Climate and monthly weather forecast
Wad Madani, Sudan


The climate of Wad Madani

Wad Madani, located in Sudan, is governed by a subtropical desert climate, classified as 'BWh' according to the Köppen climate classification. This classification is primarily due to its high temperatures and minimal precipitation throughout the year. Month to month variations in climatic parameters in Wad Madani shape up a distinct weather pattern.

The temperature variation ranges between drastic highs and reasonably comfortable lows. The highest mean temperature is 41°C (105.8°F) registered in May while December and January record a lower peak temperature of 34°C (93.2°F). The lowest temperatures settle between 18 and 24°C (75.2°F) from January to December. A very modest scale of temperature difference is noticeable and this predominates throughout the climatic year.

The city experiences limited rainfall throughout the year with extended periods of rainfall marked absence. This desert locale registers average annual rainfall of less than 350mm (13.78"). The highest amount of rainfall is observed in August, 124mm (4.88"), and July, 109mm (4.29"). The rest of the year, especially from January to April and November and December, experiences no rainfall.

Daylight hours are comparatively consistent throughout the year, although some variations occur. The longest period with daylight occurs in June with an average of 13 hours, while the shortest daylight period, 11.3 hours is experienced in December.

The best time to visit Wad Madani

Combining the elements of temperature, daylight, and rainfall, the ideal time to visit Wad Madani would be from November to April. During these months, temperatures are lower, ranging from 34°C (93.2°F) to 41°C (105.8°F) and there is no rainfall. This period also avails daylight for approximately 11.4 to 12.5 hours, which would be suitable for daytime activities.

The worst time to visit Wad Madani

Contrastingly, the least desirable time to visit Wad Madani would be during the heavy rainfall months of July and August. Despite temperatures remaining comfortably high, between 36°C (96.8°F) to 39°C (102.2°F), the heavy rainfall of 109mm (4.29") and 124mm (4.88") respectively, could hinder outdoor activities and overall travel plans.

Spring weather in Wad Madani

Spring in Wad Madani from March to May sees temperatures climbing progressively from 38°C (100.4°F) to a peak of 41°C (105.8°F) in May. March and April experience no rainfall while May begins to see the onset of the rainy season with an average rainfall of 3mm (0.12"). Daylight periods remain fairly consistent sitting between 12.1 to 12.8 hours.

Summer weather in Wad Madani

Summer, encompassing the months from June to August, is uniquely marked in Wad Madani. June experiences the longest daylight period, 13 hours, although the rainfall starts to intensify reaching a peak of 124mm (4.88") in August. The temperatures do not climb as high as in spring, maintaining an average scale from 39°C (102.2°F) to 36°C (96.8°F).

Autumn weather in Wad Madani

Autumn in Wad Madani spans the months of September to November. This period sees a noticeable decrease in rainfall, from a high of 50mm (1.97") in September to completely dry conditions in November. The temperatures remain consistently high, between 35°C (95°F) to 36°C (96.8°F) and daylight eases down to approximately 11.8 hours in November.

Winter weather in Wad Madani

Winter in Wad Madani is somewhat a misnomer with temperatures ranging from 34°C (93.2°F) in December to 38°C (100.4°F) in February. This period sees daylight hours of 11.3 in December, progressively increasing to 11.7 hours by February. Rainfall is virtually absent in these months, making it a suitable time for travelers to explore this desert city.

Weather in January

This monthly forecast for Wad Madani starts with warm January. Temperature highs of 34°C (93.2°F) and lows of 18°C (64.4°F) signify the start of a hot year in Sudan. The monthly variations are minimal, with daylight hours gradually increasing. Weather in January »

Weather in February

Into February, Wad Madani weather remains hot. The constant periodical sunshine, unbroken by any rainfall, offers an uninterrupted weather scene. February's daylight time is marginally longer, but the insubstantial increase goes unperceived. Weather in February »

Weather in March

In Wad Madani, the distinct weather trend continues into the March. Temperatures rise slightly but remain below the annual maximum, creating a warm environment. Peaks reaching 38°C (100.4°F) and valleys down to 21°C (69.8°F) are observed. Weather in March »

