The best times to visit the Ivory Coast for ideal weather are

December 3rd 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.

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Weather in the Ivory Coast

Temperature

Average temperatures in the Ivory Coast vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is far less temperate than some — in the 10th 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 the Ivory Coast, 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 93.9°F (34.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 75.5°F (24.2°C) at night.

the Ivory Coast Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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the Ivory Coast 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.

the Ivory Coast Perceived Temperature (F)

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the Ivory Coast Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average the Ivory Coast 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 92.1 80.7 70.3
Feb 93.2 82.9 74.1
Mar 93 83.2 74.7
Apr 92.4 83 75
May 89.9 81.6 74.6
Jun 87.1 79.6 73.7
Jul 84.7 77.9 72.4
Aug 83.9 77.2 72
Sep 86 78.4 72.7
Oct 88 79.6 72.9
Nov 89.7 80.3 72.2
Dec 90.1 79.2 69.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 33.4 27.1 21.3
Feb 34 28.3 23.4
Mar 33.9 28.4 23.7
Apr 33.6 28.3 23.9
May 32.2 27.6 23.7
Jun 30.6 26.4 23.2
Jul 29.3 25.5 22.4
Aug 28.8 25.1 22.2
Sep 30 25.8 22.6
Oct 31.1 26.4 22.7
Nov 32.1 26.8 22.3
Dec 32.3 26.2 20.7


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in the Ivory Coast 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 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 3 days of significant precipitation the week of June 4th.

When can you find snow in the Ivory Coast? 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 the Ivory Coast.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in the Ivory Coast (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 10% 0 2.1
Mar 15% 0 3.7
Apr 20% 0 4.7
May 26% 0 6
Jun 34% 0 9.2
Jul 20% 0 5
Aug 19% 0 3.6
Sep 23% 0 4
Oct 30% 0 5.5
Nov 21% 0 3.7
Dec 7% 0 1.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 3 0 1
Feb 10 0 5.3
Mar 15 0 9.4
Apr 20 0 11.9
May 26 0 15.2
Jun 34 0 23.4
Jul 20 0 12.7
Aug 19 0 9.1
Sep 23 0 10.2
Oct 30 0 14
Nov 21 0 9.4
Dec 7 0 3.8

 

Humidity and Wind

the Ivory Coast has some extremely humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is January (55.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (81.4%).

Wind in the Ivory Coast is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is August, followed by July and April. August’s average wind speed of around 3.3 knots (3.8 MPH or 6.2 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 mid February 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 the Ivory Coast.

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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 2.3 Barely noticeable 8.6 Gentle breeze
Feb 2.8 Barely noticeable 8.3 Gentle breeze
Mar 2.9 Barely noticeable 8.5 Gentle breeze
Apr 2.9 Barely noticeable 8.1 Gentle breeze
May 2.8 Barely noticeable 7.9 Gentle breeze
Jun 2.8 Barely noticeable 8.7 Gentle breeze
Jul 3.1 Barely noticeable 7.6 Gentle breeze
Aug 3.3 Barely noticeable 8.4 Gentle breeze
Sep 2.9 Barely noticeable 7.2 Gentle breeze
Oct 2.5 Barely noticeable 7.6 Gentle breeze
Nov 2.2 Barely noticeable 6.5 Gentle breeze
Dec 2.2 Barely noticeable 7.1 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 55.5%
Feb 64.2%
Mar 67.3%
Apr 71%
May 75.1%
Jun 79.3%
Jul 79.1%
Aug 81.4%
Sep 80.5%
Oct 78.6%
Nov 73.8%
Dec 61.1%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to the Ivory Coast?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Jan 18, 2018 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


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in the Ivory Coast is November, followed by February and July. 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 the Ivory Coast in April. 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 45.5 in April means 45.5% of the tourists vs. November.


Overall the Ivory Coast Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 93.3°F (34.1°C) and 88.8°F (31.6°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 8 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 moderate precipitation with 6 to 10 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in the Ivory Coast, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 90.6°F (32.6°C) and 85.5°F (29.7°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 6 to 9 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in the Ivory Coast to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 93.9°F (34.4°C) and 89.3°F (31.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 3 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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