The best times to visit Ghana for ideal weather are

July 16th to September 9th

or

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

  • Safety
  • The busiest and least popular months
  • Overall travel experience by time of year
  • Weather in Ghana

    Temperature

    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)

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    Average
    Low

    Ghana Temperatures (Celsius)

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    High
    Average
    Low

    “Feels-Like” Temperatures

    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)

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    Ghana Perceived Temperature (C)

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    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.

    Show Fahrenheit

    Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
    Jan 91.7 82.5 74.1
    Feb 93 84.6 77
    Mar 93.7 85.8 78.5
    Apr 92.1 85 78.2
    May 90.2 83.4 76.8
    Jun 86.7 80.8 75.4
    Jul 84 78.8 74.1
    Aug 83.5 78 73.4
    Sep 85.1 79 74
    Oct 87.6 80.7 74.8
    Nov 90.4 82.4 75.2
    Dec 91.2 82.4 74

    Show Celsius

    Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan 33.2 28.1 23.4
    Feb 33.9 29.2 25
    Mar 34.3 29.9 25.8
    Apr 33.4 29.4 25.7
    May 32.3 28.6 24.9
    Jun 30.4 27.1 24.1
    Jul 28.9 26 23.4
    Aug 28.6 25.6 23
    Sep 29.5 26.1 23.3
    Oct 30.9 27.1 23.8
    Nov 32.4 28 24
    Dec 32.9 28 23.3

     

    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.

    Key
    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

    The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Ghana (in).

    Key
    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan 4.3 0 0.01
    Feb 8.6 0 0.05
    Mar 12.9 0 0.06
    Apr 20 0 0.1
    May 28.6 0 0.14
    Jun 35.7 0 0.19
    Jul 31.4 0 0.14
    Aug 25.7 0 0.12
    Sep 32.9 0 0.12
    Oct 32.9 0 0.14
    Nov 14.3 0 0.05
    Dec 4.3 0 0.03

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 4.3 0 0.03
    Feb 8.6 0 0.13
    Mar 12.9 0 0.15
    Apr 20 0 0.25
    May 28.6 0 0.36
    Jun 35.7 0 0.48
    Jul 31.4 0 0.36
    Aug 25.7 0 0.3
    Sep 32.9 0 0.3
    Oct 32.9 0 0.36
    Nov 14.3 0 0.13
    Dec 4.3 0 0.08

     

    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.

    Key
    Avg. Relative Humidity

    Wind

    The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

    Key
    Max Sustained Wind
    Average Daily Wind

    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
    Jan 50.1
    Feb 56
    Mar 59.8
    Apr 65.6
    May 70.1
    Jun 75.4
    Jul 77.9
    Aug 78.9
    Sep 78.2
    Oct 75.3
    Nov 68
    Dec 55.4

     

    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

    Key
    Tourists Seeking Accommodations

    Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 68.1 in May means 68.1% of the tourists vs. February.

    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.