Best Time to Visit Senegal

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Senegal. We created climate tables and charts for the locations of Dakar und Kaolack. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Senegal for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 16 °C to 40 °C
Waves Symbol 20 °C to 27 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 011.61 in (0 – 12 Days of Rain)
Average Annual Temperature is between 24 °C (Dakar) and 28 °C (Kaolack)
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Best Time to Visit Senegal: Overview

JanuaryJan
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FebruaryFeb
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MarchMar
Very hot (average up to 29 °C)
AprilApr
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Dakar
MayMay
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JuneJun
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JulyJul
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AugustAug
Up to 11.61 in of rainof rain
SeptemberSep
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OctoberOct
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NovemberNov
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DecemberDec
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Best Time to Visit the Regions

Find the best time to visit the regions (Senegal) in the following overview.

LocationBest Time to Travel
Dakarall except February, March, and August
KaolackJanuary, February, November, and December

Climate Charts Senegal

In the following, you will find climate charts for the regions.

Furthermore, there are some charts you can use for quick comparison of climate between the regions.

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Dakar

Climate Chart Dakar
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Kaolack

Climate Chart Kaolack
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Day Temperatures

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Night Temperatures

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Average Temperatures

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Precipitation

Hours of Sunshine per Day

Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Tables Senegal

In the following, you will find some climate tables for Senegal, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.
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Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Dakar (Senegal)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature25°25°25°25°26°29°30°30°30°30°29°27°
Night Temperature17°17°17°18°20°23°25°25°24°24°23°20°
Water Temperature21°20°20°21°23°25°27°27°27°27°27°24°
Precipitation (inch)0.080.040000.393.277.246.182.050.120.12
Rainy days000001498200
Hours of Sunshine8991098877888
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Dakar is 24 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: September (27.4 °C)
Coldest month: January (19.9 °C)

The maximum water temperature in Dakar is 27 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with water temperature of at least 17 °C (Limited bathing is possible):
all months

Months with water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for beach vacation):
all except February, and March

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 19.49 inch on 24 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

Rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation): August
Overall precipitation in the rainy season: 7.24 in

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. Over the year, there are 8.3 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Kaolack (Senegal)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature34°36°39°40°39°36°33°32°33°34°36°34°
Night Temperature16°17°18°19°22°23°24°24°23°23°20°16°
Precipitation (inch)00000.312.46.311.617.912.520.160.12
Rainy days00000381211300
Hours of Sunshine891010109888898
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Kaolack is 28 °C.

Warmest month: May (30.3 °C)
Coldest month: January (24.8 °C)

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 31.34 inch on 37 rainy days

Rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation): August, and September
Overall precipitation in the rainy season: 19.53 in

You cannot expect snow in any month in Kaolack.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, April is the sunniest month with an average of 9.9 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 8.6 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Dakar (Station Pikine)
clear sky     clear sky, 18 °C
Clouds: 8 %       Wind: 13 mph NNO
Air Pressure: 1017 hPa       Humidity: 63 %
Last updated: 21st Jan 2019, 02:30 am
The next days …
21st Jan 201922nd Jan 201923rd Jan 201924th Jan 201925th Jan 201926th Jan 2019
few clouds20 °C to 24 °Cfew clouds20 °C to 22 °Cbroken clouds20 °C to 21 °Clight rain22 °C to 23 °Csky is clear21 °C to 22 °Clight rain21 °C to 22 °C
20 °C to 24 °C20 °C to 22 °C20 °C to 21 °C22 °C to 23 °C21 °C to 22 °C21 °C to 22 °C
Clouds: 12 %Clouds: 20 %Clouds: 76 %Clouds: 77 %Clouds: 0 %Clouds: 79 %
No PrecipitationNo PrecipitationNo Precipitation0.01 in of rainNo Precipitation0.01 in of rain
Weather information provided by OpenWeatherMap. (CC BY-SA)
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Senegal: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 1 reviews for Senegal holiday already. Average rating is 5 of 5 stars.
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    Christine, 56 years old was there in March

    African hot, wild ocean, the water pleasantly cool. Overall very dry, but more pleasant than in November.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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