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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.
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