Porto-Novo, Benin: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Porto-Novo, Benin

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

What to wear/what to pack for Porto-Novo, Benin by month

January

If you go to Porto-Novo in January, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses

February

Traveling to Porto-Novo in February, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts

March

If you are traveling to Porto-Novo in March, you will notice that it can be very hot. Expect it to rain regularly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear

April

April in this region can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals

May

May here is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Shorts

June

June in this region is really hot. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts

July

If you are traveling to Porto-Novo in July, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella

August

If you go to Porto-Novo in August, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat

September

If you are traveling to Porto-Novo in September, you will notice that it can be very hot. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts
  • Skirts

October

Traveling to Porto-Novo in October, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

November

If you go to Porto-Novo in November, you will notice that it is really hot. Expect it to rain occasionally. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses

December

December in Porto-Novo very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Porto-Novo, Benin

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Porto-Novo, 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 Porto-Novo
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • Appropriate museum wear

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