Climate and Weather of Fort Portal, Uganda

The climate of Fort Portal

Fort Portal is located in western Uganda, not far from the Congo-Kinshasa border. The city is located at an altitude of more than 1,500 meters, in the Ruwenzori Mountains. Outside the city are Kibali Forest, Semliki and Queen Elizabeth National Parks. Many tourists come here, which is also one of the main sources of income of the city. The city has its own university, the Mountains of the Moon University.

According to Citypopulationreview, Fort Portal has a tropical monsoon climate, with two distinct rainy periods. The first rainy season lasts from March to May and the second from August to November. In the intervening periods there can also be quite a bit of precipitation. Due to the somewhat higher location of the city, the average temperatures here are slightly lower than in other parts of Uganda.

Climate figures

The figures below are based on long-term average climate statistics. The temperatures are displayed in degrees Celsius (°C).

maximum temperature minimum temperature hours of sunshine per day days of rainfall per month
January 27℃ 14℃ 6 12
February 27℃ 14℃ 6 13
March 27℃ 15℃ 5 18
April 26℃ 15℃ 5 20
May 26℃ 15℃ 5 19
June 25℃ 14℃ 7 10
July 25℃ 14℃ 6 10
August 25℃ 14℃ 5 12
September 25℃ 14℃ 6 16
October 26℃ 14℃ 6 19
November 25℃ 14℃ 6 19
December 26℃ 14℃ 6 15

The weather in Fort Portal

Here you will find the weather forecast for Fort Portal. View the current weather in Fort Portal and the forecast for the coming days, such as temperatures, the chance of precipitation, the wind direction and the wind strength. With this weather data you can see what kind of weather you can expect in Fort Portal. Based on the climate statistics, we describe the weather per month in Fort Portal. This is not a long-term forecast, but gives the average weather forecast for all months of the year. Would you like to see the detailed weather forecast for Fort Portal? On the page with extra weather information we show the chance of snow, the wind chill, visibility, UV strength, air pressure and more good weather information.

An average weather picture per month can be compiled on the basis of long-term climate statistics, certain weather patterns and specific events.

The weather in January

In the month of January, the average maximum temperature in Fort Portal is around 27 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in January is 14 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in January at this destination is around 6 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 12 days. If you look at the long-term averages, that means that there will not be much precipitation this month.

The weather in February

In the month of February, the average maximum temperature in Fort Portal is around 27 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in February is 14 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in February at this destination is around 6 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 13 days. If you look at the long-term averages, that means that there will not be much precipitation this month.

The weather in March

In the month of March, the average maximum temperature in Fort Portal is around 27 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in March is 15 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in March at this destination is around 5 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 18 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this results in a month with quite a lot of precipitation.

The weather in April

In the month of April, the average maximum temperature in Fort Portal is around 26 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in April is 15 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in April at this destination is around 5 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 20 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this results in a month with quite a lot of precipitation.

The weather in May

In the month of May, the average maximum temperature in Fort Portal is around 26 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in May is 15 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in May in this destination is around 5 hours per day. Within the entire month there is precipitation for about 19 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this results in a month with quite a lot of precipitation.

The weather in June

In the month of June, the average maximum temperature in Fort Portal is around 25 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in June is 14 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in June at this destination is around 7 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 10 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this ensures a reasonable amount of precipitation during this month.

The weather in July

In July, the average maximum temperature in Fort Portal is around 25 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in July is 14 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in July at this destination is around 6 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 10 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this ensures a reasonable amount of precipitation during this month.

The weather in August

In the month of August, the average maximum temperature in Fort Portal is around 25 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in August is 14 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in August in this destination is around 5 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 12 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this results in a month with quite a lot of precipitation.

The weather in September

In the month of September, the average maximum temperature in Fort Portal is around 25 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in September is 14 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in September at this destination is around 6 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 16 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this results in a month with quite a lot of precipitation.

The weather in October

In October, the average maximum temperature in Fort Portal is around 26 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in October is 14 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in October at this destination is around 6 hours per day. Within the entire month there is precipitation for about 19 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this results in a month with quite a lot of precipitation.

The weather in November

In November, the average maximum temperature in Fort Portal is around 25 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in November is 14 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in November at this destination is around 6 hours per day. Within the entire month there is precipitation for about 19 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this results in a month with quite a lot of precipitation.

The weather in December

In the month of December, the average maximum temperature in Fort Portal is around 26 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in December is 14 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in December at this destination is around 6 hours per day. Within the whole month there is rainfall for about 15 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this ensures a reasonable amount of precipitation during this month.

Fort Portal, Uganda