The best times to visit Maroua for ideal weather are
December 10th to February 4th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Maroua Travel Guide
Other Maroua Travel Info
Weather in Maroua
Average temperatures in Maroua vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for most of the year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 23rd 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 Maroua, the hottest months are April, March, and then May. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid April where highs are regularly around 103.7°F (39.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 78.6°F (25.9°C) at night.
Maroua Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Maroua 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.
Maroua Perceived Temperature (F)
Maroua Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Maroua 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 significant precipitation in Maroua are January, February, and then November. 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 September with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of September 3rd.
When can you find snow in Maroua? 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 Maroua.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Maroua (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
Maroua has some very humid months, with some very dry months. The least humid month is January (11.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (73.2%).
Wind in Maroua is usually calm. The windiest month is February, followed by March and June. February’s average wind speed of around 8.4 knots (9.7 MPH or 15.6 KPH) is considered “a gentle 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 17.1 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Maroua.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||6.6||Light breeze||11.4||Significant breeze|
|Feb||8.4||Gentle breeze||13.8||Significant breeze|
|Mar||8.1||Gentle breeze||13||Significant breeze|
|Apr||6.9||Light breeze||12.1||Significant breeze|
|May||6||Light breeze||10.5||Significant breeze|
|Jun||7||Gentle breeze||10.3||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||6.5||Light breeze||10.2||Significant breeze|
|Aug||5.3||Light breeze||9.8||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||3.3||Barely noticeable||6.7||Significant breeze|
|Oct||3.6||Barely noticeable||7.5||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||5||Light breeze||9||Significant breeze|
|Dec||7||Gentle breeze||11.1||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Maroua?
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 Cameroon; 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 20, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Maroua, Cameroon is July, followed by October and September. 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 Maroua 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 Maroua Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very warm. Highs range from 103.7°F (39.8°C) and 93.3°F (34.1°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 8 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow 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 quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with 7 to 11 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Maroua, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 97°F (36.1°C) and 85.5°F (29.7°C), which will feel warmer than comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 0 to 8 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 Maroua to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 102.3°F (39.1°C) and 84.3°F (29.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.