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What is the overall climate: is it extremely hot or cold, wet or dry, at any time of year, for example?

Two seasons: rainy (Sept-June) is hot, humid with almost daily thunderstorms, dry (June-Aug) is much cooler (low 70s in the AM), breezy and overcast. The dry season is a nice break from the heat. - Dec 21, 2017
Extremely hot in summer with high humidity. - Dec 4, 2017
I think the climate is fine, although you do need air conditioning. There are wet and dry seasons. Year-round, the weather is in the 80s and 90s, with varying humidity depending on the time of year. Bring rain gear and breathable shoes that can get wet. - Jan 21, 2017
Hot and humid. In part of the summer months, it would cool down a bit (67 degrees in the morning), but always with drippy humidity. - Sep 26, 2016
A dry season (June-September) which is cooler (70s-80s F), but more overcast and cloudy, and a wet season (September-May) which is hotter, but sunnier. I've heard that DRC has more thunderstorms than anywhere in the world because of its location and we do have some doozies, but generally it rains like mad for 2-3 hours and then it stops and the sun comes out. I love the weather here as I am not a fan of the cold and love being able to wear summer clothes, and lounge in the pool, practically every day of the year. - Apr 26, 2016
Weather patterns are far more liveable than I had feared. The dry season (March/April - September/October) is very moderate with daytime temperatures in the upper 70s to 80s and fairly low humidity. The rainy season starts in September and gets properly going in November/December. January and February are the hottest months with daytime highs well into the 90s and high humidity. - Jan 6, 2014
Hot and sunny with regular and very big rainstorms from September to about April. Cloudy and cooler with very little rain from May to August. From November to about March, the middle of the day is really quite hot, but it's usually manageable the rest of the time. - Nov 24, 2012
Nice. Never too hot, never too cold. Always humid,though. - May 21, 2012
It is very hot and humid in the rainy season. In the dry season, it is overcast and cooler (80s). There are very strong thunder and rain storms that can flash flood. - Feb 13, 2012
OK. Very Hot in the rainy season - and nice and dry during the dry season - Nov 13, 2011
Pretty OK. Between 25-33 degrees celsius year-round. It can be a bit grey in the dry season (May-July), and it does not rain all the time in the rainy season; but when it rains, it rains!! - Aug 4, 2011
Dry season/wet season. Dusty and dirty during the dry season, hot/humid/dirty during the wet season - Jan 19, 2011
Dry and wet seasons. - Oct 16, 2010
Hot, humid, overcast during the dry season; hot, humid & sunny during the rainy season (go figure). - Jan 21, 2009