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Climate and weather of Cameroon



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Cameroon




 

Climate

 
Cameroon has four different climatic zones.

Temperatures are high in the north (30 to 40°) and in the south (25-30°) throughout the year (they are milder in the mountains). The rains are moderate on the plateaus but abundant on the coast and in the mountains.

The coast (west of Cameroon)
The coast has a climate with a rainy season and a dry season.

Rainy season (April to October)
Temperatures are stable (29°) and rainfall is abundant.

Dry season (November to March)
Temperatures are high (32°) and rainfall is moderate.

Northern Cameroon
The north of Cameroon has a climate with a rainy season and a dry season.

Rainy season (June to September)
Temperatures are high (32°) and rainfall is moderate (750 mm).

Dry season (October to May)
Temperatures range between 35 and 40°. Rainfall is nonexistent.

The central plateau
The plateau located in the center of Cameroon has a hot and humid climate with two dry seasons and two rainy seasons.

First rainy season (May to June) and second rainy season (October to November)
Temperatures are high (28-29°) and rainfall is intense.

First dry season (July to September) and second dry season (December to April)
Temperatures range between 26° in July and 31° in January. Rainfall is moderate.

The western moutains
Rainfall is abundant in the mountains located in the west of Cameroon (more than ten meters per year). May, June to August, September and October are the wettest months.

 When to go to Cameroon (pleasant climate) 
The climate of Cameroon is pleasant during the following months :

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

 

Weather

(main cities) 
Average temperatures and rainfall

Yaoundé (Capital of Cameroon)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
31°
30°
30°
30°
29°
27°
min
17°
13°
20°
20°
19°
19°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
26°
26°
27°
27°
28°
28°
min
19°
19°
19°
18°
19°
19°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
20
50
140
180
220
160
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
70
100
250
300
110
20

Douala

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
32°
32°
32°
32°
31°
29°
min
23°
24°
24°
23°
23°
23°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
28°
27°
29°
30°
31°
31°
min
23°
23°
23°
23°
24°
24°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
30
50
160
220
260
420
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
690
740
620
400
120
20

Weather data (temperatures and precipitation) for Cameroon are derived from monthly averages established over the last twenty years.

Cameroon weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
Cameroon, a country located in Central Africa, is bordered by Gabon and Equatorial Guinea to the south by the Atlantic Ocean to the southwest, by Nigeria to the west, by Chad to the northeast, by the Central African Republic to the east and by Congo to the southeast.

Capital: Yaoundé
Area: 475 000 km²
Population: 23 000 000 inhabitants
Language: French, English
Currency: CFA franc

Cameroon










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