Climate in Dakar, Senegal

The graphs below show the monthly weather averages over the year.
* Data from weather station: Dakar, Senegal.

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

THU Sep 23
28°C | 26°C

Partly cloudy

FRI Sep 24
28°C | 26°C

Partly cloudy

SAT Sep 25
27°C | 26°C

Partly cloudy

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.

Here are some average weather facts we collected from our historical climate data:

  • 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).
  • 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 October with an average maximum temperature of 31°C (87°F).
  • The coldest month is February with an average maximum temperature of 25°C (77°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.
  • May is the most sunny month.
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