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When is the best time to visit Benin?

The best time to visit Benin (Porto-Novo) is November based on the following average weather conditions.

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Max Day Temperature (°C)

  • 31°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Benin (Porto-Novo)31
    Jan
  • 32°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Benin (Porto-Novo)32
    Feb
  • 32°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Benin (Porto-Novo)32
    Mar
  • 32°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Benin (Porto-Novo)32
    Apr
  • 31°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Benin (Porto-Novo)31
    May
  • 29°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Benin (Porto-Novo)29
    Jun
  • 28°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Benin (Porto-Novo)28
    Jul
  • 28°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Benin (Porto-Novo)28
    Aug
  • 29°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Benin (Porto-Novo)29
    Sep
  • 30°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Benin (Porto-Novo)30
    Oct
  • 31°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Benin (Porto-Novo)31
    Nov
  • 31°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Benin (Porto-Novo)31
    Dec

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The weather guide for Benin (Porto-Novo) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Benin weather overview

The limited coastline of Benin, which borders the Gulf of Guinea, tends to be drier for most of the year than inland regions, partly because of cold sea currents. Temperatures vary from north to south. Northern districts enjoy very sunny, hot winters and cooler, very wet summers, while the south has two rainy and two dry seasons.

Hot, arid conditions predominate from November to February and again during August, while the rains come from March to July and September to October.

What to pack for Benin weather

Light clothing is appropriate, backed up with rainwear during the rainy seasons and warmer wear for chilly winter evenings.

Which is the hottest month in Benin?

The hottest time of year in Porto-Novo, Benin is normally March. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 32°C with very high heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Benin?

In terms of rainfall, June is usually the wettest month in Porto-Novo, Benin with 334mm on average. There are normally 18 days in June with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Benin?

The sunniest time of year in Porto-Novo, Benin is normally November with bright sunshine on average for 63% of daylight hours; that's 8 hours of sunshine per day.

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