February weather forecast
Dakar, Senegal

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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

Weather in February

Moving into February, Dakar weather shifts subtly compared to January. A slight fall in temperature gap manifests itself with a range from 20.6°C (69.1°F) to 22.7°C (72.9°F). Notably, February marks the commencement of the city's transition into a phase with relatively increased humidity levels, reaching 65% this month. Clear cloudless skies, a characteristic trait of February, bestow abundant sunlight hours, favoring outdoor activities. The absence of rainfall continues from January, maintaining dry weather conditions.

Temperature

As Dakar welcomes February, the average high-temperature stabilizes at a pleasant 22.7°C (72.9°F), showing little deviation from January's 24°C (75.2°F). A mild drop to an average of 20.6°C (69.1°F) marks the nights during February.

Humidity

In February, the average relative humidity in Dakar, Senegal, is 65%.

Rainfall

January through March and December are months without rainfall.

Sea temperature

In Dakar, the average seawater temperature in February is 20.7°C (69.3°F).
Note: Swimming in 20.7°C (69.3°F) does not offer a pleasant experience for most individuals. The act of controlling one's breathing becomes progressively difficult as the water temperature goes under 21°C (69.8°F).

Daylight

In Dakar, the average length of the day in February is 11h and 40min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 07:37 and sunset at 19:08. On the last day of February, in Dakar, sunrise is at 07:26 and sunset at 19:17 GMT.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in February in Dakar, Senegal, is 9.7h.

UV index

January through May and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the lowest UV index in Dakar, Senegal. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: The maximum UV index, 6 during February, leads to the following recommendations:
Sidestep overexposure. Individuals with fair complexions risk burning in fewer than 20 minutes. Seek shade and minimize exposure to direct Sun in a period between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV radiation is most intense; keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not provide perfect sun protection. For a sun-safe wardrobe, go for clothes that are tightly woven and generously sized.
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Frequently asked questions

What is the usual temperature for Dakar in February?

The high-temperature, in February, in Dakar, is 22.7°C (72.9°F), while the low-temperature averages to 20.6°C (69.1°F).

What is the average humidity in February in Dakar?

The average relative humidity in February in Dakar is 65%.

What is the driest month in Dakar?

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

What is the sea temperature in February in Dakar?

In Dakar, the average seawater temperature in February is 20.7°C (69.3°F). Swimming in 20.7°C (69.3°F) is not enjoyable for the majority. Controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as surface water temperature decreases below 21°C (69.8°F).

What is the average length of the day in February in Dakar?

In Dakar, the average day length in February is 11h and 40min.

When are sunrise and sunset in February in Dakar?

In February, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 07:37 and sunset at 19:08. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 07:26 and sunset at 19:17 GMT.

How long on average sun shines in February in Dakar?

The average sunshine duration in February in Dakar is 9.7h.

When is the lowest UV index in Dakar?

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

How high is the UV index in February in Dakar?

The average daily maximum UV index in February in Dakar, Senegal, is 6. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health threat from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.

Average temperature in February
Dakar, Senegal

Average temperature in February - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average high temperature in February: 22.7°C

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).

  • Average low temperature in February: 20.6°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 in February
Dakar, Senegal

Average pressure in February - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average pressure in February: 1012.6mbar

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 in February
Dakar, Senegal

Average wind speed in February - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average wind speed in February: 27.2km/h

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 in February
Dakar, Senegal

Average humidity in February - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average humidity in February: 65%

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 in February
Dakar, Senegal

Average rainfall in February - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average rainfall in February: 0mm

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 in February
Dakar, Senegal

Average rainfall days in February - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average rainfall days in February: 0.3 days

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 in February
Dakar, Senegal

Average sea temperature in February - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average sea temperature in February: 20.7°C

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 in February /
Average sunshine in February
Dakar, Senegal

Average daylight in February / Average sunshine in February - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average daylight in February: 11h and 4min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h and 0min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11h and 18min).

  • Average sunshine in February: 9h and 4min

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 in February
Dakar, Senegal

Average sunshine days in February - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average sunshine days in February: 27.6 days

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 in February
Dakar, Senegal

Average UV index in February - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average UV index in February: 6

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 cloud cover in February
Dakar, Senegal

Average cloud cover in February - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average cloud cover in February: 12

The month with the most cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 43).
The month with the least cloud cover is April (Cloud cover 6).

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Average visibility in February
Dakar, Senegal

Average visibility in February - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average visibility in February: 10km

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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