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Usual weather in Cameroon

Do you need to know, when is the best time to go to Cameroon? Then you should take a look here, what weather you can expect there during the year.

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What weather to expect in Cameroon

The climate of Cameroon depends on terrain, it varies from tropical climate along coast to semiarid and hot climate in north. The coast is very hot and humid.

When speaking about the usual weather in this state, the information is relevant for example for these popular places: Adamaoua, Bafoussam, Bamenda, Buea, Coastal Cameroon, Dja Faunal Reserve, Douala, Garoua, Kumbo, Limbe, Lobéké National Park, Ngaoundéré, Ngoketunjia, Northern Cameroon, Northwest Highlands, South Cameroon Plateau, Yaoundé.

Let's look now what weather you can expect in the area around the capital and in many other cities. The warmest month here is March, the average maximum temperature is 31.2 ℃ (88.16 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 20.4 ℃ (68.72 ℉). The coldest month here is August, the average maximum temperature is 26.9 ℃ (80.42 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 19.2 ℃ (66.56 ℉). The most rainy month here is October, the average number of rainy days is 22.5. The least rainy month here is January, the average number of rainy days is 3.

When travelling to some places in Cameroon, always consider the altitude of the the place as well. The highest point here is Fako on Mont Cameroun (4045 m) and the lowest point is Atlantic Ocean (0 m). So there are huge differences in altitudes in this country and the weather is very different in them therefore. Keep in mind, that the temperature usually decreases by 1.2 - 1.9 ℃ (2.2 - 3.5 ℉) per 200 m (656 ft), depending on the other conditions. (And we should add, that in the very special condition named thermal inversion even the temperature may be higher in higher altitudes.)

Please, keep in mind, that this is not a weather forecast, but the information about the usual weather (average). This should help you to decide, when is the best time to go to Cameroon. Read more details about the typical weather there in all individual months below:

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


January

Typical (usual) weather in Cameroon in January is this: The average highest temperature in Cameroon in January is 29.5 ℃ (85.1 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 19.6 ℃ (67.28 ℉). At the beginning of January you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.2 ℃ (84.56 ℉). At the end of January you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 30.1 ℃ (86.18 ℉). The average number of rainy days in January is 3. The average rainfall is 19.3 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:54 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:55 and at the end of the month 11:57.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

February

Typical (usual) weather in Cameroon in February is this: The average highest temperature in Cameroon in February is 30.7 ℃ (87.26 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 20.9 ℃ (69.62 ℉). At the beginning of February you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 30.1 ℃ (86.18 ℉). At the end of February you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 30.95 ℃ (87.71 ℉). The average number of rainy days in February is 4.1. The average rainfall is 43.5 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:57 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:59 and at the end of the month 12:02.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

March

Typical (usual) weather in Cameroon in March is this: The average highest temperature in Cameroon in March is 31.2 ℃ (88.16 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 20.4 ℃ (68.72 ℉). At the beginning of March you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 30.95 ℃ (87.71 ℉). At the end of March you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 30.35 ℃ (86.63 ℉). The average number of rainy days in March is 12. The average rainfall is 122.7 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:02 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:05 and at the end of the month 12:08.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

April

Typical (usual) weather in Cameroon in April is this: The average highest temperature in Cameroon in April is 29.5 ℃ (85.1 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 20.3 ℃ (68.54 ℉). At the beginning of April you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 30.35 ℃ (86.63 ℉). At the end of April you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.4 ℃ (84.92 ℉). The average number of rainy days in April is 14.2. The average rainfall is 175.4 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:08 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:12 and at the end of the month 12:15.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

May

Typical (usual) weather in Cameroon in May is this: The average highest temperature in Cameroon in May is 29.3 ℃ (84.74 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 20.2 ℃ (68.36 ℉). At the beginning of May you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.4 ℃ (84.92 ℉). At the end of May you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 28.5 ℃ (83.3 ℉). The average number of rainy days in May is 17.1. The average rainfall is 203 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:15 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:17 and at the end of the month 12:19.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

June

Typical (usual) weather in Cameroon in June is this: The average highest temperature in Cameroon in June is 27.7 ℃ (81.86 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 20.1 ℃ (68.18 ℉). At the beginning of June you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 28.5 ℃ (83.3 ℉). At the end of June you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 27.45 ℃ (81.41 ℉). The average number of rainy days in June is 14.3. The average rainfall is 160.6 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:19 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:20 and at the end of the month 12:20.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

