Benin Weather and Climate

Temperatures, precipitation, sunshine in Cotonou (Benin)

Jan Feb March Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime temperature 31 ° C 32 ° C 32 ° C 32 ° C 31 ° C 29 ° C 28 ° C 28 ° C 28 ° C 30 ° C 31 ° C 31 ° C
Night temperature 24 ° C 25 ° C 26 ° C 26 ° C 25 ° C 24 ° C 24 ° C 23 ° C 24 ° C 24 ° C 24 ° C 24 ° C
Water temperature 27 ° C 27 ° C 28 ° C 29 ° C 28 ° C 27 ° C 26 ° C 24 ° C 25 ° C 26 ° C 27 ° C 28 ° C
Precipitation in mm 9 37 74 137 197 356 147 65 99 127 41 20
Rainy days 1 2 4 7 11 14 7 5 9 9 3 1
Hours of sunshine 7 8 7 7 7 5 4 5 6 7 8 7
Sunrise 7:05 7:05 6:55 6:45 6:35 6:35 6:40 6:45 6:40 6:35 6:40 6:55
Sunset 18:55 19:00 19:00 19:00 19:00 19:05 19:10 19:05 18:50 18:35 18:30 18:40

Temperatures

The annual average temperature in Cotonou is 27.2 ° C. For comparison: Munich reaches an average of 8.6 ° C, in Berlin it is 9.6 ° C. The warmest month is March (28.9 ° C), coldest month of August, with mean values of 25.6 ° C. The maximum water temperature in Cotonou is 29 ° C. Comfortable bathing is possible at these temperatures. All months have a water temperature of at least 21 ° C and are therefore suitable for a beach holiday.

Precipitation

The annual precipitation is 1309 mm on 73 days with precipitation. For comparison: In Munich, 967 mm, in Berlin 570 mm, precipitation is measured annually. The months of May and June are considered the rainy season, as more than 175 mm of precipitation can be expected per month. Overall, around 553 mm of precipitation can be expected in the rainy season. You cannot expect snow in any month in Cotonou.

Sunshine

As our climate table shows, November is the sunniest month with an average of 8.1 hours of sunshine per day. The average annual sunshine is 6.4 hours per day. For comparison: In Munich and Berlin, the sun shines an average of 4.7 hours per day throughout the year.

Cities nearby

The following larger towns are nearby and have a similar climate: Porto-Novo.

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