The best times to visit Accra for ideal weather are

late July

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

  • Safety
  • The busiest and least popular months
  • Overall travel experience by time of year
  • Weather in Accra

    Temperature

    Average temperatures in Accra vary barely at all and are too warm to be considered temperate for most. The area is in the bottom 1 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. 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 early March where highs are regularly around 91.1°F (32.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 78.1°F (25.6°C) at night.

    Accra Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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    Average
    Low

    Accra Temperatures (Celsius)

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    High
    Average
    Low

    “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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    High
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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

     
    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.

    Chance of Precipitation

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

    Key
    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

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

    Key
    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan 2.9 0 0.01
    Feb 4.3 0 0.03
    Mar 5.7 0 0.03
    Apr 11.4 0 0.06
    May 22.9 0 0.11
    Jun 34.3 0 0.19
    Jul 20 0 0.07
    Aug 7.1 0 0.02
    Sep 20 0 0.04
    Oct 15.7 0 0.06
    Nov 7.1 0 0.03
    Dec 4.3 0 0.05

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 2.9 0 0.03
    Feb 4.3 0 0.08
    Mar 5.7 0 0.08
    Apr 11.4 0 0.15
    May 22.9 0 0.28
    Jun 34.3 0 0.48
    Jul 20 0 0.18
    Aug 7.1 0 0.05
    Sep 20 0 0.1
    Oct 15.7 0 0.15
    Nov 7.1 0 0.08
    Dec 4.3 0 0.13
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    Humidity and Wind

    Accra has slightly high to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is January (64% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (78.5%).

    Wind in Accra is usually stronger than usual. 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 “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.

    Key
    Avg. Relative Humidity

    Wind

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

    Key
    Max Sustained Wind
    Average Daily Wind

    Average Wind Speeds

    Show Wind Speeds

    All wind speeds are in knots.

    Month Avg. Wind Meaning (Beaufort) Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind Meaning (Beufort)
    Jan 7.3 a gentle breeze 14.7 a moderate breeze
    Feb 9 a gentle breeze 16.5 a moderate breeze
    Mar 9.3 a gentle breeze 16.8 a moderate breeze
    Apr 8.6 a gentle breeze 16.4 a moderate breeze
    May 7.7 a gentle breeze 16 a moderate breeze
    Jun 8.6 a gentle breeze 16.2 a moderate breeze
    Jul 10.2 a gentle breeze 17.4 a moderate breeze
    Aug 11.1 a moderate breeze 18.6 a fresh breeze
    Sep 10.3 a gentle breeze 17.9 a moderate breeze
    Oct 8.9 a gentle breeze 17.2 a fresh breeze
    Nov 7.5 a gentle breeze 14.8 a moderate breeze
    Dec 7.1 a gentle breeze 14.8 a moderate 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?

    As of 5/30/2017 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

    Key
    Tourists Seeking Accommodations

    Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. 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 very warm. Highs range from 91.1°F (32.8°C) and 86.8°F (30.4°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. 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 quite warm. 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. Tourism is busy during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.

    Winter (December through February)

    Weather is somewhat warm this time of year in Accra to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 90.7°F (32.6°C) and 89.6°F (32°C). These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.