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Climate and Average Weather in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso predominantly experiences a tropical climate, characterized by two distinct seasons: a rainy season and a dry season. The rainy season, lasting about four months from May or June to September, brings the country between 600 mm and 900 mm of rainfall.

In the northern part of the country, the duration of the rainy season tends to be shorter. Considering both precipitation and temperature, November, December, and January emerge as the ideal months for visiting Burkina Faso.

Despite the prevailing heat, February also ranks among the best travel months. During this period, the weather is dry and ranges from warm to very hot, with temperatures hovering between 32°C and 36°C. While relative humidity remains low, it is generally tolerable.

The dry season spans from October to May, during which visitors may encounter the harmattan, a hot and dry wind originating from the Sahara.

Are you interested in more detailed information for various cities in Burkina Faso?
Please select the city you plan to visit, or one closest to your destination. For each selected city, you will see the following graphs:
1. Yearly average minimum and maximum temperatures
2. Monthly averages of precipitation throughout the year (rainfall, snow etc)
3. Monthly average hours of sunshine throughout the year

Additionally, some pages provide historical weather data such as humidity, wind speed, and water temperature.

Places in Burkina Faso

Select a city to see its average temperature, precipitation and hours of sunshine over the year.

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