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Best time to visit Accra, Ghana

Our verdict

The best time to visit Accra is July-October

Accra can be visited year-round, but based on the ideal climate conditions, cost of travel, and avoiding peak holiday periods, July-October is the best time to go.

In the height of summer, temperatures in Accra can reach a maximum of 32℃ (90℉). The coldest it usually gets in winter-time in Accra is around 22℃ (72℉).

If you’re keen to work on your tan in Accra, you’re most likely get the longest days between sun-up and sun-down around April. The wet season in Accra falls around June, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in January instead.

Find out everything you need to know about when to visit Accra below, including detailed information about the weather and tools to help you find the best prices and book your trip.

Warmest month

March

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

April

Accra seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Accra as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Accra is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Accra

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Accra for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Accra climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Accra for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Accra in January

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 19mm (1") over 10 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Accra in January, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Accra in February

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 27mm (1") over 15 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Accra in February, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Accra in March

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 19 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Accra in March, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Accra in April

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 36mm (1") over 17 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Accra in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Accra in May

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 66mm (3") over 20 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Accra in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Accra in June

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 121mm (5") over 24 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Accra in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Accra in July

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 68mm (3") over 24 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Accra in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Accra in August

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 43mm (2") over 22 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Accra in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Accra in September

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 94mm (4") over 27 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
27 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Accra in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.

Accra in October

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 100mm (4") over 25 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Accra in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Accra in November

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 43mm (2") over 21 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Accra in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Accra in December

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 29mm (1") over 14 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Accra in December, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Accra is usually March, where temperatures tend to rise to around 31℃ (89℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Accra is generally around January. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in January first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Accra is generally around June, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of June too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Accra, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in April are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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