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The climate of Togo

Togo's geographical profile, a narrow strip of land in West Africa stretching from the Gulf of Guinea to Burkina Faso in the north, creates a distinctive pattern of climate zones. The southernmost region, extending north from the coast to about the 8th parallel, features a tropical, humid climate. Moving northward, the humidity decreases, and a tropical, savannah climate dominates. The northernmost region of Togo experiences a semiarid climate.

Togo's tropical savanna climate, with its distinctive wet and dry seasons, governs the weather throughout the year. The mean temperature in every month surpasses 18°C (64.4°F), with peak temperatures observed from February to April. The coastal region sees rain from April to June and from October to November. The northern region, with its semiarid climate, experiences a single rainy season from April to October.

The Best Time to Visit Togo

The best time to visit Togo is from November to February, when the climate is comparatively cooler and drier. This period marks the harmattan season, when a dry, dust-laden wind blows from the Sahara across the region, reducing humidity and rainfall. While temperatures still hover around 30°C (86°F), the heat is more bearable during this time due to lower humidity. Furthermore, this period precedes the main rainy season, resulting in less disruption to travel plans and outdoor activities.

The Worst Time to Visit Togo

The peak of the rainy season, between April and July, is the most challenging time to visit Togo, especially in the south. Frequent heavy showers may disrupt travel and outdoor activities. The rain also enhances the risk of malaria, as the waterlogged areas become breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Moreover, temperatures remain high during this period, often reaching 35°C (95°F), which, combined with high humidity, can be uncomfortable.

Spring Weather in Togo

The concept of spring is not clearly defined in Togo due to its location near the equator. However, if we consider the period from March to May, temperatures range from 25°C (77°F) to 35°C (95°F). The beginning of the rainy season in the south means increased rainfall starting in April. In contrast, the north remains relatively dry until the end of May. Despite the rains, humidity begins to drop, providing some respite from the heat.

Summer Weather in Togo

Summer, from June to August, is characterized by the continuation of the rainy season, especially in the southern region. Rainfall can reach up to 250mm (9.84") per month. Despite the rains, temperatures remain high, usually between 25°C (77°F) and 30°C (86°F). The northern region begins its rainy season in June, marking a departure from the intense heat of the previous months, with temperatures decreasing to 30°C (86°F).

Autumn Weather in Togo

Autumn, from September to November, is marked by the end of the rainy season in the north. Rainfall decreases considerably, and temperatures rise once again, reaching up to 35°C (95°F). In the south, October brings the start of the second rainy season, though less intense than the first one, with temperatures averaging 30°C (86°F).

Winter Weather in Togo

Winter, from December to February, corresponds to the dry harmattan season in Togo. During this period, temperatures range from 20°C (68°F) to 30°C (86°F). The southern part of the country experiences significantly less rainfall, and the harmattan wind helps to lower humidity. However, this wind can also carry dust, leading to decreased visibility, especially in January. In contrast, the northern region experiences cooler temperatures, making it an attractive destination during this season.

Weather in January

January marks the height of the dry season in Togo, with average temperatures ranging from 23°C (73.4°F) in the north to 29°C (84.2°F) in the south. Lomé, the capital city located in the south, experiences typical temperatures around 29°C (84.2°F), with little rainfall. Weather in January »

Weather in February

February is a transition month in Togo, with temperatures beginning to rise as the dry season persists. In the south, including in the capital city of Lomé, average temperatures range from 24°C (75.2°F) to 30°C (86°F), making it one of the hotter months of the year. Weather in February »

Weather in March

March ushers in increasing heat across Togo, signifying the shift towards the hot season before the onset of the rains. In the southern region, including Lomé, the average temperatures rise to between 25°C (77°F) and 31°C (87.8°F). Weather in March »

Weather in April

April signals a significant shift in the climate across Togo as it marks the onset of the rainy season in the south and the impending rains in the north. In the southern region, including Lomé, temperatures range from 24°C (75.2°F) to 31°C (87.8°F), similar to March. Weather in April »

Weather in May

May witnesses the continuation of the rainy season across Togo, characterized by heavy showers and increased humidity. In the southern region, including Lomé, temperatures remain stable, ranging between 24°C (75.2°F) and 30°C (86°F). Weather in May »

Weather in June

In Togo, the weather conditions in June vary greatly from the southern to the northern regions. In the southern part of the country, including Lomé, the rainy season continues in full force. Average temperatures remain relatively steady, ranging from 24°C (75.2°F) to 29°C (84.2°F). Weather in June »

Weather in July

July marks a shift in Togo's weather, with a decrease in rainfall across both the southern and northern parts of the country. In the south, including Lomé, the peak of the rainy season has passed, and while it is still a relatively wet month, rainfall drops to an average of 70mm (2.76"). Weather in July »

Weather in August

August witnesses a further shift in the climatic conditions across Togo, with a brief resurgence of rainfall in the southern region and a continuing rainy season in the north. In the southern part of the country, including the capital city of Lomé, average temperatures hover between 23°C (73.4°F) and 27°C (80.6°F). Weather in August »

Weather in September

September is a month of transition in Togo, as the country moves from the rainy season towards the dry season. In the southern region, including Lomé, average temperatures range from 23°C (73.4°F) to 28°C (82.4°F), staying relatively stable as compared to the previous month. Weather in September »

Weather in October

In October, Togo witnesses a significant shift in weather conditions as the dry season sets in across the country. In the southern region, including Lomé, the average temperatures slightly increase and range between 24°C (75.2°F) and 29°C (84.2°F). Weather in October »

Weather in November

In November, Togo fully transitions into the dry season, characterized by lower rainfall and steady temperatures across the country. In the southern region, including Lomé, the average temperatures continue to hover between 24°C (75.2°F) and 32°C (89.6°F), slightly warmer than October. Weather in November »

Weather in December

December is firmly within the dry season in Togo, with low rainfall and slightly increasing temperatures across the country. In the southern region, including the capital city of Lomé, average temperatures range between 25°C (77°F) and 32°C (89.6°F). Weather in December »


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