Climate and monthly weather forecast
Dakar, Senegal

The vast city of Dakar, Senegal, with a beautiful outline of the Atlantic Ocean waterfront
The vast city of Dakar, Senegal, with a beautiful outline of the Atlantic Ocean waterfront

The best time to visit Dakar

The best months for a swim in Dakar, Senegal, are June, October and November, with a perfect temperature - varying between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F), and scarce rainfall.

Weather in January

January, the same as December, is a moderately hot winter month in Dakar, Senegal, with temperature in the range of an average high of 24°C (75.2°F) and an average low of 21.8°C (71.2°F). In Dakar, the average high-temperature in January is practically the same as in December - a still warm 24°C (75.2°F). Weather in January »

Weather in February

The last month of the winter, February, is also an agreeable month in Dakar, Senegal, with an average temperature ranging between max 22.7°C (72.9°F) and min 20.6°C (69.1°F). In Dakar, Senegal, the average high-temperature in February is relatively the same as in January - an agreeable 22.7°C (72.9°F). Weather in February »

Weather in March

March, the first month of the spring in Dakar, is still a pleasant month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 20.2°C (68.4°F) and an average high of 22.3°C (72.1°F). In March, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in February - a still pleasant 22.3°C (72.1°F). Weather in March »

Weather in April

April, the same as March, in Dakar, Senegal, is another pleasant spring month, with an average temperature varying between 22.2°C (72°F) and 20.3°C (68.5°F). April is the coldest month, with an average high-temperature of 22.2°C (72°F) and an average low-temperature of 20.3°C (68.5°F). Weather in April »

Weather in May

May, the last month of the spring in Dakar, is a moderately hot month, with an average temperature varying between 21.3°C (70.3°F) and 23°C (73.4°F). In May, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in April - a moderately hot 23°C (73.4°F). Weather in May »

Weather in June

The first month of the summer, June, is still a warm month in Dakar, Senegal, with an average temperature fluctuating between 24.9°C (76.8°F) and 23.3°C (73.9°F). The perfect water temperature of 26.3°C (79.3°F) with 10mm (0.39") of accumulated rainfall and only 4.3 rainfall days, makes June a great period for swimming and other water activities. Weather in June »

Weather in July

July, like June, in Dakar, Senegal, is another warm summer month, with an average temperature varying between 26.4°C (79.5°F) and 25°C (77°F). In July, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in June - a still moderately hot 26.4°C (79.5°F). Weather in July »

Weather in August

The last month of the summer, August, is another warm month in Dakar, Senegal, with temperature in the range of an average high of 27.7°C (81.9°F) and an average low of 26.1°C (79°F). In Dakar, the average high-temperature in August is practically the same as in July - a still moderately hot 27.7°C (81.9°F). Weather in August »

Weather in September

September, the first month of the autumn in Dakar, is also a moderately hot month, with an average temperature ranging between max 28.2°C (82.8°F) and min 26.8°C (80.2°F). In September, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in August - a still warm 28.2°C (82.8°F). Weather in September »

Weather in October

October, the same as September, is a moderately hot autumn month in Dakar, Senegal, with temperature in the range of an average low of 27.5°C (81.5°F) and an average high of 29°C (84.2°F). The perfect water temperature of 28.6°C (83.5°F) with 21mm (0.83") of accumulated rainfall and only 5.4 rainfall days, makes October a great period for swimming and other water activities. Weather in October »

Weather in November

The last month of the autumn, November, is another warm month in Dakar, Senegal, with an average temperature fluctuating between 28.1°C (82.6°F) and 26.4°C (79.5°F). The perfect water temperature of 27.1°C (80.8°F) with 1mm (0.04") of accumulated rainfall and only 1 rainfall days, makes November a great period for swimming and other water activities. Weather in November »

Weather in December

The first month of the winter, December, is still a warm month in Dakar, Senegal, with an average temperature fluctuating between 26.3°C (79.3°F) and 24.1°C (75.4°F). In Dakar, the average high-temperature in December is practically the same as in November - a still warm 26.3°C (79.3°F). Weather in December »
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FAQ

What are the least humid months in Dakar?

