Cotonou - Post Report Question and Answers

What is the overall climate: is it extremely hot or cold, wet or dry, at any time of year, for example?

It's hot! Sometimes more and sometimes less, but hot. - Feb 2020

Quite hot all year round but less so in summer. Rains most of the year except winter and early spring. Light harmattan December - January. - Aug 2018

Warm. Two rainy seasons. - Oct 2015

30°C/90°F pretty much every day. - Jun 2015

See above. It alternates between dry heat, sweltering heat, sticky humid heat, and monsoons. It's not as hot during dust season, but then there's all that dust. - Aug 2014

Pretty consistent. Hot: don't bring your hoodies and gloves. Occasionally the heat can be almost unbearable, but for the most part, it's just an eternal 80F degree summer. The evenings are pleasant, especially if the wind picks up. The rainy seasons bring a nice reprieve. - Jul 2013

It's 80 degrees pretty much year-round, with two rainy seasons that cool things down slightly. - May 2013

Hot, humid, and dry. Hot, humid, and rainy. - Mar 2013

Hot and wet or hot and dusty depending on the season. Even though Benin is 6 degrees north of the equator, November through March are the warmer months by a few degrees. While the daytime temperature rarely goes above the mid to high 90s(F), the humidity stays over 90%. - Dec 2011

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