The best times to visit Ghana for ideal weather are
July 16th to September 9th
November 19th to February 25th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Ghana Travel Guide
Weather in Ghana
Average temperatures in Ghana vary very little and are too warm to be considered temperate for most. The area is in the bottom 3 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 Ghana, 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 93.9°F (34.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 78.5°F (25.8°C) at night.
Ghana Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Ghana 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.
Ghana Perceived Temperature (F)
Ghana Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Ghana 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 precipitation in Ghana are June, September, and then October. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are only 0.1 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early-to-mid-June with an average of 3 days with significant precipitation the week of June 11th.
When can you find snow in Ghana? 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 Ghana.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Ghana (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
Ghana has slightly high to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is January (50.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (78.9%).
Wind in Ghana is usually calm. The windiest month is August, followed by July and February. August’s average wind speed of around 4 knots (4.6 MPH or 7.4 KPH) is considered “light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late February and early March where average top sustained speeds reach 7.8 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Ghana.
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||3.3||light air||6.6||a light breeze|
|Feb||3.9||light air||7.3||a gentle breeze|
|Mar||3.8||light air||7||a light breeze|
|Apr||3.8||light air||6.8||a light breeze|
|May||3.5||light air||6.4||a light breeze|
|Jun||3.6||light air||6.6||a light breeze|
|Jul||3.9||light air||6.7||a light breeze|
|Aug||4||a light breeze||7||a gentle breeze|
|Sep||3.7||light air||6.7||a light breeze|
|Oct||3.5||light air||6.6||a light breeze|
|Nov||3.1||light air||6.1||a light breeze|
|Dec||3||light air||6||a light breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Ghana?
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 Ghana is February, followed by March and December. 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 Ghana in May. 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 Ghana Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 93.9°F (34.4°C) and 88.8°F (31.6°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 9 days of precipitation per month. Spring is busy 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 comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 8 to 11 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Ghana, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 91.8°F (33.2°C) and 84.7°F (29.3°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 10 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Ghana to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 93.5°F (34.2°C) and 90.5°F (32.5°C). On average, it rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 2 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.