Climate Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso has a semi-arid climate. It is warm to hot all year round and trees don't grow here because of the drought. It consists mainly of sand with grasses and sometimes shrubs. The average annual temperature for Burkina Faso is 36° degrees and there is about 212 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 284 days a year with an average humidity of 35% and an UV-index of 7.

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Climate Burkina Faso by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 34 37 40 41 40 38 34 32 33 37 37 34
Night temp. (°C) 18 21 24 27 29 28 26 24 24 25 23 19
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 0 1 3 3 7 22 44 76 40 15 0 0
Days with rain - - 2 4 4 7 13 19 12 5 - -
Dry days 31 28 29 26 27 23 18 12 18 26 30 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 9 10 10 12 12 12 11 11 11 10 8 7
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 2 2 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 3
UV-index 7 7 8 8 8 8 7 7 8 7 7 6

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Best time to visit Burkina Faso

To go to Burkina Faso, the best time to visit is in August. In this period you have a warm temperature and little precipitation. In Burkina Faso, April is the warmest month with 41°C and the most cold month is 32°C in August.

Burkina Faso weather by month

What is the average Burkina Faso weather like in a given month? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Burkina Faso?

Burkina Faso lies in a straight line about 7,842 km from Pakistan (Islamabad → Ouagadougou).

How long is the flight to Burkina Faso?

The flight time from Jinnah International Airport to Burkina Faso is approximately 10 h. 10 min.

What are the largest airports in Burkina Faso?

These are the largest airports in Burkina Faso:

  • Ouagadougou Airport (OUA) in Ouagadougou
  • Bobo Dioulasso Airport (BOY) in Bobo-Dioulasso

How many inhabitants does Burkina Faso have?

Burkina Faso has 19,632,147 inhabitants.

How big is Burkina Faso?

The surface area of Burkina Faso is 274,200 km². It is 3x smaller than Pakistan.

What is the capital of Burkina Faso?

The capital of Burkina Faso is Ouagadougou.

What is the area code of Burkina Faso?

The area code to call Burkina Faso is +226.

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