Kumasi, Ghana: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Kumasi, Ghana

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

What to wear/what to pack for Kumasi, Ghana by month

January

If you vacation in Kumasi during January, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot, very hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you vacation in Kumasi during February, you are likely to find that it is hot, somewhat hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March is hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you vacation in Kumasi during April, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you visit Kumasi during May, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Sandals

July

If you visit Kumasi during July, you are likely to find that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts

August

August is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella

September

If you vacation in Kumasi during September, you are likely to find that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts

October

October is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat

November

If you vacation in Kumasi during November, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain boots
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining

December

December here is pretty consistently hot, very hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Kumasi, Ghana

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types D and G
  • A SIM card that works in Kumasi
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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