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Burkina Faso

Ivory Coast

Burkina Faso
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Ivory Coast
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Burkina FasoIvory Coast
Climate zoneTropicsTropics
Latitudes14° 27' N to 9° 53' N10° 29' N to 4° 25' N
Distance to equator1,100 - 1,600 km500 - 1,200 km
Annual valuesBurkina FasoIvory Coast
Ø Daytime maximum temperature35.40 °C32.20 °C
Ø Daily low temperature22.70 °C22.10 °C
Ø Humidity51 %78 %
Precipitation854 mm1,351 mm
Rain days61.2 days97.2 days
Hours of sunshine2,993 hrs.2,263 hrs.

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Daily maximum temperatures

The highest daytime temperatures in Burkina Faso are reached in April with an average of 39.7 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is August, with an average of just 31.2 °C. In Ivory Coast, February is the warmest month, with 35.1 °C. There, it is coolest in August with an average of 29.2 °C.

Night time lows

At night, it cools down to varying degrees depending on the country and altitude. In Burkina Faso, temperatures drop as low as 17.4 °C in January. The warmest nights are in April at 26.8 °C. In Ivory Coast, it is coolest at night in January at 20.0 °C and warmest in March at 23.3 °C. This corresponds to a cooling of 8.5 to 16.4 °C in Burkina Faso and 7.3 to 13.9 °C in Ivory Coast.


The humidity of the air depends to a large extent on the air temperature. The warmer the air, the more water it can absorb. At a temperature of 25°C it is 23 grams per cubic meter, at 30 degrees it is already 26 grams. Therefore, the air humidity is given as a relative value to the temperature-dependent maximum amount. It becomes unpleasant when high humidity is combined with high temperatures.


Humidex is an approximate, sensed temperature calculated on the basis of air temperature, dew point and humidity. It was developed in 1965 by the Canadian meteorologists J. M. Masterton and F. A. Richardson. Since the wind speed is ignored here, it is not very meaningful in areas below approx. 15°C. Above that, it is more reliable, since at higher temperatures humidity plays a greater role than wind.

Rain days per month

By definition, a rain day is a day on which at least 0.1 liters of precipitation per m² fall. This corresponds to a 1 square meter puddle in which the water stands 0.1 mm high — insofar as the water does not seep away or evaporate. So it does not have to rain all day long. August brings the most rainy days (14.3) in Burkina Faso. With an average of only 0.1 days, December is the friendliest. In Ivory Coast, it rains most often in October with 12.8 days.

Precipitation amount per day

Depending on the season and the location of a country, the wind brings a varying amount of water with it. As a rule, the water evaporating in the oceans is absorbed and then transported inland. The greatest amount of rain (hail or dew are also forms of precipitation) in Burkina Faso occurs in August, when about 7.8 liters per square meter fall per day. In Ivory Coast, the average amount of precipitation ranges from 0.5 liters per day in January to 7.9 in June. However, these are average values. If you consider that there are only 12.0 rainy days in Ivory Coast in June, each of them accounts for about 19.8 liters.

Sunshine hours per day

With 2,993 hours of sunshine per year, Burkina Faso is in the lead. The most hours of sunshine (9.4 per day) are in November. Ivory Coast falls into second place with only 2,263 hours. There the sun is visible in August for only 3.4 hours per day, so not hidden behind clouds.

Hours of daylight

The length of a day varies throughout the year and depends on the distance from the equator. In January, the day in Burkina Faso is only 11.5 hours long. In June, on the other hand, it is 12.9 hours. In Ivory Coast, it is 11.7 hours in December and 12.6 in June.
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