Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Benin

We show the climate in Benin by comparing the average weather in 4 representative places: Porto-Novo, Abomey, Parakou, and Kandi.

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Average High and Low Temperature in Benin

Average High and Low Temperature in BeninJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°F85°F85°F90°F90°F95°F95°F100°F100°F105°F105°F79759082767296766897806310285NowNowPorto-NovoPorto-NovoAbomeyAbomeyParakouParakouKandiKandi
The daily average high and low air temperature at 2 meters above the ground.
HighJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Porto-Novo 89°F90°F90°F89°F87°F84°F82°F82°F83°F86°F88°F89°F
Abomey 93°F95°F94°F92°F89°F86°F84°F83°F85°F88°F91°F92°F
Parakou 93°F96°F97°F95°F91°F88°F84°F83°F85°F89°F93°F93°F
Kandi 92°F96°F101°F101°F96°F92°F87°F86°F88°F93°F95°F92°F
LowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Porto-Novo 76°F78°F79°F79°F77°F76°F75°F75°F75°F76°F77°F76°F
Abomey 73°F76°F76°F76°F75°F73°F72°F72°F72°F73°F74°F74°F
Parakou 69°F73°F76°F76°F74°F73°F72°F72°F72°F72°F71°F69°F
Kandi 65°F71°F77°F80°F78°F75°F73°F73°F73°F72°F67°F64°F

Porto-Novo

Average Hourly Temperature in Porto-NovoJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowwarmhothot

Abomey

Average Hourly Temperature in AbomeyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcomfortablewarmhothotcomfortable

Parakou

Average Hourly Temperature in ParakouJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcomfortablewarmhothotcomfortable

Kandi

Average Hourly Temperature in KandiJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcomfortablehothotswelteringwarmcomfortablehotcool
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Chance of Clearer Skies in Benin

Chance of Clearer Skies in BeninJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%561417632125NowNowPorto-NovoPorto-NovoAbomeyAbomeyParakouParakouKandiKandi
The percentage of time the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy (i.e., less than 60% of the sky is covered by clouds).
Clearer SkiesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Porto-Novo 47%33%21%15%16%25%33%35%32%33%40%52%
Abomey 50%36%23%18%19%27%32%32%32%35%42%55%
Parakou 58%46%32%25%23%29%30%27%30%36%47%59%
Kandi 64%53%38%29%26%33%33%29%31%41%51%61%

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Benin

Daily Chance of Precipitation in BeninJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%71482485NowNowPorto-NovoPorto-NovoAbomeyAbomeyKandiKandi
The percentage of days in which precipitation is observed, excluding trace quantities.
Days of Precip.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Porto-Novo 1.5d3.1d8.2d13.3d18.0d19.8d15.3d14.2d19.8d16.9d4.6d1.8d
Abomey 1.4d3.0d8.7d13.8d17.8d21.5d21.1d20.4d24.0d17.7d4.0d1.5d
Parakou 0.4d1.4d5.9d12.6d16.5d20.1d22.6d23.7d23.4d13.5d1.7d0.3d
Kandi 0.0d0.2d1.2d5.5d13.6d18.2d23.8d26.2d20.3d6.8d0.4d0.0d

Average Monthly Rainfall in Benin

Average Monthly Rainfall in BeninJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in2 in2 in4 in4 in6 in6 in8 in8 in6.70.26.47.27.9NowNowPorto-NovoPorto-NovoAbomeyAbomeyParakouParakouKandiKandi
The average rainfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
RainfallJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Porto-Novo 0.3″0.8″1.7″3.2″4.8″6.7″4.8″3.5″5.5″4.5″1.0″0.3″
Abomey 0.2″0.7″1.6″2.8″3.6″5.5″5.5″5.2″6.4″4.0″0.7″0.2″
Parakou 0.1″0.3″0.9″2.2″3.1″3.9″5.4″6.8″6.4″2.6″0.3″0.0″
Kandi 0.0″0.0″0.2″0.9″2.4″3.8″5.8″7.8″5.5″1.2″0.1″0.0″

