Monthly climate in Benin City, Nigeria

Last updated: June 25, 2022

Under the Köppen–Geiger climate classification Benin City features a tropical savanna climate (Aw). Temperatures typically range between 25 °C (77 °F) and 28 °C (84 °F) through the year, but rarely can drop to 16 °C (61 °F) or can rise to as high as 39 °C (102 °F). The average annual precipitation amounts to about 2334 mm (91.9 inches) and receives 266 rainy days on the 1 mm (0.04 inches) threshold annually. Benin City enjoys an average of 3114 hours of sunshine throughout the year, and daylight varies from 11 hours 45 minutes to 12 hours 27 minutes per day.

Monthly average temperatures in Benin City, Nigeria §

The warmest months in Benin City are January, February and Mart, with daily mean temperatures ranging from 27 to 28 °C (82 - 84 °F) throughout the day. The coldest temperatures usually occur in July, August and September, when daily mean temperatures range from 25 to 25 °C (77 - 78 °F) throughout the day. On average each year, Benin City experiences 328 days above 25 °C (77.0 °F) and 0 days below 0 °C (32.0 °F).

Monthly average temperatures with daily means, minimums and maximums for period, average high and low temperatures in Benin City, Nigeria. Generated using Copernicus Climate Change Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to June 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Maximum 37°C
(99°F)
39°C
(102°F)
38°C
(101°F)
36°C
(98°F)
34°C
(94°F)
33°C
(92°F)
31°C
(89°F)
31°C
(89°F)
32°C
(90°F)
33°C
(92°F)
34°C
(93°F)
36°C
(97°F)
Mean maximum 37°C
(98°F)
38°C
(100°F)
36°C
(97°F)
34°C
(94°F)
34°C
(93°F)
32°C
(90°F)
31°C
(88°F)
31°C
(88°F)
31°C
(89°F)
33°C
(91°F)
33°C
(92°F)
35°C
(96°F)
Average high 34°C
(94°F)
35°C
(95°F)
33°C
(91°F)
32°C
(89°F)
31°C
(88°F)
30°C
(85°F)
28°C
(83°F)
29°C
(84°F)
29°C
(84°F)
30°C
(86°F)
31°C
(89°F)
33°C
(92°F)
Daily mean 27°C
(82°F)
28°C
(84°F)
28°C
(82°F)
27°C
(81°F)
27°C
(80°F)
26°C
(78°F)
25°C
(77°F)
25°C
(77°F)
25°C
(78°F)
26°C
(79°F)
27°C
(80°F)
27°C
(81°F)
Average low 23°C
(73°F)
24°C
(76°F)
25°C
(77°F)
24°C
(76°F)
24°C
(75°F)
23°C
(74°F)
23°C
(74°F)
23°C
(73°F)
23°C
(74°F)
23°C
(74°F)
23°C
(74°F)
23°C
(73°F)
Mean minimum 18°C
(65°F)
20°C
(68°F)
23°C
(73°F)
22°C
(73°F)
22°C
(72°F)
22°C
(72°F)
22°C
(71°F)
21°C
(71°F)
22°C
(72°F)
22°C
(72°F)
22°C
(72°F)
20°C
(68°F)
Minimum 16°C
(61°F)
17°C
(64°F)
22°C
(72°F)
22°C
(72°F)
22°C
(71°F)
21°C
(69°F)
21°C
(70°F)
21°C
(69°F)
22°C
(71°F)
22°C
(71°F)
21°C
(71°F)
18°C
(65°F)

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Monthly average precipitation in Benin City, Nigeria §

Benin City usually has the most precipitation in June, July and September, with an average of 29 rainy days and 336 mm (13.2 inches) of precipitation per month. The driest months in Benin City are January, February and December. On average, 34 mm (1.4 inches) of precipitation falls during these months.

Monthly average precipitation and precipitation days in Benin City, Nigeria. Generated using Copernicus Climate Change Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to January 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average precipitation mm (inches) 23 (0.9) 50 (2.0) 142 (5.6) 180 (7.1) 236 (9.3) 301 (11.9) 294 (11.6) 292 (11.5) 413 (16.3) 271 (10.7) 104 (4.1) 31 (1.2)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1 mm) 6 12 24 22 27 28 30 27 29 29 22 10

Monthly sunshine hours in Benin City, Nigeria §

The sunniest months in Benin City are Mart, May and December, when the sun shines an average of 9 hours 5 minutes a day. Least sunny months in Benin City: July, September and October receive an average of 7 hours 40 minutes of sunshine daily.

Mean monthly sunshine duration, average sunshine hours per day and mean daily daylight hours in Benin City, Nigeria. Generated using Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to January 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Mean monthly sunshine hours 251 269 271 266 273 251 245 255 223 239 271 301
Mean daily daylight hours 11h 47m 11h 54m 12h 4m 12h 14m 12h 23m 12h 27m 12h 25m 12h 17m 12h 7m 11h 57m 11h 49m 11h 45m

Solar UV radiation in Benin City, Nigeria §

Benin City experiences the highest level of ultraviolet (UV) radiation in Mart, April and August, when the maximum UV index can reach values of 12 - 13, which corresponds to the Extreme category of sun exposure. January, June and November are in the Very High exposure category. In these months, the maximum values of the UV index do not exceed 10. For more detailed information, check out our hourly Benin City UV Index data.

Average daily maximum UV levels by month for Benin City, Nigeria. Generated using Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to June 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
UV Index (month maximum) 10 11 13 12 10 8 11 12 11 12 10 10