Benin
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Best time to visit Benin

To go to Benin, the best time to visit is May through November. In this period you have a warm temperature and little precipitation. In Benin, January is the warmest month with 93°F and the most cold month is 84°F in July.

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In the table below you can quickly see the average weather by month in Benin, the monthly temperatures or when the precipitation is the highest. Average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Climate Benin by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°F) 93 92 92 92 90 87 84 84 85 88 90 92
Precipitation (inch) 4 6 4 5 10 23 25 14 18 9 6 2

Weather data from: Porto-Novo




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Benin weather

The weather for Benin over the next 14 days will be 77°F till 88° with several days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

The weather forecast for Benin is based on the weather in Porto-Novo.

5-day weather forecast Benin

Weather
Max/min
Rain
Wind
Wednesday
5 october
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86°F
75°F
0 in
5 m/s
Thursday
6 october
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86°F
75°F
0 in
5 m/s
Friday
7 october
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86°F
75°F
0.7 in
5 m/s
Saturday
8 october
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77°F
73°F
6.3 in
2 m/s
Sunday
9 october
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86°F
73°F
0.7 in
4 m/s

View the 14 day weather forecast for Benin


Climate Benin

Benin has a tropical savanna climate. It is warm every month with both a wet and dry season. The average annual temperature for Benin is 60° degrees and there is about 126 inch of rain in a year. It is dry for 202 days a year with an average humidity of 76% and an UV-index of 7.

Benin

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°F) 93 92 92 92 90 87 84 84 85 88 90 92
Night temp. (°F) 75 78 80 80 79 77 75 74 75 76 77 76
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 4 6 4 5 10 23 25 14 18 9 6 2
Days with rain 5 7 7 8 11 19 23 18 18 11 6 5
Dry days 26 21 24 22 20 11 8 13 12 20 24 26
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 10 9 9 9 9 7 6 6 7 8 9 10
Wind force (Bft) 2 3 3 3 2 2 3 3 2 2 2 2
UV-index 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 7 7 7 7 7

Weather data from: Porto-Novo

Benin weather by month

What is the average Benin weather like in a given month? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.


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Frequently asked questions

Where is Benin?

Benin lies in a straight line about 5,085 miles from United States (New York → Porto-Novo).

How long is the flight to Benin?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Benin is approximately 15 h. 20 min.

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What are the largest airports in Benin?

These are the largest airports in Benin:

  • Cadjehoun Airport (COO) in Cotonou

How many inhabitants does Benin have?

Benin has 11,002,578 inhabitants.

How big is Benin?

The surface area of Benin is 69,982 mi². It is 3,5x smaller than United States.

What is the capital of Benin?

The capital of Benin is Porto-Novo.

What is the currency of Benin?

In Benin, the CFA franc BCEAO (XOF) is used for payment.

Exchange rates on 5 October 2022

  • 1 US dollar = 552.30 CFA franc BCEAO
  • 1 CFA franc BCEAO = 0.002 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 55,229.88 CFA franc BCEAO
  • 100 CFA franc BCEAO = 0.18 US dollar

What is the area code of Benin?

The area code to call Benin is +229.