Gogounou, Benin: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Gogounou, Benin? If you're planning to go to Gogounou, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Gogounou, Benin

Based on the climate and weather in Gogounou, the best time to go is January. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Gogounou, Benin by month

January

January here is constantly hot, extremely hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals

February

If you visit Gogounou during February, you are likely to find that it is unbearably hot, very hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 10 and 20% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Light dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light shorts
  • Tank tops

March

Traveling to Gogounou in March, you will notice that it is a scorcher, very hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Light dresses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Light shorts
  • Tank tops
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis

April

If you visit Gogounou during April, you are likely to find that it is blindingly hot and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 90s F (high 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light shorts
  • Sandals
  • Light dresses
  • Tank tops
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Rain boots
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Rain coat

May

May in this region can be blisteringly hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Tank tops
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Light shorts
  • Sandals
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Thin short sleeve shirts

June

Traveling to Gogounou in June, you will notice that it is constantly hot and very stormy. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella

July

In July, Gogounou is consistently hot, somewhat rainy and very stormy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Gogounou, with several of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses

August

August in Gogounou is hot, somewhat rainy and very stormy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Dresses

September

In September, Gogounou is extremely hot, somewhat rainy and very stormy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Gogounou, with several of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella

October

October in Gogounou is consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Rain boots
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion

November

If you vacation in Gogounou during November, you are likely to find that it can be excruciatingly hot, very hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Tank tops
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Light shorts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion

December

If you vacation in Gogounou during December, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot, extremely hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 10 and 20% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Gogounou, Benin

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Gogounou, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and E
  • A SIM card that works in Gogounou

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