Kikwit weather in January (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Curious about the January weather in Kikwit? Here's what the weather might have in store during this month.

In January, the weather in Kikwit generally has very high temperatures and high rainfall. Throughout the day, temperatures typically settle at around 88°F (show in °C). But by evening, they drop to around 71°F. Keep in mind, these temperatures are averages, and some days might be even warmer. Dress suitably to manage the heat.

Kikwit in January usually receives high rainfall, averaging around 4.9 inches (show in mm) for the month. Typically around 10 days of rainfall is expected.

The city usually sees around 143 hours of sunlight, indicating a moderately sunny period.

If you prefer dry weather with pleasant temperatures June and July typically offer the best weather. While April, October and November tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly weather and climate conditions, visit our specialized Kikwit climate page with graphs.


Kikwit, monthly averages in January

Show in Celsius
Min Temperature 70.9°F  
Max Temperature 88.2°F  
Chance of Rain 33%  
Precipitation 4.9 inches  
Rainy days 10 days  
Sunshine 143 hours  
Percentage Sunshine  

Where to go in Democratic Republic of the Congo in January

Find out more about the weather in Democratic Republic of the Congo in January and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inches a month).

So, what should you wear in Kikwit in January?

​ It's going to be warm! Consider airy clothing, t-shirts, and other summer clothes. Shorts for men made of cotton or linen are good options for staying cool. However, there's a good chance of rain, so bring a raincoat just in case. ​ ​

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in January.

Outdoor sports

Interested in more climate information?

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