Ghana weather

Read our complete guide to the weather in Ghana.

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

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The weather guide for Ghana (Accra) 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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Ghana weather overview

Ghana lies in West Africa, bordered by Burkina Faso, Togo and the Ivory Coast and with a coastline on the Gulf of Guinea. The south of the country has two rainy seasons - May/June and [October - while its northern reaches get their rains between May and September.

An odd quirk of Ghana's climate is that its coastline is dryer than inland areas - probably because of a cool ocean current which runs in the same direction as winds prevalent in the rainy season. This, however, does little to mitigate humidity, which is high throughout the country year-round and particularly trying in the summer months.

What to pack for Ghana weather

Lightweight clothing made from natural fibres is most appropriate with a light raincoat for the rainy months.

Which is the hottest month in Ghana?

The hottest time of year in Accra, Ghana is normally April. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 32°C with very high heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Ghana?

In terms of rainfall, June is usually the wettest month in Accra, Ghana with 202mm on average. There are normally 21 days in June with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Ghana?

The sunniest time of year in Accra, Ghana is normally November with bright sunshine on average for 64% of daylight hours; that's 8 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in Ghana?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Accra, Ghana in May when the water temperature reaches 28°C.

What is the time difference between Ghana and the UK?

The time difference between Ghana and the UK is GMT+0 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Ghana?

The main languages spoken in Ghana are English and Asante.

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What is the currency in Ghana?

The currency in Ghana is the Ghanaian Cedi (GHS).

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Which plugs are used in Ghana?

Ghana uses electrical plug type D + G (230 Volts).

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

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

Do you need a visa for Ghana?

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

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Compare Ghana weather with the USA

Below the Ghana weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for Ghana (Accra) and the USA (Washington).

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