy seasons in the south are from April to May and October to November, with April typically being the wettest month. In the north, the wet season is from April to October and the dry season is from November to March.

Most of the country has the same tropical climate, with temperatures averaging 26C during the day and 6C at night. The hottest months are from December to February. Humidity is generally low outside the wet season.

Whenever you do decide to travel, be sure to ask your travel consultant about the availability of gorilla permits – during the tourist high seasons of June to August and December to February these can especially be booked out far in advance.

Climate charts for cities and places within Uganda

The below climate charts have been compiled by Weather2Travel.com. For an explanation to the various measurements, please read our climate notes.

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Budongo Forest Reserve

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2984 2984 2984 2882 2781 2781 2679 2679 2781 2781 2781 2882
Min temp (C)(F) 1661 1661 1661 1763 1763 1661 1559 1661 1661 1661 1661 1661
Sunshine hours 7 7 6 6 6 7 6 6 7 7 7 7
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 351 502 1124 1777 1385 944 984 1456 1656 1777 1566 532
Rainy Days 9 11 15 18 18 12 12 13 15 17 16 12
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2984 2984 2882 2781 2679 2577 2679 2679 2882 2882

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2577 2577 2577 2475 2475 2475 2577 2577 2577 2475 2475 2475
Min temp (C)(F) 1254 1254 1355 1355 1355 1254 1254 1254 1254 1254 1254 1254
Sunshine hours 5 6 5 5 5 7 6 5 6 5 5 5
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 894 1144 1385 1747 1245 542 412 964 1365 1566 1667 1185
Rainy Days 17 17 21 23 18 9 7 9 14 21 23 19
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Entebbe

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2984 2984 2882 2781 2781 2781 2781 2781 2781 2882 2781 2882
Min temp (C)(F) 1661 1661 1763 1763 1763 1661 1559 1661 1661 1661 1661 1661
Sunshine hours 7 7 6 6 6 7 7 6 7 6 6 7
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 783 873 1677 2359 2419 1084 713 783 833 1305 1717 1245
Rainy Days 13 14 19 23 21 11 10 13 15 19 20 16
Humidity L L L L L L L L L L L L
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Kampala

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2984 2984 2882 2882 2781 2781 2679 2781 2781 2882 2882 2882
Min temp (C)(F) 1661 1661 1763 1763 1763 1661 1559 1661 1661 1661 1661 1661
Sunshine hours 7 7 6 6 6 7 7 6 7 7 7 7
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 673 753 1416 1948 1727 833 643 863 944 1295 1636 1014
Rainy Days 12 13 18 23 21 12 11 13 15 19 20 15
Humidity M M M L L L L L L L L L
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Kibale National Park

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2882 2781 2679 2679 2679 2679 2679 2679 2679 2781
Min temp (C)(F) 1559 1559 1559 1661 1661 1559 1457 1559 1559 1559 1559 1559
Sunshine hours 5 6 5 5 5 7 6 5 6 6 6 6
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 412 582 1165 1546 1084 632 552 994 1526 1687 1406 693
Rainy Days 14 14 19 21 19 9 9 11 15 20 20 16
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2984 2984 2882 2781 2679 2577 2679 2679 2882 2882

Lake Mburo

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2781 2882 2781 2679 2679 2679 2781 2781 2781 2781 2679 2679
Min temp (C)(F) 1457 1559 1559 1559 1559 1457 1355 1457 1559 1559 1559 1457
Sunshine hours 5 6 5 5 5 7 6 5 6 5 5 5
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 432 562 984 1275 723 171 161 542 853 914 1124 733
Rainy Days 17 16 21 24 19 10 8 10 14 20 23 19
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Murchison Falls National Park

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3391 3391 3290 3188 3086 3086 2984 2984 3086 3188 3188 3290
Min temp (C)(F) 1966 1966 2068 2068 1966 1966 1966 1966 1966 1966 1966 1864
Sunshine hours 8 8 6 6 7 7 6 6 7 7 7 8
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 161 261 683 1144 1104 823 1044 1295 1205 1295 914 311
Rainy Days 7 8 13 17 17 11 11 12 13 16 14 9
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Queen Elizabeth National Park

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3086 3086 3086 2984 2984 2984 2984 3086 3086 2984 2984 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 1763 1763 1763 1864 1763 1763 1661 1763 1763 1763 1763 1661
Sunshine hours 6 6 5 5 6 7 6 5 6 6 6 6
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 321 502 833 1265 843 442 311 723 1014 974 1134 592
Rainy Days 15 14 19 22 18 10 8 10 14 20 21 17
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Semliki Wildlife Reserve

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3290 3290 3290 3188 3086 3086 3086 3086 3086 3086 3188 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 1864 1966 1966 2068 1966 1864 1864 1966 1864 1966 1966 1864
Sunshine hours 6 7 5 6 6 7 6 6 7 6 6 7
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 261 392 853 1385 1124 663 823 1124 924 1014 964 512
Rainy Days 12 12 18 20 18 11 10 11 15 19 19 14
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A