Mauritania weather

Read our complete guide to the weather in Mauritania.

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

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The weather guide for Mauritania (Nouakchott) 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 Mauritania?

The best time to go to Mauritania (Nouakchott) is January based on the following average weather conditions.

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  • 28°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Mauritania (Nouakchott)28
  • 31°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Mauritania (Nouakchott)31
  • 33°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Mauritania (Nouakchott)33
  • 34°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Mauritania (Nouakchott)34
  • 35°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Mauritania (Nouakchott)35
  • 35°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Mauritania (Nouakchott)35
  • 32°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Mauritania (Nouakchott)32
  • 33°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Mauritania (Nouakchott)33
  • 35°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Mauritania (Nouakchott)35
  • 37°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Mauritania (Nouakchott)37
  • 34°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Mauritania (Nouakchott)34
  • 30°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Mauritania (Nouakchott)30

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Mauritania weather overview

Mauritania is a large country in Africa at the western extent of the Sahara Desert on the Atlantic coast opposite the Cape Verde islands. From June to October, West African monsoon winds sweep damp air in from the Atlantic, bringing cloud, humidity and occasional rain to the south of Mauritania. During the rest of the year, heat and dust replace humidity in the south, as the Harmattan wind swoops down from the desert regions of the northeast.

Northern Mauritania is hot and dry throughout the year, though sporadic bouts of rainfall can occur at any time. Generally speaking, go expecting hot, stifling conditions, at their most humid on the coast - though here they are partially mitigated by sea breezes.

What to pack for Mauritania weather

Very light clothing is advisable with warm cover-ups for chillier desert evenings.

Which is the hottest month in Mauritania?

The hottest time of year in Nouakchott, Mauritania is normally September. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 35°C with extreme heat and humidity.

Does it ever rain in Mauritania?

It never rains much in Nouakchott, Mauritania but August usually has the most rain with an average of 44mm. There are normally 2 days in August with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Mauritania?

The sunniest time of year in Nouakchott, Mauritania is normally April with bright sunshine on average for 72% of daylight hours; that's 9 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in Mauritania?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Nouakchott, Mauritania in September when the water temperature reaches 27°C.

Compare Mauritania weather with the USA

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

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