The best times to visit Ghana for ideal weather are

November 19th to March 18th

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 Ghana

Temperature

Average temperatures in Ghana vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 17th 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 Ghana, the hottest months are March, April, and then February. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid March where highs are regularly around 93.9°F (34.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 79.1°F (26.2°C) at night.

Ghana Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Ghana Temperatures (Celsius)

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“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 significant precipitation in Ghana 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 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 early June with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of June 4th.

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.

Chanceof Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Ghana.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 3% 0 0.4
Feb 6% 0 1.3
Mar 9% 0 1.8
Apr 15% 0 2.9
May 19% 0 4.3
Jun 24% 0 5.7
Jul 19% 0 4.5
Aug 14% 0 3.6
Sep 19% 0 3.7
Oct 23% 0 4.5
Nov 8% 0 1.5
Dec 3% 0 0.8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 3 0 1
Feb 6 0 3.3
Mar 9 0 4.6
Apr 15 0 7.4
May 19 0 10.9
Jun 24 0 14.5
Jul 19 0 11.4
Aug 14 0 9.1
Sep 19 0 9.4
Oct 23 0 11.4
Nov 8 0 3.8
Dec 3 0 2

 

Humidity and Wind

Ghana has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is January (50.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (78.9%).

Wind in Ghana is usually extremely 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 “a 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.

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Wind

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

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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 3.3 Barely noticeable 6.6 Light breeze
Feb 3.9 Barely noticeable 7.3 Gentle breeze
Mar 3.8 Barely noticeable 7 Light breeze
Apr 3.8 Barely noticeable 6.8 Light breeze
May 3.5 Barely noticeable 6.4 Light breeze
Jun 3.6 Barely noticeable 6.6 Light breeze
Jul 3.9 Barely noticeable 6.7 Light breeze
Aug 4 Light breeze 7 Gentle breeze
Sep 3.7 Barely noticeable 6.7 Light breeze
Oct 3.5 Barely noticeable 6.6 Light breeze
Nov 3.1 Barely noticeable 6.1 Light breeze
Dec 3 Barely noticeable 6 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?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Jan 18, 2018 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

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is very reliable. 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 3 to 6 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest 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 the most precipitation with 4 to 7 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 significant amount: 2 to 7 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower 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 93.8°F (34.3°C) and 90.5°F (32.5°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 2 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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