This page contains general information regarding some climatological aspects of Kibale. It provides a listing of temperature and rainfall. The source numbers referenced correspond to the Works Cited list located at the bottom of this page. Figures within articles/books, etc. that contain climatological data (such as graphs), but could not be reproduced here are given for your reference. They are noted by (REF ONLY).
Elevation of approximately 1,500m.
Canopy averages 20-30m in height
140km of trails access to area of 11km2
Ngogo: located 10km southeast of Kanyawara connected by a 12km game trail. Study area 0° 29' to 0° 31'N; 30° 24'to 30° 26'E. Study area is 6.5km2, 0.5km2
Between 1280-1420m elevation
Between 1977-1983 the daily max & min tems were 23.3°C(S.D. = 0.06) and 16.2°C (S.D. = 0.4).
Mean annual rainfall, 1977-1984 was 1,570mm (SD = 200mm)
Ngogo: precipitation was 1,664mm during 1977, Rainy season from March-May, another from Sept-Nov. Two drier seasons between these.
Source#2 (REF. ONLY)
Figure 4: Meterological data from Ngogo, December 1976-May 1978. Vertical lines designate extreme temperature range per month. Lines indicate mean high and low temperatuers per month. Total precipitation = 2,336mm.
Average monthly and annual rainfall in mm at Fort Portal, based on 52 years of records.
Dry seasons Rainy seasons Dec. 74.42 March 136.14 Jan. 33.02 April 185.17 Feb. 73.66 May 143.76 Total 181.10 Total 456.08 June 83.31 Sept. 192.28 July 59.43 Oct. 212.34 Aug. 117.60 Nov. 162.32 Total 260.35 Total 567.69