Weather in January in Ghana

Many people wonder what kind of weather they can expect in January in Ghana. Is this month a good time to go to Ghana? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Ghana in January?

The weather conditions in Ghana in January range from tolerable to perfect depending on the destination.

During January in Ghana the average maximum daytime temperatures are very high and range from 30°C (86°F) in Takoradi to 35°C (95°F) in Tamale. On average, this month is one of the warmest months of the year in Ghana. So be prepared and make sure to dress lightly.

Precipitation in January ranges from almost non in Navrongo with an average of 1mm (0inch) rainfall to moderate in Takoradi with 35mm (1.4inch). It is the driest month of the year in Accra. It is also generally a sunny month with an average of 211 hours of sunshine in Accra during the whole month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to find out more about the different weather conditions per location in Ghana.

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.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch 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 32°C (90°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 23°C (73°F) and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Accra
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
31°C / 88°F 
23°C / 73°F 
242 hours 
18mm / 0.7inch 
2 days 
32°C / 90°F 
23°C / 73°F 
211 hours 
11mm / 0.4inch 
1 day 
32°C / 90°F 
24°C / 75°F 
204 hours 
22mm / 0.9inch 
2 days 
Climate in Accra

Average weather in Kumasi

In January Kumasi generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 32°C (90°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 20°C (69°F) and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Kumasi
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
31°C / 87°F 
21°C / 70°F 
181 hours 
28mm / 1.1inch 
3 days 
32°C / 90°F 
20°C / 69°F 
185 hours 
14mm / 0.6inch 
2 days 
34°C / 92°F 
22°C / 72°F 
188 hours 
68mm / 2.7inch 
5 days 
Climate in Kumasi

Average weather in Tema

In January Tema generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 32°C (90°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 23°C (73°F) and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Tema
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
31°C / 88°F 
23°C / 73°F 
242 hours 
18mm / 0.7inch 
2 days 
32°C / 90°F 
23°C / 73°F 
211 hours 
11mm / 0.4inch 
1 day 
32°C / 90°F 
24°C / 75°F 
204 hours 
22mm / 0.9inch 
2 days 
Climate in Tema

Average weather in Takoradi

In January Takoradi generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C (86°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 21°C (70°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Takoradi
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
30°C / 86°F 
22°C / 72°F 
31mm / 1.2inch 
5 days 
30°C / 86°F 
21°C / 70°F 
35mm / 1.4inch 
3 days 
31°C / 88°F 
22°C / 72°F 
41mm / 1.6inch 
3 days 
Climate in Takoradi

Average weather in East Legon

In January East Legon generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 32°C (90°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 23°C (73°F) and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

East Legon
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
31°C / 88°F 
23°C / 73°F 
242 hours 
18mm / 0.7inch 
2 days 
32°C / 90°F 
23°C / 73°F 
211 hours 
11mm / 0.4inch 
1 day 
32°C / 90°F 
24°C / 75°F 
204 hours 
22mm / 0.9inch 
2 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 go to Ghana?

In our opinion January is one of the best times to visit Ghana with commonly perfect weather in Accra. However, the weather conditions may vary depending on your destination.

On average the best time to visit Ghana is in January, February, July, August, September, November and December with generally perfect weather in Accra. The worst month is June that can have unpleasant weather conditions.

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