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What is the climate like in Benin?

The climate of Benin has an average yearly temperature of 35°C. Throughout the year, the average monthly temperature can drop to 30°C and rise to 38°C.

Annually, about 1406 mm of rain falls. This gives a good overview of how much rain to expect in Benin.

The best time to visit Benin is July and September. Although it often rains during this period, it rains less than in other months. The temperatures are also good for visiting Benin.

Temperature 30 to 38°C
Rain 1406 mm
The climate of Benin
  • Average yearly temperature: 35°C
  • Highest temperature: 38°C in March
  • Lowest temperature: 30°C in August
  • Rainfall: 1406 mm per year, averaging 117 mm by month
  • Driest months: 0,1 mm in December, 0,7 mm in January and 3,4 mm in November
  • Wettest months: 321 mm in August, 261 mm in September and 209 mm in July

Climate table Benin

The climate table for Benin shows the average temperatures, rainfall, and UV index by month.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime temperature (°C) 34 37 38 37 35 33 31 30 31 33 35 35
Nighttime temperature (°C) 19 22 25 25 24 23 23 23 23 23 22 20
Rainfall (mm) 0,7 4,1 35 99 147 195 209 321 261 130 3,4 0,1
UV Index 9 9 9 9 8 8 7 7 8 8 9 9
Best month No No No No No No Yes No Yes No No No

Temperature by month in Benin

This graph shows the average high temperatures in degrees Celsius for each month in Benin

Temperature by month in Benin

Rainfall by month in Benin

This graph shows the average monthly rainfall in millimeters in Benin.

Rainfall by month in Benin

UV index by month in Benin

This graph shows the average UV index by month in Benin.

UV index by month in Benin

Yearly temperature in Benin

This graph shows the average yearly temperature in Benin, measured in degrees Celsius.

Yearly temperature in Benin

Yearly total rainfall in Benin

This graph shows the average yearly rainfall in millimeters in Benin.

Rainfall per year in Benin

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Average weather in Benin by month

Click on a month below to see in detail how the weather typically is in Benin and what to expect. Based on the historical weather data of Benin, you can view the average temperature, rainfall, wind, and UV index for each day of the month.