25 to 30°C
3489 hours
sunshine per day
171 mm
317 days
48 days
0 days

Climate of Senegal

Senegal has a semi-arid climate. It is warm to hot all year round and trees don't grow here because of the drought. It consists mainly of sand with grasses and sometimes shrubs. The average annual temperature for Senegal is 51° degrees and there is about 68 inch of rain in a year. It is dry for 308 days a year with an average humidity of 69% and an UV-index of 7.

Climate averages for the whole year

  • Day: the average daily temperature during the day is between 25°C and 30°C
  • Night:the average nighttime temperature is between 21°C and 28°C
  • Rain: it rains 48 days and there is a total of approximately 171 mm rainfall
  • Sun hours: throughout the year there are 3489 sun hours
Maximum temperature: between 25°C and 30°C
Warmest month: 30°C in October
Coldest month: 25°C in February
Night temperature: between 21°C and 28°C
Dry days: 317 days
Days with rain: 48 days
Days with snow: 0 days
Total rain sum: 171 mm
Hours of sunshine: 3489 hours

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Temperature graph

This graph shows the average maximum temperature (red) and minimum temperature (blue) for Senegal.

Precipitation graph

This graph shows the average amount of rainfall per month for Senegal.

Climate table of Senegal

In this climate table you can see at a glance what the average weather per month is for Senegal. The data has been collected over a 30-year period, from which an average per month has been derived. From year to year the differences may be larger or smaller, but with this climate table you have a good idea of what the weather for Senegal might be like in a given month.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°F) 79 77 76 76 77 80 82 83 85 86 86 83
Night temp. (°F) 71 69 69 70 72 76 79 80 81 82 80 75
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 0 0 0 0 1 4 10 26 21 5 0 0
Days with rain - - - 2 2 4 8 13 12 5 1 1
Dry days 31 28 31 28 29 26 23 18 18 26 29 30
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 8 9 10 10 10
Wind force (Bft) 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 4 4
UV-index 6 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 6

Best time to visit Senegal

To go to Senegal, the best time to visit is January through December. In this period you have a warm temperature and little precipitation. In Senegal, October is the warmest month with 86°F and the most cold month is 76°F in March.

Climate of Senegal by month

What is the average climate in a given month for Senegal? Click on a month to see all monthly averages for sunshine, maximum and minimum temperatures, percent chance of rain per day, snowfall and number of rainy days.

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