Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Senegal

We show the climate in Senegal by comparing the average weather in 3 representative places: Dakar, Ziguinchor, and Diourbel.

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Average High and Low Temperature in Senegal

Average High and Low Temperature in SenegalJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°F85°F85°F90°F90°F95°F95°F100°F100°F105°F105°F786588787665988810291NowNowDakarDakarZiguinchorZiguinchorDiourbelDiourbel
The daily average high and low air temperature at 2 meters above the ground.
HighJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Dakar 78°F78°F78°F78°F80°F84°F86°F86°F87°F88°F85°F81°F
Ziguinchor 91°F95°F98°F98°F96°F93°F89°F88°F89°F91°F92°F90°F
Diourbel 92°F95°F99°F101°F102°F99°F95°F92°F93°F97°F98°F93°F
LowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Dakar 66°F65°F66°F67°F70°F75°F78°F78°F78°F77°F74°F70°F
Ziguinchor 65°F67°F69°F70°F73°F76°F76°F75°F75°F75°F72°F67°F
Diourbel 64°F67°F69°F70°F72°F76°F77°F77°F77°F75°F70°F66°F

Dakar

Average Hourly Temperature in DakarJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcomfortablecomfortablewarmhotcomfortablecomfortable

Ziguinchor

Average Hourly Temperature in ZiguinchorJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcomfortablecomfortablewarmwarmhotswelteringcomfortablecomfortable

Diourbel

Average Hourly Temperature in DiourbelJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcomfortablecomfortablewarmhotswelteringswelteringwarmwarm
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Chance of Clearer Skies in Senegal

Chance of Clearer Skies in SenegalJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%71206225NowNowZiguinchorZiguinchorDiourbelDiourbel
The percentage of time the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy (i.e., less than 60% of the sky is covered by clouds).
Clearer SkiesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Dakar 55%60%64%66%70%62%43%27%22%36%43%48%
Ziguinchor 55%60%62%61%57%40%26%21%19%24%43%49%
Diourbel 55%59%63%65%67%59%43%30%25%34%43%47%

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Senegal

Daily Chance of Precipitation in SenegalJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%5918977NowNowDakarDakarZiguinchorZiguinchorDiourbelDiourbel
The percentage of days in which precipitation is observed, excluding trace quantities.
Days of Precip.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Dakar 1.1d0.8d0.7d0.2d0.5d1.7d8.3d16.2d14.1d5.2d1.0d1.3d
Ziguinchor 0.1d0.1d0.0d0.1d1.9d10.9d22.4d26.8d23.2d10.3d0.8d0.1d
Diourbel 0.1d0.1d0.0d0.0d0.5d5.1d15.2d22.8d17.4d5.0d0.2d0.1d

Average Monthly Rainfall in Senegal

Average Monthly Rainfall in SenegalJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in2 in2 in4 in4 in6 in6 in8 in8 in10 in10 in12 in12 in14 in14 in16 in16 in5.113.77.4NowNowDakarDakarZiguinchorZiguinchorDiourbelDiourbel
The average rainfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
RainfallJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Dakar 0.2″0.1″0.1″0.0″0.0″0.3″1.8″4.7″3.8″1.1″0.3″0.2″
Ziguinchor 0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.4″3.4″9.2″13.6″10.3″3.4″0.2″0.0″
Diourbel 0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.1″1.1″3.7″7.2″5.2″1.2″0.1″0.0″

Hours of Daylight in Senegal

Hours of Daylight in SenegalJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec4 hr4 hr6 hr6 hr8 hr8 hr10 hr10 hr12 hr12 hr14 hr14 hr16 hr16 hr18 hr18 hr20 hr20 hr13.011.3NowNowDakarDakarZiguinchorZiguinchorDiourbelDiourbel
The number of hours during which the Sun is at least partly above the horizon.
DaylightJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Dakar 11.4h11.7h12.1h12.5h12.8h13.0h12.9h12.6h12.2h11.8h11.4h11.3h
Ziguinchor 11.5h11.7h12.1h12.4h12.7h12.9h12.8h12.5h12.2h11.8h11.5h11.4h
Diourbel 11.4h11.7h12.1h12.5h12.8h13.0h12.9h12.6h12.2h11.8h11.4h11.3h

Chance of Muggy Conditions in Senegal

Chance of Muggy Conditions in SenegalJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%100610071NowNowDakarDakarZiguinchorZiguinchorDiourbelDiourbel
The percentage of time that is muggy, oppressive, or miserable (i.e., a dew point greater than 65°F).
Muggy daysJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Dakar 2.7d2.6d6.2d12.2d24.4d29.6d31.0d31.0d30.0d30.2d22.4d10.4d
Ziguinchor 2.6d3.7d7.8d15.9d26.6d29.6d31.0d31.0d30.0d30.7d23.2d8.8d
Diourbel 0.4d0.4d0.7d2.0d11.2d25.6d30.7d31.0d29.9d26.3d8.4d1.1d

Average Wind Speed in Senegal

Average Wind Speed in SenegalJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph14.08.36.03.311.95.6NowNowDakarDakarZiguinchorZiguinchorDiourbelDiourbel
The average of mean hourly wind speeds at 10 meters above the ground.
Wind Speed (mph)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Dakar 13.813.913.713.912.410.610.09.48.59.411.813.4
Ziguinchor 5.65.75.75.95.95.24.94.63.83.33.85.0
Diourbel 10.711.111.311.711.09.98.56.75.85.97.69.6

Average Water Temperature in Senegal

Average Water Temperature in SenegalJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°F85°F85°F836784728365NowNowDakarDakarZiguinchorZiguinchorDiourbelDiourbel
The daily average wide-area surface water temperature.
Water Temp.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Dakar 70°F67°F67°F69°F72°F77°F81°F82°F83°F83°F80°F75°F
Ziguinchor 73°F72°F73°F74°F77°F81°F82°F82°F83°F84°F83°F77°F
Diourbel 67°F65°F66°F67°F70°F75°F79°F82°F82°F81°F77°F72°F

Tourism Score in Senegal

Tourism Score in SenegalJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810108.32.36.2NowNowDakarDakarZiguinchorZiguinchorDiourbelDiourbel
The tourism score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F.

Beach/Pool Score in Senegal

Beach/Pool Score in SenegalJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810108.24.27.12.97.13.1NowNowDakarDakarZiguinchorZiguinchorDiourbelDiourbel
The beach/pool score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F.

Growing Season in Senegal

Growing Season in SenegalJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%20%20%40%40%60%60%80%80%100%100%NowNowDakarDakarZiguinchorZiguinchorDiourbelDiourbel
The percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season, defined as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Growing Degree Days in Senegal

Growing Degree Days in SenegalJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2,000°F2,000°F4,000°F4,000°F6,000°F6,000°F8,000°F8,000°F10,000°F10,000°F12,000°F12,000°FNowNowDakarDakarZiguinchorZiguinchorDiourbelDiourbel
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, where growing degree days are defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature (50°F in this case).

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Senegal

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in SenegalJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh7.24.44.14.8NowNowDakarDakarZiguinchorZiguinchorDiourbelDiourbel
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter.
Solar Energy (kWh)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Dakar 5.15.96.87.27.06.55.74.84.54.84.94.7
Ziguinchor 5.46.16.87.06.65.44.44.24.24.34.95.0
Diourbel 5.36.06.97.27.06.55.85.14.95.15.14.9

This report illustrates the typical weather for Dakar, Ziguinchor, and Diourbel year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

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