Uganda’s year around Holiday Weather – Is another plus visiting Uganda
The Weather and Climate in Uganda are near Perfect – Temperate and Pleasant
The Weather and Climate in Uganda – the Pearl of Africa, are unlike any other East African Country. The Evergreen African County can boast Holiday Weather, even during the Rainy Seasons. The Sun comes out Each Day.
Though the equator runs through the country due to its elevation, Lake Victoria, and its effects on the weather, milder Climate Conditions prevail, making it a perfect Holiday Destination.
Warm but rarely too hot, the temperatures do not fluctuate but are consistent year-round. Uganda’s Tourist Attractions, from Mountain Gorillas to the Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon, the sandy beaches of the Tropical Ssese Islands – Uganda is a great Safari Destination as more and more are finding out.
The Best Times of the Year to track Mountain Gorillas would be the dry seasons – but you can save a lot of money during the off-season when luxury lodges discount their rates, and we pass it on to you.
Holiday Weather all year long is one of the reasons that Uganda is the perfect Safari Destination. The temperate Climate that awaits you makes it the ideal Holiday Destination for you.
Uganda Year-Round Holiday Weather and Climate
The Weather and Climate in Uganda are near perfect. T One is its location on the equator, and the other is its elevation. Add to that Lake Victoria, the largest Lake in Africa. A lake that affects the Weather Patterns of many countries is Africa’s great lakes region.
In his 1908 Book “My African Journey,” Even Winston Churchill noted that the Climate was different in Uganda than in the rest of Africa.
Uganda has been gifted with near-perfect weather. Uganda’s Weather and Climate are an added plus to a Safari in the Pearl of Africa.
Even during the two rainy seasons, the Sun comes out most of the time, and rain often occurs at night and during the early morning hours along with a most delightful thunderstorm; and when it rains, it pours, but soon the Sun’s rays have dried up the earth once again. Though the trails may remain muddy, one reason we suggest wearing boots while hiking gorilla, chimpanzee, or golden monkey trekking.
Rain or shine, Uganda is still the Pearl of Africa.
See an incredible Sunrise and Sunset on Safari in Uganda
Sunrise and Sunset in Uganda vary by a few minutes throughout the year. Dawn in Uganda is around 6:30 am, with the Sun rising near 7:00 am. That may vary by a few minutes throughout the year. Enjoy a second Sunrise with a great cup of Ugandan coffee.
Three great activities that we suggest for you. Take a Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Safari in Murchison Falls and see the wildlife against a Sunrise’s backdrop over the Savannah and the River Nile. Enjoy a traditional Safari Sunrise Bush Breakfast, which can be arranged with several lodges on your Safari.
One cannot forget the traditional Safari Sundowner. A tradition that goes back to Colonial times when Quinine was used to prevent malaria became a tradition to mix Gin and Tonic.
The Colonials used Tonic water for medicinal purposes and for the taste it gave to the gin. The Sundowner became a time to relax at the end of the Safari day when day turned to night. A Ugandan Version might be Uganda Waragi with a Krest Bitter Lemon at Sunset.
Rainy Seasons of the Year in Uganda:
There are two Rainy Seasons a year in much of Uganda, called short and long rains. However, it can rain if you are in one of the rainforests, such as the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or Kibale Forest.
But again, rain here is usually of short duration, heavy at times, but soon it is over, unlike where I have lived in the Northwest of the USA, where it can rain steadily for a week.
- Short Rains: April to May of the year, accompanied by fantastic thunderstorms.
- Long Rains: September to November, and once again, often, there is a thunderstorm with it. Usually, it is during the night or early morning, and by 10 am, the Sun is out.
Some dry regions of the country receive a minimal amount of rainfall of 100 mm or less; however, it is between 1000 and 2000 mm in the rest of the country.
Best Time of Year to Visit Uganda:
Uganda’s weather and Climate make it one of the best year-round Holiday Destinations. The best time and months of the year would be December to late February and June to September to early October. Read more about it here.
Changing Weather Patterns in Uganda:
The weather patterns are changing in Uganda. I arrived in Uganda in 1992, then the year’s seasons were predictable and accurate. This has changed and is attributed to global warming. Though Uganda has not become hotter, the rainy and dry seasons have become less predictable.
Floods have increased in the mountainous areas of the country.
I am writing in September of 2022, and the dry season has been peppered by a lot of rainy days, overcast and crackling thunderstorms. Something that did not happen in the past.
Even Ugandans will don sweaters and what Westerners would consider heavy jackets, hats, or caps to cope with the rain and colder temperatures. Visitors would find the temperatures most pleasant. Every day, the Sun will still come out and blanket the country or area you visit.
Temperature Range in various towns of Uganda:
- Kampala – Elevation 1,155 meters: The high temperature will vary by 3 degrees Celsius over the year, the mean daily high being 27 degrees Celsius. The low varies between 16 and 18 degrees Celsius throughout the year.
- Entebbe – Elevation 1,145 meters: The high temperature will vary by 2 degrees Celsius over the year, the mean daily high being 26 degrees Celsius. The low varies between 16 and 18 degrees Celsius throughout the year. Entebbe is more relaxed, and the British made it the capital of Uganda since it was more comfortable to live on Lake Victoria with its breeze and somewhat cooler Climate and less humid, might one add.
- Fort Portal – Elevation 1,540 meters: The high temperature will vary by 2 degrees Celsius over the year, the mean daily high being 25 degrees Celsius. The low varies between 12 and 14 degrees Celsius throughout the year. This is the country’s western region and, as you can see, considerably higher in elevation than Kampala.
- Kabale – Elevation 1,950 meters: The high temperature will vary by 2 degrees Celsius over the year, the mean daily high being 23 degrees Celsius. The low varies between 9 and 11 degrees Celsius throughout the year. Again you are dealing with a more elevated elevation location in western Uganda that is cooler so that even apples can be grown.
- Gulu – Elevation 1,110 meters: The high temperature will vary by 5 degrees Celsius over the year, the mean daily high being 29 degrees Celsius. The low varies between 16 and 18 degrees Celsius throughout the year.
- Masindi – Elevation 1,145 meters: The high temperature will vary by 3 degrees Celsius over the year, the mean daily high being 28 degrees Celsius. The low varies between 12 and 13 degrees Celsius throughout the year.
- Jinja – Elevation 1,145 meters: The high temperature will vary by 3 degrees Celsius over the year, the mean daily high being 28 degrees Celsius. The low varies between 14 and 15 degrees Celsius throughout the year.
As you can see, most of the temperature is pleasant, like the holiday-like weather in Uganda. However, the equator runs through it. Because of its elevation, the temperatures are enjoyable. You can relax along winner of the pools of a lodge or tented camp anSor relax in the Sun on one of Lake Victoria’s beaches; sunscreen to protect your skin, and apply it regularly. If you take doxycycline as a malaria regimen, your skin and scalp might become much more sensitive to the Sun. Use sun protection.
Current Weather Conditions and Forecast for Kampala-Uganda
The Weather in Uganda – Holiday Like all-year long – even during the Rainy Seasons