The District lies within the semi-equatorial climate zone with a double maximal rainfall regime. The highest annual rainfall of 8493.5mm was recorded in 1995. The District’s maximum rainfall period coincides with the planting season. For planning and more specifically for Agricultural activities, distribution of rainfall rather than its intensity is more relevant.
The District lies on the semi-deciduous forest zone and the vegetation consists of low-lying species of hardwood. Large plantations of teak have been cultivated outside forest reserves. The District has two (2) forest reserves to the east-Ayaola Forest and the West Atiwa Reserves-these together cover a very large area.