Senegal Weather and Climate
Optimal travel time for the regions
In the following overview you can see the best travel time depending on the region (Senegal).
|Place||Best travel time|
|Dakar||all except February, March and August|
|Kaolack||January, February, November and December|
Temperatures, precipitation, sunshine in Dakar (Senegal)
|Daytime temperature||25 ° C||25 ° C||25 ° C||25 ° C||26 ° C||29 ° C||30 ° C||30 ° C||30 ° C||30 ° C||29 ° C||27 ° C|
|Night temperature||17 ° C||17 ° C||17 ° C||18 ° C||20 ° C||23 ° C||25 ° C||25 ° C||24 ° C||24 ° C||23 ° C||20 ° C|
|Water temperature||21 ° C||20 ° C||20 ° C||21 ° C||23 ° C||25 ° C||27 ° C||27 ° C||27 ° C||27 ° C||27 ° C||24 ° C|
|Precipitation in mm||2||1||0||0||0||10||83||184||157||52||3||3|
|Hours of sunshine||8||9||9||10||9||8||8||7||7||8||8||8|
The annual average temperature in Dakar is 24 ° C. For comparison: Munich reaches an average of 8.6 ° C, in Berlin it is 9.6 ° C. The warmest month is September (27.4 ° C), coldest month of January with mean values of 19.9 ° C. The maximum water temperature in Dakar is 27 ° C. Comfortable bathing is possible at these temperatures. All months have a water temperature of at least 17 ° C. Bathing is then possible to a limited extent. All except February and March have a water temperature of at least 21 ° C and are therefore suitable for a beach holiday.
The annual precipitation is 495 mm on 24 days with precipitation. For comparison: In Munich, 967 mm, in Berlin 570 mm, precipitation is measured annually. The August is considered the rainy season, since in this month are expected to more than 175 mm of rainfall. You cannot expect snow in any month in Dakar.
As our climate table shows, April is the sunniest month with an average of 9.6 hours of sunshine per day. On average over the year, the sun shines for 8.3 hours per day. For comparison: In Munich and Berlin, the sun shines an average of 4.7 hours per day throughout the year.
The following larger towns are nearby and have a similar climate: Pikine, Thiès Nones, Rufisque, Grand Yoff and Parcelles Assainies.