The climate of Central African Republic
As the name suggests the Central African Republic is located in the
central part of the African continent. The Central African Republic is
a landlocked country with altitudes between 335-1,420 meters above sea
level. According to the Köppen climate classification the Central
African Republic has a tropical savannah climate (type Aw) that
changes into a warm steppe climate (type BSh) in the most northern tip
of the country.
Climate information of places and areas in Central African Republic
The climate information on this page is only brief. Specific
information about weather and climate can be found on the climate
pages per area or town. As for Central African Republic the following climate
information is available:
The Central African Republic enjoys tropical temperatures all year
round. During the day temperatures in most places are between 28-35
degrees Celsius. In the northern part of the Central African Republic
temperatures may even rise slightly higher; in March and April the
city of Birao which is located in the northeastern part of the country
can record maximum daytime temperatures of 38 degrees Celsius on
average. For a region with a tropical climate type night time
temperatures are moderate, which is caused by the altitude at which
most places in the country are situated. Average minimum temperatures
are between 18-22 degrees Celsius. From November till March
temperatures in the northerly situated desert areas may drop to 13-16
The Central African Republic has a distinct rainy season which
depending on the location you are in is from between March and May
till October. August is the wettest month in almost the entire
country. In August most parts of the country can record between
250-300 millimeters of precipitation. Over the past few decades the
desert has advanced further towards the south causing an ever
decreasing part of the land to be suitable for agriculture and cattle
Throughout the Central African Republic several climate figures
and temperatures can be recorded. The figures below are for the
capital Bangui and cannot be seen as an average for the country. For
climate figures for other places and regions in the Central African
Republic please, visit the individual climate pages.
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 figures below are for the capital Bangui.
For climate figures for other places and regions in the Central
African Republic please, visit the individual climate pages.
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