The best times to visit Accra for ideal weather are
August 13th to May 13th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Accra Travel Guide
Weather in Accra
Average temperatures in Accra vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 30th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Accra, the hottest months are March, April, and then February. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid March where highs are regularly around 91.1°F (32.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 79°F (26.1°C) at night.
Accra Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Accra Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Accra Perceived Temperature (F)
Accra Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Accra Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Accra are January, August, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid June with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of June 11th.
When can you find snow in Accra? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Accra.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Accra (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Accra has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is January (64% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (78.5%).
Wind in Accra is usually moderate. The windiest month is August, followed by September and July. August’s average wind speed of around 11.1 knots (12.8 MPH or 20.6 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late August to early September where average top sustained speeds reach 19.3 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Accra.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||7.3||Gentle breeze||14.7||Significant breeze|
|Feb||9||Gentle breeze||16.5||Significant breeze|
|Mar||9.3||Gentle breeze||16.8||Significant breeze|
|Apr||8.6||Gentle breeze||16.4||Significant breeze|
|May||7.7||Gentle breeze||16||Significant breeze|
|Jun||8.6||Gentle breeze||16.2||Significant breeze|
|Jul||10.2||Gentle breeze||17.4||Significant breeze|
|Aug||11.1||Significant breeze||18.6||Strong breeze|
|Sep||10.3||Gentle breeze||17.9||Significant breeze|
|Oct||8.9||Gentle breeze||17.2||Strong breeze|
|Nov||7.5||Gentle breeze||14.8||Significant breeze|
|Dec||7.1||Gentle breeze||14.8||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Accra?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Jan 18, 2018 there are travel warnings for Ghana; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Accra, Ghana is September, followed by May and July. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Accra in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Accra Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 91.1°F (32.8°C) and 86.8°F (30.4°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 5 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 1 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Accra, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 90.2°F (32.3°C) and 84.4°F (29.1°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 3 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Accra to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 91°F (32.8°C) and 89.6°F (32°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: consistently 1 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.