Climate comparison

Ivory Coast


Ivory Coast
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Ivory CoastSenegal
Climate zoneTropicsTropics
Latitudes10° 29' N to 4° 25' N16° 31' N to 12° 29' N
Distance to equator500 - 1,200 km1,400 - 1,800 km
Annual valuesIvory CoastSenegal
Ø Daytime maximum temperature32.20 °C35.40 °C
Ø Daily low temperature22.10 °C22 °C
Ø Water temperature26.60 °C24.50 °C
Ø Humidity78 %67 %
Precipitation1,351 mm745 mm
Rain days97.2 days50.4 days
Hours of sunshine2,263 hrs.2,811 hrs.

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Ivory Coast

Daily maximum temperatures

The highest daytime temperatures in Ivory Coast are reached in February with an average of 35.1 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is August, with an average of just 29.2 °C. In Senegal, April is the warmest month, with 38.0 °C. There, it is coolest in August with an average of 32.9 °C.

Night time lows

At night, it cools down to varying degrees depending on the country and altitude. In Ivory Coast, temperatures drop as low as 20.0 °C in January. The warmest nights are in March at 23.3 °C. In Senegal, it is coolest at night in January at 17.5 °C and warmest in July at 24.7 °C. This corresponds to a cooling of 7.3 to 13.9 °C in Ivory Coast and 8.5 to 16.6 °C in Senegal.

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. October brings the most rainy days (12.8) in Ivory Coast. With an average of only 1.6 days, January is the friendliest. In Senegal, it rains most often in August with 15.5 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 Ivory Coast occurs in June, when about 7.9 liters per square meter fall per day. In Senegal, the average amount of precipitation ranges from zero liters per day in December to 8.5 in August. 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 2,811 hours of sunshine per year, Senegal is in the lead. The most hours of sunshine (9.2 per day) are in April. 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 December, the day in Ivory Coast is only 11.7 hours long. In June, on the other hand, it is 12.6 hours. In Senegal, it is 11.3 hours in December and 13.0 in June.
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