Democratic Republic of the Congo weather in September

Thinking about venturing to Democratic Republic of the Congo this September and curious about the weather conditions to expect? This page holds all the key information you seek, responding to your question:

What is the weather like in Democratic Republic of the Congo in September?

The weather in Democratic Republic of the Congo in September can be quite varied, with temperatures that range from warm to very warm and precipitation levels ranging from almost none to heavy.

The average highest temperatures fluctuate between warm in Goma at 22°C to very warm in Manono at 35°C. Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 22°C in Manono and 17°C in Goma. The temperatures mentioned for daytime and nighttime are general averages. However there can be days that surpass these temperatures. So equip yourself with clothing that can handle the potential heat.

In September, precipitation varies across different areas. From almost no rainfall in Lumbumbashi with an average of 3.2 mm to heavy rainfall in Goma with 236 mm. Kinshasa experiences limited sunny days, amounting to roughly 0 hours of sunshine. This makes it perfect for those who prefer dimmer, cloudier settings rather than intense sunlit days

To learn more about the conditions in specific areas of Democratic Republic of the Congo in September, check out the map below. For more details on the yearly weather, visit our Democratic Republic of the Congo climate page.

Where to go in Democratic Republic of the Congo in September

Find the average weather conditions in September for the most popular destinations in Democratic Republic of the Congo on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

Popular destinations in Democratic Republic of the Congo

What is the weather like in September for the 5 most popular destinations in Democratic Republic of the Congo?

Average weather in Kinshasa

In September Kinshasa generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 32°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 22°C and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Kinshasa
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   August August
<<  
30°C 
21°C 
0 hours 
7.7 mm 
1 day 
32°C 
22°C 
0 hours 
23 mm 
4 days 
October   >> October
>>  
31°C 
23°C 
0 hours 
128 mm 
11 days 
Climate in Kinshasa

Average weather in Goma

In September Goma generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 22°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 17°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Goma
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   August August
<<  
22°C 
16°C 
102 mm 
8 days 
22°C 
17°C 
236 mm 
14 days 
October   >> October
>>  
22°C 
16°C 
398 mm 
19 days 
poor 
Climate in Goma

Average weather in Kalemie

In September Kalemie generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 22°C and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Kalemie
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   August August
<<  
29°C 
21°C 
236 hours 
5.4 mm 
1 day 
30°C 
22°C 
233 hours 
16 mm 
4 days 
October   >> October
>>  
29°C 
22°C 
226 hours 
72 mm 
7 days 
Climate in Kalemie

Average weather in Kananga

In September Kananga generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 21°C and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Kananga
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   August August
<<  
32°C 
21°C 
191 hours 
55 mm 
5 days 
31°C 
21°C 
183 hours 
139 mm 
10 days 
October   >> October
>>  
30°C 
21°C 
191 hours 
176 mm 
13 days 
Climate in Kananga

Average weather in Kikwit

In September Kikwit generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 32°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 22°C and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Kikwit
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   August August
<<  
33°C 
22°C 
217 hours 
51 mm 
3 days 
32°C 
22°C 
172 hours 
124 mm 
7 days 
October   >> October
>>  
31°C 
21°C 
173 hours 
181 mm 
12 days 
Climate in Kikwit

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Is September the best time to visit Democratic Republic of the Congo?

We consider September to be one of the best times to travel to Democratic Republic of the Congo. Typically, the climate in Kinshasa is perfect. It's worth noting that weather conditions might differ depending on the location you visit.

Generally speaking, June, July, August and September provide perfect weather in Kinshasa. On the other hand, the month of November tends to have unpleasant weather conditions.

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