Chad weather

Read our complete guide to the weather in Chad.

Below are the temperatures expected today at popular destinations in Chad. Select a destination to compare today's forecast with average weather conditions.

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The weather guide for Chad (N'Djamena) 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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Chad weather overview

Chad lies in West Africa's interior with Sudan on its eastern border and Niger to the west. Its north lies in the Sahara Desert and is subsequently very hot and dry with minimal rain. Further south, in the Sahel region, there is a rainy season during the period of high sun from May to September.

Even during the rains there are six to seven hours of sunshine every day; the dry season brings up to 11 sunshine hours daily with warm to hot weather, tempered by the Harmattan winds from the northeast. The rains bring a change in wind direction, blowing in from the southwest laden with moist air from the South Atlantic.

Temperatures and humidity rise as the rains approach and thundery showers are frequent when they arrive.

What to pack for Chad weather

It you are travelling during the dry season, take warm clothes to combat chilly night temperatures and frequent strong winds. Remember rainwear from May to September.

Which is the hottest month in Chad?

The hottest time of year in N'Djamena, Chad is normally May. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 39°C with extreme heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Chad?

In terms of rainfall, August is usually the wettest month in N'Djamena, Chad with 204mm on average. There are normally 13 days in August with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Chad?

The sunniest time of year in N'Djamena, Chad is normally November with bright sunshine on average for 86% of daylight hours; that's 10 hours of sunshine per day.

What is the time difference between Chad and the UK?

The time difference between Chad and the UK is GMT+1 hour.

What is the main language spoken in Chad?

The main languages spoken in Chad are Arabic and French.

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What is the currency in Chad?

The currency in Chad is the Central African CFA Franc (XAF).

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Which plugs are used in Chad?

Chad uses electrical plug type C + E + F (220 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Chad?

They drive on the right side of the road in Chad.

Do you need a visa for Chad?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Chad.

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Compare Chad weather with the USA

Below the Chad weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for Chad (N'Djamena) and the USA (Washington).

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