Western Sahara weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Western Sahara

The best time to visit in Western Sahara is from January until December, when you will have a pleasant or warm temperature and limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Western Sahara is 31°C in August and the lowest is 22°C in January.

Western Sahara has the desert climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Western Sahara 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 Western Sahara by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 22 22 24 25 26 27 29 31 29 28 25 23
Precipitation (mm) 3 2 2 1 4 3 1 8 11 10 4 2

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14 day weather forecast Western Sahara

The weather for in Western Sahara will be 34° till 42° degrees in the next 14 days with one day chance of light rain showers.

Weather forecast this week

Sunday 19 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
24°
0.1 mm 20% 4 m/s 4
Monday 20 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
34°
22°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 10
Tuesday 21 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
34°
21°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 10
Wednesday 22 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
34°
20°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 10
Thursday 23 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
33°
20°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 10
Friday 24 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
34°
21°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 8
Saturday 25 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
35°
21°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 9

Weather forecast next week

Sunday 26 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
37°
22°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 7
Monday 27 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
38°
23°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 4
Tuesday 28 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
37°
21°
0 mm 0% 7 m/s 9
Wednesday 29 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
38°
21°
0 mm 0% 6 m/s 1
Thursday 30 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
42°
23°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 1
Friday 1 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
42°
23°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 2
Saturday 2 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
41°
23°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 1

Climate Western Sahara

Western Sahara has the desert climate prevailing. The daytime temperature is warm to hot, while it can also be cold at night. You won't have rain here anytime soon. The average annual temperature for Western Sahara is 26° degrees and there is about 51 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 318 days a year with an average humidity of 63% and an UV-index of 6.

Climate table of Western Sahara

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 22 22 24 25 26 27 29 31 29 28 25 23
Night temp. (°C) 15 15 16 17 18 19 21 22 21 21 19 17
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 3 2 2 1 4 3 1 8 11 10 4 2
Days with rain 3 2 3 3 2 1 2 3 4 4 2 2
Dry days 28 26 28 27 29 29 29 28 26 27 28 29
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 9 9 9 9 10 11 10 10 10 9 9 8
Wind force (Bft) 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 4 3 3 4
UV-index 5 5 6 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5

Western Sahara weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Western Sahara? 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 Western Sahara?

Western Sahara lies in a straight line about 7,262 km from New Zealand (Cape Town → Western Sahara).

How long is the flight to Western Sahara?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to Western Sahara is approximately 10 h. 10 min.

What are the largest airports in Western Sahara?

These are the largest airports in Western Sahara:

How many inhabitants are there in Western Sahara?

Western Sahara has approximately 552,628 inhabitants.

How big is Western Sahara?

The area of Western Sahara is around 266,000 km². It is 5x smaller than New Zealand.

What is the currency of Western Sahara?

In Western Sahara the Moroccan dirham (MAD) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 19 September 2021

  • 1 Moroccan dirham = 0.59 South African rand
  • 1 South African rand = 1.69 Moroccan dirham
  • 10 Moroccan dirham = 5.91 South African rand
  • 10 South African rand = 16.93 Moroccan dirham
  • 100 Moroccan dirham = 59.07 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 169.34 Moroccan dirham