The climate in Senegal

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climatic diagrams of this page are taken from the collected data from 22 measuring stations in Senegal.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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Climate zone: tropics

The climate in Senegal is very warm, with an annual average of 35 degrees, but has few truly tropical and sultry months. It is warm to hot all year round and invites to bathe at average water temperatures of 25 degrees. The warmest and rainiest part of the country is Matam. The coldest is Dakar. Dued to the lesser rain the best time for traveling is from November to May. The most rain days occur from from June to September.

Duration of daylight and sunshine in Senegal

hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Senegal
rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Senegal
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Senegal
Water temperatureWater temperatures in Senegal
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Senegal
Absolute humidity in g/m³ (approx.)Absolute humidity in Senegal

Temperature records of the last 72 years

The hottest temperature measured from 1949 to November 2021 was reported by the Dakar Yoff weather station. In May 2002 the record temperature of 50.5 °C was reported here. The hottest summer from July to September, based on all 13 weather stations in Senegal , was recorded in 2002 with an average temperature of 29.3 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every 4 to 6 hours, thus also including the nights. Normally, this value is 28.2 degrees Celsius. The average maximum daily temperature at that time was 34.6 °C.

The coldest day in these 72 years was reported by the weather station Linguere. Here the temperature dropped to 1.4 °C in January 2019. Linguere lies at an altitude of 21 meters above sea level. The coldest winter (January to March) was in 1949 with an average temperature of 20.2 °C. In Senegal, it is usual to have about 5.5 degrees more at 25.7 °C for this three-month period.

The most precipitation fell in August 1958. With 29.0 mm per day, the Ziguinchor Airp weather station recorded the highest monthly average of the last 72 years. Incidentally, the region with the most rainfall for the whole year is around Ziguinchor Airp. The driest region is near Podor.

Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements.
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