Dakar
Senegal
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

January weather forecast and climate
Dakar, Senegal

A high aerial view of the vast city of Dakar, Senegal, with a beautiful outline of the Atlantic Ocean waterfront
A high aerial view of the vast city of Dakar, Senegal, with a beautiful outline of the Atlantic Ocean waterfront
January, like December, in Dakar, Senegal, is a moderately hot winter month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 21.8°C (71.2°F) and an average high of 24°C (75.2°F).

Temperature

In Dakar, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in December - a still moderately hot 24°C (75.2°F). In January, the average low-temperature is 21.8°C (71.2°F).

Humidity

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

Rainfall

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

Sea temperature

In Dakar, the average seawater temperature is 22.8°C (73°F).
Note: A person's cold intolerance, with sunshine, wind, and air temperature, are essential factors for enjoying swimming in 22.8°C (73°F) water. (FYI: The Olympic swimming competition requires a water temperature between 25°C (77°F) and 28°C (82.4°F).)

Daylight

In January, the average length of the day in Dakar is 11.4h.

Sunshine

In Dakar, the average sunshine is 9.6h.

UV index

January through May and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the lowest UV index in Dakar. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 6 transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions against overexposure. Protection against sun damage is needed. 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. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in January in Dakar?

The average high-temperature, in January, in Dakar, is 24°C (75.2°F), while the average low-temperature is 21.8°C (71.2°F).

What is the least humid month in Dakar?

Months with the lowest humidity in Dakar, Senegal, are January and December, with an average relative humidity of 59%.

What is the average humidity in January in Dakar?

In Dakar, Senegal, the average relative humidity in January is 59%.

What is the driest month in Dakar?

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

What is the sea temperature in January in Dakar?

In Dakar, the average seawater temperature in January is 22.8°C (73°F). For individuals prone to feeling cold, swimming in 23°C (73.4°F) is still regarded as intolerable. A wetsuit is not a necessity, but sunshine, wind, and air temperature are essential factors for relishing swimming at 22.8°C (73°F).

How many hours of daylight does Dakar have in January?

In January, the average length of the day in Dakar, Senegal, is 11.4h.

How many hours of sunshine does Dakar have in January?

In January, the average sunshine in Dakar is 9.6h.

What are the months with 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.

What is the UV index intensity in January in Dakar?

The average daily maximum UV index in January in Dakar is 6. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in January - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average high temperature in January: 24°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 January: 21.8°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).

Average humidity in January - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average humidity in January: 59%

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

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

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

Average rainfall days in January - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average rainfall days in January: 0.4 days

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

Average sea temperature in January - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average sea temperature in January: 22.8°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).

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average daylight in January: 11.4h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.3h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 9.6h

Months with most sunshine are April and May (Average sunshine: 9.9h).
The month with least sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 7.7h).

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

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