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)

Jan Feb March Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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
Rainy days 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 9 8 2 0 0
Hours of sunshine 8 9 9 10 9 8 8 7 7 8 8 8
Sunrise 7:40 7:35 7:20 6:55 6:40 6:40 6:45 6:55 7:00 7:00 7:10 7:25
Sunset 19:00 19:15 19:20 19:25 19:30 19:40 19:45 19:35 19:10 18:50 18:40 18:40

Temperatures

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.

Precipitation

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.

Sunshine

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.

Cities nearby

The following larger towns are nearby and have a similar climate: Pikine, Thiès Nones, Rufisque, Grand Yoff and Parcelles Assainies.

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