Climate in Zou

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climate diagrams on this page result from the collected data of the official weather station in Zou in a height of 167m above sea level. All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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Zou is one of the coldest regions in Benin with an average daily high temperature of only 33 degrees centigrade. High humidity and hot temperatures make the weather at times pleasant but also tropical humid. It is yearlong warm or hot. Because of the lower temperatures the best time for traveling is in August. Try to avoid the rainy season from May to October.
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Zou
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 8 hours per day, November is the sunniest month in country part Zou. In August the sun shines the shortest.
Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Zou
A rainy day is a day on which at least an amount of 0.1 mm precipitation (=0.1 liter) per square meter falls. This can be rain, snow, hail or even dew. So it does not have to rain the whole day. With 12 rainy days, September offers the most number of rainy days, and in December the least.
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Zou
The amount of precipitation is measured in millimeters per square meter. Thus, at 2 mm/day, 2 liters of water fall on one square meter within 24 hours. With only 0.19 mm, the least rain falls in December. September, on the other hand, has the most rain.
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Zou
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 84%, July is the most uncomfortable. In February, on the other hand, it is easier to endure.
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in Zou
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 Zou.
Humidex in °CHumidex in Zou
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 Zou

Most important cities in the country part »Zou«

Bohicon125,0927° 10' 42"N2° 4' 0"E
Abomey82,1547° 10' 58"N1° 59' 28"E
Cové38,5667° 13' 15"N2° 20' 25"E

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