Climate and monthly weather forecast
Abidzi, Benin


The climate of Abidzi

According to the Köppen climate classification, the predominant climate in Abidzi, Benin, is of the Aw type, known as Tropical wet and dry or savanna. This tropical weather shares traits of wet and dry months, with a high incidence of sunshine and high temperatures throughout the year. The geographic location of Abidzi, near the equator, contributes to the consistency of these temperature ranges and weather patterns throughout the year.

The average temperature throughout the year ranges from a low of 20.9°C (69.6°F) to a high of 36.9°C (98.4°F), with May being the hottest month. The coldest month tends to be August, where minimum temperatures hit 20.9°C (69.6°F). The fluctuation in temperature throughout the year is relatively small, reflecting the tropical climate classification.

Rainfall is another aspect to consider when analyzing Abidzi's weather. The driest month typically occurs in January with a minimal rainfall of 7mm (0.28") while the wettest month is often September, reaching 154mm (6.06"). The number of rainfall days escalates from February, reaching 28 days per month from September to November. As for the humidity, it tends to rise along with the rainfall, reaching its maximum of 85% from August to October.

Sunshine hours generally take a dip in sync with the rainfall and humidity, hitting a minimum of 7.1 hours a day during September. Wind speeds across the year hover between 4.9km/h (3mph) and 7km/h (4.3mph), with the windiest months being March and April.

The best time to visit Abidzi

Given the combination of low rainfall, moderate humidity, and ample sunshine hours, the ideal time for visiting Abidzi falls between November and March. During these months, temperatures remain pleasant, ranging between 20.9°C (69.6°F) and 36.3°C (97.3°F). Additionally, these months offer relatively low humidity ranging from 40% to 65%. Tourists can enjoy extended daylight hours of an average of 11.7 to 12.1 along with enhanced visibility up to 10km (6.2mi), promising clear skies for outings, sightseeing, and outdoor activities.

The worst time to visit Abidzi

Offset by occasional high rainfall and elevated humidity levels, the period from June to October can be challenging for travelers to Abidzi. These months record the highest humidity levels from 73% to 85%. In terms of rainfall, considerable precipitation levels reach up to 154mm (6.06") in September, while the number of rainfall days peaks at 28 in September and October. With visibility taking a hit, ranging from 7km (4.3mi) to 8km (5mi), and sunshine hours dwindling to as low as 6 hours a day from June to August, this period is possibly the least favorable time to visit.

Spring weather in Abidzi

In Abidzi, the spring months of March, April, and May witness a gradual increase in temperatures, paving the way for the hotter summer months. The temperatures during this period range from 22.8°C (73°F) to 35.7°C (96.3°F). Rainfall starts to escalate from March, reaching 71mm (2.8") in this month and peaking at 93mm (3.66") in May during the spring season. Corresponding to this, the number of rainfall days also increases, hitting a maximum of 23 days in May. The relative humidity in this period increases to 66% in May, reflecting the growing wet conditions.

Summer weather in Abidzi

June, July, and August mark the summer months in Abidzi. During these months, temperatures recede slightly, oscillating between 20.9°C (69.6°F) and 31.6°C (88.9°F). The summer season is characterized by high rainfall, peaking at 144mm (5.67") in July. Alongside, the number of days experiencing rainfall also peaks, reaching 26.2 days in July. There is a noticeable increase in humidity during this period, reaching a yearly high of 85% in July and August; these elevated levels are indicative of the wet summer months.

Autumn weather in Abidzi

With the onset of Autumn in September through November, rainfall remains high but starts to decrease towards the latter part of the season. The temperature during this season ranges from 21.6°C (70.9°F) to 33.9°C (93°F). Rainfall hits its yearly peak of 154mm (6.06") in September before it recedes, dropping to 24mm (0.94") by November. The number of rainfall days also decreases from 28 days in September to 12.4 days by November. This period also sees a drop in relative humidity, moving from 85% in September to 65% in November.

Winter weather in Abidzi

Winter months of December, January, and February in Abidzi experience the lowest rainfall and humidity levels of the year. The temperatures range from 20.9°C (69.6°F) to 36.9°C (98.4°F). Rainfall levels drop considerably, measuring only 7mm (0.28") in January. The number of rainfall days is also low, reflecting the dry nature of the season, resting at just 4.4 days in January. Correspondingly, the relative humidity drops as well, reaching its annual low of 40% in December, signaling the dry winter months.

Weather in January

January in Abidzi, Benin, generally has the lightest rainfall, with a minimal average precipitation of 7mm (0.28") over 4.4 days. Therefore, it is predominantly dry, with a moderate amount of sunshine, quite natural for the beginning of the year. Weather in January »

Weather in February

Compared to January, the second month mainly honors similar weather characteristics in Abidzi, however, a slight increase in cloud cover and rainfall is noticeable. February is also recognized as the commencement of the nation's primary rainy season. Weather in February »

Weather in March

March marks a noticeable change in Abidzi’s weather pattern compared to the first two months of the year, with an average rainfall of 71mm (2.8") recorded throughout 19.3 days. While sunbathing might not be an ideal choice, the month is a boon for nature lovers who are mesmerized by the luscious green landscapes. Weather in March »

Weather in April

Just as in its previous month, April in Abidzi continues to have high rainfall. The number of sunshine days drops sharply, and the city can almost forget about clear blue skies for the time being. Umbrellas and rain boots become mandatory accessories in every local’s wardrobe. Weather in April »

Weather in May

May is one of Abidzi's wettest months, seeing an average of 93mm (3.66") rainfall over 24.1 days. The month is characterized by increasingly cloudy weather, somewhat limiting sunlight hours. Despite being a wet month, this doesn’t deter the city's residents from their routine work, as they adapt seamlessly to the environmental changes. Weather in May »

