The best times to visit Accra for ideal weather are
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 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)
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)|
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.
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 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.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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|
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
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.