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Is Mount Kilimanjaro snowsure?

The snowiest week in Mount Kilimanjaro is week 1 of December. There are typically 5.1 snowy days during this week with 44cm of snowfall. Check out the Mount Kilimanjaro Snow History graphs below. Select any week of the year to see the typical Ski Conditions, Snowfall Amount and Temperature based on nowcast weather data over the last 11 years.

Average monthly snow in Mount Kilimanjaro

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
June9cm2.6 days
July3cm2.4 days
August4cm2.6 days
September7cm2.9 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Mount Kilimanjaro during September (week 3):

The average snowfall forecast during week 3 of September for Mount Kilimanjaro is 8 cm. There are typically 2.7 snowy days during this week. Mount Kilimanjaro typical weather and snow conditions during the third week of September at the middle elevation of the ascent of the mountain at 4524m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the mean freezing level (4682m) is similar to the middle elevation of Mount Kilimanjaro. On average, expect two or three days with snowfall per week in Mount Kilimanjaro in the middle of September with a rainy day during this week of September happens about one year in two. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 8cm. Temperatures generally above freezing both night and day in Mount Kilimanjaro during week three of September with average maximum temperature 1.9°C and minimum temperature 0.9°C at the middle elevation. Usually there are four days per week when the sun comes out at this time of year. Generally light winds (average 8km/h). Based on historical averages, we do not expect any powder days or any bluebird days at the middle elevation of the ascent of the mountain of Mount Kilimanjaro at this time of year.


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Snow Depths

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Mount Kilimanjaro and (2007 – 2018).

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Lower Slopes
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Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Mount Kilimanjaro and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
Summer

Bluebird Powder Day
(Fresh snow, mostly sunny, light wind)
Powder Day
(Fresh snow, limited sun, any wind)
Bluebird Day
(Average snow, mostly sunny, light wind)
Very windy days
(>30km/h)

The most cherished days on the mountain in Mount Kilimanjaro are Bluebird Powder days when it is mostly sunny with light winds following very recent snowfall. Poorer weather conditions may prevail on Powder days when the visibility can be limited but the snow is significantly deep and fresh for keen powder-hounds. Bluebird days can suit many skiers that aren’t necessarily hunting powder but want to enjoy the snowy mountains in sunnier conditions and light winds.


Average Snowfall in

Graph showing the average precipitation (snow/rain) in Mount Kilimanjaro and (2007 – 2018)

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Summer

Snowfall amount
(bar chart)
Days with significant snowfall.
(>5cm)
Days with significant rainfall.
(>5mm)

The snowiest weeks of the year in Mount Kilimanjaro are shown but also bear in mind the number of days that it typically snows each week if you want regular fresh tracks. The risk of a rainy day is shown but be sure to switch between elevations to see if lower lifts are rain affected or higher lifts remain snowy despite any rain further down the mountain.


Average Temperature in

Graph showing the average temperature and freezing level at Mount Kilimanjaro and (2007 – 2018)

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Summer

Average temperature
Maximum
Minimum
Temperatures
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
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The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Mount Kilimanjaro are shown. Check out the risk of freze-thaw conditions prevailing at different elevations for any given week. We also show the extremes of temperature (blue/red dots) that reveal the chance of unusually warm or cold conditions.