Weather in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Weather in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest: Bwindi impenetrable located in South Western Uganda in Kanungu district. Bwindi is famous for its biodiversity, mountainous climatic condition and as well as home for endangered gorilla (340 primates) of the remaining world’s species. Bwindi has a wet, cold climate, sometimes with mist covering the skies; temperatures are consistent annually because of its short distance from the equator.
This region receives average temperatures of about 23˚C/73˚F during day time and a sudden fall of temperatures in the night to around 11˚C/52˚F as this is brought by the altitude (4,265ft-8,553ft) above sea level hence causing climatic variations within the place. The more you climb 1000m above, the more the temperatures drop to about 6.5˚C higher.
Bwindi national park receives rainfall throughout the year almost raining every day, there’s literary no dry season in the park because the month of June and July receive thwe least rainfall amounts whereas the month of December to February there’s low rainfall amounts.
Below is how temperatures vary in Bwindi national park in the following months of the year;
June, July and August are said to be the driest months in the region though some rainfall amounts are registered within these months of the year. But in August, rainfall increases and the temperature remains constant duirng day as seen above and a sudden drop during the night and as well as the morning is (In most cases it is extremely cold).
December, January and February are some how drier (But short dryness) and it should be noted that rainfall can happen anytime of the day or night. Rainfall slows in December and an average increase in February. During these month the temperature is registered with highs of 24˚C/75˚F during daytime and with lows of 11˚C/64˚F during the night and as well as morning hours.
March, April and May are months in which rainfall amounts increase and it becomes intense in the month of April which heavy rainfall amounts. This justifies the name impenetrable as the roads and trails become slippery, impassable thus difficults in hiking. Those using the road network, its advised to fully engage in 4×4 mechanism in the vehicle for easy mobility within the park. Temperatures remain vary during both day and night.
September, October and November are months which receive heavy amounts of rainfall within this region of Bwindi and regarded to be the wet season. October and November have the highest amounts of rainfall, it may drizzle throughout the day and night continuously thus making forest trails and road network impassable in the park.
It is advisable to pack the best hiking shoes, boots, jackets and other equipment to use in the park during the rainy season as trails become more slippery.