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Parakou Climate & Temperature

  • Parakou, Benin is at 9°21'N, 2°37'E, 393 m (1289 ft). See map.
  • Parakou has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate (Köppen-Geiger classification: Aw) with a pronounced dry season in the low-sun months , no cold season, wet season is in the high-sun months.
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Parakou is situated in or near the tropical dry forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 26.7 degrees Celsius (80.1 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 4.9 °C (8.8°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic, subtype truly hyperoceanic. Parakou Climate Graph
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 1149 mm (45.2 inches) which is equivalent to 1149 Litres/m² (28.18 Gallons/ft²).
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Parakou you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Apia, Upolu, Samoa where you would find a Tropical wet climate.

Parakou Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 34 (93) 36 (97) 36 (97) 35 (95) 33 (91) 31 (87) 29 (85) 29 (83) 30 (85) 32 (89) 34 (92) 34 (92) 33 (91)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 27 (80) 29 (84) 30 (85) 29 (84) 28 (82) 26 (79) 25 (77) 25 (76) 25 (77) 26 (79) 27 (80) 26 (79) 27 (80)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 19 (66) 21 (70) 23 (73) 23 (74) 22 (72) 21 (71) 21 (70) 21 (69) 21 (69) 21 (69) 20 (67) 19 (65) 21 (70)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 4 (0) 9 (0) 39 (2) 86 (3) 131 (5) 172 (7) 190 (7) 209 (8) 206 (8) 91 (4) 6 (0) 7 (0) 1149 (45)
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 11h 38' 11h 48' 12h 03' 12h 19' 12h 32' 12h 39' 12h 36' 12h 25' 12h 09' 11h 54' 11h 41' 11h 34' 12h 00'
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 60.7 69.9 80.8 87.4 79.1 75.9 78.8 87.2 81.1 69.5 60.5 57.2 74

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