The southern parts of Democratic Republic of Congo are cooler and drier than other parts of the nation. For the part of Democratic Republic of Congo which is above the equator, the period between April and October is the wet season and the period the period between December and February is the dry season. On the other hand, for the part of the country situated below the equator, the wet season consists of the period between November and March and the period between April and October is the dry season.
The neighboring countries of Democratic Republic of Congo are Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi to the east, Central African Republic and South Sudan to north, Zambia and Angola to the south, the Republic of the Congo, the Angolan exclave of Cabinda, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Lake Tanganyika in the east. It lies between latitudes 6 degrees N and 14 degrees south and longitudes 12 degrees and 32 degrees E.