Kampala Weather

Kampala Weather

Kampala Weather

Kampala weather varies from on area to another according to different influential factors of that particular place. However, Kampala city is always a warm, muggy and overcast throughout the year, the temperature levels of Kampala city vary from 62 degrees Fahrenheit to 82 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year; the temperatures rarely drop below 60 degree Fahrenheit or above 88 degrees Fahrenheit. To note; Basing on the tourism statistics of Uganda, the best time to visit Kampala city for warm weather and outdoor activities is early June to late September.


The variation of temperature is very minimal in Kampala city throughout the year, this fact makes it almost no use to talk about the hot and cold season of Kampala city entirely. However, there are still hot months and cold months which favor distinctive activities as discussed below.

February is the hottest month in Kampala with the highest temperatures between 82 degrees to 65 degrees Fahrenheit. April experiences lower temperature levels of 66 degree Fahrenheit to 78 degrees Fahrenheit and, august has the lowest temp variation between 62 degrees Fahrenheit.

The early mornings in Kampala are very cold, that is, between 12am to 5am, the temperatures slightly rises from 32 degrees to 45 degrees Fahrenheit between 5am to 6am. The temperature continues to rise gently from 45 degrees to 65 degrees between 6am to 8am in the morning.

The temperatures of Kampala in the morning gradually stabilizes for about four hours, this is the time when Kampala experiences comfortable temperature in the morning, that is, between 85 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit from 12pm to 8pm in the evening. The temperatures drop drastically in the evening around 8pm to 12am in the night hours to 65 degrees Fahrenheit. To note, this kind of temperature variation in Kampala capital, is experienced in the dry season, that is, January, July, September, august, October and December.


The rainy days of Kampala significantly vary throughout the year. The wetter season occurs from the months of august to May; this period of the year has about 59% chance of heavy rainfall in one of the days. However, Aprils has the wettest days in the wet season with about 85% chance of significantly heavy rainfall showers.

On the other hand, in the dry season, there is a 43% chance of mild rain fall in the months of May and august; the chance of rain in the dry season is lowest in July; is the driest month of the year. Despite, the African temperature is hard to determine, therefore they dry season can start earlier that it is in the annual weather forecast. In the same manner, the wet season can extend for another month, this means preparedness for any possible weather changes during your visit to Uganda. You can also always check out the weather updates and daily forecasts from the different platforms.

Best time of the year to visit Kampala

The weather of Kampala is quiet pleasant throughout the year and this makes different tourism activities favorable in different periods of the year. However, the tourism activities are favorable in the clear rainless days with temperatures between 65 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

Basing on tourism score in line with the weather and climate of Kampala, the best time of the year to participate in your outdoor tourist activities is early June to late September, and late July; July is the driest  month of the year. To note, weather is a significantly changing aspect of the year, therefore, the temperature and rainfall in Kampala city often changes overtime, therefore, it is always good to stay updated about the weather in Kampala before you chose it for your outdoor activities.

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