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CLIMATE AND AVERAGE MONTHLY WEATHER IN Dakar, Senegal

Dakar has a hot semi-arid climate with a short rainy season and a lengthy dry season. Dakar's rainy season lasts from July to October while the dry season covers the remaining eight months. The city sees approximately 540 mm of annual precipitation. Dakar between December and April is usually nice and warm. Nights during this time of the year are comfortable. Between May and November, the city becomes decidedly warmer. However, Dakar's weather is not quite as hot as that of African cities inland.

What is the best time of year to go to Dakar in Senegal? Here are some average weather facts we collected from our historical climate data:
  • During the month of January, February, March and April you are most likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures that fall between 20 degrees Celsius (68°F) and 25 degrees Celsius (77°F).
  • On average, the temperatures are always high.
  • The months March and May have a high chance of precipitation.
  • Dakar has dry periods in January, February, July and August.
  • On average, the warmest month is August.
  • On average, the coolest month is March.
  • September is the wettest month. This month should be avoided if you are not a big fan of rain.
  • January is the driest month.
Do these climate conditions match with when you want to go to Dakar in Senegal? Find out where to stay here.

For more information, see the weather forecast and our average climate information (by month in graphs) in a beautiful overview below.

* Data from nearest weather station: Dakar, Senegal (0.0 KM).

Average minimum and maximum temperature over the year

The monthly mean minimum and maximum daily temperature. Show in Fahrenheit »
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Average monthly hours of sunshine over the year

This is the monthly total of sunhours
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Average water temperature over the year

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Average monthly precipitation over the year (rainfall, snow)

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Average monthly rainy days over the year

This is the number of days each month with rain, snow, hail etc.
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Average humidity over the year

This is the mean monthly relative humidity
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Average wind speed over the year

This is the mean monthly wind speed (meters per second)
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Weather Forecast for Dakar

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WED
Moderate or heavy rain shower
28°C
27°C
THU
Partly cloudy
28°C
18°C
FRI
Partly cloudy
29°C
19°C