What’s The Weather Like On Kilimanjaro?
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Kilimanjaro’s Weather By Month
Climbing Kilimanjaro is always exciting, but some months present more challenges when it comes to the weather. Choosing the appropriate time to climb is just one of many factors to consider when planning your trip. Here’s some information to help you decide when to climb.
JANUARY & FEBRUARY
From January to March, the average temperature on Kilimanjaro is 78°F (25.6°C) and rainfall is low. While not the driest season it’s definitely dry enough for a very enjoyable climb. Plus, the cloudless skies make for amazing views.
THE RAIN IN APRIL
The rainiest part of the season begins in April when the temperature drops slightly. This is typically one of the least popular times to climb because the mud and wet rocks make climbing much more challenging. The upside is that there are far fewer people on the mountain.
MAY to AUGUST
May continues in April’s rainy footsteps, but it’s a little dryer. The average temperature will be around 72°F (22.2°C). As June approaches the temperature and minimal rain is ideal for climbing. In fact, July and August are the least drizzly months of the year on Kilimanjaro, making it perfect for photography and exploring the slopes. However, the nights are still a bit cold.
September is an ideal month for climbing Kilimanjaro which makes this one of the busiest months on the mountain. The average temperature is around 71°F (21°C). It’s also the driest month which is another reason it’s a favorite month to climb.
OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER
Weather conditions during these months have a comfortable average temperature of 76°F (24.4°C) with rain slowly increasing in frequency with partly cloudy skies.
As weather changes so should your clothing. Watch Eddie Frank’s video series on how to prepare for your climb, as he walks you through on how to pack and what to wear for each climate zone and change in the weather.
Tusker Trail provides weekly Kilimanjaro weather forecasts, as well as climbing tips from Eddie Frank’s 54 personal climbs.
Today’s view of Kilimanjaro.
On Tusker’s live webcam, situated at the base of Kilimanjaro, you can track current weather conditions. Our KILICAM has been uploading hundreds of thousands of live photos of Mount Kilimanjaro — every hour – since 2004. See below.
Tusker’s Live KILICAM gives you a firsthand perspective of the current weather conditions on the entire mountain.
Kilimanjaro’s enigma is that it has snow covered peaks and exists in five separate climate/vegetation zones, each with its own unique weather condition. The seasons on Kilimanjaro are also reversed on Kilimanjaro compared to the northern hemisphere. For example, July is mid-winter in Tanzania. The seasons tend to blend together and are defined as the “wet” season and “dry” season. These two seasons help define the weather in Moshi and shape Kilimanjaro’s climate/vegetation zones.
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