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

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

When to go to Southern Benin, Benin

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

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

January

January is extremely hot, somewhat hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you vacation in Southern Benin during February, you are likely to find that it can be blisteringly hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally around 40 during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Southern Benin is really hot and somewhat stormy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to low 90s F (low 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Southern Benin is constantly hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you vacation in Southern Benin during May, you are likely to find that it can be very 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 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

Traveling to Southern Benin in June, you will notice that it is extremely hot, somewhat rainy and somewhat stormy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August in Southern Benin is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you are traveling to Southern Benin in September, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you are traveling to Southern Benin in October, you will notice that it can be sweltering and somewhat stormy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you are traveling to Southern Benin in November, you will notice that it is constantly hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in this region can be sweltering, somewhat hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Southern Benin, 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 Southern Benin

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