Best Time to Visit Benin

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Benin. We created climate tables and charts for the location of Cotonou. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Benin for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 23 °C to 32 °C
Waves Symbol 24 °C to 29 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 0.3514.02 in (1 – 14 Days of Rain)
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Best Time to Visit Benin: Overview

JanuaryJan
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FebruaryFeb
Very hot (average up to 29 °C)
MarchMar
Very hot (average up to 29 °C)
AprilApr
Very hot (average up to 29 °C)
MayMay
Up to 7.76 in of rainof rain
JuneJun
Up to 14.02 in of rainof rain
JulyJul
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AugustAug
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SeptemberSep
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OctoberOct
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NovemberNov
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Climate Chart Benin

Cotonou

Climate Chart Cotonou
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Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Table Benin

In the following, you will find the climate table for Benin, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Cotonou (Benin)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature31°32°32°32°31°29°28°28°28°30°31°31°
Night Temperature24°25°26°26°25°24°24°23°24°24°24°24°
Water Temperature27°27°28°29°28°27°26°24°25°26°27°28°
Precipitation (inch)0.351.462.915.397.7614.025.792.563.951.610.79
Rainy days12471114759931
Hours of Sunshine787775456787
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Cotonou is 27.2 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: March (28.9 °C)
Coldest month: August (25.6 °C)

The maximum water temperature in Cotonou is 29 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for beach vacation):
all months

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 51.54 inch on 73 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

Rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation): May, and June
Overall precipitation in the rainy season: 21.77 in

You cannot expect snow in any month in Cotonou.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, November is the sunniest month with an average of 8.1 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 6.4 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Cotonou (Station Fidjrosse-Kpota)
overcast clouds     overcast clouds, 23.5 °C
Clouds: 100 %       Wind: 11 mph SW
Air Pressure: 1014 hPa       Humidity: 85 %
Last updated: 11th Aug 2020, 02:08 am
The next days …
11th Aug 202012th Aug 202013th Aug 202014th Aug 202015th Aug 202016th Aug 2020
overcast clouds23 °C to 27 °Cbroken clouds23 °C to 26 °Covercast clouds23 °C to 25 °Covercast clouds23 °C to 25 °Clight rain23 °C to 25 °Cscattered clouds23 °C to 26 °C
23 °C to 27 °C23 °C to 26 °C23 °C to 25 °C23 °C to 25 °C23 °C to 25 °C23 °C to 26 °C
Clouds: 93 %Clouds: 59 %Clouds: 88 %Clouds: 100 %Clouds: 91 %Clouds: 41 %
No PrecipitationNo PrecipitationNo PrecipitationNo Precipitation0.01 in of rainNo Precipitation
Weather information provided by OpenWeatherMap. (CC BY-SA)
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