Current Climate

Climatology

This page presents Equatorial Guinea'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.

The average temperature in Malabo (Bioko) is 26.4°C, lower in the highest areas of the Basile Peak and in the southern part of the island (Caldera de Luba) due to the high annual average rainfall (above 10 000 mm annual, according to the Atlas of Equatorial Guinea (2000)). The less warm months are August and September with an average temperature of 25.4°C and the warmest February and March with 27.5°C and 27.6°C respectively. The highest maximum is 37.3°C and the lowest minimum of 11.0°C. The highest average maximum temperatures occur in February and March with 32.1°C and the lowest in August and September with 28.5 °C and 28. 8 °C respectively. The lowest average minimum values occur in the months of December and January (21.8 and 21.7°C respectively) and the highest in March and April (23.2°C and 23.1°C respectively).