Ghana Weather and Climate
According to COUNTRYAAH, Ghana is a West African state (238,533 km²). Capital: Accra . Administrative division: regions (10). Population: 22,470,000 inhab. (2008 estimate). Language: English (official), Kwa languages (Twi and infantry ), gur (more and dagomba). Religion: Protestants 23.7%, Muslims 20.1%, Catholics 12.2%, other Christians 15.9%, animists / traditional beliefs 21.5%, others 6.6%. Monetary unit: cedi (100 pesewas). Human Development Index: 0.533 (142nd place). Borders: Burkina Faso (N), Togo (E), Atlantic Ocean ( Gulf of Guinea ) (S), Ivory Coast(W). Member of: ECOWAS, Commonwealth, UN, AU and WTO, EU associate.
Optimal travel time for the regions
In the following overview you can see the best travel time depending on the region (Ghana).
|Place||Best travel time|
|Accra||all except February, March, April and June|
|Kumasi||January, February and December|
Temperatures, precipitation, sunshine in Accra (Ghana)
|Daytime temperature||32 ° C||33 ° C||33 ° C||32 ° C||31 ° C||29 ° C||29 ° C||28 ° C||29 ° C||31 ° C||32 ° C||32 ° C|
|Night temperature||23 ° C||24 ° C||24 ° C||24 ° C||24 ° C||23 ° C||23 ° C||22 ° C||22 ° C||24 ° C||24 ° C||23 ° C|
|Water temperature||27 ° C||27 ° C||28 ° C||28 ° C||28 ° C||27 ° C||26 ° C||24 ° C||25 ° C||25 ° C||27 ° C||27 ° C|
|Precipitation in mm||11||22||57||97||131||221||66||28||68||62||28||16|
|Hours of sunshine||7||7||7||7||7||5||5||5||6||7||8||8|
The annual average temperature in Accra is 27.1 ° C. For comparison: Munich reaches an average of 8.6 ° C, in Berlin it is 9.6 ° C. The warmest month is January (28.4 ° C), coldest month of August, with mean values of 25.1 ° C. The maximum water temperature in Accra is 28 ° 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.
The annual precipitation is 806 mm on 54 days with precipitation. For comparison: In Munich, 967 mm, in Berlin 570 mm, precipitation is measured annually. The June is considered the rainy season, since in this month are expected to more than 175 mm of rainfall. You cannot expect snow in any month in Accra.
As our climate table shows, November is the sunniest month with an average of 7.9 hours of sunshine per day. On average over the year, the sun shines 6.5 hours a day. For comparison: In Munich and Berlin, the sun shines an average of 4.7 hours per day throughout the year.
The following larger towns are nearby and have a similar climate: Ashaiman, Achiaman, Teshie, Tema and Madina.