Hours of Daylight in Benin

Hours of Daylight in BeninJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec4 hr4 hr6 hr6 hr8 hr8 hr10 hr10 hr12 hr12 hr14 hr14 hr16 hr16 hr18 hr18 hr20 hr20 hr12.511.7NowNowPorto-NovoPorto-NovoAbomeyAbomeyParakouParakouKandiKandi
The number of hours during which the Sun is at least partly above the horizon.
DaylightJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Porto-Novo 11.8h11.9h12.1h12.3h12.4h12.5h12.5h12.3h12.1h12.0h11.8h11.8h
Abomey 11.8h11.9h12.1h12.3h12.5h12.5h12.5h12.3h12.1h12.0h11.8h11.7h
Parakou 11.6h11.8h12.1h12.3h12.6h12.7h12.6h12.4h12.2h11.9h11.7h11.6h
Kandi 11.6h11.8h12.1h12.4h12.6h12.8h12.7h12.5h12.2h11.9h11.6h11.5h

Chance of Muggy Conditions in Benin

Chance of Muggy Conditions in BeninJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%10085100731004100NowNowPorto-NovoPorto-NovoAbomeyAbomeyParakouParakouKandiKandi
The percentage of time that is muggy, oppressive, or miserable (i.e., a dew point greater than 65°F).
Muggy daysJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Porto-Novo 27.0d26.8d30.9d30.0d31.0d30.0d31.0d31.0d30.0d31.0d29.7d28.5d
Abomey 23.2d24.7d30.3d30.0d31.0d30.0d31.0d31.0d30.0d31.0d29.2d25.9d
Parakou 2.2d6.7d18.4d26.8d30.7d29.9d31.0d31.0d30.0d28.6d13.8d3.5d
Kandi 0.2d1.0d5.9d18.7d28.8d29.7d30.9d31.0d29.9d24.6d5.0d0.2d

Average Wind Speed in Benin

Average Wind Speed in BeninJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph1 mph1 mph2 mph2 mph3 mph3 mph4 mph4 mph5 mph5 mph6 mph6 mph7 mph7 mph8 mph8 mph9 mph9 mph10 mph10 mph9.45.18.04.67.64.78.75.0NowNowPorto-NovoPorto-NovoAbomeyAbomeyParakouParakouKandiKandi
The average of mean hourly wind speeds at 10 meters above the ground.
Wind Speed (mph)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Porto-Novo 5.97.07.67.47.07.89.09.28.16.65.45.2
Abomey 5.46.36.96.96.46.67.67.66.35.34.74.8
Parakou 7.07.07.17.57.16.56.36.15.04.85.26.3
Kandi 8.68.57.68.07.97.26.45.65.15.56.57.8

Average Water Temperature in Benin

Average Water Temperature in BeninJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec76°F76°F77°F77°F78°F78°F79°F79°F80°F80°F81°F81°F82°F82°F83°F83°F84°F84°F85°F85°F8477NaNNaNNaNNowNowPorto-NovoPorto-Novo
The daily average wide-area surface water temperature.
Water Temp.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Porto-Novo 82°F82°F83°F84°F84°F82°F78°F77°F78°F81°F83°F83°F

Tourism Score in Benin

Tourism Score in BeninJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810105.22.16.37.12.3NowNowPorto-NovoPorto-NovoAbomeyAbomeyParakouParakouKandiKandi
The tourism score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F.

Beach/Pool Score in Benin

Beach/Pool Score in BeninJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.43.36.87.94.43.6NowNowPorto-NovoPorto-NovoAbomeyAbomeyParakouParakouKandiKandi
The beach/pool score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F.

Growing Season in Benin

Growing Season in BeninJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%20%20%40%40%60%60%80%80%100%100%NowNowPorto-NovoPorto-NovoAbomeyAbomeyParakouParakouKandiKandi
The percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season, defined as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Growing Degree Days in Benin

Growing Degree Days in BeninJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2,000°F2,000°F4,000°F4,000°F6,000°F6,000°F8,000°F8,000°F10,000°F10,000°F12,000°F12,000°FNowNowPorto-NovoPorto-NovoAbomeyAbomeyParakouParakouKandiKandi
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, where growing degree days are defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature (50°F in this case).

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Benin

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in BeninJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh5.04.05.14.45.84.66.1NowNowPorto-NovoPorto-NovoAbomeyAbomeyParakouParakouKandiKandi
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter.
Solar Energy (kWh)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Porto-Novo 4.84.64.24.14.04.14.64.94.74.44.54.8
Abomey 5.15.04.54.54.44.54.74.94.84.74.95.0
Parakou 5.55.75.45.24.94.84.74.64.75.15.55.4
Kandi 5.76.06.05.85.45.14.94.74.95.45.75.5

This report illustrates the typical weather for Porto-Novo, Abomey, Parakou, and Kandi year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

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