Senegal weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Senegal

The best time to visit in 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 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 weather Senegal 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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14 day weather forecast Senegal

The weather for in Senegal will be 29° till 28° degrees in the next 14 days with a few days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

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

Weather forecast this week

Sunday 19 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
27°
31° 8.7 mm 75% 4 m/s 3
Monday 20 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
28°
31° 0.8 mm 20% 5 m/s 8
Tuesday 21 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
28°
31° 0.1 mm 20% 5 m/s 6
Wednesday 22 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
27°
31° 0 mm 0% 3 m/s 10
Thursday 23 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
27°
31° 0 mm 0% 5 m/s 3
Friday 24 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
25°
31° 1.6 mm 35% 5 m/s 3
Saturday 25 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
27°
31° 0 mm 0% 6 m/s 7

Weather forecast next week

Sunday 26 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
27°
31° 0 mm 0% 3 m/s 7
Monday 27 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
26°
31° 2.8 mm 50% 3 m/s 3
Tuesday 28 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
27°
31° 0 mm 0% 3 m/s 8
Wednesday 29 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
27°
31° 0 mm 0% 6 m/s 2
Thursday 30 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
25°
31° 1.9 mm 40% 4 m/s 1
Friday 1 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
27°
31° 0 mm 0% 5 m/s 1
Saturday 2 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
27°
31° 0 mm 0% 7 m/s 1

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.

Climate table of 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 weather like in a given month for Senegal? 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 19 September 2021

  • 1 CFA franc BCEAO = 35.81 South African rand
  • 1 South African rand = 0.028 CFA franc BCEAO
  • 10 CFA franc BCEAO = 358.10 South African rand
  • 10 South African rand = 0.28 CFA franc BCEAO
  • 100 CFA franc BCEAO = 3,580.98 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 2.79 CFA franc BCEAO

What is the area code of Senegal?

The area code to call Senegal is +221.