Senegal weather averages for holidays in 2017/2018

Check Senegal weather averages before you book your next holiday in 2017/2018. Today's maximum temperature in Senegal is expected to be 30°C, while the average maximum temperature in September is 31°C. The holiday weather guide shown below is for Dakar.

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Senegal weather averages

Check Senegal weather averages before you book your next holiday. The warmest months in Senegal are September and October with an average maximum temperature of 31°C. The sunniest month is April with on average 10 hours of bright sunshine per day. The months with the least number of days with some rain are March, April, May, November and December with 0 days. The sea is at its warmest in Senegal in August, September and October with an average sea temperature of 28°C. The Senegal weather averages shown below are for Dakar.

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Senegal weather today

Here is the weather in Senegal today, Tuesday 26th September 2017. Expect isolated thunderstorms in Senegal with a maximum temperature of 30°C, moderate levels of heat & humidity and 3 hours of bright sunshine. There are 2-5 mm of rainfall expected with 49% chance of some rain and a light breeze of 11 kph from the north-west. The weather forecast shown below is for Dakar.

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    °C maximum temperature
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    °C minimum temperature
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    % chance of some rain
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    mm of rainfall expected
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    moderate heat & humidity
  • 11
    kph wind from NW

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Senegal weather overview

The best time to visit Senegal is between December and April, during the dry season. At this time, temperatures are cooler and hot desert winds, although dusty, disperse the humidity and make life more comfortable. In the rainy season (June to September), the sticky heat will drive you mad, especially on the coast, when heavy cloud cover frequently obscures the sun and nights are as hot and humid as the days.

The further north you go, the less rain you'll see. Northern Senegal borders the Sahara Desert, so days are hot and nights chilly. Even on the coast, winter trade winds can be cool.

What to pack for Senegal weather

Supplement light clothing with warm cover-ups, just in case.

Tropical storm risk: Senegal hurricane season

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The Senegal tropical storm risk chart above shows the hurricane season for Dakar, Senegal.

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Senegal holiday weather averages by month

Check Senegal holiday weather averages for a particular month by selecting from the list below. Monthly weather guides include figures for temperature, rainfall, sunshine hours and sea temperature plus daily sunrise & sunset times.

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Compare Senegal weather with the USA

Below the Senegal weather chart shows maximum daytime temperature for Senegal (Dakar) and the USA (Washington). For more weather parameters or to change the destinations shown visit the comparison weather tool.

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