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The weather guide for Mali (Bamako) 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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When is the best time to go to Mali?

The best time to go to Mali (Bamako) is January, August, November and December based on the following average weather conditions.

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Max Day Temperature (°C)

  • 33°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Mali (Bamako)33
  • 36°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Mali (Bamako)36
  • 38°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Mali (Bamako)38
  • 39°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Mali (Bamako)39
  • 38°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Mali (Bamako)38
  • 35°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Mali (Bamako)35
  • 32°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Mali (Bamako)32
  • 31°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Mali (Bamako)31
  • 32°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Mali (Bamako)32
  • 34°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Mali (Bamako)34
  • 33°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Mali (Bamako)33
  • 33°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Mali (Bamako)33

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Mali weather overview

Most of the population of Mali is based in the south of the country, which lies in the Sahel region, while the northern half is in the Sahara desert. During the winter months, the south sees scarcely a drop of rain but, from May to October, it's a different story. The rainy season reaches a crescendo in July and August when there are heavy downpours, mainly in the afternoons and early evenings.

These are often accompanied by storms. Rainfall decreases the further north you go. In the south, there's a price to pay for the consistent sunshine of the winter months: the Harmattan. This strong, dusty desert wind can make life difficult.

What to pack for Mali weather

Light clothing is advisable all year round with warmer clothes for winter nights. Take rainwear if travelling south in the summer months.

Which is the hottest month in Mali?

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

Which month has the most rain in Mali?

In terms of rainfall, August is usually the wettest month in Bamako, Mali with 276mm on average. There are normally 17 days in August with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Mali?

The sunniest time of year in Bamako, Mali is normally November with bright sunshine on average for 78% of daylight hours; that's 9 hours of sunshine per day.

Compare Mali weather with the USA

Below the Mali weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for Mali (Bamako) and the USA (Washington).

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