Met department forecasts high temperatures of up to 32°C over the next three months

By Wycliffe Nyamasege
On 10 June 2024 at 01:03

The Rwanda Meteorology Agency has announced that the country will experience slightly above-average temperatures during the summer season, with temperatures ranging between 22 and 32 degrees Celsius.

In a statement on Monday, June 10, Meteo Rwanda Director General Aimable Gahigi said that parts of the Bugarama plain are expected to record higher maximum temperatures compared to other parts of the country, with temperatures ranging between 30°C and 32°C for the months of June, July, and August.

Eastern Province, Eastern parts of Kamonyi, Ruhango, Nyanza and Gisagara Districts, Kigali City will also experience warmer conditions with maximum temperature ranging between 28°C and 30°C. The parts of highland areas including the Volcanoes National Park are expected to record lower maximum temperature than other parts of the country and will vary between 22°C to 24°C.

On the other hand, the expected minimum temperature will range between 10°C and 18°C across the country, which is above the normal minimum temperature during the June, July and August season, which range between 7°C and 16°C.

The forecast shows that Musanze, Burera, Nyabihu and few parts of Rubavu and Gakenke districts will be cooler than the other parts of the country during the three-month period with the temperature varying between 10°C and 12°C. Additionally, parts of Bugarama plain, and most parts of Kirehe District and southern part of Kayonza District are expected to have higher minimum temperature ranging between 16°C and 18°C.

The forecast indicates that the country will experience normal rainfall during June and July across the country, and above-normal rainfall during August. The Met Department attributes this weather pattern to the neutral sea surface temperature conditions in the central tropical Pacific and Indian Oceans throughout the three-month period.

Rainfall ranging between 120-150 millimeters is expected over Rubavu and Rutsiro districts, most parts of Nyabihu and Musanze districts, the western parts of Ngororero District, and the northern parts of Burera and Karongi districts.

Rainfall ranging between 90-120 millimeters is expected in Nyamasheke District, parts of Nyamagabe, Ngororero, and Karongi districts, the northern parts of Rusizi, Gicumbi, Gakenke, and Rulindo districts, and the western parts of Ruhango and Muhanga districts.
Rainfall ranging between 60-90 millimeters is expected in Nyaruguru, Huye, Gisagara districts, most parts of Ruhango, Nyanza, Kamonyi, Rulindo, and Nyagatare districts, the northern parts of Gasabo District, and the western parts of Gatsibo District.

Additionally, rainfall ranging between 30-60 millimeters is expected over Kirehe, Ngoma, Kayonza, Bugesera, and Kicukiro districts, most parts of Gisagara, Nyarugenge, and Gatsibo districts, the eastern parts of Nyanza, Ruhango, and Kamonyi districts, and the northern parts of Gasabo and Rwamagana districts.