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Cotonou vs Accra Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Cotonou, Benin and Accra, Ghana is approximately 294 km or 183 mi.
  • To reach Cotonou in this distance one would set out from Accra bearing 73.4° or ENE and follow the great circles arc to approach Cotonou bearing 73.7° or ENE .
  • Both have a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • The mean annual temperature is 0.7 °C (1.3°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 0.7 °C (1.3°F) less in Cotonou. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 521.3 mm (20.5 in) more which is equivalent to 521.3 l/m (12.79 US gal/ft) or 5,213,000 l/ha (557,304 US gal/ac) more. About 1 2/3 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 0.1° lower in Cotonou than in Accra.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Cotonou relative to Accra. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Accra vs Cotonou.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -1 (-2) +0 (-1) +0 (0) +0 (-1) +0 (0) +0 (+0) +1 (+2) +1 (+1) +-1 (-1) +0 (-1) +0 (0) +0 (0) +0 (0)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) 0 (0) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) +1 (+1) +1 (+1) +1 (+1) +1 (+2) +2 (+3) +1 (+1) +1 (+1) +1 (+1) +0 (+1) +1 (+1)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +1 (+1) +2 (+4) +2 (+3) +2 (+3) +2 (+3) +1 (+1) +2 (+3) +2 (+4) +2 (+3) +2 (+3) +1 (+2) +1 (+1) +2 (+3)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -7 (0) 0 (0) +1 (+0) +55 (+2) +52 (+2) +163 (+6) +98 (+4) +49 (+2) +59 (+2) +47 (+2) +3 (+0) +2 (+0) +521 (+21)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 02' -0h 01' -0h 00' +0h 01' +0h 02' +0h 02' +0h 02' +0h 01' +0h 00' -0h 01' -0h 02' -0h 02'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -0.7 -0.8 -0.7 +0.7 +0.7 +0.7 +0.7 +0.8 -0.7 -0.7 -0.7 -0.8   -0.1

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