Map of Kampala in Uganda

Kampala Climate

Kampala is the capital of Uganda. Uganda is part of the continent of Africa.

Best time to visit Kampala

It is very easy to say when the best time to visit Kampala is because it is throughout the year! This is because temperatures are at a comfortable level (between twenty °C (68.0°F) and thirty °C (86.0°F) roughly. The great news is that this means you can plan many activities and extreme weather won't slow you down! That doesn't mean to say that there won't be some rain here or there, but you can book a trip with quite flexible dates.


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