Senegal
Weather, climate and best time to visit


Best time to visit Senegal

The best time to visit Senegal is from January until December, when you will have a pleasant or warm temperature and none till little rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Senegal is 30°C in October and the lowest is 25°C in February.

Senegal has the semi-arid climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in Senegal 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 Senegal weather by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 26 25 25 25 25 27 28 29 29 30 30 28
Precipitation (mm) 0 0 0 1 2 9 26 66 53 13 1 0

Climate data from city: Dakar




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Senegal weather

The Senegal weather for will be 33° till 38° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers till heavy rain. The water temperature is 35°C.

The Senegal weather forecast is based on the weather conditions in the city of Dakar.

5-day weather forecast Senegal

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
Water
UV
Tuesday
28 june
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38°C
26°C
0.6 mm
15%
4 Bft
WSW
35°C
11
Wednesday
29 june
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37°C
25°C
0.1 mm
20%
4 Bft
SW
35°C
6
Thursday
30 june
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37°C
26°C
0.6 mm
15%
4 Bft
WSW
35°C
9
Friday
1 july
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36°C
23°C
4.4 mm
60%
4 Bft
WSW
35°C
11
Saturday
2 july
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37°C
26°C
0 mm
0%
3 Bft
W
35°C
8

View the 14 day weather forecast for Senegal


Climate Senegal

Senegal 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 Senegal is 27° degrees and there is about 173 mm 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.

Senegal

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 26 25 25 25 25 27 28 29 29 30 30 28
Night temp. (°C) 22 21 21 21 22 24 26 27 27 28 27 24
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 0 0 0 1 2 9 26 66 53 13 1 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

Climate data from city: Dakar

Senegal weather by month

What is the average Senegal 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 Senegal?

Senegal lies in a straight line about 6,411 km from New Zealand (Cape Town → Dakar).

How long is the flight to Senegal?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to Senegal is approximately 9 hours.

What are the largest airports in Senegal?

These are the largest airports in Senegal:

  • Blaise Diagne International Airport – Dakar
  • Ziguinchor Airport – Ziguinchor
  • Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport – Dakar
  • Ouro Sogui Airport – Matam
  • Saint Louis Airport – Saint-Louis
  • Tambacounda Airport – Tambacounda

How many inhabitants are there in Senegal?

Senegal has approximately 15,726,037 inhabitants.

How big is Senegal?

The area of Senegal is around 196,190 km². It is 6x smaller than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Senegal?

The capital of Senegal is Dakar.

What is the currency of Senegal?

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

Exchange rates on 28 June 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 Senegal?

The area code to call Senegal is +221.