Burkina Faso
Weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Burkina Faso

The best time to visit Burkina Faso is in January and February and June until December, when you will have a warm till very hot temperature and none till little rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Burkina Faso is 41°C in April and the lowest is 32°C in August.

Burkina Faso has the semi-arid climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in Burkina Faso or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average Burkina Faso weather by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 34 37 40 41 40 38 34 32 33 37 37 34
Precipitation (mm) 0 1 3 3 7 22 44 76 40 15 0 0

Climate data from city: Ouagadougou




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Burkina Faso weather

The Burkina Faso weather for will be 31° till 40° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

The Burkina Faso weather forecast is based on the weather conditions in the city of Ouagadougou.

Burkina Faso 14 day weather forecast

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
UV
Thursday
19 may
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40°C
28°C
0 mm
0%
4 Bft
SSE
1
Friday
20 may
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40°C
30°C
0 mm
0%
4 Bft
S
11
Saturday
21 may
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37°C
27°C
1.3 mm
30%
5 Bft
S
5
Sunday
22 may
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36°C
26°C
5 mm
60%
5 Bft
SSE
10
Monday
23 may
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33°C
26°C
0.8 mm
20%
4 Bft
SSW
5


Climate Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso has the semi-arid climate prevailing. 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 Burkina Faso is 36° degrees and there is about 212 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 284 days a year with an average humidity of 35% and an UV-index of 7.

Burkina Faso

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 34 37 40 41 40 38 34 32 33 37 37 34
Night temp. (°C) 18 21 24 27 29 28 26 24 24 25 23 19
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 0 1 3 3 7 22 44 76 40 15 0 0
Days with rain - - 2 4 4 7 13 19 12 5 - -
Dry days 31 28 29 26 27 23 18 12 18 26 30 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 9 10 10 12 12 12 11 11 11 10 8 7
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 2 2 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 3
UV-index 7 7 8 8 8 8 7 7 8 7 7 6

Climate data from city: Ouagadougou

Burkina Faso weather by month

What is the average Burkina Faso weather like in a given month? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.


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Frequently asked questions

Where is Burkina Faso?

Burkina Faso lies in a straight line about 5,551 km from New Zealand (Cape Town → Ouagadougou).

How long is the flight to Burkina Faso?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to Burkina Faso is approximately 7 h. 50 min.

What are the largest airports in Burkina Faso?

These are the largest airports in Burkina Faso:

How many inhabitants are there in Burkina Faso?

Burkina Faso has approximately 19,632,147 inhabitants.

How big is Burkina Faso?

The area of Burkina Faso is around 274,200 km². It is 4,5x smaller than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Burkina Faso?

The capital of Burkina Faso is Ouagadougou.

What is the currency of Burkina Faso?

In Burkina Faso the CFA franc BCEAO (XOF) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 19 May 2022

  • 1 South African rand = 35.81 CFA franc BCEAO
  • 1 CFA franc BCEAO = 0.028 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 3,580.98 CFA franc BCEAO
  • 100 CFA franc BCEAO = 2.79 South African rand

What is the area code of Burkina Faso?

The area code to call Burkina Faso is +226.