Climate in Equatorial Guinea

As the country's name suggests, Equatorial Guinea has an equatorial or tropical climate, meaning temperatures are high year-round, and there is heavy rainfall and dense cloud cover for most of the year. This means that while it is almost always hot, it is not necessarily sunny. There are variations in climate according to altitude and proximity to the coast and the mainland differs somewhat from the island territories. On the mainland the wet season runs from February to June and from September to December. Rainfall is higher in the coastal regions. The average annual temperature, which fluctuates very little throughout the year, is about 79°F (26°C). Bioko island is slightly less humid and a little cooler, with an average annual temperature of 77°F (25°C) that also remains fairly constant all year. Bioko has a dry season between November and March (although it is seldom completely dry) and is rainy for the rest of the year. Most of the time it is cloudy and overcast.

The best time to visit Equatorial Guinea is in the dry season. In the rainy seasons many of the roads become impassable without a 4x4 due to mud and flooding and even with a capable vehicle traversing the country is difficult.