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The best time to visit Ghana

The best time to go to Ghana is during the northern hemisphere’s winter.

October through to April are not significantly hotter or cooler than other times of the year, but they are a great deal more comfortable as humidity levels are lower. These months form the dry season so there are fewer mosquitoes, game viewing is at its best as the grass is low, and resident bird populations are supplemented by all sorts of Palaearctic migrants.

The main disadvantage of the dry season, particularly from December through to February, is that visibility is seriously impeded by sands blown from the Sahara by the Harmattan winds.

If you would like to see the Akwasidae Festival in Kumasi, it is normally celebrated in July.

 

 

Climate charts for cities and places within Ghana

The below climate charts have been compiled by Weather2Travel.com. For an explanation to the various measurements, please read our climate notes.

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Accra

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3290 3290 3290 3290 3188 2984 2882 2882 2984 3086 3188 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 2373 2475 2475 2475 2475 2373 2373 2272 2272 2373 2373 2373
Sunshine hours 7 7 7 7 7 5 4 4 5 7 8 7
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 131 331 673 1024 1406 2028 703 361 693 883 452 241
Rainy Days 5 7 10 11 16 21 13 12 13 14 9 7
Humidity VH VH VH VH VH H M M M H VH VH
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) 2781 2882 2882 2984 2984 2781 2577 2475 2577 2679 2882 2882

Axim

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3086 3188 3188 3188 3086 2984 2781 2781 2882 2984 3086 3086
Min temp (C)(F) 2373 2475 2475 2475 2373 2373 2373 2272 2272 2373 2373 2373
Sunshine hours 7 7 7 7 6 4 4 4 4 6 7 7
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 331 653 1255 1677 32613 48019 1747 793 984 1667 1315 663
Rainy Days 6 8 12 14 23 26 18 16 18 21 17 10
Humidity H VH VH VH H H M M M H H H
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2984 2984 2984 2882 2679 2475 2577 2679 2882 2882

Kumasi

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3290 3493 3391 3290 3290 3086 2882 2882 2984 3086 3188 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 2068 2272 2272 2272 2272 2272 2170 2170 2170 2170 2272 2170
Sunshine hours 6 7 6 7 7 5 4 3 4 5 6 6
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 13 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 151 643 1355 1305 1737 2108 1556 914 1677 1576 733 261
Rainy Days 5 9 14 14 18 22 19 17 24 24 12 7
Humidity H VH VH VH VH H M M H H VH H
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A