Average Weather in Salanso Burkina Faso
In Salanso, the wet season is hot, oppressive, and mostly cloudy and the dry season is sweltering and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 66°F to 102°F and is rarely below 61°F or above 106°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Salanso for hot-weather activities is from mid November to late February.
The hot season lasts for 2.5 months, from March 3 to May 18, with an average daily high temperature above 99°F. The hottest day of the year is April 8, with an average high of 102°F and low of 81°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.3 months, from July 11 to September 20, with an average daily high temperature below 89°F. The coldest day of the year is January 1, with an average low of 66°F and high of 90°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature
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In Salanso, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Salanso begins around October 23 and lasts for 4.7 months, ending around March 14. On January 2, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 66% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 34% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around March 14 and lasts for 7.3 months, ending around October 23. On August 15, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 72% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 28% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Salanso varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.4 months, from May 21 to October 2, with a greater than 45% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 89% on August 19.
The drier season lasts 7.6 months, from October 2 to May 21. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on December 7.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 89% on August 19.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Salanso experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 6.7 months, from April 6 to October 28, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around August 18, with an average total accumulation of 7.7 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 5.3 months, from October 28 to April 6. The least rain falls around December 19, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Salanso does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 50 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 11 hours, 25 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 12 hours, 51 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:50 AM on May 30, and the latest sunrise is 52 minutes later at 6:41 AM on January 25. The earliest sunset is at 5:47 PM on November 18, and the latest sunset is 58 minutes later at 6:45 PM on July 9.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Salanso during 2021.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases
Salanso experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 7.0 months, from April 7 to November 7, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 25% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 21, with muggy conditions 100% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 1, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Salanso experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.5 months, from November 26 to April 10, with average wind speeds of more than 7.3 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 24, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.7 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.5 months, from April 10 to November 26. The calmest day of the year is September 22, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Salanso varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 6.6 months, from April 5 to October 25, with a peak percentage of 70% on June 11. The wind is most often from the east for 5.3 months, from October 25 to April 5, with a peak percentage of 55% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Salanso throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Salanso for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid December to late January, with a peak score in the first week of January.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Salanso for hot-weather activities is from mid November to late February, with a peak score in the third week of December.
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
Temperatures in Salanso are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 2.5 months, from February 10 to April 25, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.2 kWh. The brightest day of the year is March 20, with an average of 6.4 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.0 months, from July 14 to September 15, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.3 kWh. The darkest day of the year is August 20, with an average of 5.0 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Salanso are 12.174 deg latitude, -4.085 deg longitude, and 1,037 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Salanso is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 75 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,031 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (446 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,076 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Salanso is covered by cropland (64%), grassland (14%), and trees (12%), within 10 miles by cropland (62%) and grassland (13%), and within 50 miles by cropland (43%) and shrubs (25%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Salanso, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Salanso.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Salanso according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Salanso is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Salanso and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Dedougou Airport (46%, 73 kilometers, northeast); Bobo Dioulasso Airport (23%, 116 kilometers, south); Koutiala (15%, 152 kilometers, west); and San (15%, 152 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .