Overview of Guinea Weather

The West African nation of Guinea is a tropical country with a climate that is generally hot and humid. The country experiences two rainy seasons each year, with the first occurring from April to July and the second from October to November. The average annual rainfall in Guinea is around 1,500mm (60 inches).

The capital city of Conakry has an annual average temperature of 27 degrees Celsius (81 degrees Fahrenheit). The coolest months are December and January, when the average temperature drops to 24 degrees Celsius (75 degrees Fahrenheit). The hottest months are April and May, when the average temperature rises to 29 degrees Celsius (84 degrees Fahrenheit).

The coastal areas of Guinea are generally hotter and more humid than the inland areas. The average temperature in the coastal city of Kamsar is 28 degrees Celsius (82 degrees Fahrenheit). The relative humidity is usually around 80% in Kamsar.

Guinea is located in the Sahel, a region of Africa that experiences very little rainfall. As a result, the country is prone to droughts. The most recent drought occurred in 2005, when only 400mm (16 inches) of rain fell across the country. This led to a severe food crisis, with over 3 million people affected.