Climate in Mount Kilimanjaro (Tanzania)

The graphs below show the monthly weather averages over the year.

Average day and night temperature

The mean minimum and maximum temperatures over the year. Show in Fahrenheit

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Monthly precipitation

The mean monthly precipitation over the year, including rain, snow, hail etc. Show in Inches

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Weather Forecasts for Mount Kilimanjaro

Mon   Feb 06
11°C | 3°C
NE 7 km/h
2.5 mm
broken clouds and showers

broken clouds and showers

Tue   Feb 07
11°C | 4°C
NE 7 km/h
7.6 mm
overcast and rain

overcast and rain

Wed   Feb 08
11°C | 4°C
NE 11 km/h
14 mm
broken clouds and thunder

broken clouds and thunder

The best time of year to visit Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania

The Kilimanjaro has two rainy seasons and two dry seasons each year. In the period February-May the Kilimanjaro receives a lot of precipitation, especially in April. Because of the wind direction the southern slopes of Kilimanjaro receive considerably more precipitation than the northern ones. A large part of the precipitation above the treeline consists of snow and hail, the majority later evaporates. Only on the glaciers there is snow year round.

The driest period of the year runs from July to October. A second rainy period follows in November and December, however there is less rainfall in the second rainy season than during the first rainy season. In the month of January a short dry period starts again.

The temperature on the Kilimanjaro decreases considerably as you get higher. While at the foot of the mountain the temperature can rise to above 30 ° Celsius (86F) the average temperature at the level of the Kibo crater can be -7 ° Celsius (19F) at the same time. Below you can find weather averages from the foot of Kilimanjaro.

During the months of April, May, June, July, August, September and October you are most likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures that fall between 20 degrees Celsius (68°F) and 26 degrees Celsius (79°F).

Other facts from our historical climate data:

  • Which months have the greatest rainfall in Mount Kilimanjaro?
    Most rainfall (rainy season) is seen in March, April and May.
  • Which is the warmest month in Mount Kilimanjaro?
    January has an average maximum temperature of 29°C (84°F) and is the warmest month of the year.
  • Which is the coldest month in Mount Kilimanjaro?
    The coldest month is September with an average maximum temperature of 20°C (68°F).
  • Which is the wettest month in Mount Kilimanjaro?
    April tops the wettest month list with 370mm (14.6in) of rainfall.
  • Which is the driest month in Mount Kilimanjaro?
    July is the driest month with 20mm (0.8in) of precipitation.

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