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Yaounde Climate & Temperature

  • Yaounde, Cameroon is at 3°50'N, 11°31'E, 760 m (2493 ft). See map.
  • Yaounde has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate (Köppen-Geiger classification: Aw) with a pronounced dry season in the low-sun months , no cold season, wet season is in the high-sun months.
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Yaounde is situated in or near the subtropical moist forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 23.8 degrees Celsius (74.8 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 2.7 °C (4.9°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic, subtype extremely hyperoceanic. Yaounde Climate Graph
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 1628.3 mm (64.1 inches) which is equivalent to 1628.3 Litres/m² (39.94 Gallons/ft²).
  • On average there are 1663 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Yaounde you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Apia, Upolu, Samoa where you would find a Tropical wet climate.

Yaounde Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 31 (88) 31 (87) 30 (86) 30 (85) 29 (84) 28 (82) 26 (79) 26 (79) 27 (81) 28 (82) 28 (83) 28 (83) 28 (83)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 24 (75) 25 (78) 25 (77) 25 (76) 24 (75) 23 (74) 23 (73) 23 (73) 23 (74) 23 (74) 24 (75) 24 (75) 24 (75)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 17 (63) 20 (68) 14 (57) 20 (67) 20 (67) 19 (67) 19 (66) 19 (66) 19 (66) 19 (66) 19 (67) 19 (66) 19 (66)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 17 (1) 51 (2) 140 (5) 180 (7) 220 (9) 162 (6) 70 (3) 102 (4) 254 (10) 296 (12) 111 (4) 25 (1) 1628 (64)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 3 (10) 4 (14) 13 (42) 16 (53) 18 (58) 15 (50) 9 (29) 10 (32) 20 (67) 23 (74) 15 (50) 6 (19) 152 (42)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 5h 34' 5h 48' 4h 56' 5h 06' 4h 54' 3h 52' 2h 48' 2h 50' 3h 26' 4h 11' 5h 22' 5h 54' 4h 33'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 11h 55' 11h 59' 12h 05' 12h 12' 12h 17' 12h 20' 12h 18' 12h 14' 12h 08' 12h 01' 11h 56' 11h 53' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 47 (53) 49 (51) 41 (59) 42 (58) 40 (60) 32 (68) 23 (77) 23 (77) 29 (71) 35 (65) 45 (55) 50 (50) 38 (62)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 66.2 75.3 86 81.9 73.6 70.4 73.3 81.7 86.4 74.9 66 62.7 74.9

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