Climate in Dakar, Senegal

The graphs below show the monthly weather averages over the year.

Average day and night temperature

The mean minimum and maximum temperatures over the year. Show in Fahrenheit

Monthly hours of sunshine

The average monthly total hours of sunshine over the year

Daily percent of sunshine

The mean percent of sunhours during the day over the year

Average water temperature

The mean water temperature over the year. Show in Fahrenheit

Monthly precipitation

The mean monthly precipitation over the year, including rain, snow, hail etc. Show in Inches

Monthly rainy days

The average number of days each month with rain, snow, hail etc.

Average humidity

The mean monthly relative humidity over the year

Average wind speed

The mean monthly wind speed over the year (in meters per second)

Weather Forecasts for Dakar

SUN Jan 16
27°C | 23°C


MON Jan 17
27°C | 23°C


TUE Jan 18
26°C | 22°C


The best time of year to visit 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.

During the month of 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).

Other facts from our historical climate data:

  • What is the temperature like year round in Dakar?
    It has high temperatures all year round ranging between 25°C (77°F) and 31°C (87°F).
  • Which is the warmest month in Dakar?
    October has an average maximum temperature of 31°C (87°F) and is the warmest month of the year.
  • Which is the coldest month in Dakar?
    The coldest month is February with an average maximum temperature of 25°C (77°F).
  • Which is the wettest month in Dakar?
    August tops the wettest month list with 155mm (6.1in) of rainfall.
  • Which is the driest month in Dakar?
    April is the driest month with 0mm (0.0in) of precipitation.
  • Which is the sunniest month in Dakar?
    May is the sunniest month with an average of 291 hours of sunshine.

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