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

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

When to go to Parakou, Benin

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

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

January

If you vacation in Parakou during January, you are likely to find that it is really 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 high 60s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally around 20 during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

Traveling to Parakou in March, you will notice that it is scorchingly hot, somewhat hazy and very dry. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in this region is a scorcher and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you visit Parakou during May, you are likely to find that it is constantly hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June here is really hot, somewhat rainy and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

In July, Parakou is pretty consistently hot, somewhat rainy and somewhat stormy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) and regularly jump into the 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Parakou, 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 footwear
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage

August

If you visit Parakou during August, you are likely to find that it is hot, somewhat rainy and somewhat stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally around 70 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September is pretty consistently hot, somewhat rainy and very stormy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you visit Parakou during October, you are likely to find that it is constantly hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you are traveling to Parakou in November, you will notice that it can be very hot, somewhat hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you visit Parakou during December, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering, very 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 60s F (high 10s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Parakou, 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 Parakou
  • Appropriate museum wear

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