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    Senegal

    Dakar weather and climate

    Senegal

    Dakar weather and climate

     

    Day

    26 °C

     

    Night

    19 °C

     

    Sea

    20 °C

     

    Precipitation

    0 mm

    in month

     

    Rainy days

    0 days

    in month

     

    Daylight

    12 hours

    average

     

    Sunshine

    9 hours

    average

     

    Humidity

    66 %

     

    Day

    26 °C

     

    Night

    19 °C

     

    Sea

    20 °C

     

    Precipitation

    0 mm

    in month

     

    Rainy days

    0 days

    in month

     

    Daylight

    12 hours

    average

     

    Sunshine

    9 hours

    average

     

    Humidity

    66 %

    Overview: Dakar
    Dakar (Senegal) in general has a tropical climate. The day temperatures range from 26 °C (79 °F) in February to 31 °C (88 °F) in October. The least rainy month in Dakar is April with its 0 days of rain, the rainiest month is August, when it rains 12 days. Temperatures during the night go from 17 °C (63 °F) in February to 25 °C (76 °F) in August.

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    Last week's weather in Dakar

    Average daily temperature during the week of 18 March 2024 - 24 March 2024 was 25 °C (77 °F), average minimal (night) temperature was 19 °C (66 °F). The current temperatures are roughly same as the long-term average for Dakar, with the daily and nighttime temperatures being 26 °C (79 °F) and 18 °C (64 °F), respectively. On average, the temperatures during various times of day (in local time) were recorded as: 7am 20 °C (68 °F), 10am 23 °C (73 °F), 1pm 24 °C (75 °F), 4pm 24 °C (75 °F), 7pm 22 °C (72 °F), 10pm 21 °C (70 °F).

    The week had 7 days without rain. The total precipitation for the week in Dakar was 0 mm (0.00 in), which is roughly same as the area's average of 0 mm (0.00 in). From dawn to dusk, there was an average of 21 % cloud coverage during the day. The meteorological event(s) that occurred was: dust.

    An average wind speed of 5.9 m/s was recorded. Prevailing wind direction(s) were North-West and North. The air pressure varied between 1007 hpa and 1014 hpa. The average air humidity was 81 % in Dakar.

    On average, there were 9 hours clear skies, 2.5 hours partially overcast skies and 2 hours overcast skies during the daytime (from dawn to dusk). The sunrise on average occurred at 07:13, and the sunset occurred at 19:20.

    Weather overview for Dakar

    Weather overview

    Dakar (Senegal) in general has a tropical climate. The day temperatures range from 26 °C (79 °F) in February to 31 °C (88 °F) in October. The least rainy month in Dakar is April with its 0 days of rain, the rainiest month is August, when it rains 12 days. Temperatures during the night go from 17 °C (63 °F) in February to 25 °C (76 °F) in August.

    January weather

    The tourist season is close to its peak in Dakar, and there is pending dry season as well. The day temperature continues to descent, its value is 26 °C (79 °F), and the descent of the night temperature can be observed too, with its value being 17 °C (63 °F).

    February weather

    The minimum of the day temperature is observable in Dakar, and the minimum of the night temperature can be noticed too, with its value of 17 °C (63 °F). The ongoing tourist season is noticeable, and the dry season is taking place as well. The number of sun hours (without clouds) starts to rise in February.

    March weather

    There is pending dry season in Dakar, and the ongoing tourist season is noticeable as well in March. The beginning of the rise of the night temperature could be noticed, the value of this measure is 18 °C (64 °F). The number of sun hours (without clouds) rises similarly to the previous month, its value is 9 hours.

    April weather

    The tourist season is close to its peak in Dakar. The night temperature rises similarly to the previous month, its value is 19 °C (65 °F). The rainfall amount is on its minimum, with its value of 0 mm (0.00 in), and the minimum of the number of rainy days can be noticed as well in this month. The maximum of the number of sun hours (without clouds) can be noticed, the value of this measure is 9 hours.

    May weather

    The day temperature starts to rise, its value is 27 °C (81 °F) in Dakar, while the rise of the night temperature can be observed, with its value of 20 °C (67 °F). The ongoing tourist season is noticeable, and there is pending dry season as well.

    June weather

    The day temperature continues to rise, with its value being 29 °C (83 °F) in Dakar, and the rise of the night temperature can be observed too, the value of this measure is 22 °C (72 °F). The number of rainy days rise's start could be observed, with its value of 2 days, and the beginning of the rise of the rainfall amount could be noticed too, the value of this measure is 9 mm (0.35 in). The tourist season is close to its peak.

