Kinshasa
Democratic Republic of Congo
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

October weather forecast and climate
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Part of the city of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo viewed from above
Part of the city of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo viewed from above
October, like September, is another tropical spring month in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, with average temperature fluctuating between 22.5°C (72.5°F) and 30.5°C (86.9°F).

Temperature

In Kinshasa, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in September - a still tropical 30.5°C (86.9°F). The average low-temperature, in Kinshasa, is 22.5°C (72.5°F).

Heat index

The average heat index is estimated at a sweltering 38°C (100.4°F). Take extra precautions, as heat cramps and heat exhaustion are possible. Sustained activity may result in heatstroke.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'feels like', 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature', or 'real feel', combines air temperature and relative humidity to represent a human perceived temperature equivalent. Additional factors like activity, wind, differences in body mass, height, and shape, and metabolic differences affect individual temperature impact. Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact, and may raise the heat index additionally, by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are especially crucial for babies and toddlers. Young children are generally more endangered than adults, as they usually less sweat. And also, due to larger skin surface relative to their small bodies and higher heat production as a result of their activity.
The human body cools itself through perspiration, as excessive warmth is removed from the body through sweat evaporation. A higher relative humidity affects normal body cooling by reducing the evaporation rate, subsequently lowering the rate at which the body cools and increasing the perception of heat. If the body can not disperse the excessive heat and body temperature reaches conditions of hyperthermia, above 37.5°C (99.5°F) to 38.3°C (100.9°F), thermal conditions are potentially life-threatening.

Humidity

In October, the average relative humidity in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, is 76%.

Rainfall

In October, in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, the rain falls for 25.3 days. Throughout October, 138mm (5.43") of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 243.1 rainfall days, and 1109mm (43.66") of precipitation is accumulated.

Daylight

In Kinshasa, the average length of the day in October is 12.2h.

Sunshine

Months with the least sunshine in Kinshasa are June, October and November, with an average of 7h of sunshine.

UV index

February, June, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the lowest UV index in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health hazard from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: In October, the average maximum UV index of 6 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions and utilize sun safety practices. Protection against the skin and eye damage is required. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes.

What is the temperature in October in Kinshasa?

In Kinshasa, in October, the average high-temperature is 30.5°C (86.9°F), and the average low-temperature is 22.5°C (72.5°F). In October, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'apparent temperature'), that combines air temperature and relative humidity, is calculated to 38°C (100.4°F).

What is the average humidity in October in Kinshasa?

In Kinshasa, the average relative humidity in October is 76%.

How many days does it rain in October in Kinshasa?

In Kinshasa, in October, during 25.3 rainfall days, 138mm (5.43") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the average length of the day in October in Kinshasa?

In Kinshasa, the average length of the day in October is 12.2h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Kinshasa?

June, October and November, with an average of 7h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine in Kinshasa.

How long on average sun shines in October in Kinshasa?

In Kinshasa, the average sunshine in October is 7h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Kinshasa?

Months with the lowest UV index in Kinshasa are February, June, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 6.

How high is the UV index in October in Kinshasa?

The average daily maximum UV index in October in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, is 6. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health threat from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in October - Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Average high temperature in October: 30.5°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (33.1°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is November (29.5°C).

  • Average low temperature in October: 22.5°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is September (22.9°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are June and July (20.8°C).

Average humidity in October - Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Average humidity in October: 76%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (83%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is August (55%).

Average rainfall in October - Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Average rainfall in October: 138mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is November (173mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is July (2mm).

Average rainfall days in October - Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Average rainfall days in October: 25.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is December (29 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is July (2.9 days).

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Average daylight in October: 12.2h

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 12.4h).
Months with shortest days are May, June and July (Average daylight: 11.9h).

  • Average sunshine in October: 7h

The month with most sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 9.5h).
Months with least sunshine are June, October and November (Average sunshine: 7).

Average UV index in October - Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Average UV index in October: 6

Months with the highest UV index are January, March, April, May, July, August and September (UV index 7).
Months with the lowest UV index are February, June, October, November and December (UV index 6).