How cold is Kilimanjaro at the top?

How cold is Kilimanjaro at the top?

Kilimanjaro Weather on the summit At the summit, Uhuru Point, the night time temperatures can range between 20 and -20 degrees Fahrenheit (-7 to -29 degrees Celsius). Due to Mount Kilimanjaro’s great height, the mountain creates it’s own weather.

How cold is Kilimanjaro in January?

At the summit, Uhuru Point, the night time temperatures can range between 20 and -20 degrees Fahrenheit (-7 to -29 degrees Celsius)….

Average Temperature, Humidity and Precipitation in Moshi, Tanzania Month January
Average (F) 78
High (F) 92
Humidity (%) 58
Rainfall (in) 1.4

What is the lowest temperature the top of Mount Kilimanjaro can reach?

The temperatures during summit night can drop to -20°C (-5F), but be aware that with the additional chill factor of wind the felt temperature may be as low as -40 (curiously, both in degrees Celsius and Fahrenheit).

Is there still snow on top of Kilimanjaro?

Snow on Kilimanjaro can occur all year round, but the most common months are November through March.

What are the dangers of Mount Kilimanjaro?

Severe altitude sickness can lead to serious complications, including shortness of breath at rest, inability to walk, decreasing mental alertness and a build up of fluid on the lungs which can result in a “gurgling” sound when breathing. People with these symptoms must descend the mountain quickly or risk dying.

What is the best time to go to Kilimanjaro?

The best time to climb Kilimanjaro are the months of January through early-March and June through October. The clear skies, great views, and the sunshine makes it the best comfortable hiking conditions. However, there is always the possibility of weather changing dramatically, regardless of the season.

How often does it snow on Kilimanjaro?

Ever since records began, snows have come and gone each year on Kilimanjaro, falling in the four months of the wet season and melting away during the rest of the year. The far more important indicator of changing weather is the health of the icefields at its summit.

Why is Kilimanjaro so dangerous?

Climbing Kilimanjaro is probably one of the most dangerous things you will ever do. Every year, approximately 1,000 people are evacuated from the mountain, and approximately 10 deaths are reported. The actual number of deaths is believed to be two to three times higher. The main cause of death is altitude sickness.

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