Burkina Faso weather in January

Many people wonder what kind of weather they can expect in January 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 January?

The weather conditions in Burkina Faso in January vary from tolerable to perfect depending on the destination.

During January in Burkina Faso the average maximum daytime temperatures are very high and range from 33°C (91°F) in Bobo-Dioulasso to 35°C (95°F) in Gaoua. These night and day temperatures are average and some days may be even warmer. So be prepared and dress for the heat.

Precipitation in January varies from almost no in Dori with an average of 0mm (0inch) rainfall to almost no in Gaoua with 4mm (0.2inch). It is the driest month of the year in Ouagadougou. It is also generally a sunny time of year with an average of 288 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 January

Find the average weather conditions in January 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 January for the 5 most popular destinations in Burkina Faso?

Average weather in Ouagadougou

In January Ouagadougou generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 33°C (91°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 17°C (63°F) and almost no monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Ouagadougou
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Weather conditions Weather
33°C / 91°F 
17°C / 63°F 
290 hours 
0.3mm / 0inch 
33°C / 91°F 
17°C / 63°F 
288 hours 
0.1mm / 0inch 
36°C / 97°F 
19°C / 66°F 
265 hours 
0.5mm / 0inch 
Climate in Ouagadougou

Average weather in Koudougou

In January Koudougou generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 33°C (91°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 17°C (63°F) and almost no monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Koudougou
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Weather conditions Weather
33°C / 91°F 
17°C / 63°F 
290 hours 
0.3mm / 0inch 
33°C / 91°F 
17°C / 63°F 
288 hours 
0.1mm / 0inch 
36°C / 97°F 
19°C / 66°F 
265 hours 
0.5mm / 0inch 
Climate in Koudougou

Average weather in Bobo-Dioulasso

In January Bobo-Dioulasso generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 33°C (91°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 19°C (66°F) and almost no monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect 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
33°C / 91°F 
19°C / 66°F 
266 hours 
1mm / 0inch 
0 days 
33°C / 91°F 
19°C / 66°F 
284 hours 
1mm / 0inch 
0 days 
35°C / 95°F 
22°C / 71°F 
246 hours 
4mm / 0.2inch 
1 day 
Climate in Bobo-Dioulasso

Average weather in Dori

In January Dori generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 33°C (91°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 13°C (55°F) and almost no monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect 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
33°C / 91°F 
14°C / 57°F 
297 hours 
0mm / 0inch 
0 days 
33°C / 91°F 
13°C / 55°F 
300 hours 
0mm / 0inch 
0 days 
36°C / 97°F 
16°C / 61°F 
278 hours 
0mm / 0inch 
0 days 
Climate in Dori

Average weather in Fada N'gourma

In January Fada N'gourma generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 34°C (93°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 16°C (61°F) and almost no monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant 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
34°C / 93°F 
16°C / 61°F 
292 hours 
1.4mm / 0.1inch 
0 days 
34°C / 93°F 
16°C / 61°F 
298 hours 
0mm / 0inch 
0 days 
36°C / 97°F 
18°C / 64°F 
275 hours 
0.3mm / 0inch 
0 days 
Climate in Fada N'gourma

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in Burkina Faso.

Is January the best time to go to Burkina Faso?

In our opinion January is one of the best times to visit Burkina Faso with commonly perfect 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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