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Climate and Weather of Mali

Mali's climate varies significantly across its vast expanse. In the north, there's a warm desert climate. The central part, situated in the Sahel, experiences a warm steppe climate, while the southern regions have a tropical savanna climate.

Average annual rainfall in the southern Sudanian regions reaches about 762 mm, whereas in the north, bordering the desert, it's a mere 203 mm.

The year in Mali is categorized into three distinct seasons, their duration influenced by latitude. From November to February, the weather is cool and dry; March to May brings hot and dry conditions; and from June to October, the rainy season runs, characterized by milder temperatures and increased humidity.

For travelers, the ideal time to visit Mali is between November and February. During these months, the weather is dry with frequent sunshine, and afternoon temperatures generally range from 25°C to 35°C.

Are you interested in more detailed information for various cities in Mali?
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.

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