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Lubumbashi Climate & Temperature

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  • Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic Of The Congo is at 11°40'S, 27°28'E, 1276 m (4186 ft). See map.
  • Lubumbashi has a humid subtropical hot summer climate that is mild with dry winters, hot humid summers and moderate seasonality (Köppen-Geiger classification: Cwa).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Lubumbashi is situated in or near the subtropical moist forest biome.
  • The average temperature is 21 degrees Celsius (69.8 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 7 °C (12.6°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic, subtype barely hyperoceanic.
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 26°C (78.8°F) on average falling to 9.7°C (49.4°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 30.7°C (87.2°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 15.7°C (60.2°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 27°C (80.6°F) and average low temperatures are 17°C (62.6°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 27.3°C (81.2°F) during the day and lows of 14.7°C (58.4°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 1287 mm (50.7 inches) which is equivalent to 1287 Litres/m² (31.57 Gallons/ft²).
  • On average there are 2784 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • If you were to burrow down through the Earth from Lubumbashi you would come out nearest to the climate station at Hilo, (Big Island), Hawaii, Hawaii where you would find a Tropical wet climate (Subtropical dry forest biome).
Climate Variable Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) 25 (77) 28 (82) 31 (88) 32 (90) 29 (84) 27 (81) 27 (81) 27 (81) 27 (81) 28 (82) 27 (81) 25 (77) 28 (82)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) 17 (63) 20 (67) 23 (73) 24 (75) 23 (73) 22 (72) 22 (72) 22 (72) 22 (72) 22 (71) 20 (67) 17 (63) 21 (70)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) 9 (48) 11 (52) 14 (57) 16 (61) 17 (63) 17 (63) 17 (63) 17 (63) 17 (63) 15 (59) 12 (54) 9 (48) 14 (58)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) 0 (0) 0 (0) 4 (0) 28 (1) 156 (6) 265 (10) 250 (10) 315 (12) 211 (8) 55 (2) 3 (0) 0 (0) 1287 (51)
rain days iconNumber of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 4 (13%) 15 (50%) 25 (81%) 24 (77%) 24 (85%) 19 (61%) 8 (27%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%)   121 (33%)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day 10:11 10:17 09:48 08:54 06:24 04:17 04:11 04:12 05:42 08:00 09:23 09:54   07:37
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day 11:30 11:44 12:03 12:23 12:39 12:47 12:43 12:29 12:11 11:51 11:34 11:26   12:00
sunny or cloudy iconPercentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 90 (10) 89 (11) 82 (18) 73 (27) 51 (49) 34 (66) 33 (67) 34 (66) 47 (53) 68 (32) 82 (18) 87 (13)   64 (36)
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 57.9 66.3 77.6 86.1 81.1 78.2 81.4 86.5 77.9 66.4 58.1 54.9   72.6

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