Climate in Democratic Republic of the Congo

The DRC straddles the equator and experiences a tropical climate. South of the equator there are frequent, heavy rains between October and May, and north of the equator the rain falls between April and November. The eastern highlands have a more temperate climate, while the southern highlands are alpine. Average annual temperatures sit at around 77F (25C) in the low, central basin, and hover around 68F (20C) at the higher altitudes. The average annual rainfall in Kinshasa is 56 inches (1,422mm).