The climate in Western Sahara

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climatic diagrams of this page are taken from the collected data from 2 measuring stations in Western Sahara.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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Climate zone: Subtropics of the northern hemisphere

In 10 months the average temperatures are over 25 degrees. Pleasant water temperatures of up to 23 degrees even invite you to take a bath in the warm season.

Duration of daylight and sunshine in Western Sahara

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

Temperature records of the last 64 years

The hottest temperature measured from 1957 to June 2021 was reported by the Dakhla weather station. In October 2017 the record temperature of 39.1 °C was reported here. The hottest summer from July to September was recorded in 1961 with an average temperature of 23.7 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every 4 to 6 hours, thus also including the nights. Normally, this value is 22.4 degrees Celsius.

The coldest day in these 64 years was reported by the weather station Dakhla. Here the temperature dropped to 11.6 °C in January 2021. Dakhla lies at an altitude of 9 meters above sea level. The coldest winter (January to March) was in 2014 with an average temperature of 17.1 °C. In Western Sahara, it is usual to have about 1.6 degrees more at 18.7 °C for this three-month period.

The most precipitation fell in Dezember 1962. With 4.8 mm per day, the Dakhla weather station recorded the highest monthly average of the last 64 years.

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