Burkina Faso weather in August

Many people wonder what kind of weather they can expect in August in Burkina Faso. Is this month a good time to go to Burkina Faso? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Burkina Faso in August?

The weather conditions in Burkina Faso in August vary from poor to unpleasant depending on the destination.

During August in Burkina Faso, the average maximum temperature varies from high in Bobo-Dioulasso with 29°C (84°F) to very high in Dori with 32°C (90°F). On average, it is the month with the lowest temperatures of the year in Burkina Faso.

Precipitation in August varies from heavy in Dori with an average of 187mm (7.4inch) rainfall to heavy in Bobo-Dioulasso with 272mm (11inch). It is the wettest month of the year in Ouagadougou. It is also generally a sunny time of year with an average of 240 hours of sunshine in Ouagadougou during the entire month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to find out more about the different weather conditions per location in Burkina Faso.

Where to go in Burkina Faso in August

Find the average weather conditions in August for the most popular destinations in Burkina Faso on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in Burkina Faso

What is the weather like in August for the 5 most popular destinations in Burkina Faso?

Average weather in Ouagadougou

In August Ouagadougou generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (88°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 22°C (72°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Ouagadougou
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Weather conditions Weather
<<   July July
<<  
32°C / 90°F 
23°C / 73°F 
270 hours 
180mm / 7.1inch 
31°C / 88°F 
22°C / 72°F 
240 hours 
215mm / 8.5inch 
poor 
33°C / 91°F 
23°C / 73°F 
217 hours 
123mm / 4.8inch 
Climate in Ouagadougou

Average weather in Koudougou

In August Koudougou generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (88°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 22°C (72°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Koudougou
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Weather conditions Weather
<<   July July
<<  
32°C / 90°F 
23°C / 73°F 
270 hours 
180mm / 7.1inch 
31°C / 88°F 
22°C / 72°F 
240 hours 
215mm / 8.5inch 
poor 
33°C / 91°F 
23°C / 73°F 
217 hours 
123mm / 4.8inch 
Climate in Koudougou

Average weather in Bobo-Dioulasso

In August Bobo-Dioulasso generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 29°C (84°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 21°C (70°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Bobo-Dioulasso
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   July July
<<  
30°C / 86°F 
22°C / 71°F 
198 hours 
198mm / 7.8inch 
15 days 
29°C / 84°F 
21°C / 70°F 
181 hours 
272mm / 11inch 
19 days 
poor 
31°C / 87°F 
21°C / 70°F 
210 hours 
172mm / 6.8inch 
15 days 
Climate in Bobo-Dioulasso

Average weather in Dori

In August Dori generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 32°C (90°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 22°C (72°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Dori
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   July July
<<  
34°C / 93°F 
23°C / 73°F 
273 hours 
157mm / 6.2inch 
12 days 
32°C / 90°F 
22°C / 72°F 
250 hours 
187mm / 7.4inch 
16 days 
34°C / 93°F 
22°C / 72°F 
264 hours 
91mm / 3.6inch 
12 days 
Climate in Dori

Average weather in Fada N'gourma

In August Fada N'gourma generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 29°C (84°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 21°C (70°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Fada N'gourma
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   July July
<<  
31°C / 88°F 
22°C / 72°F 
233 hours 
180mm / 7.1inch 
13 days 
29°C / 84°F 
21°C / 70°F 
194 hours 
206mm / 8.1inch 
16 days 
31°C / 88°F 
21°C / 70°F 
215 hours 
140mm / 5.5inch 
12 days 
Climate in Fada N'gourma

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Is August the best time to go to Burkina Faso?

In our opinion August is not the best time to visit Burkina Faso with commonly poor weather in Ouagadougou.

On average the best time to visit Burkina Faso is in January and December with generally perfect weather in Ouagadougou. The worst months are May, June, August and October that can have poor weather conditions.

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