July weather forecast and climate
Cotonou, Benin

July, like June, in Cotonou, Benin, is a moderately hot summer month, with temperature in the range of an average high of 28°C (82.4°F) and an average low of 23.7°C (74.7°F).

Temperature

In Cotonou, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in June - a still warm 28°C (82.4°F). The average low-temperature, in July, is 23.7°C (74.7°F).

Heat index

In July, the average heat index is calculated to a tropical 32.5°C (90.5°F). Take extra precautions, as heat cramps and heat exhaustion are possible. Sustained activity may result in heatstroke.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'real feel', 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature', or 'feels like', is a measure that combines both air temperature and relative humidity into a single value that indicates how hot the weather feels. This effect is individual, with diverse people perceiving weather differently for numerous reasons (differences in body mass, height, and shape, metabolic differences, clothing), and activity. Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact, and may raise the heat index additionally, by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are especially crucial for babies and toddlers. Young children are generally more endangered than adults, as they usually less sweat. And also, due to larger skin surface relative to their small bodies and higher heat production as a result of their activity.

Humidity

In Cotonou, the average relative humidity in July is 82.5%.

Rainfall

In July, the rain falls for 8 days. Throughout July, 147mm (5.79") of precipitation is accumulated. In Cotonou, during the entire year, the rain falls for 75 days and collects up to 1308.3mm (51.51") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In Cotonou, in July, the average water temperature is 26°C (78.8°F).
Note: For any water activity, surface water temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are considered as excellent and extremely pleasant for lengthened periods.

Daylight

Months with the longest days are June and July, with an average of 12.5h of daylight.

Sunshine

With an average of 4.4h of sunshine, July has the least sunshine of the year in Cotonou.

UV index

In Cotonou, the average daily maximum UV index is 11. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an extreme health hazard from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 11 in July transform into the following instructions:
Take all required precautions, as unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. Seek shade and minimize exposure to direct Sun in a period between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV radiation is most intense; keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not provide perfect sun protection. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. Even on cloudy days, a sunscreen with a minimum 30 sun protection factor should be generously applied and frequently re-applied, including after every swim or outdoor exercise. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is significantly increased by the reflection of the water and sand.

What is the temperature in July in Cotonou?

In Cotonou, Benin, in July, the average high-temperature is 28°C (82.4°F), and the average low-temperature is 23.7°C (74.7°F). In July, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'apparent temperature'), that combines both air temperature and relative humidity, is estimated at 32.5°C (90.5°F).

What is the average humidity in July in Cotonou?

The average relative humidity in July is 82.5%.

How much does it rain in Cotonou in July?

In July, in Cotonou, the rain falls for 8 days. Throughout July, 147mm (5.79") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the water temperature in July in Cotonou?

In July, the average sea temperature is 26°C (78.8°F). For any water activity, surface water temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are considered as excellent and extremely pleasant for lengthened periods.

When are the longest days in Cotonou?

June and July, with an average of 12.5h of daylight, are months with the longest days in Cotonou.

What is the average length of the day in July in Cotonou?

In July, the average length of the day is 12.5h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Cotonou?

With an average of 4.4h of sunshine, July has the least sunshine of the year.

How many hours of sunshine does Cotonou have in July?

In July, the average sunshine in Cotonou is 4.4h.

What is the UV index reading in July in Cotonou?

In July, the average daily maximum UV index in Cotonou, Benin, is 11. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an excessive health risk from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in July - Cotonou, Benin
  • Average high temperature in July: 28°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is March (31.9°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is August (27.8°C).

  • Average low temperature in July: 23.7°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is March (25.9°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is August (23.4°C).

Average humidity in July - Cotonou, Benin
  • Average humidity in July: 82.5%

The month with the highest relative humidity is June (84%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (76.5%).

Average rainfall in July - Cotonou, Benin
  • Average rainfall in July: 147mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is June (356mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (9.2mm).

Average rainfall days in July - Cotonou, Benin
  • Average rainfall days in July: 8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is June (15 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (1 days).

Average sea temperature in July - Cotonou, Benin
  • Average sea temperature in July: 26°C

The best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are March, April, May and November (29°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is August (25°C).

Average daylight in July / Average sunshine in July - Cotonou, Benin
  • Average daylight in July: 12.5h

Months with the longest days are June and July (Average daylight: 12.5h).
Months with the shortest days are January, November and December (Average daylight: 11.8h).

  • Average sunshine in July: 4.4h

The month with the most sunshine is November (Average sunshine: 8.1h).
The month with the least sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 4.4h).

Average UV index in July - Cotonou, Benin
  • Average UV index in July: 11

Months with the highest UV index are February, March, April, May, August, September and October (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 10).