The best times to visit Douala for ideal weather are
December 10th to February 4th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Douala Travel Guide
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Weather in Douala
Average temperatures in Douala vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a chance of rain throughout most of the year. The area is far less temperate than some — in the 5th 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 Douala, the hottest months are February, March, and then January. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early February where highs are regularly around 91.9°F (33.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 76.9°F (24.9°C) at night.
Douala Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Douala 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.
Douala Perceived Temperature (F)
Douala Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Douala 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 Douala 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 mid August with an average of 5 days of significant precipitation the week of August 13th.
When can you find snow in Douala? 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 Douala.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Douala (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
Douala has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is January (79% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (89.7%).
Wind in Douala is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is August, followed by March and June. August’s average wind speed of around 2.9 knots (3.3 MPH or 5.3 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 late March where average top sustained speeds reach 9.4 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Douala.
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||2.3||Barely noticeable||7.9||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||2.7||Barely noticeable||8.8||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||2.8||Barely noticeable||9||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||2.7||Barely noticeable||8.9||Gentle breeze|
|May||2.6||Barely noticeable||8.6||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||2.7||Barely noticeable||8.7||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||2.7||Barely noticeable||8||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||2.9||Barely noticeable||8.7||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||2.7||Barely noticeable||8.9||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||2.5||Barely noticeable||8.6||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||2.3||Barely noticeable||8.2||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||2.2||Barely noticeable||7.6||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Douala?
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 Douala, Cameroon is November, followed by December and October. 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 Douala in January. 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 Douala Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 91.7°F (33.2°C) and 88.7°F (31.5°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 8 to 11 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 16 to 21 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Douala, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 90.1°F (32.3°C) and 83.6°F (28.7°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a great amount: 9 to 18 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 Douala to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 91.9°F (33.3°C) and 89.3°F (31.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 5 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.