The Municipality lies wholly in the coastal savanna agro-ecological zone with secondary forest in the hinterlands where rainfall is high. The rainfall pattern is bi-modal with an annual mean varying between 790mm on the coast to about 1270mm in the extreme north. The annual average temperature ranges between 25.1ºC in August and 28.4ºC in February and March are the hottest months. It has a relative humidity of about 75%. Average duration figures are about 94% and 69% at 6:00 and 15:00 respectively.
c. Conditions of the Natural Environment
The natural environment is gradually being tempered with because of the increasing population of the Municipality. The municipality is peri-urban and mainly a dormitory for most of the people working within and without the municipality.
In view of the above the state of the natural environment is being compromised for residential development. Most communities in the municipality are however in a transition and therefore still maintain their natural state because of less population pressures. This means that the Assembly has an opportunity to introduce Strategic Environmental Assessment in their development planning and also setting environmental policies to promote sustainable development.