Burkina Faso weather

Read our complete guide to the weather in Burkina Faso.

Below are the temperatures expected today at popular destinations in Burkina Faso. Select a destination to compare today's forecast with average weather conditions.

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The weather guide for Burkina Faso (Ouagadougou) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Burkina Faso weather overview

Burkina Faso is a landlocked country and has a tropical climate with a single rainy season from May to September followed by a long, dry season. Conditions are at their best from November to February when the Harmattan desert winds disperse the usual humidity and create cooler, crisper but still sunny weather. A downside is that the Harmattan can be very dusty, so take scarves to protect nose and mouth if you are travelling at this time.

What to pack for Burkina Faso weather

Lightweight clothing is appropriate at any time of year along with waterproofs during the rainy season, particularly for the southwest where rainfall is heaviest.

Which is the hottest month in Burkina Faso?

The hottest time of year in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso is normally May. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 38°C with extreme heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Burkina Faso?

In terms of rainfall, August is usually the wettest month in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso with 225mm on average. There are normally 15 days in August with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Burkina Faso?

The sunniest time of year in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso is normally November with bright sunshine on average for 80% of daylight hours; that's 9 hours of sunshine per day.

What is the time difference between Burkina Faso and the UK?

The time difference between Burkina Faso and the UK is GMT+0 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Burkina Faso?

The main languages spoken in Burkina Faso are Mossi and French.

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What is the currency in Burkina Faso?

The currency in Burkina Faso is the West African CFA Franc (XOF).

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Which plugs are used in Burkina Faso?

Burkina Faso uses electrical plug type C + E (220 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Burkina Faso?

They drive on the right side of the road in Burkina Faso.

Do you need a visa for Burkina Faso?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Burkina Faso.

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Compare Burkina Faso weather with the USA

Below the Burkina Faso weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for Burkina Faso (Ouagadougou) and the USA (Washington).

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