Weather in June

June in Abidzi shows minor changes in the environmental conditions, with maximum rainfall reaching 112mm (4.41"). Although this month records a fall in temperature range, the deviation isn't drastic enough to provide any significant relief from the preceding heat. Weather in June »

Weather in July

July's weather represents the peak of the wet season in Abidzi, having the most maximum rainfall of 144mm (5.67"). The slightly increased wind speed along with the increased rainfall, presents an enjoyable break from the heat for residents. Weather in July »

Weather in August

August’s weather is slightly cooler compared to July, with temperatures dropping to 28.8°C (83.8°F). While the rainfall figures decrease slightly, it isn't significant enough for August to lose its rainy month tag. The persistent wet conditions continue to dominate the city's daily life scenarios. Weather in August »

Weather in September

September sees a further surge in the rainfall with 154mm (6.06") precipitation over 28 days, as compared to August. Consequently, the decline in the number of sunshine hours and an increase in air humidity make the cityscape less bright albeit more vibrant. Weather in September »

Weather in October

Weather in October witnesses a significant shift, providing Abidzi locals with a relief from the continuing downpours. Although the rain tends to subside to an extent, the humidity still contributes to a warm climate. Natural scenic beauty doe not disappoint during this time, providing ample photogenic landscapes synonymous with autumn’s charm. Weather in October »

Weather in November

November signifies the arrival of the dry season in Abidzi, as the amount of rainfall dramatically drops to 24mm (0.94"). The change is apparent and provides a stark contrast to the previously wet months. Indicating a decrease in cloud cover, November promises more sunshine. Weather in November »

Weather in December

December, ending the year on a relatively dry note with its average rainfall of just 4mm (0.16"), secures its position as the driest month in Abidzi. This is the time when the city basks in the glory of the sun, bringing upliftment in the ambiance. Weather in December »

Frequently asked questions

What is the least humid month in Abidzi?

With an average relative humidity of 40%, January is the least humid month in Abidzi, Benin.

How many days does it rain in Abidzi?

In Abidzi, during the entire year, the rain falls for 227.3 days and collects up to 958mm (37.72") of precipitation.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Abidzi?

January through May, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index in Abidzi, Benin.

What is the warmest month in Abidzi?

With average temperatures fluctuating between a high of 36.9°C (98.4°F) and a low of 22.8°C (73°F), February stands out as the warmest month.

What month has the most sunshine in Abidzi?

April has the most sunshine of the year, with an average of 11.6h of sunshine.

When are the longest days in Abidzi?

The month with the longest days in Abidzi, Benin, is June, with an average of 12h and 36min of daylight.

When is the lowest UV index in Abidzi?

The months with the lowest UV index in Abidzi, Benin, are June through September, with an average maximum UV index of 6.

What are the coldest months in Abidzi?

Abidzi reaches its average lowest temperatures in August, measuring 28.8°C (83.8°F) at the peak and 20.9°C (69.6°F) at the lowest.

What are the most humid months in Abidzi?

August and September, with an average relative humidity of 85%, are most humid months in Abidzi, Benin.

What is the wettest month in Abidzi?

September is the month with the most rainfall. Rain falls for 28 days and accumulates 154mm (6.06") of precipitation.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Abidzi?

The month with the least sunshine in Abidzi, Benin, is September, with an average of 7.1h of sunshine.

What is the driest month in Abidzi?

December is the month with the least rainfall in Abidzi, Benin. Rain falls for 2.8 days and accumulates 4mm (0.16") of precipitation.

What is the month with the shortest days in Abidzi?

The month with the shortest days in Abidzi is December, with an average of 11h and 42min of daylight.

Is there Daylight Saving Time (DST) in Abidzi?

Abidzi does not observe Daylight Saving Time (DST). WAT timezone is used over the entire year.

Average temperature
Abidzi, Benin

Average temperature - Abidzi, Benin

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is February (36.9°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is August (28.8°C).

The months with the highest average low temperature are March and April (24°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January and August (20.9°C).


Average pressure
Abidzi, Benin

Average pressure - Abidzi, Benin

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is July (1013.3mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is March (1009mbar).


Average wind speed
Abidzi, Benin

Average wind speed - Abidzi, Benin

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (7km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is September (4.9km/h).


Average humidity
Abidzi, Benin

Average humidity - Abidzi, Benin

The months with the highest relative humidity are August and September (85%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is January (40%).


Average rainfall
Abidzi, Benin

Average rainfall - Abidzi, Benin

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is September (154mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is December (4mm).


Average rainfall days
Abidzi, Benin

Average rainfall days - Abidzi, Benin

The month with the highest number of rainy days is September (28 days).
The month with the least rainy days is December (2.8 days).


Average daylight / Average sunshine
Abidzi, Benin

Average daylight / Average sunshine - Abidzi, Benin

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12h and 36min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11h and 42min).

The month with the most sunshine is April (Average sunshine: 11h and 36min).
The month with the least sunshine is September (Average sunshine: 7h and 6min).


Average sunshine days
Abidzi, Benin

Average sunshine days - Abidzi, Benin

The month with the most sunshine days is December (25.2 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is September (1.5 days).


Average UV index
Abidzi, Benin

Average UV index - Abidzi, Benin

The months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, October, November and December (UV index 7).
The months with the lowest UV index are June, July, August and September (UV index 6).


Average visibility
Abidzi, Benin

Average visibility - Abidzi, Benin

The months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April and December (10km).
The months with the lowest visibility are July, August and September (7km).


Abidzi, Benin

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