The climate in Ghana

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climate diagrams on this page come from the collected data of 21 weather stations.
Weather stations at an altitude above 640m have not been included.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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Climate zone: tropics

High humidity and hot temperatures make the weather in Ghana pleasant at times but also tropical humid. It is warm to hot all year round, inviting bathing at average water temperatures of 27 degrees. The warmest and rainiest part of the country is Upper East. The coldest is Central. Due to less rain, the best time for traveling is from November to March. Most precipitation falls from May to October.
Duration of daylight and sunshine in Ghana
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Ghana
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Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Ghana
Water temperatureWater temperatures in Ghana
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Ghana
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in Ghana

Regions in Ghana

All figures per year. For detailed climate data click on the name of the region.

max Ø day
min Ø night
Ashanti31.4 °C22.3 °C1,935 h101 1,376 l77.0 %
Brong-Ahafo31.9 °C21.7 °C2,044 h85 1,161 l73.0 %
Central30.8 °C24.1 °C2,336 h70 989 l83.0 %
Eastern31.3 °C24.2 °C2,409 h61 821 l81.0 %
Greater Accra31.3 °C24.3 °C2,409 h59 803 l81.0 %
Northern34.3 °C22.9 °C2,665 h73 1,033 l60.0 %
Upper East34.7 °C22.5 °C2,920 h70 1,051 l
Volta30.9 °C24.1 °C2,227 h77 1,077 l84.0 %
Western30.9 °C23.0 °C2,081 h91 1,296 l81.0 %

Temperature records of the last 71 years

The hottest temperature measured from 1952 to March 2023 was reported by the Accra weather station. In January 2021, the record temperature of 39.5 °C was reported here. The hottest summer from July to September, based on all 21 weather stations in Ghana below 640 meters altitude, was recorded in 2021 with an average temperature of 26.1 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every four to six hours, thus also including the nights. Normally, this value is 25.2 degrees Celsius. The average maximum daily temperature at that time was 30.5 °C.

The coldest day in these 71 years was reported by the Accra weather station. Here the temperature dropped to 2.9 °C in January 2020. Accra lies at an altitude of 68 meters above sea level. The coldest winter (January to March) was in 1976 with an average temperature of 26.6 °C. In Ghana, it is usual to have about 1.4 degrees more at 28.0 °C for this three-month period.

The most precipitation fell in June 1964. With 26.7 mm per day, the Takoradi weather station recorded the highest monthly average of the last 71 years.

Data basis and methodology

The data from the individual measuring stations are based on the archives of the German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. In order to determine a representative national average, average values were first calculated for each part of the country, which were then summarized at the national level. Thus, if a disproportionate number of weather stations are located in a small area, their number does not affect the national average.
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