Climate in Dakar, Senegal

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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 percent of sunshine over the year

This is the mean percent of sunhours during the day

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Average water temperature over the year

The monthly mean water temperature. Show in Fahrenheit

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Average monthly precipitation over the year (rainfall, snow)

This is the mean monthly precipitation, including rain, snow, hail etc. Show in Inches

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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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What is the best time of year to go to Dakar in 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.

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 of August and September have a high chance of precipitation.
  • Dakar has dry periods in January, February, March, April, May, June, November and December.
  • The warmest month is August with an average maximum temperature of 30°C (86°F).
  • The coldest month is March with an average maximum temperature of 24°C (62°F).
  • August is the most wet month. This month should be avoided if you are not a big fan of rain.
  • April is the driest month.
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