Burkina Faso
32 to 41°C
3728 hours
sunshine per day
211 mm
299 days
66 days
0 days

Climate of Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso 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 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.

Climate averages for the whole year

  • Day: the average daily temperature during the day is between 32°C and 41°C
  • Night:the average nighttime temperature is between 18°C and 29°C
  • Rain: it rains 66 days and there is a total of approximately 211 mm rainfall
  • Sun hours: throughout the year there are 3728 sun hours
Maximum temperature: between 32°C and 41°C
Warmest month: 41°C in April
Coldest month: 32°C in August
Night temperature: between 18°C and 29°C
Dry days: 299 days
Days with rain: 66 days
Days with snow: 0 days
Total rain sum: 211 mm
Hours of sunshine: 3728 hours

Temperature graph

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

Precipitation graph

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

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Climate table of Burkina Faso

In this climate table you can see at a glance what the average weather per month is for Burkina Faso. 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 Burkina Faso might be like in a given month.

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

Best time to visit Burkina Faso

To go to Burkina Faso, the best time to visit is in August. In this period you have a warm temperature and little precipitation. In Burkina Faso, April is the warmest month with 41°C and the most cold month is 32°C in August.

Climate of Burkina Faso by month

What is the average climate in a given month for Burkina Faso? 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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