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The Weather and Climate in Togo

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The climate in Togo is generally tropical with an average temperature of 27.5˚C (81.5˚F) on the coastal area and 30˚C (86˚F) in the northwest regions. While the country’s north has dry climate characteristic of tropical savanna, the south has two rainy seasons, from April to July and September to November although the rainfall is not very heavy in any of these two seasons, except in the hills of the west, southwest and central parts where the average rainfall is 150 cm. (60 in.) per year. In north Togo, the rainy season occurs between the months of April and August, with a rainfall average of 100 cm. (40 in.) annually.

The country has seven climate stations that undertake weather forecasts for the country. They are Lome, Dapaong, Mango, Kara, Atakpame and Sokode. In the Lome climate station, the highest monthly average high temperature is 32˚C (90˚F) in February to April, and the lowest monthly average low temperature is 22˚C (72˚F) in January, and June to September. The average rainfall for the country is recorded at 949 mm (37.4 in.) per year or 79mm (3.1 in.) per month. The wettest month is June with 271 mm (10.7 in.) of rainfall across 16 days, while the driest weather is December with only 7 mm (0.3 in.) of rainfall across two days.

Year-round temperatures occur in the country. The average high temperature and the average low temperature is 25˚C to 30˚C (78˚F-87˚F), and 18˚C-24˚C (65˚F-75˚F0, respectively. Generally, however, it is warmer in central and northern Togo during the day but cooler than the coastal area at night.

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