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Climate in Benguela
(Angola)

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures


All climate diagrams on this page result from the collected data of the official weather station in Benguela in a height of 3m above sea level. All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.


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High humidity and hot temperatures make the weather at times pleasant but also tropical humid. It is warm to hot all year round and invites to bathe at average water temperatures of 23 degrees. Because of the lower temperatures the best time for traveling is from July to August.
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Benguela
The number of hours of sunshine refers to the time when the sun is actually visible. That is, without any obstruction of visibility by clouds, fog or mountains. With 7 hours per day, February is the sunniest month in country part Benguela. In July the sun shines the shortest.
Water temperatureWater temperatures in Benguela
Water temperature depends not only on solar radiation within the same region, but also on ocean currents. For example, depending on the season, cold or warm water masses are moved from other areas. The warmest temperatures in Benguela are in April, when the water is 26 °C.
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Benguela
Warm air can absorb more moisture than cold air. The relative humidity indicates how much moisture of the physically possible is actually contained in the air. At high humidity, the person feels uncomfortable and perceives this as oppressive. In general, a relative humidity of 40-60% gives as pleasant. With humidity averaging 81%, August is the most uncomfortable. In February, on the other hand, it is easier to endure.
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in Benguela
In warm months, there is also a higher absolute humidity almost everywhere. At a temperature of 25°C, air can absorb up to 23 grams of water per cubic meter. At 20°C, it is only 17.3 grams. A relative humidity of 40% at 25°C thus corresponds to an absolute humidity of 9.2 grams of water. From a proportion of approx. 13.5 grams, humans perceive the air as muggy. This limit is exceeded throughout the year in Benguela.
Humidex in °CHumidex in Benguela
The "Humidex" (humidity index) is an index of well-being in warmer areas, calculated from the air temperature, relative humidity and dew point. The index corresponds approximately to the temperature felt. At high temperatures, the body transports heat away by sweating. At high humidity the ambient air can only absorb a small amount of sweat and thus one feels uncomfortable. An index of 20-29 is considered comfortable. Up to 39, people perceive the air as slightly uncomfortable, and above 40, as very uncomfortable. Values above 45 are dangerous in the long run and often lead to heat stroke.
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Map of Benguela

Most important cities in the country part »Benguela«

Alone 2 cities with over 100,000 inhabitants are located here.

CityPopulationGeo-Position
Lobito207,93212° 21' 52"S13° 32' 10"E
Benguela151,22612° 34' 35"S13° 24' 20"E
Catumbela16,97712° 25' 48"S13° 32' 48"E


Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. Data on cities and inhabitants: geonames.org, United Nations Statistics Division and own research.
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