Climate in Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

The graphs below show the monthly weather averages over the year.
* Data from weather station: Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.

Average day and night temperature

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

Monthly precipitation

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

Weather Forecasts for Mount Kilimanjaro

MON Apr 12
27°C | 13°C

Patchy rain possible

TUE Apr 13
25°C | 13°C

Patchy rain possible

WED Apr 14
26°C | 13°C

Patchy rain possible

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.

Here are some average weather facts we collected from our historical climate data:

  • During the month of April, May, June, July, August and September you are most likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures that fall between 20 degrees Celsius (68°F) and 25 degrees Celsius (77°F).
  • On average, the warmest month(s) are January, February and December.
  • The months of February, March, November and December have a high chance of precipitation.
  • The warmest month is January with an average maximum temperature of 29°C (84°F).

  • The coldest month is September with an average maximum temperature of 20°C (68°F).
  • April is the most wet month. This month should be avoided if you are not a big fan of rain.
  • July is the driest month.
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