Climate in West Cameroon

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climate diagrams on this page come from the collected data of the official weather station in West Cameroon in a height of 1208m above sea level. All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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West Cameroon is the coldest region in Cameroon with an average high temperature of only 27°C. It is warm or hot yearlong.
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Sunshine hours per day
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 9 hours per day, January is the sunniest month in the region of West Cameroon. In August, the sun shines the least.
Rain days per month
A rain day is a day on which at least 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 23 rain days, August offers the most rain days, while December has the fewest.
Relative humidity in %
Warm air can absorb more moisture than cold air. The relative humidity indicates how much moisture can be physically contained in the air. At high humidity, a person feels uncomfortable and perceives this as oppressive. In general, a relative humidity of 40-60% feels pleasant. With humidity averaging 86%, July is the most uncomfortable. In February, on the other hand, it is easier to endure.
Absolute humidity in g/m³
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 reached for 9 months in West Cameroon, although these are average values, and a month is rarely completely or not at all humid.
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.
Map of West Cameroon

Most important cities in the region »West Cameroon«

Alone 2 cities with over 100,000 inhabitants are located here. The region has a west-east extension of about 90 km and over 90 km from north to south.

CityPopulationGeo position
Bafoussam239,2875° 28' 40"N10° 25' 3"E
Mbouda111,3205° 37' 34"N10° 15' 15"E
Dschang96,1125° 26' 38"N10° 3' 12"E
Foumban92,6735° 43' 36"N10° 53' 55"E
Foumbot84,0655° 30' 29"N10° 37' 57"E
Bafang80,6885° 9' 25"N10° 10' 38"E
Bangangté65,3855° 8' 27"N10° 31' 31"E
Tonga16,0364° 58' 0"N10° 41' 60"E
Bazou13,0585° 3' 36"N10° 28' 3"E
Ngou7,5605° 11' 49"N10° 23' 9"E
Bansoa7,5605° 26' 54"N10° 18' 49"E
Bandjoun6,8725° 22' 32"N10° 24' 48"E
Bamendjou6,6435° 23' 24"N10° 19' 49"E
Bana5,7275° 8' 48"N10° 16' 32"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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