29 to 34°C
2959 hours
sunshine per day
319 mm
227 days
138 days
0 days

Climate of Benin

Benin has a tropical savanna climate. It is warm every month with both a wet and dry season. The average annual temperature for Benin is 32° degrees and there is about 320 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 202 days a year with an average humidity of 76% and an UV-index of 7.

Climate averages for the whole year

  • Day: the average daily temperature during the day is between 29°C and 34°C
  • Night:the average nighttime temperature is between 23°C and 27°C
  • Rain: it rains 138 days and there is a total of approximately 319 mm rainfall
  • Sun hours: throughout the year there are 2959 sun hours
Maximum temperature: between 29°C and 34°C
Warmest month: 34°C in January
Coldest month: 29°C in July
Night temperature: between 23°C and 27°C
Dry days: 227 days
Days with rain: 138 days
Days with snow: 0 days
Total rain sum: 319 mm
Hours of sunshine: 2959 hours

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Temperature graph

This graph shows the average maximum temperature (red) and minimum temperature (blue) for Benin.

Precipitation graph

This graph shows the average amount of rainfall per month for Benin.

Climate table of Benin

In this climate table you can see at a glance what the average weather per month is for Benin. The data has been collected over a 30-year period, from which an average per month has been derived. From year to year the differences may be larger or smaller, but with this climate table you have a good idea of what the weather for Benin might be like in a given month.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 34 33 34 34 32 30 29 29 30 31 32 34
Night temp. (°C) 24 26 27 27 26 25 24 23 24 25 25 24
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 9 15 11 13 25 59 64 35 46 22 14 6
Days with rain 5 7 7 8 11 19 23 18 18 11 6 5
Dry days 26 21 24 22 20 11 8 13 12 20 24 26
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 10 9 9 9 9 7 6 6 7 8 9 10
Wind force (Bft) 2 3 3 3 2 2 3 3 2 2 2 2
UV-index 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 7 7 7 7 7

Best time to visit Benin

To go to Benin, the best time to visit is May through November. In this period you have a warm temperature and little precipitation. In Benin, January is the warmest month with 34°C and the most cold month is 29°C in July.

Climate of Benin by month

What is the average climate in a given month for Benin? Click on a month to see all monthly averages for sunshine, maximum and minimum temperatures, percent chance of rain per day, snowfall and number of rainy days.

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