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.

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Weather in Accra

Temperature

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)

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Accra Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

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)

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Accra Perceived Temperature (C)

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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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 90.4 82.5 76.5
Feb 89.9 83.3 78.1
Mar 91.1 84.2 78.5
Apr 90.5 83.8 78.1
May 89.3 83 77.1
Jun 85 80 75.4
Jul 83.1 78.3 74.7
Aug 83 77.6 73.8
Sep 84.8 78.7 74.8
Oct 87.3 80.6 75.7
Nov 89.1 82.3 77
Dec 90.4 82.8 77.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 32.4 28.1 24.7
Feb 32.2 28.5 25.6
Mar 32.8 29 25.8
Apr 32.5 28.8 25.6
May 31.8 28.3 25.1
Jun 29.4 26.7 24.1
Jul 28.4 25.7 23.7
Aug 28.3 25.3 23.2
Sep 29.3 25.9 23.8
Oct 30.7 27 24.3
Nov 31.7 27.9 25
Dec 32.4 28.2 25.1


 

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.

Chanceof Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Accra.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Accra (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 2% 0 0.4
Feb 4% 0 1
Mar 4% 0 1
Apr 10% 0 1.9
May 16% 0 3.6
Jun 22% 0 5.8
Jul 9% 0 2.2
Aug 3% 0 0.8
Sep 8% 0 1.3
Oct 8% 0 1.8
Nov 5% 0 0.9
Dec 4% 0 1.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 2 0 1
Feb 4 0 2.5
Mar 4 0 2.5
Apr 10 0 4.8
May 16 0 9.1
Jun 22 0 14.7
Jul 9 0 5.6
Aug 3 0 2
Sep 8 0 3.3
Oct 8 0 4.6
Nov 5 0 2.3
Dec 4 0 3.8

 

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.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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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
Jan 64%
Feb 70.9%
Mar 70.3%
Apr 71.4%
May 72.8%
Jun 78.5%
Jul 78.1%
Aug 77.7%
Sep 77.6%
Oct 75.7%
Nov 74.2%
Dec 69.7%

 

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

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 71.7 in November means 71.7% of the tourists vs. September.


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.

 

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