July

Typical (usual) weather in Cameroon in July is this: The average highest temperature in Cameroon in July is 27.2 ℃ (80.96 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 20.1 ℃ (68.18 ℉). At the beginning of July you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 27.45 ℃ (81.41 ℉). At the end of July you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 27.05 ℃ (80.69 ℉). The average number of rainy days in July is 11.2. The average rainfall is 74.4 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:20 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:19 and at the end of the month 12:17.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

August

Typical (usual) weather in Cameroon in August is this: The average highest temperature in Cameroon in August is 26.9 ℃ (80.42 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 19.2 ℃ (66.56 ℉). At the beginning of August you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 27.05 ℃ (80.69 ℉). At the end of August you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 27.55 ℃ (81.59 ℉). The average number of rainy days in August is 11.8. The average rainfall is 111.4 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:17 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:14 and at the end of the month 12:12.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

September

Typical (usual) weather in Cameroon in September is this: The average highest temperature in Cameroon in September is 28.2 ℃ (82.76 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 19.6 ℃ (67.28 ℉). At the beginning of September you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 27.55 ℃ (81.59 ℉). At the end of September you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 27.85 ℃ (82.13 ℉). The average number of rainy days in September is 19.6. The average rainfall is 227.1 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:12 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:08 and at the end of the month 12:05.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

October

Typical (usual) weather in Cameroon in October is this: The average highest temperature in Cameroon in October is 27.5 ℃ (81.5 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 19.1 ℃ (66.38 ℉). At the beginning of October you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 27.85 ℃ (82.13 ℉). At the end of October you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 28.15 ℃ (82.67 ℉). The average number of rainy days in October is 22.5. The average rainfall is 297.1 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:05 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:02 and at the end of the month 11:59.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

November

Typical (usual) weather in Cameroon in November is this: The average highest temperature in Cameroon in November is 28.8 ℃ (83.84 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 19.8 ℃ (67.64 ℉). At the beginning of November you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 28.15 ℃ (82.67 ℉). At the end of November you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 28.85 ℃ (83.93 ℉). The average number of rainy days in November is 11. The average rainfall is 93 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:59 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:57 and at the end of the month 11:55.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

December

Typical (usual) weather in Cameroon in December is this: The average highest temperature in Cameroon in December is 28.9 ℃ (84.02 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 19.7 ℃ (67.46 ℉). At the beginning of December you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 28.85 ℃ (83.93 ℉). At the end of December you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.2 ℃ (84.56 ℉). The average number of rainy days in December is 3. The average rainfall is 18.8 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:55 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:54 and at the end of the month 11:54.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

Below are average values, so you can consider them typical weather in Cameroon in these places. The sign '-' means we don't have enough data for this item.

Yaoundetemperature: - highest temperature: 28.9 ℃ (84.02 ℉)lowest temperature: 19.7 ℃ (67.46 ℉)rainfall: 18.8mmrainy days: 3
Doualatemperature: - highest temperature: 31.7 ℃ (89.06 ℉)lowest temperature: 23 ℃ (73.4 ℉)rainfall: 27.3mmrainy days: 5.1
Ngaounderetemperature: - highest temperature: 30.8 ℃ (87.44 ℉)lowest temperature: 10.3 ℃ (50.54 ℉)rainfall: 0.4mmrainy days: 0
Garouatemperature: - highest temperature: 34.2 ℃ (93.56 ℉)lowest temperature: 17.3 ℃ (63.14 ℉)rainfall: 0mmrainy days: 0
Bamendatemperature: - highest temperature: 25.3 ℃ (77.54 ℉)lowest temperature: 13.6 ℃ (56.48 ℉)rainfall: 8.9mmrainy days: 1
Kribitemperature: - highest temperature: 31.1 ℃ (87.98 ℉)lowest temperature: 23.8 ℃ (74.84 ℉)rainfall: 60.8mmrainy days: 8.8
Bertouatemperature: - highest temperature: 29.7 ℃ (85.46 ℉)lowest temperature: 17.1 ℃ (62.78 ℉)rainfall: 22.9mmrainy days: 2




When you read about the number of mm of rainfall, you should know this: Light rain is when the precipitation rate is less than 2.5 mm (0.1 in) per hour. For moderate rain this number is between 2.5 mm and 10 mm (0.4 in), for heavy rain it is 10 mm - 50 mm (2.0 in). Violent rain has this number higher than 50 mm per hour.


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