Ouagadougou weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Ouagadougou

The best time to visit in Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso is in January and February and June until December, when you will have a warm till very hot temperature and none till little rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Ouagadougou is 41°C in April and the lowest is 32°C in August.

Ouagadougou has the semi-arid climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Ouagadougou or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Ouagadougou by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 34 37 40 41 40 38 34 32 33 37 37 34
Precipitation (mm) 0 1 3 3 7 22 44 76 40 15 0 0

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14 day weather forecast Ouagadougou

The weather for in Ouagadougou will be 37° till 39° degrees in the next 14 days with a few days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

Weather forecast this week

Saturday 25 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
35°
24°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 10
Sunday 26 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
37°
24°
0.2 mm 20% 4 m/s 10
Monday 27 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
36°
23°
1.7 mm 35% 4 m/s 11
Tuesday 28 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
36°
24°
1.1 mm 25% 3 m/s 11
Wednesday 29 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
37°
24°
0.4 mm 15% 3 m/s 11
Thursday 30 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
22°
9.1 mm 75% 4 m/s 3
Friday 1 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
33°
24°
0.4 mm 10% 2 m/s 3

Weather forecast next week

Saturday 2 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
33°
24°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 4
Sunday 3 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
35°
23°
0.3 mm 10% 3 m/s 10
Monday 4 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
37°
25°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 10
Tuesday 5 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
37°
26°
0.3 mm 10% 2 m/s 2
Wednesday 6 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
38°
26°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 1
Thursday 7 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
39°
26°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 1
Friday 8 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
38°
26°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 1

Climate Ouagadougou

Ouagadougou has the semi-arid climate prevailing. It is warm to hot all year round and trees don't grow here because of the drought. It consists mainly of sand with grasses and sometimes shrubs. The average annual temperature for Ouagadougou is 36° degrees and there is about 212 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 284 days a year with an average humidity of 35% and an UV-index of 7.

Climate table of Ouagadougou

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 34 37 40 41 40 38 34 32 33 37 37 34
Night temp. (°C) 18 21 24 27 29 28 26 24 24 25 23 19
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 0 1 3 3 7 22 44 76 40 15 0 0
Days with rain - - 2 4 4 7 13 19 12 5 - -
Dry days 31 28 29 26 27 23 18 12 18 26 30 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 9 10 10 12 12 12 11 11 11 10 8 7
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 2 2 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 3
UV-index 7 7 8 8 8 8 7 7 8 7 7 6

Ouagadougou weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Ouagadougou? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Ouagadougou?

Ouagadougou is located in Burkina Faso. It lies in a straight line at 7,643 km from New York.

The coordinates of Ouagadougou are:

  • Latitude: 12.370278
  • Longitude: -1.524722

The GPS coordinates are 12° 22' N, 1° 31' W

How long is the flight to Ouagadougou?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Ouagadougou is approximately 14 h. 10 min.

What are the nearest airports to Ouagadougou?

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How many inhabitants are there in Ouagadougou?

Ouagadougou has approximately 1,149,000 inhabitants.

How big is Ouagadougou?

The area of Ouagadougou is around 5,209 km².

What is the currency of Ouagadougou?

In Ouagadougou the CFA franc BCEAO (XOF) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 25 September 2021

  • 1 CFA franc BCEAO = 552.30 US dollar
  • 1 US dollar = 0.002 CFA franc BCEAO
  • 10 CFA franc BCEAO = 5,522.99 US dollar
  • 10 US dollar = 0.018 CFA franc BCEAO
  • 100 CFA franc BCEAO = 55,229.88 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 0.18 CFA franc BCEAO

What is the area code of Ouagadougou?

The area code to call Ouagadougou is +226.