Weather & Climate – Kidepo Valley NP

The climate in Kidepo Valley NP is semi-arid. Some years droughts are common. Temperatures can reach as high as 40°C/104°F, but average around 29°C/84°F in the afternoon and 17°C/63°F at night. Altitudes range from 999m to 2,349m (3,278-7,707ft), resulting in climatic changes within the park (temperatures drop by about 6.5°C for every 1,000m/3.5°F per 1,000ft you climb). There is one Wet season (differing from two Wet seasons in most of the country) from April to August.

Climate Chart Kidepo Valley National Park

Climate Chart Kidepo Valley National Park – 999-2,349m / 3,278-7,707ft

* Averages based on 50 years of monthly climate data, taken from 1km² (0.39mi²) interpolated climate surfaces.
© chart & park data: SafariBookings. © climate grid data: WorldClim project. All rights reserved.

Dry season September to March

  • September, October & November – It might still rain some days as the Wet season transitions into the Dry season. It is getting warmer, with average temperatures of about 29°C/84°F in the afternoon and 17°C/63°F in the morning.
  • December, January & February – There is almost no rain, and it gets drier and hotter. January and February are the warmest months with daytime temperatures of 32°C/90°F and morning temperatures of 18°C/64°F. Peak temperatures can easily rise to 40°C/104°F.
  • March – It is still dry, but the first rains will break the heat and settle the dust.

Wet season April to August

  • April, May, June, July & August – Afternoon showers should be expected. When compared to the Wet seasons of the parks in the south, there isn't a lot of rainfall. The lowest yearly temperatures are experienced, but the daytime still averages around 27°C/81°F, with morning temperatures around 17°C/63°F.

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