The best times to visit Grand Bassam for ideal weather are

December 17th 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.

 

 


Other Grand Bassam Travel Info

Weather in Grand Bassam

Temperature

Average temperatures in Grand Bassam 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 12th 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 Grand Bassam, the hottest months are March, April, and then February. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid April where highs are regularly around 90.8°F (32.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 77.7°F (25.4°C) at night.

Grand Bassam Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Grand Bassam 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.

Grand Bassam Perceived Temperature (F)

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Grand Bassam Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Grand Bassam 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 89.6 80.7 74.5
Feb 90.1 82.5 77.2
Mar 90.1 83 77.3
Apr 90.1 82.9 77.2
May 88.8 81.9 76.6
Jun 85.5 79.6 75.6
Jul 83.4 77.9 74.5
Aug 82.3 76.5 73
Sep 83.7 77.5 73.9
Oct 86.4 79.7 75.6
Nov 88.7 81.4 76.3
Dec 89.5 81.6 75.9

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 32 27.1 23.6
Feb 32.3 28.1 25.1
Mar 32.3 28.3 25.2
Apr 32.3 28.3 25.1
May 31.6 27.7 24.8
Jun 29.7 26.4 24.2
Jul 28.6 25.5 23.6
Aug 27.9 24.7 22.8
Sep 28.7 25.3 23.3
Oct 30.2 26.5 24.2
Nov 31.5 27.4 24.6
Dec 31.9 27.6 24.4

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Grand Bassam are January, August, 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 to mid January. For example, on the week of January 8th 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 5 days of significant precipitation the week of June 4th.

When can you find snow in Grand Bassam? 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 Grand Bassam.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Grand Bassam (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 4% 0 0.6
Feb 10% 0 2.3
Mar 18% 0 7.1
Apr 23% 0 4.8
May 36% 0 10
Jun 54% 0 20.1
Jul 28% 0 7
Aug 7% 0 0.8
Sep 12% 0 3
Oct 27% 0 6.3
Nov 39% 0 7.9
Dec 21% 0 4.6

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 4 0 1.5
Feb 10 0 5.8
Mar 18 0 18
Apr 23 0 12.2
May 36 0 25.4
Jun 54 0 51.1
Jul 28 0 17.8
Aug 7 0 2
Sep 12 0 7.6
Oct 27 0 16
Nov 39 0 20.1
Dec 21 0 11.7

 

Humidity and Wind

Grand Bassam has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is January (76% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (87.8%).

Wind in Grand Bassam is usually calm. The windiest month is October, followed by June and July. October’s average wind speed of around 6.5 knots (7.4 MPH or 12 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 early April where average top sustained speeds reach 13.1 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Grand Bassam.

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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 4.7 Light breeze 10.4 Gentle breeze
Feb 5.9 Light breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Mar 6 Light breeze 12.7 Gentle breeze
Apr 5.9 Light breeze 12.8 Significant breeze
May 5.5 Light breeze 12.2 Gentle breeze
Jun 6.3 Light breeze 12.1 Significant breeze
Jul 6.3 Light breeze 11.5 Gentle breeze
Aug 5.9 Light breeze 11.1 Significant breeze
Sep 6.2 Light breeze 11.5 Gentle breeze
Oct 6.5 Light breeze 12.2 Significant breeze
Nov 5.7 Light breeze 11.5 Gentle breeze
Dec 4.7 Light breeze 10.3 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 76%
Feb 80.9%
Mar 80.4%
Apr 80.2%
May 82.7%
Jun 85.4%
Jul 85.2%
Aug 87.8%
Sep 87.5%
Oct 84%
Nov 81%
Dec 78.8%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Grand Bassam?

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 Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast); 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 26, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Grand Bassam, the Ivory Coast 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 Grand Bassam 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

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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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 38.7 in July means 38.7% of the tourists vs. September.

 

 

Overall Grand Bassam Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 90.7°F (32.6°C) and 86.9°F (30.5°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 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 2 to 16 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Grand Bassam, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 89.4°F (31.9°C) and 83.1°F (28.4°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 12 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 Grand Bassam to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 90.8°F (32.7°C) and 89.1°F (31.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 6 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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