Climate in West Cameroon

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climate diagrams on this page result 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 yearlong warm or hot.
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in West Cameroon
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 shortest.
Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in West Cameroon
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 23 rainy days, August offers the most number of rainy days, and in December the least.
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in West Cameroon
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 86%, July is the most uncomfortable. In February, on the other hand, it is easier to endure.
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in West Cameroon
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 in 9 months in West Cameroon, although these are average values, and a month is rarely completely or not at all considered humid.
Humidex in °CHumidex in West Cameroon
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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