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Climate and weather of Ghana



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Ghana




 

Climate

 
Ghana has two different climatic zones.

Temperatures range between 27 and 35° during the year. The rains are higher in the south (1 200 2 000 mm oer year) than in the north (1 200 mm per year). Humidity is higher in the south than in the north.

Southern Ghana
The south has an equatorial climate with two dry seasons and two rainy seasons. Humidity is very high (more than 80% throughout the year) and rainfall ranges from 1 200 to 2 000 mm per year.

First dry season (November to March)
Temperatures reach 30-31° (the hottest months are February and March) and rainfall is low.

Second dry season (August)
Temperatures reach 26°.

First rainy season (April to July) and second rainy season (September to October)
Temperatures are constant (25-27° C) and rainfall is high. The rains are higher in the southwest than in the southeast.

Northern Ghana
The north has a tropical climate with a rainy season and a dry season. Humidity is high except when a dry wind blows over the north during the dry season.

Dry season (November to March)
A dry and dusty wind warms the atmosphere in December to February and March. Temperatures rise to 35° during the daytime but the nights are often cool. Humidity sometimes drops to 25%.

Rainy season (April to October)
Temperatures are stable (27°) and rainfall is relatively high (1 200 mm).

 When to go to Ghana (pleasant climate) 
The climate of Ghana 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

Accra (Capital of Ghana)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
31°
32°
32°
31°
31°
29°
min
26°
27°
27°
27°
26°
25°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
28°
27°
28°
29°
31°
31°
min
24°
24°
24°
25°
26°
26°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
10
20
50
80
130
190
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
50
10
40
60
30
20

Tamale

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
32°
34°
35°
34°
32°
30°
min
27°
29°
31°
30°
28°
27°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
28°
28°
28°
31°
32°
31°
min
26°
26°
26°
27°
27°
26°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
days
...
...
...
1
4
2
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
days
5
7
6
3
...
...

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

Ghana weather (more cities)


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

Capital: Accra
Area: 239 000 km²
Population: 26 000 000 inhabitants
Language: English
Currency: Cedi

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