This page presents Cote d'Ivoire's climate context for the current climatology, 1991-2020, derived from observed, historical data. Information should be used to build a strong understanding of current climate conditions in order to appreciate future climate scenarios and projected change. You can visualize data for the current climatology through spatial variation, the seasonal cycle, or as a time series. Analysis is available for both annual and seasonal data. Data presentation defaults to national-scale aggregation, however sub-national data aggregations can be accessed by clicking within a country, on a sub-national unit. Other historical climatologies can be selected from the Time Period dropdown list. Data for specific coordinates can be downloaded for in the Data Download page.
Observed, historical data is produced by the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) of University of East Anglia. Data is presented at a 0.5º x 0.5º (50km x 50km) resolution.
Cote d’Ivoire is located in the transition zone between the humid equatorial climate that characterizes the southern part of the country, and the dry tropical climate of the north. The country generally experiences a rainy season from June to October and average annual temperatures range from 24-28°C. In the north, the rainy season occurs from June to October, while the dry season is between the months of November to May. The southern region of Cote d’Ivoire generally experiences four seasons. May to June brings heavy rains while shorter rains occur during August and September. A shorter dry season occurs during October to November and the main dry season occurring from December to April.