Climate comparison



All information: Ghana
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Climate zoneTropicsTropics
Latitudes11° 4' N to 4° 52' N3° 56' N to 4° 28' S
Distance to equator500 - 1,200 km0 - 500 km
Annual valuesGhanaKenya
Ø Daytime maximum temperature32.10 °C27.40 °C
Ø Daily low temperature23.20 °C16.50 °C
Ø Water temperature26.40 °C27 °C
Ø Humidity78 %66 %
Precipitation1,084 mm872 mm
Rain days74.4 days85.2 days
Hours of sunshine2,373 hrs.2,628 hrs.

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Daily maximum temperatures

The highest daytime temperatures in Ghana are reached in February with an average of 34.7 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is August, with an average of just 28.8 °C. In Kenya, March is the warmest month, with 29.6 °C. There, it is coolest in July with an average of 25.3 °C.

Night time lows

At night, it cools down to varying degrees depending on the country and altitude. In Ghana, temperatures drop as low as 21.6 °C in January. The warmest nights are in April at 24.9 °C. In Kenya, it is coolest at night in July at 15.2 °C and warmest in April at 17.9 °C. This corresponds to a cooling of 6.4 to 11.7 °C in Ghana and 9.6 to 12.8 °C in Kenya.

Water temperatures


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. September brings the most rainy days (11.7) in Ghana. With an average of only 1.0 days, January is the friendliest. In Kenya, it rains most often in April with 10.8 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 Ghana occurs in June, when about 5.7 liters per square meter fall per day. In Kenya, the average amount of precipitation ranges from 1.1 liters per day in February to 4.4 in April. However, these are average values. If you consider that there are only 10.7 rainy days in Ghana in June, each of them accounts for about 16.1 liters.

Sunshine hours per day

With 2,628 hours of sunshine per year, Kenya is in the lead. The most hours of sunshine (9.0 per day) are in February. Ghana falls into second place with only 2,373 hours. There the sun is visible in August for only 4.5 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 Ghana is only 11.7 hours long. In June, on the other hand, it is 12.6 hours. In Kenya, it is 12.1 hours in March and 12.2 in January.
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