The Democratic Republic of the Congo is hot and humid both central and west. Daily highs approach 90º (32°C).
In the upper reaches of the eastern and southeastern plateaus and mountains, conditions moderate dramatically. Countrywide, however, the mean temperature approaches 76º (24°C).
As a result of its equatorial location, the Congo experiences large amounts of precipitation and has the highest frequency of thunderstorms in the world.
Heavy rains are common from October through May (south of the equator), and from April to November in the northern regions. The annual rainfall can total upwards of 80 inches (2,000 mm) in some places.
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