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Cameroon Climate & Weather

The climate in Cameroon varies according to the region. In the south, the dry season runs from November to February; there is a short rainy season from March to June and the big rains come between August and September.

The average temperature in the south of Cameroon is 79°F (26°C). The climate on the coast is tropical and extremely wet; coastal areas sometimes receive rain in excess of 30ft (9m).

On the other extreme, the north is very dry with a rainy season that technically lasts from May to the end of September, but which brings little rain; drought is a way of life in the far north. Both the semi-arid north and the tropical coastal belt can get very hot and the coast tends to be humid.

The best time to visit Cameroon is the dry months between November and February. At this time of year it can be hot and windy but it is the best time to view wildlife and to hit the beautiful beaches. Travellers should note that during the wet season many of the roads become very difficult to negotiate due to mud and flooding, which is why most of the national parks close during this period.

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