The best times to visit Cape Coast for ideal weather are
June 18th to September 23rd
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Cape Coast Travel Guide
Other Cape Coast Travel Info
Weather in Cape Coast
Average temperatures in Cape Coast vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for most of the year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 25th 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 Cape Coast, 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 90.2°F (32.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 79.7°F (26.5°C) at night.
Cape Coast Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Cape Coast 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.
Cape Coast Perceived Temperature (F)
Cape Coast Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Cape Coast 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 Cape Coast are January, March, 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 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 late May to early June with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of May 28th.
When can you find snow in Cape Coast? 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.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Cape Coast.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Cape Coast (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
Cape Coast has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is January (77.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (87.3%).
Wind in Cape Coast is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is September, followed by October and July. September’s average wind speed of around 3.7 knots (4.3 MPH or 6.9 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early October where average top sustained speeds reach 8 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Cape Coast.
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||2.6||Barely noticeable||5.1||Light breeze|
|Feb||3||Barely noticeable||5.8||Light breeze|
|Mar||3.2||Barely noticeable||5.8||Light breeze|
|Apr||3||Barely noticeable||5.4||Light breeze|
|May||2.5||Barely noticeable||4.8||Light breeze|
|Jun||3||Barely noticeable||5.3||Light breeze|
|Jul||3.5||Barely noticeable||6.6||Light breeze|
|Aug||3.3||Barely noticeable||5.8||Light breeze|
|Sep||3.7||Barely noticeable||6.4||Light breeze|
|Oct||3.6||Barely noticeable||7||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||3||Barely noticeable||5.4||Light breeze|
|Dec||2.5||Barely noticeable||4.8||Light breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Cape Coast?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 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. This advisory was last updated on Sep 20, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Cape Coast, Ghana is September, followed by November and August. 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 Cape Coast in July. 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 Cape Coast Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 90.2°F (32.3°C) and 84.1°F (28.9°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 1 to 8 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 comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 2 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Cape Coast, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 88.2°F (31.2°C) and 81.4°F (27.4°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 4 days per month. Tourism is the busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be higher priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Cape Coast to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 89.1°F (31.7°C) and 87.1°F (30.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: consistently 1 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.