The best times to visit Yaounde for ideal weather are
June 18th to October 21st
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Yaounde Travel Guide
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Weather in Yaounde
Average temperatures in Yaounde vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 53rd 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 Yaounde, the hottest months are March, February, and then April. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late March where highs are regularly around 87.9°F (31.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 70.2°F (21.2°C) at night.
Yaounde Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Yaounde 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.
Yaounde Perceived Temperature (F)
Yaounde Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Yaounde 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 Yaounde are January, February, and then March. 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 October with an average of 0 days of significant precipitation the week of October 1st.
When can you find snow in Yaounde? 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 Yaounde.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Yaounde (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
Yaounde has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is January (68.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (80%).
Wind in Yaounde is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is August, followed by July and September. August’s average wind speed of around 4.1 knots (4.7 MPH or 7.6 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 mid to late August where average top sustained speeds reach 8.8 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Yaounde.
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||2.5||Barely noticeable||6.2||Light breeze|
|Feb||3.3||Barely noticeable||7.2||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||3.2||Barely noticeable||7.7||Light breeze|
|Apr||2.8||Barely noticeable||7.1||Gentle breeze|
|May||2.4||Barely noticeable||6.4||Light breeze|
|Jun||3.1||Barely noticeable||6.8||Light breeze|
|Jul||3.7||Barely noticeable||7.2||Light breeze|
|Aug||4.1||Light breeze||7.8||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||3.5||Barely noticeable||7.8||Light breeze|
|Oct||2.7||Barely noticeable||6.8||Light breeze|
|Nov||2.3||Barely noticeable||6.1||Light breeze|
|Dec||2.2||Barely noticeable||5.8||Light breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Yaounde?
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 Yaounde, Cameroon is July, followed by December and May. 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 Yaounde 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
Overall Yaounde Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 87.9°F (31.1°C) and 83.6°F (28.7°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is nonexistent with roughly 0 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 least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Yaounde, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 84.9°F (29.4°C) and 81°F (27.2°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a trivial amount: approximately 0 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 Yaounde to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 87.4°F (30.8°C) and 84.5°F (29.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.