The climate of Angola
Angola is located in the south western part of the African continent.
The western part of Angola is situated on the Atlantic Ocean. With the
exception of slightly moderating temperatures during the summer the
Atlantic Ocean has less influence on the climate than you would
expect. This is because there is a strong vertical current in the
upper layers that supplies relatively dry air. This results in an arid
climate zone along the coastline with hardly any precipitation. The
driest regions only get some tens of millimeters of rain per month.
Climate information of places and areas in Angola
The climate information given on this page is only brief. Specific
information on weather and climate can be found on the pages per
region or city. The following climate information is available for
According to the Köppen climate classification Angola has five
climate zones. The coastal area has a warm desert climate (Type BWh)
which changes into a warm steppe climate (type BSh) in the northern
part of the coast and in the interior. Central Angola and the Bihe
Highlands have a moderate china climate. Further to the north and east
there is a warm china climate. The northern part of Angola is the only
area that has a tropical climate; it has a savannah climate (type Aw).
The year round temperatures are steady and changes in seasons can only
be seen in the amount of precipitation per month.
Angola has two seasons. During the winter it has a dry and cool
season. During the summer it has a warm, muggy and humid season with
the exception of the desert areas and along the coast. These areas are
under the influence of the so called Hadley Cell. This makes for an
extremely arid climate as you may find along the coast of Peru and
California (United States). From October till May Angola has its wet
season. In the northern part large amounts of rain may fall during
this period. The sting is in the tail of the wet season. April is the
wettest month with up to 250-300 millimeters of rain
Throughout Angola several climate zones and temperatures can be
found. The data in the table below are an average for the capital of
Luanda and cannot be seen as an average for the entire country. Please
visit the individual pages for climate information on other places and
regions in Angola
More climate information
Climate tables are useful but they don’t give an overall picture of
the climate and possible weather conditions during a period of time.
How high the chances are of hot or cold weather or hurricanes can
often not be found in these tables. This is why we offer extra climate
information per month. The information below is an average for Luanda.
Please visit the pages on individual climate information for other
places in Angola.
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