Map of Kampala in Uganda

Kampala Climate

In Uganda, Kampala is the capital city.

Best time to visit Kampala

If you're planning a visit to this city then you can relax because there are plenty of great times to visit Kampala - all year in fact - and all ideal for nearly any activity. Temperatures are in a comfortable range between 20°C / 68.0°F and 30°C / 86.0°F on average. If you're looking for somewhere scorching hot though, you might be a little disappointed. The same if you're looking for somewhere to celebrate a white Christmas or New Year!


The warmest time of year in Kampala is in January when it is 23.25°C / 73.9°F on average, but could get up to 28.4°C / 83.1°F maximum. The coldest time of year here is in July when it is 20.8°C / 69.4°F on average. However, going by the minimum temperatures, the coldest month is August at 16.4°C / 61.5°F.

  • Freezing months: 0 (0°C / 32.0°F and below)
  • Cold months: 0 (0°C / 32.0°F to 10°C / 50.0°F)
  • Cool months: 0 (10°C / 50.0°F to 20°C / 68.0°F)
  • Warm months: 12 (20°C / 68.0°F to 30°C / 86.0°F)
  • Hot months: 0 (30°C / 86.0°F to 40°C / 104.0°F)
  • Boiling months: 0 (40°C / 104.0°F and above)

Kampala Climate Chart

Below are the climate charts for Kampala which resides in Uganda.

Temperature tables

The first table is for the average temperatures across the year in degrees Celsius. The cells that are BLUE show the coldest months and the cells that are PINK show the hottest months.

Month:JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Average Temperature in °C23.2523.222.7521.8521.4521.220.82121.622.0522.2522.3
Max Temperature in °C28.428.327.526.125.425.225.125.626.627.227.227.2
Min Temperature in °C18.118.11817.617.517.216.516.416.616.917.317.4

This second table is for the average temperatures across the year in degrees Fahrenheit. Cells in BLUE are the coldest months and cells in PINK are the hottest months.

Month:JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Average Temperature in °F73.973.873.071.370.670.269.469.870.971.772.172.1
Max Temperature in °F83.182.981.579.077.777.477.278.179.981.081.081.0
Min Temperature in °F64.664.664.463.763.563.061.761.561.962.463.163.3

Rainfall figures

This table is for the amount of rainfall (both in millimetres and inches) and number of rainy days in Kampala throughout the year.

Month:JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Total rainfall in MM516211318214075508610110911497
Total rainfall in Inches2.02.44.57.25.53.02.03.44.04.34.53.8
Total number of rainy days671114116681013139
Chances of rain19.4%25.0%35.5%46.7%35.5%20.0%19.4%25.8%33.3%41.9%43.3%29.0%

Kampala Climate Graph

Below is a climate graph for Kampala, Uganda. It shows the average temperatures throughout the year in degrees Celsius and also the average total rainfall in millimetres for each month.

Kampala Climate Graph with temperatures in °C and rainfall in millimetres

Below is a climate graph for Kampala, Uganda with the average temperatures throughout the year in Fahrenheit and also the average total rainfall in inches for each month.

Kampala Climate Graph with temperatures in °F and rainfall in inches