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

October 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
October, the same as September, in Bamako, Mali, is another tropical autumn month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 21.3°C (70.3°F) and an average high of 34.6°C (94.3°F).

Temperature

In October, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in September - a still tropical 34.6°C (94.3°F). The average low-temperature, in October, is 21.3°C (70.3°F).

Heat index

In October, the average heat index is calculated to a burning hot 46.3°C (115.3°F). Beware - heat cramps and heat exhaustion are very likely. Heatstroke is imminent with prolonged activity.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. 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 what the temperature feels like to the human body when the air temperature is combined with the relative humidity. This effect is subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (clothing, pregnancy, metabolic differences). Bear in mind that direct sunshine exposure increases weather impact, and may raise heat index by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are especially crucial for babies and toddlers. 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

In Bamako, the average relative humidity is 65%.

Rainfall

In Bamako, during 5.7 rainfall days, 66.1mm (2.6") of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 73.7 rainfall days, and 991.3mm (39.03") of precipitation is accumulated.

Daylight

In Bamako, the average length of the day is 11.8h.

Sunshine

In October, the average sunshine is 8.2h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in Bamako is 11. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an extreme threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 11 interpret into the following advice:
Take all required precautions, as unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. 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. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun. 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 temperature in October in Bamako?

In Bamako, in October, the average high-temperature is 34.6°C (94.3°F), and the average low-temperature is 21.3°C (70.3°F). In October, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'real feel'), that combines air temperature and relative humidity, is evaluated at 46.3°C (115.3°F).

What is the average humidity in October in Bamako?

In Bamako, the average relative humidity in October is 65%.

How much does it rain in Bamako in October?

In Bamako, Mali, in October, it is raining for 5.7 days, with typically 66.1mm (2.6") of accumulated precipitation.

What is the average length of the day in October in Bamako?

In October, the average length of the day in Bamako is 11.8h.

How long on average sun shines in October in Bamako?

In Bamako, Mali, the average sunshine in October is 8.2h.

What is the UV index intensity in October in Bamako?

In Bamako, the average daily maximum UV index in October is 11. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an ultimate hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in October - Bamako, Mali
  • Average high temperature in October: 34.6°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 October: 21.3°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 October - Bamako, Mali
  • Average humidity in October: 65%

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

Average rainfall in October - Bamako, Mali
  • Average rainfall in October: 66.1mm

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 October - Bamako, Mali
  • Average rainfall days in October: 5.7 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 October / Average sunshine in October - Bamako, Mali
  • Average daylight in October: 11.8h

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 October: 8.2h

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 October - Bamako, Mali
  • Average UV index in October: 11

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).