The climate in Ghana

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climatic diagrams of this page are taken from the collected data from 13 measuring stations in Ghana.
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 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
Sunshine hours per day in Ghana

Climate charts for other regions in Ghana

Greater Accra
rainy days per month
Rainy days per month in Ghana
Precipitation in mm/day
Precipitation in Ghana
Relative humidity in %
Relative humidity in Ghana
Water temperature
Water temperatures in Ghana
Absolute humidity in g/m³ (approx.)
Absolute humidity in Ghana

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.