Bwindi Impenetrable National Park enjoys a tropical climate, though the heat is tempered by the altitude. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park has a tropical type of climate with the annual mean temperature ranging from a minimum of 7–15°C to a maximum of 20–27°C.In winter, there is much less rainfall than in summer. Its annual rainfall ranges from 1,400 to 1,900 millimetres. Peak rainfall occurs from March to April and from September to November.
High amounts of evapo-transpiration from the forest’s vegetation increases the precipitation that the region outside the park receives. This rainfall has contributed to the thick green vegetation also in the neighboring places. The vegetation has also reduced on the soil erosion and flooding problem in this region.
Normally Bwindi impenetrable forest is cold in the mornings and in the nights with moderate temperatures between 7⁰C and 20⁰C especially in the months of June to July. Months of September to November experience a total annual rainfall of 2390mm raining for long hours with gentle drizzles.
On average, the warmest month is January. Altitude varies from 1160m to 2607m above sea level, which results in variations in temperature. The park is also close to the equator so rain can come when you least expect it. Generally Bwindi impenetrable forest does not experience real dry seasons because even the known dry seasons do receive some short rains.
Quick Facts on Weather in Bwindi Forest
Bwindi is known to be cold in the morning and at night with average annual temperatures ranging rom 7C-20C.
The coldest period in Bwindi is June and July.
Bwindi enjoys two seasons;
– Rainy seasons – from March to May and September to November
– Dry Seasons – from December to February and mid June to mid August
– Rains in March to May are short and the heaviest month is November that experience long hours of soft drizzle.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park receives total annual rainfall of up to 2390mm. Average temperatures range from about 16C to 25C.
The forest is an important water catchment area. With a generally impermeable underlying geology where water mostly flows through large fault structures, water infiltration and aquifers are limited. Much of the park’s rainfall forms streams, and the forest has quite a dense network of streams. The forest is the source of many rivers that flow to the north, west, and south. Major rivers that rise in the park include the Ivi, Munyaga, Ihihizo, Ishasha, and Ntengyere rivers, which flow into Lake Edward. Other rivers flow into Lakes Mutanda and Bunyonyi. Bwindi supplies water to local agricultural areas.
Bwindi has a tropical climate. Annual mean temperature ranges from a minimum of 7–15°C to a maximum of 20–27°C. Its annual rainfall ranges from 1,400 to 1,900 millimetres (55 to 75 in). Peak rainfall occurs from March to April and from September to November. The park’s forest plays an important role in regulating the outside area’s environment and climate.High amounts of evapotranspiration from the forest’s vegetation increases the amount of precipitation that the region outside the park receives. They also lessen soil erosion, which is a serious problem in southwestern Uganda. They lessen flooding and ensure that streams continue to flow in the dry season.