Climate Senegal

Senegal 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 Senegal is 27° degrees and there is about 173 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 308 days a year with an average humidity of 69% and an UV-index of 7.

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Climate Senegal by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 26 25 25 25 25 27 28 29 29 30 30 28
Night temp. (°C) 22 21 21 21 22 24 26 27 27 28 27 24
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 0 0 0 1 2 9 26 66 53 13 1 0
Days with rain - - - 2 2 4 8 13 12 5 1 1
Dry days 31 28 31 28 29 26 23 18 18 26 29 30
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 8 9 10 10 10
Wind force (Bft) 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 4 4
UV-index 6 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 6

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Best time to visit Senegal

To go to Senegal, the best time to visit is January through December. In this period you have a warm temperature and little precipitation. In Senegal, October is the warmest month with 30°C and the most cold month is 25°C in February.

Senegal weather by month

What is the average Senegal 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 Senegal?

Senegal lies in a straight line about 8,894 km from Pakistan (Islamabad → Dakar).

How long is the flight to Senegal?

The flight time from Jinnah International Airport to Senegal is approximately 11 h. 50 min.

What are the largest airports in Senegal?

These are the largest airports in Senegal:

  • Blaise Diagne International Airport (DSS) in Dakar
  • Ziguinchor Airport (ZIG) in Ziguinchor
  • Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport (DKR) in Dakar
  • Ouro Sogui Airport (MAX) in Matam
  • Saint Louis Airport (XLS) in Saint-Louis
  • Tambacounda Airport (TUD) in Tambacounda
  • Cap Skirring Airport (CSK)

How many inhabitants does Senegal have?

Senegal has 15,726,037 inhabitants.

How big is Senegal?

The surface area of Senegal is 196,190 km². It is 4,5x smaller than Pakistan.

What is the capital of Senegal?

The capital of Senegal is Dakar.

What is the area code of Senegal?

The area code to call Senegal is +221.

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