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
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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|
|31°||8.7 mm||75%||4 m/s||3|
|Monday 20 Sep||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|31°||0.8 mm||20%||5 m/s||8|
|Tuesday 21 Sep||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|31°||0.1 mm||20%||5 m/s||6|
|Wednesday 22 Sep||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|31°||0 mm||0%||3 m/s||10|
|Thursday 23 Sep||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|31°||0 mm||0%||5 m/s||3|
|Friday 24 Sep||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|31°||1.6 mm||35%||5 m/s||3|
|Saturday 25 Sep||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|31°||0 mm||0%||6 m/s||7|
Weather forecast next week
|Sunday 26 Sep||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|31°||0 mm||0%||3 m/s||7|
|Monday 27 Sep||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|31°||2.8 mm||50%||3 m/s||3|
|Tuesday 28 Sep||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|31°||0 mm||0%||3 m/s||8|
|Wednesday 29 Sep||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|31°||0 mm||0%||6 m/s||2|
|Thursday 30 Sep||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|31°||1.9 mm||40%||4 m/s||1|
|Friday 1 Oct||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|31°||0 mm||0%||5 m/s||1|
|Saturday 2 Oct||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|31°||0 mm||0%||7 m/s||1|
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
|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|
|Days with rain||-||-||-||2||2||4||8||13||12||5||1||1|
|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|
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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Popular places in Senegal
- Mbrama Rat
- Saré Diao
- Médina Sambène
- Diolol Yalalbé
- Toug Peul
- Mogo Yalalbé
- Toubi Télo
- Dayane Keur Diamba Sira
- Saré Founto
- Maniora Mandingue
- Nianing Boro
- Moukh Moukh
- Darou Sam
- Darou Sek
- Sali Tap
- Diokoul Ndiaye
- Dianké Makam
- Diokoul Sob
- Diol Baba
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:
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.