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COTONOU, BENIN


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Elevation: 30 feet     Latitude: 06 21N     Longitude: 002 23E
Köppen Classification: Tropical Savanna Climate

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Tropical savanna climates have monthly mean temperature above 18°C (64°F) in every month of the year and typically a pronounced dry season, with the driest month having precipitation less than 60mm (2.36 in) of precipitation. In essence, a tropical savanna climate tends to either see less rainfall than a tropical monsoon climate or have more pronounced dry seasons than a tropical monsoon climate. Tropical savanna climates are most commonly found in Africa, Asia and South America. The climate is also prevalent in sections of Central America, northern Australia and North America, specifically in sections of Mexico and the state of Florida in the United States.

The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Aw". (Tropical Savanna Climate).

The average temperature for the year in Cotonou is 81.0°F (27.2°C). The warmest month, on average, is February with an average temperature of 84.0°F (28.9°C). The coolest month on average is August, with an average temperature of 78.0°F (25.6°C).

The highest recorded temperature in Cotonou is 102.0°F (38.9°C), which was recorded in March. The lowest recorded temperature in Cotonou is 88.0°F (31.1°C), which was recorded in August.

There are an average of 98.0 days of precipitation, with the most precipitation occurring in June with 16.0 days and the least precipitation occurring in January with 1.0 days.

In terms of liquid precipitation, there are an average of 97.0 days of rain, with the most rain occurring in June with 16.0 days of rain, and the least rain occurring in January with 1.0 days of rain.



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