Weather in April

April sees the weather in Wad Madani continue its steady ascent towards the mid-year peak. April's daytime is somewhat longer, a subtle shift from the previous month. The first sighting of rainfall appears, with a minimal 3mm (0.12") precipitation. Weather in April »

Weather in May

The heat in Wad Madani intensifies during May. The annual maximum temperature, peaking at 41°C (105.8°F) and dropping to 24°C (75.2°F), illustrates the sweltering climate. Moreover, the appearance of rainfall deepens with 15mm (0.59") rainfall recorded. Weather in May »

Weather in June

June marks a slight deviation from standard Wad Madani weather patterns. Although the temperatures slightly decrease from the peak of the previous month to 39°C (102.2°F), they maintain a high level. The level of precipitation rises significantly to 28mm (1.1"), putting an end to the predominantly dry conditions of earlier months. Weather in June »

Weather in July

Weather in Wad Madani during July does experience a flux in terms of rainfall. An enormous increase in precipitation with 109mm (4.29") rainfall compared to June’s 28mm (1.1") marks July as the wettest month of the year. Although temperatures tend to ease down to 36°C (96.8°F), the climate remains humid due to increased rainfall, even with the reduction in daylight hours. As July arrives, Wad Madani's weather displays a minor decrease in high-temperatures, transitioning from June's 39°C (102.2°F) to a still fiery hot 36°C (96.8°F). Weather in July »

Weather in August

In contrast to previous months, August at Wad Madani is defined by its high rainfall and slightly lower temperatures. Similar to July, August gets 124mm (4.88") of rainfall, maintaining its reputation as one of the rainiest months. Weather in August »

Weather in September

September in Wad Madani marks the transitional period from the rainy season to the drier part of the year. With a decrease in rainfall to 50mm (1.97"), the weather begins to revert to its typical arid characteristics. Temperatures stabilize, and daylight hours decrease, further helping to regulate the weather conditions. Weather in September »

Weather in October

October follows the weather pattern of September in Wad Madani. With the reduction of rainfall to 15mm (0.59"), the typical dry conditions of Wad Madani begin to prevail. Likewise, the temperatures stay relatively stable and are conducive for outdoor activities. Weather in October »

Weather in November

November in Wad Madani marks the beginning of the dry season, where no rainfall is observed. With constant temperatures from 36°C (96.8°F) to 20°C (68°F), the weather remains warm. The daylight hours continue to decrease as the year draws to a close. Weather in November »

Weather in December

Closing out the year, December’s weather in Wad Madani mirrors that of November. Without a single drop of rainfall, the city remains dry. The daylight hours are slightly less than in November but remain more than adequate for daytime activities. Weather in December »

Frequently asked questions

What is the coldest month in Wad Madani?

Wad Madani experiences its coldest period in January, August and December, averaging a high-temperature of 34°C (93.2°F).

What is the driest month in Wad Madani?

January through March, November and December are months without rainfall.

How much does it rain in Wad Madani?

Throughout the year, 344mm (13.54") of rain is accumulated.

When does it rain in Wad Madani?

Months with rainfall are April through October.

What month is the hottest in Wad Madani?

In Wad Madani, Sudan, the average temperatures in May are the highest, with a peak at 41°C (105.8°F) and a low of 24°C (75.2°F).

When are the longest days in Wad Madani?

With an average of 13h and 0min of daylight, June has the longest days of the year.

What is the rainiest month in Wad Madani?

August is the month with the most rainfall in Wad Madani, Sudan, with 124mm (4.88") of accumulated precipitation.

What is the month with the shortest days in Wad Madani?

The month with the shortest days in Wad Madani, Sudan, is December, with an average of 11h and 18min of daylight.

Is there Daylight Saving Time (DST) in Wad Madani?

Wad Madani does not observe Daylight Saving Time (DST). CAT timezone is used throughout the entire year.

Average temperature
Wad Madani, Sudan

Average temperature - Wad Madani, Sudan

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is May (41°C).
The months with the lowest average high temperature are January, August and December (34°C).

The months with the highest average low temperature are May and June (24°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January and December (18°C).


Average rainfall
Wad Madani, Sudan

Average rainfall - Wad Madani, Sudan

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (124mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are January, February, March, November and December (0mm).


Average daylight
Wad Madani, Sudan

Average daylight - Wad Madani, Sudan

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).


Wad Madani, Sudan

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