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

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

When to go to Tamale, Ghana

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

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

January

If you visit Tamale during January, you are likely to find that it can be very hot, extremely hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you are traveling to Tamale in February, you will notice that it is constantly hot, extremely hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March for Tamale is a scorcher, very hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Tamale is extremely hot 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:

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

May

If you visit Tamale during May, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 80s F (high 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:

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

June

If you visit Tamale during June, you are likely to find that it is hot and dry with little 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 60 and 70% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

Traveling to Tamale in July, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

Traveling to Tamale in August, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

Traveling to Tamale in September, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Tamale is extremely hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you visit Tamale during November, 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 high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you are traveling to Tamale in December, you will notice that it is consistently hot, extremely hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Tamale, 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 Tamale
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders

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