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Climate and weather of Equatorial Guinea



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Equatorial Guinea




 

Climate

 
Equatorial Guinea has an equatorial climate.

Temperatures reach 30° all year round (January to December) and rainfall is abundant (1 500 to 4 500 mm per year in the continental region ; 1 800 to 11 500 mm per year on the island of Bioko). The sky is cloudy most of the time and humidity is consistently high.

Continental region of Equatorial Guinea
The mainland has an equatorial climate with two rainy seasons and two dry seasons. The annual rains are higher on the southwestern coast (4 500 mm) than on the northwestern coast (2 500 mm). They are less intense in the east of the mainland (1500 mm).

First rainy season (September to November) and the second rainy season (March to May)
Temperatures are constant (29°) and rainfall is high.

First dry season (June to August) and second dry season (December to February)
Temperatures are stable (31°) and rainfall is low.

Island of Bioko
The island of Bioko, located in the Gulf of Guinea, has an equatorial climate with a rainy season and a dry season. The rains are higher on the south coast of the island (11 500 mm) than on the north coast (1 800 mm) which is protected from southwestern moisture-laden winds by a former volcano located in the center of the island.

Rainy season (March to November)
Temperatures are constant (29 to 30°) and rainfall is high.

Dry season (December to February)
Temperatures are stable (30°) and rainfall is low.

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

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

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

 

Weather

(main cities) 
Average temperatures and rainfall

Malabo (Capital of Equatorial Guinea)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
31°
32°
32°
32°
31°
30°
min
20°
21°
21°
22°
22°
21°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
29°
30°
31°
31°
31°
31°
min
21°
21°
21°
22°
22°
22°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
20
60
150
130
160
210
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
210
180
230
230
100
50

Bata

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

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
110
100
210
310
250
100
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
...
...
240
480
300
70

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

Equatorial Guinea weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
Continental Equatorial Guinea is bordered by Gabon to the east and to the south, by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and by Cameroon to the north. The island of Bioko is located in the Atlantic Ocean, west of Cameroon.

Capital: Malabo
Area: 28 000 kmē
Population: 700 000 inhabitants
Languages: Spanish, French
Currency: CFA franc

Equatorial Guinea










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