Senegal weather

Read our complete guide to the weather in Senegal.

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

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The weather guide for Senegal (Dakar) 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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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.

Which is the hottest month in Senegal?

The hottest time of year in Dakar, Senegal is normally September. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 31°C with very high heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Senegal?

In terms of rainfall, August is usually the wettest month in Dakar, Senegal with 179mm on average. There are normally 10 days in August with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Senegal?

The sunniest time of year in Dakar, Senegal is normally April with bright sunshine on average for 76% of daylight hours; that's 10 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in Senegal?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Dakar, Senegal in October when the water temperature reaches 28°C.

What is the time difference between Senegal and the UK?

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

What is the main language spoken in Senegal?

The main languages spoken in Senegal are Wolof and French.

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What is the currency in Senegal?

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

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Which plugs are used in Senegal?

Senegal uses electrical plug type C + D + E (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Senegal?

They drive on the right side of the road in Senegal.

Compare Senegal weather with the USA

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

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