Climate and Average Weather in Mauritania

Most of Mauritania (about two-thirds of the country) has a desert climate. Daytime temperatures exceed 38 degrees Celsius (100° Fahrenheit) in most areas for over 6 months of the year, however the nights are cool. Although conditions are generally desert like, three other climatic regions can be found. Southern Mauritania has a Sahelian climate; there is one rainy season from July to October. Annual rainfall averages 66 cm (26 in) in the far south; at Nouakchott the annual average is 14 cm (5.5 in).

Trade winds moderate the temperature in the coastal region. The average maximum temperature at Nouadhibou for January is 26° C (79° F ), and for October 32° C (90° F ); average minimums are 13° C (55° F ) for January and 19° C (66° F ) for July.

The best time to visit is November-February, when temperatures are hot during the day, but cooler at night

Interested in more detailed Weather and Climate information for Mauritania?
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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 Mauritania

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