The climate in Togo

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climate diagrams on this page come from the collected data of 12 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

The climate in Togo is very warm, with an annual average of 33 degrees, but has few truly tropical and sticky months. It is warm to hot all year round, inviting bathing at average water temperatures of 26 degrees. The warmest and rainiest part of the country is Savanes. The coldest is Plateaux. Due to less rain, the best time for traveling is from November to March. Most precipitation falls from June to October.
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Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Togo
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in Togo

Regions in Togo

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

max Ø day
min Ø night
Centrale33.1 °C21.3 °C2,482 h104 1,208 l70.0 %
Kara33.6 °C21.4 °C2,592 h100 1,307 l70.0 %
Maritime32.6 °C24.2 °C2,263 h72 1,051 l84.0 %
Plateaux32.4 °C22.5 °C2,081 h91 1,336 l74.0 %
Savanes35.0 °C23.2 °C2,555 h76 1,069 l60.0 %

Temperature records of the last 74 years

The hottest temperature measured from 1949 to January 2023 was reported by the Sokode weather station. In March 2017, the record temperature of 47.5 °C was reported here. The hottest summer from July to September, based on all 8 weather stations in Togo below 640 meters altitude, was recorded in 2019 with an average temperature of 25.9 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every four to six hours, thus also including the nights. Normally, this value is 25.0 degrees Celsius. The average maximum daily temperature at that time was 30.3 °C.

The coldest day in these 74 years was reported by the Lome weather station. Here the temperature dropped to 5.9 °C in February 2019. Lome lies at an altitude of 20 meters above sea level. The coldest winter (January to March) was in 1976 with an average temperature of 27.0 °C. In Togo, it is usual to have about 1.3 degrees more at 28.3 °C for this three-month period.

The most precipitation fell in September 1991. With 23.7 mm per day, the Dapaong weather station recorded the highest monthly average of the last 74 years. Incidentally, the region with the most rainfall for the whole year is around Niamtougou. The driest region is near Lome.

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. There are 9 stations in Togo itself. In 3 cases, neighboring but nearby weather stations were also used to obtain more accurate values.
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