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Climate and weather of Côte d'Ivoire



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Côte d'Ivoire




 

Climate

 
Côte d'Ivoire has two different climatic zones.

Temperatures vary little (27 to 30°) throughout the year except in the north where they exceed 30° between November and April. The rains are higher in the south (2 000 mm per year) than in the north (1 200 mm per year). Humidity is higher in the south (85%) than in the north (45%).

Southern Côte d'Ivoire
The south has an equatorial climate with two dry seasons and two rainy seasons. Rainfall reaches 2 000 mm per year and humidity is very high (85%).

First dry season (December to April) and second dry season (August to September)
Temperatures are stable (30°) and rainfall is low.

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

Northern Côte d'Ivoire
The north has a tropical climate with a dry season and a rainy season. Humidity is moderate (45%).

Dry season (November to April)
Temperatures exceed 30° during the daytime but the nights are cool.

Rainy season (May to October)
Temperatures are stable (28 to 29°) and rainfall is relatively abundant (1 100 mm). August is the wettest month.

 When to go to Côte d'Ivoire (pleasant climate) 
The climate of Côte d'Ivoire 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

Yamoussoukro (Capital of Côte d'Ivoire)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
33°
34°
34°
33°
32°
30°
min
21°
23°
24°
24°
23°
23°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
28°
29°
29°
31°
31°
32°
min
23°
23°
23°
23°
22°
21°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
days
1
3
6
5
8
9
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
days
8
11
10
8
3
1

Abidjan

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
30°
31°
31°
31°
30°
29°
min
23°
24°
25°
25°
24°
23°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
27°
27°
28°
29°
31°
30°
min
23°
22°
22°
23°
24°
24°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
20
50
100
140
290
560
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
200
40
60
140
150
70

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

Côte d'Ivoire weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
Côte d'Ivoire, a country located in Western Africa, is bordered by Liberia and Guinea to the west, by Mali and Burkina Faso to the north, by Ghana to the east and by the Atlantic Ocean to the south.

Capital: Yamoussoukro
Area: 323 000 km²
Population: 23 000 000 inhabitants
Language: French
Currency: CFA franc

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