Matadi, Democratic Republic of the Congo: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Matadi, Democratic Republic of the Congo? If you're planning to go to Matadi, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Matadi, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Based on the climate and weather in Matadi, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Matadi, Democratic Republic of the Congo by month

January

If you go to Matadi in January, you will notice that it can be sweltering and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage

February

If you are traveling to Matadi in February, you will notice that it can be sweltering. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella

March

If you visit Matadi during March, you are likely to find that it is scorchingly hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Light dresses
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Tank tops
  • Light shorts
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis

April

If you visit Matadi during April, you are likely to find that it is sizzling and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light dresses
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Tank tops
  • Light shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals

May

If you vacation in Matadi during May, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat

June

June here can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses

July

July is pretty consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses

August

If you vacation in Matadi during August, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion

September

If you visit Matadi during September, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Dresses

October

If you go to Matadi in October, you will notice that it is consistently hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage

November

If you vacation in Matadi during November, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Sandals

December

December is really hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Matadi, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Matadi, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, D and E
  • A SIM card that works in Matadi

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