The best times to visit Cameroon for ideal weather are
November 5th to April 8th
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 Cameroon
Average temperatures in Cameroon vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 18th 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 Cameroon, the hottest months are April, March, and then May. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early April where highs are regularly around 97°F (36.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 79.1°F (26.2°C) at night.
Cameroon Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Cameroon 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.
Cameroon Perceived Temperature (F)
Cameroon Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Cameroon 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 Cameroon are January, December, and then February. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid December. For example, on the week of December 17th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late August to early September with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of August 27th.
When can you find snow in Cameroon? Weather stations report a bit of annual snow likely to be deepest around October, especially close to late October. The best time to ski (if at all) in Cameroon is often around around October 22nd when fresh powder is deepest. 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 Cameroon.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Cameroon (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
Cameroon has some very humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is February (33.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (76.6%).
Wind in Cameroon is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by June and March. April’s average wind speed of around 5.7 knots (6.6 MPH or 10.6 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid April where average top sustained speeds reach 10.5 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Cameroon.
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||3.8||Barely noticeable||8||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||5||Light breeze||9||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||5.3||Light breeze||9.7||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||5.7||Light breeze||10||Gentle breeze|
|May||4.9||Light breeze||9.2||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||5.5||Light breeze||9.8||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||4.9||Light breeze||8.8||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||4.6||Light breeze||8.9||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||4||Light breeze||8.3||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||3.6||Barely noticeable||7.8||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||4.2||Light breeze||8||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||4.6||Light breeze||8.2||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Cameroon?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for Cameroon; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 20, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Cameroon is July, followed by December and May. 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 Cameroon in April. 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 Cameroon Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very warm. Highs range from 97°F (36.1°C) and 91.1°F (32.8°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 2 to 5 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with 5 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Cameroon, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 91.3°F (32.9°C) and 84.7°F (29.3°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 1 to 8 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 Cameroon to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 93.9°F (34.4°C) and 87.9°F (31.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a very small amount: 0 to 1 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.
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