The Rwenzori Mountains experience the most favorable weather and climatic conditions all year round. The Rwenzori Mountain region often experiences wet climatic conditions characterized by mist and rain usually recorded all year round. However, the region enjoys 2 dry seasons-the first phase of a short dry season begins from June, July to August, and December, January to February as its second phase of dry season. These two short dry seasons are the most preferred when it comes to mountaineering or mountain climbing in the Rwenzori Mountains.
During the 2 dry seasons, the skies are clearer during day time and considerably, the best time to visit Rwenzori Mountains National Park for mountaineering or hiking holiday. Daytime temperatures at Rwenzori region are usually chilly ranging from 10-15 degrees celsius. During the night, it can be cold with temperatures dropping 2-6 degrees celsius.
Due to its close proximity to the Equator crossing to the North, its weather & climatic conditions are largely impacted by the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone- ITCZ. This is a low pressure zone which is characterized by heavy rains especially around spring & autumn months of the year. This explains the heavy rains in the months of April, May & November. Rains often start during the afternoon hours and this means, hikers can enjoy their hikes during early mornings.