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Benin Climate & Temperature

  • Benin, Benin is at 6°21'N, 2°22'E, 5 m (16 ft). See map.
  • Benin has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate (Köppen-Geiger classification: Aw) with a pronounced dry season in the low-sun months , no cold season, wet season is in the high-sun months.
  • The average annual temperature is 26.3 degrees Celsius (79.3 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 3 °C (5.4°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic, subtype truly hyperoceanic. Benin Climate Graph
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 1339 mm (52.7 inches) which is equivalent to 1339 Litres/m² (32.84 Gallons/ft²).
  • On average there are 2304 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Benin you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Apia, Upolu, Samoa where you would find a Tropical wet climate.

Benin Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 29 (84) 30 (86) 30 (86) 30 (86) 29 (84) 27 (81) 27 (81) 27 (81) 27 (81) 28 (82) 29 (84) 29 (84) 29 (83)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 27 (80) 28 (82) 28 (82) 28 (82) 27 (80) 25 (77) 25 (77) 25 (77) 25 (77) 26 (79) 27 (80) 27 (80) 26 (79)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 24 (75) 25 (77) 26 (79) 25 (77) 24 (75) 23 (73) 23 (73) 23 (73) 23 (73) 24 (75) 24 (75) 24 (75) 24 (75)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 36 (1) 51 (2) 104 (4) 134 (5) 201 (8) 338 (13) 120 (5) 22 (1) 82 (3) 164 (6) 68 (3) 19 (1) 1339 (53)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 2 (6) 2 (7) 5 (16) 8 (27) 11 (35) 13 (43) 6 (19) 4 (13) 7 (23) 10 (32) 6 (20) 2 (6) 76 (21)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 7h 00' 7h 30' 7h 05' 7h 00' 6h 48' 4h 36' 3h 54' 5h 00' 5h 18' 6h 17' 7h 54' 7h 23' 6h 18'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 11h 47' 11h 54' 12h 04' 12h 15' 12h 24' 12h 28' 12h 26' 12h 19' 12h 08' 11h 58' 11h 49' 11h 45' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 60 (40) 64 (36) 59 (41) 58 (42) 55 (45) 37 (63) 32 (68) 41 (59) 44 (56) 53 (47) 67 (33) 63 (37) 53 (47)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 63.7 72.8 83.7 84.4 76.1 72.9 75.8 84.3 84 72.5 63.5 60.2 74.6

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