January and December, with an average relative humidity of 59%, are the least humid months.

What is the driest month in Dakar?

January through March and December are months without rainfall in Dakar, Senegal.

How many days does it rain in Dakar?

Throughout the year, in Dakar, there are 53.1 rainfall days, and 235mm (9.25") of precipitation is accumulated.

When is the lowest UV index in Dakar?

The months with the lowest UV index in Dakar are January through May and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6.

What is the month with the coldest sea water in Dakar?

March is the month with the coldest seawater in Dakar, Senegal, with an average sea temperature of 19.9°C (67.8°F).

What is the coldest month in Dakar?

With an average high-temperature of 22.2°C (72°F) and an average low-temperature of 20.3°C (68.5°F), April is the coldest month in Dakar.

When does it rain in Dakar?

April through November are months with rainfall in Dakar.

What is the month with the most sunshine in Dakar?

April and May, with an average of 9.9h of sunshine, are months with the most sunshine in Dakar, Senegal.

When are the longest days in Dakar?

With an average of 12h and 59min of daylight, June has the longest days of the year.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Dakar?

June through November, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index in Dakar.

What is the most humid month in Dakar?

The most humid month is July, with an average relative humidity of 82%.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Dakar?

August has the least sunshine of the year in Dakar, with an average of 7.7h of sunshine.

What is the wettest month in Dakar?

The month with the most rainfall is September, when the rain falls for 13.3 days and typically aggregates up to 88mm (3.46") of precipitation.

What is the month with the warmest sea water in Dakar?

The month with the warmest seawater is September, with an average sea temperature of 28.7°C (83.7°F).

What is the warmest month in Dakar?

The warmest month is October, with an average high-temperature of 29°C (84.2°F) and an average low-temperature of 27.5°C (81.5°F).

What is the month with the shortest days in Dakar?

December has the shortest days of the year, with an average of 11h and 16min of daylight.

Is there Daylight Saving Time (DST) in Dakar?

Dakar does not observe Daylight Saving Time (DST). GMT timezone is used over the entire year.

Average temperature
Dakar, Senegal

Average temperature - Dakar, Senegal

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is October (29°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is April (22.2°C).

The month with the highest average low temperature is October (27.5°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is March (20.2°C).

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Average pressure
Dakar, Senegal

Average pressure - Dakar, Senegal

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1013.5mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is October (1011.3mbar).

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Average wind speed
Dakar, Senegal

Average wind speed - Dakar, Senegal

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is February (27.2km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is September (15.2km/h).

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Average humidity
Dakar, Senegal

Average humidity - Dakar, Senegal

The month with the highest relative humidity is July (82%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are January and December (59%).

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Average rainfall
Dakar, Senegal

Average rainfall - Dakar, Senegal

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is September (88mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are January, February, March and December (0mm).

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Average rainfall days
Dakar, Senegal

Average rainfall days - Dakar, Senegal

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (14.2 days).
The months with the least rainy days are February and March (0.3 days).

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Average sea temperature
Dakar, Senegal

Average sea temperature - Dakar, Senegal

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is September (28.7°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is March (19.9°C).

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Average daylight / Average sunshine
Dakar, Senegal

Average daylight / Average sunshine - Dakar, Senegal

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12h and 59min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11h and 16min).

The months with the most sunshine are April and May (Average sunshine: 9h and 54min).
The month with the least sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 7h and 42min).

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Average sunshine days
Dakar, Senegal

Average sunshine days - Dakar, Senegal

The month with the most sunshine days is March (30.6 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is August (13.3 days).

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Average UV index
Dakar, Senegal

Average UV index - Dakar, Senegal

The months with the highest UV index are June, July, August, September, October and November (UV index 7).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, April, May and December (UV index 6).

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Average visibility
Dakar, Senegal

Average visibility - Dakar, Senegal

The months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (10km).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (10km).

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