Climate and Average Weather in Mali

Mali has a warm desert climate in the north, the central part in the Sahel has a warm steppe climate and the southern regions of Mali have a tropical savanna climate. Average annual rainfall in the south of the Sudanese regions is about 762mm (55 inches) and in the north, where it borders the desert, only 203mm (8 inches).

The year is divided into three main seasons varying in length according to the latitude. November till February is cool and dry, March to May is hot and dry and June to October is a season of rains characterized by lower temperatures and an increase in humidity.

The best time to visit Mali is November-February, during the cool and dry season. During these winter months it is dry, the sun often shines and the afternoon temperatures are often around 25 to 35 degrees (77 and 95°F).

Interested in more detailed Weather and Climate information?
Please select the city you wish to travel to, or the one closest to your destination. Each selected city will show you the following graphs:
1. Average minimum and maximum temperature over the year
2. Average monthly precipitation over the year (rainfall, snow)
3. Average monthly hours of sunshine over the year
On certain pages we also offer other historical weather data like humidity, wind speed and water temperature.

Places in Mali

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Regions in Mali