Climate zone: tropics
High humidity in Ghana and high temperatures are causing a pleasant weather at times, but also and partly tropical hot and humid. It is warm to hot all year round and invites to bathe at average water temperatures of 27 degrees. Because of the lower temperatures the best time for traveling is in July.Try to avoid the rainy season from May to October.
› Duration of daylight and sunshine in Ghana
hours of sunshine per day rainy days per month Precipitation in mm/day Relative humidity in % Water temperature Absolute humidity in g/m³ (approx.)
Temperature records of the last 67 years
The hottest temperature measured from 1952 to August 2019 was reported by the Kumasi weather station. In January 2018 the record temperature of 35.6 °C was reported here. The hottest summer from July to September, based on all 21 weather stations in Ghana below 640 metres altitude, was recorded in 2019 with an average temperature of 25.9 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every 4 to 6 hours, thus also including the nights. Normally, this value is 25.2 degrees Celsius. The average maximum daily temperature at that time was 29.4 °C.
The coldest day in these 67 years was reported by the weather station Sunyani. Here the temperature dropped to 12.1 °C in August 2019. Sunyani lies at an altitude of 307 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.