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The climate of Parakou (Benin)
Parakou is a large city in the eastern part of Benin in the Borgou department. Parakou is also the capital of this department. Parakou is situated on the most important highway of the country which connects Cotonou to the neighbouring country of Niger. It is also the final station of the railroad from Cotonou. In the vicinity of the city the Plein Air de Parakou museum can be found. This museum gives a good impression of Batanou customs and traditions. Parakou has a warm savannah climate with one distinct rainy period from April till October. The rest of the year hardly any rain falls. Temperatures are around 30 degrees Celsius all year round. Night time temperatures are 20 degrees Celsius on average. From November till March a Harmattan winds may occur. This type of wind transports dry and dusty air from the Sahara to this part of Africa. This type of wind offers some cooling during warm days.

 

Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Parakou

average
 maximum
temperature (įC)

average
minimum

temperature (įC)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (įC)
January 35 19 8 1 n/a
February 37 22 9 1 n/a
March 37 23 8 4 n/a
April 36 24 8 7 n/a
May 33 25 8 11 n/a
June 31 23 7 13 n/a
July 30 22 5 16 n/a
August 29 21 4 16 n/a
September 30 21 5 17 n/a
October 32 21 7 9 n/a
November 34 20 8 1 n/a
December 34 19 8 1 n/a
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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