    July weather

    The day temperature rises similarly to the previous month, with its value of 29 °C (85 °F) in Dakar, and the rise of the night temperature can be observed as well, its value is 24 °C (75 °F). The number of rainy days continues to rise, its value is 6 days, and the rainfall amount rises similarly to the previous month as well, with its value being 59 mm (2.30 in). The number of sun hours (without clouds) continues to descent, its value is 7 hours.

    August weather

    The rise of the day temperature can be observed, with its value being 30 °C (86 °F) in Dakar, while the maximum of the night temperature can be noticed in this month. The maximum of the number of rainy days is observable, with its value of 12 days, and the maximum of the rainfall amount is observable too, with its value of 157 mm (6.20 in). The wet season is at its beginning. The minimum of the number of sun hours (without clouds) can be noticed, with its value of 7 hours.

    September weather

    The wet season is taking place in Dakar. The day temperature rises similarly to the previous month, with its value of 31 °C (87 °F). The rainfall amount starts to descent, with its value being 138 mm (5.43 in). The minimum of the wind speed is observable, its value is 3. The humidity reaches its maximum, with its value of 80 %.

    October weather

    The tourist season is about to start in Dakar, and the dry season slowly starts too this month. The day temperature reaches its maximum in October. The beginning of the descent of the number of rainy days could be noticed, with its value of 3 days, while the descent of the rainfall amount can be observed, with its value of 24 mm (0.93 in). The number of sun hours (without clouds) starts to rise in October.

    November weather

    The tourist season is taking place in November in Dakar. The day temperature descent's start could be observed, with its value being 30 °C (86 °F), and the night temperature descent's start could be observed as well, the value of this measure is 22 °C (71 °F). The rainfall amount continues to descent, with its value being 1 mm (0.03 in), and the descent of the number of rainy days can be observed too, the value of this measure is 0 days.

    December weather

    The ongoing tourist season is noticeable in Dakar. The day temperature continues to descent, with its value of 28 °C (82 °F), and the night temperature descents similarly to the previous month as well, with its value being 19 °C (67 °F). The number of sun hours (without clouds) descent's start could be observed in this month. The humidity is on its minimum, with its value of 56 %.

    FAQs

    Is there a dry season in Dakar in January?

    Yes, there is a dry season in January in Dakar with just 0 days during the month being rainy.

    How windy is it in February in Dakar?

    An average wind scale that can be expected in Dakar in February is 4.

    How many sunny hours can I expect in March in Dakar?

    In Dakar in March, you can expect around 9 hours of sunshine.

    What is the night temperature in Dakar in April?

    The average night temperature in Dakar in April is 19 °C (65 °F). This temperature is pleasant for a wide range of evening, night, and morning activities from sports to sitting outside in restaurants or evening walks.

    Are there good conditions to visit in May in Dakar?

    In Dakar in May, there are ideal conditions for a vacation. The temperature during the day will be nice 27 °C (81 °F). At night, temperatures hover around a pleasant 20 °C (67 °F). There are only 0 days of rain in the whole month, so you can leave your umbrella at home. A sea temperature of 22 °C (72 °F) can seem colder to some, but others will call it refreshing.

    How many rainy days can I expect in Dakar in June?

    There are 2 days, which are rainy in Dakar in June, that is, days with precipitation more than 2 mm (0.08 in). Converted to days of the week, this means that it will occur on an average of 0.4 days of the week, or in general - 5 % days.

    What level of humidity is to expect in July in Dakar?

    In Dakar in July, expect humidity around 75 %.

    Is there a wet season in September in Dakar?

    Yes, in Dakar in September there is a wet season with 11 days, when there is rain in a month.

    What is the sea temperature in October in Dakar?

    The temperature of the sea in Dakar in October is 28 °C (82 °F). Seems like an ideal temperature for swimming, you can stay in the sea for a long time and enjoy it as well.

    What temperature can I expect during the day in November in Dakar?

    The average daily temperature in Dakar in November is 30 °C (86 °F). The great temperature for lying by the sea or pool and sunbathing, everywhere else you will probably be a bit hot. Don't forget to drink during the day, in these temperatures you should hydrate yourself a lot.

    Is it hot in December in Dakar?

    In December in Dakar, you will enjoy nice warm weather, but it will also be pleasant and you probably won't feel hot.

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