Ghana weather in January

Considering a trip to Ghana this January and wondering about the expected weather conditions? Find all the crucial information you need right here, addressing your question:

What is the weather like in Ghana in January?

January in Ghana generally has temperatures that range from warm to very warm, with precipitation levels ranging from almost none to moderate.

During the day the temperature is warm in Akwida at 30°C and very warm in Tamale at 36°C. As night falls, temperatures generally drop to 22°C in Tamale and 26°C in Akwida. While the given temperatures for day and night are typical, there may be days that feel warmer. Make sure you're dressed in a way that keeps you cool and comfortable.

In January, precipitation varies across different areas. From almost no rainfall in Navrongo with an average of 0.3 mm to moderate rainfall in Akwida with 51 mm. Based on our climate data it is the driest month of the year in Accra. The days are mostly sunny, with an average total of around 211 hours of sunshine in Accra. The sunlight during this month doesn't just make the days brighter, it also seems to make everyone a bit more cheerful.

For specific regional insights in Ghana for January, refer to the map provided below. For an in-depth overview of the yearly weather conditions, do visit our Ghana climate page.

Where to go in Ghana in January

Find the average weather conditions in January for the most popular destinations in Ghana on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

Popular destinations in Ghana

What is the weather like in January for the 5 most popular destinations in Ghana?

Average weather in Accra

In January Accra generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 26°C and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Accra
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31°C 
26°C 
242 hours 
25 mm 
7 days 
30°C 
26°C 
211 hours 
15 mm 
5 days 
31°C 
26°C 
204 hours 
21 mm 
7 days 
Climate in Accra

Average weather in Kumasi

In January Kumasi generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 34°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 23°C and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Kumasi
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
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33°C 
22°C 
181 hours 
25 mm 
7 days 
34°C 
23°C 
185 hours 
22 mm 
5 days 
35°C 
24°C 
188 hours 
48 mm 
9 days 
Climate in Kumasi

Average weather in Tema

In January Tema generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 32°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 25°C and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Tema
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maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
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32°C 
25°C 
242 hours 
34 mm 
7 days 
32°C 
25°C 
211 hours 
24 mm 
4 days 
32°C 
26°C 
204 hours 
34 mm 
7 days 
Climate in Tema

Average weather in Takoradi

In January Takoradi generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 25°C and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Takoradi
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30°C 
25°C 
63 mm 
9 days 
30°C 
25°C 
45 mm 
6 days 
31°C 
26°C 
57 mm 
7 days 
Climate in Takoradi

Average weather in East Legon

In January East Legon generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 26°C and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

East Legon
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
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31°C 
26°C 
242 hours 
24 mm 
7 days 
31°C 
26°C 
211 hours 
15 mm 
5 days 
31°C 
26°C 
204 hours 
21 mm 
7 days 
Climate in East Legon

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in Ghana.

Is January the best time to visit Ghana?

We consider January to be one of the best times to travel to Ghana. Typically, the climate in Accra is perfect. It's worth noting that weather conditions might differ depending on the location you visit.

Generally speaking, January, February, July, August, September, October and December provide perfect weather in Accra. In contrast, May and June tend to have tolerable weather conditions.

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