Benin
Weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Benin

The best time to visit Benin is from January until December, when you will have a warm or hot temperature and limited till little rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Benin is 34°C in January and the lowest is 29°C in July.

Benin has the tropical savanna climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in Benin or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average Benin weather by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 34 33 34 34 32 30 29 29 30 31 32 34
Precipitation (mm) 9 15 11 13 25 59 64 35 46 22 14 6

Climate data from city: Porto-Novo




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Benin weather

The Benin weather for will be 28° till 36° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers till heavy rain.

The Benin weather forecast is based on the weather conditions in the city of Porto-Novo.

Benin 14 day weather forecast

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
UV
Monday
23 may
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28°C
23°C
4.1 mm
60%
2 Bft
SSW
1
Tuesday
24 may
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35°C
22°C
26.7 mm
90%
3 Bft
S
10
Wednesday
25 may
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32°C
21°C
9.6 mm
75%
3 Bft
SW
10
Thursday
26 may
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31°C
22°C
3 mm
50%
2 Bft
SW
5
Friday
27 may
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34°C
22°C
2.9 mm
50%
3 Bft
SSW
9


Climate Benin

Benin has the tropical savanna climate prevailing. It is warm every month with both a wet and dry season. The average annual temperature for Benin is 32° degrees and there is about 320 mm 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. (°C) 34 33 34 34 32 30 29 29 30 31 32 34
Night temp. (°C) 24 26 27 27 26 25 24 23 24 25 25 24
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 9 15 11 13 25 59 64 35 46 22 14 6
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

Climate data from city: 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 8,183 km 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.

What are the largest airports in Benin?

These are the largest airports in Benin:

How many inhabitants are there in Benin?

Benin has approximately 11,002,578 inhabitants.

How big is Benin?

The area of Benin is around 112,620 km². It is 2,5x 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 to pay.

Exchange rates on 23 May 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.