Climate Cote d'Ivoire

Climate Northern Africa

The Ivory Coast (Côte d´Ivoire) has a tropical climate. In the coastal area, the average temperatures remain fairly constant at about 25-35°C throughout the year. The humidity is very high with over 90 percent. The average temperatures, which are measured in August in Abidjan, amount to about 24°C. In March they even rise to 28°C. In this climate zone, four seasons are generally distinguished: The large rainy season from May to the end of June, the small dry season from August to September, the small rainy season from October to November and the large dry season from December to the end of March. In the central part of the country the annual temperatures are between 20 and 40°C. The climate is also characterised by greater variations in temperature between day and night. The humidity in this part of the country is usually lower at 71 percent. The seasons are roughly the same as on the coast, but there is less rainfall. In the northern part the annual temperatures are between 10 and 41°C. The temperatures measured in Ferkéssédougou range from 10/16°C in December/January to 35/41°C in March/April. The rainy season in this part of the country runs from June to October, with August usually being the rainy season. The humidity reaches 90 percent at this time. The dry season with moderate humidity (sometimes below 30 percent) extends over the remaining months of the year. The dry Harmattan wind is strongest in December and January.

The best time to travel is from November to March/April.


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