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

October 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
October, the same as September, in Dakar, Senegal, is a hot autumn month, with temperature in the range of an average high of 30.4°C (86.7°F) and an average low of 24.3°C (75.7°F).

Temperature

The warmest months are September and October, with an average high-temperature of 30.4°C (86.7°F).

Humidity

In October, the average relative humidity in Dakar is 79%.

Rainfall

In October, the rain falls for 2 days. Throughout October, 51.6mm (2") of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 24 rainfall days, and 494.3mm (19.5") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In October, the average sea temperature in Dakar is 28.6°C (83.5°F). For any water activity, surface water temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are considered as excellent and extremely pleasant for lengthened periods.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Dakar is 8.3h.

UV index

In October, the average daily maximum UV index is 11. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an ultimate health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
The daily maximum UV index of 11 interpret into the following advice:
Practice all-important precautions. Light skin people may get burned in less than 5 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. 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. Even on cloudy days, a sunscreen with a minimum 30 sun protection factor should be generously applied and frequently re-applied, including after every swim or outdoor exercise. Beware! The reflection of water and sand dramatically increases exposure to the UV rays.

What are the warmest months in Dakar?

Warmest months in Dakar, Senegal, are September and October, with an average high-temperature of 30.4°C (86.7°F).

What is the temperature in October in Dakar?

In October, in Dakar, the average high-temperature is 30.4°C (86.7°F), and the average low-temperature is 24.3°C (75.7°F).

What is the average humidity in October in Dakar?

The average relative humidity in October is 79%.

How much does it rain in Dakar in October?

In Dakar, Senegal, during October, the rain falls for 2 days and regularly aggregates up to 51.6mm (2") of precipitation.

What is the sea water temperature in October in Dakar?

In Dakar, the average seawater temperature in October is 28.6°C (83.5°F). For any water activity, surface water temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are considered as excellent and extremely pleasant for lengthened periods.

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

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

How long on average sun shines in October in Dakar?

In Dakar, the average sunshine in October is 8.3h.

What is the UV index reading in October in Dakar?

In Dakar, the average daily maximum UV index in October is 11. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an excessive health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in October - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average high temperature in October: 30.4°C

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are September and October (30.4°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is February (24.6°C).

  • Average low temperature in October: 24.3°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (24.6°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (17°C).

Average humidity in October - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average humidity in October: 79%

The month with the highest relative humidity is September (81%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is December (66%).

Average rainfall in October - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average rainfall in October: 51.6mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (184mm).
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are March, April and May (0mm).

Average rainfall days in October - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average rainfall days in October: 2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (9 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are January, February, March, April, May, November and December (0 days).

Average sea temperature in October - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average sea temperature in October: 28.6°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 October / Average sunshine in October - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average daylight in October: 11.8h

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 October: 8.3h

The month with most sunshine is April (Average sunshine: 9.6h).
The month with least sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 7.2h).

Average UV index in October - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average UV index in October: 11

Months with the highest UV index are March, April, May, June, July, August and September (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 8).