Bamako
Mali
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

August weather forecast and climate
Bamako, Mali

View of a park overlooking the River Niger and the city of Bamako, Mali
View of a park overlooking the River Niger and the city of Bamako, Mali
The last month of the summer, August, is also a hot month in Bamako, Mali, with average temperature fluctuating between 21.8°C (71.2°F) and 31.1°C (88°F).

Temperature

August is the coldest month, with an average high-temperature of 31.1°C (88°F) and an average low-temperature of 21.8°C (71.2°F).

Heat index

In August, the average heat index is estimated at an extremely hot 41.6°C (106.9°F). Beware - heat cramps and heat exhaustion are very likely. Heatstroke is imminent with prolonged activity.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'apparent temperature', 'real feel', 'felt air temperature', or 'feels like', is a measure that combines both air temperature and relative humidity into a single value that indicates how hot the weather feels. This effect is subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (metabolic differences, differences in body mass, height, and shape, wind). Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact, and may raise the heat index additionally, by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are particularly important for children. Children are often less aware of the need to rest and re-hydrate. Thirst is a late sign of dehydration - it is vital to remain hydrated, particularly during prolonged physical activities.
To prevent overheating and help regulate its internal temperature, the human body sweat and rely on the evaporation to cool down. Under high air temperature and humidity (high heat index) conditions, perspiration is limited, and the perception of heat is increased. If the body can not disperse the excessive heat and body temperature reaches conditions of hyperthermia, above 37.5°C (99.5°F) to 38.3°C (100.9°F), thermal conditions are potentially life-threatening.

Humidity

With an average relative humidity of 81%, August is the most humid month in Bamako.

Rainfall

August is the month with the most rainfall. Rain falls for 17.9 days and accumulates 290.2mm (11.4") of precipitation.

Daylight

In Bamako, Mali, the average length of the day in August is 12.5h.

Sunshine

Months with the least sunshine in Bamako are July and August, with an average of 7h of sunshine.

UV index

February through September, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Bamako, Mali. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an ultimate health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: In August, the average maximum UV index of 12 translate into the following recommendations:
Practice all essential precautions. Protection against sun damage is crucial. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. A broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30+ should be liberally applied and re-applied every two hours, and immediately after an outdoor workout or a swim.

What is the coldest month in Bamako?

The coldest month in Bamako is August, with an average high-temperature of 31.1°C (88°F) and an average low-temperature of 21.8°C (71.2°F).

What is the temperature in August in Bamako?

In August, in Bamako, the average high-temperature is 31.1°C (88°F), and the average low-temperature is 21.8°C (71.2°F). In August, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'real feel'), that combines air temperature and relative humidity, is evaluated at 41.6°C (106.9°F).

What is the most humid month in Bamako?

August is the most humid month in Bamako, Mali, with an average relative humidity of 81%.

What is the average humidity in August in Bamako?

The average relative humidity in August in Bamako, Mali, is 81%.

How much does it rain in Bamako in August?

In Bamako, Mali, in August, during 17.9 rainfall days, 290.2mm (11.4") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the rainiest month in Bamako?

August is the month with the most rainfall in Bamako. Rain falls for 17.9 days and accumulates 290.2mm (11.4") of precipitation.

How many hours of daylight does Bamako have in August?

The average length of the day in August in Bamako is 12.5h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Bamako?

Months with the least sunshine are July and August, with an average of 7h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Bamako have in August?

In Bamako, Mali, the average sunshine in August is 7h.

When is the highest UV index in Bamako?

Months with the highest UV index in Bamako, Mali, are February through September, with an average maximum UV index of 12.

What is the UV index reading in August in Bamako?

The average daily maximum UV index in August in Bamako, Mali, is 12. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in August - Bamako, Mali
  • Average high temperature in August: 31.1°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is April (39.6°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is August (31.1°C).

  • Average low temperature in August: 21.8°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is May (25.4°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (16.8°C).

Average humidity in August - Bamako, Mali
  • Average humidity in August: 81%

The month with the highest relative humidity is August (81%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is February (20%).

Average rainfall in August - Bamako, Mali
  • Average rainfall in August: 290.2mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (290.2mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is December (0.5mm).

Average rainfall days in August - Bamako, Mali
  • Average rainfall days in August: 17.9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (17.9 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is December (0.1 days).

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Bamako, Mali
  • Average daylight in August: 12.5h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12.9h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.4h).

  • Average sunshine in August: 7h

Months with most sunshine are February and November (Average sunshine: 9h).
Months with least sunshine are July and August (Average sunshine: 7).

Average UV index in August - Bamako, Mali
  • Average UV index in August: 12

Months with the highest UV index are February, March, April, May, June, July, August and September (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 9).