Best time to visit, weather and climate Dakar

Best time to visit Dakar, Senegal

Climate Dakar per month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
24°C 22°C 22°C 22°C 23°C 25°C 27°C 28°C 28°C 29°C 28°C 27°C
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78
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63
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The best time to visit Dakar in Senegal is from january until december, when you will have a pleasant or warm temperature and none till little rainfall. The highest average temperature in Dakar is 29°C in october and the lowest is 22°C in february. The water temperature is between 22°C and 30°C. The weather and climate of Dakar is suitable for a sun vacation.

The average climate figure for Dakar is an 9,0. This is based on various factors, such as average temperatures, the chance of precipitation and weather experiences of others.

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



Climate Dakar

Dakar 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 Dakar is 27° degrees and there is about 173 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 308 days a year with an average humidity of 69% and an UV-index of 7.


Climate Dakar

 
Day
Night
Water
Precip
Rain
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day 24°C 22°C 22°C 22°C 23°C 25°C 27°C 28°C 28°C 29°C 28°C 27°C
Night 22°C 21°C 21°C 21°C 22°C 24°C 26°C 27°C 28°C 28°C 27°C 25°C
Water 25°C 23°C 22°C 23°C 26°C 28°C 29°C 30°C 29°C 30°C 29°C 27°C
Precip 0
mm
0
mm
1
mm
1
mm
3
mm
11
mm
30
mm
78
mm
63
mm
17
mm
1
mm
0
mm
Rain
days
0 0 0 2 2 4 9 13 13 5 1 1
Dry
days
31 28 31 28 29 26 22 18 17 26 29 30
Sun hours
per day
10 10 10 10 10 10 9 8 9 10 10 10
Wind force
in Bft
4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 4 4
UV-index 6 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 6
 


Climate Dakar january

On average, it is maximum 24° in january in Dakar and at least around 22° degrees. The sea temperature is around 25° degrees. and the it will be dry 31 days this month in Dakar.

Climate Dakar february

On average, it is maximum 22° in february in Dakar and at least around 21° degrees. The sea temperature is around 23° degrees. and the it will be dry 28 days this month in Dakar.

Climate Dakar march

On average, it is maximum 22° in march in Dakar and at least around 21° degrees. The sea temperature is around 22° degrees. and the it will be dry 31 days this month in Dakar.

Climate Dakar april

On average, it is maximum 22° in april in Dakar and at least around 21° degrees. The sea temperature is around 23° degrees. In april there are 2 days of rainfall with a total of 1 mm and the it will be dry 28 days this month in Dakar.

Climate Dakar may

On average, it is maximum 23° in may in Dakar and at least around 22° degrees. The sea temperature is around 26° degrees. In may there are 2 days of rainfall with a total of 3 mm and the it will be dry 29 days this month in Dakar.

Climate Dakar june

On average, it is maximum 25° in june in Dakar and at least around 24° degrees. The sea temperature is around 28° degrees. In june there are 4 days of rainfall with a total of 11 mm and the it will be dry 26 days this month in Dakar.

Climate Dakar july

On average, it is maximum 27° in july in Dakar and at least around 26° degrees. The sea temperature is around 29° degrees. In july there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 30 mm and the it will be dry 22 days this month in Dakar.

Climate Dakar august

On average, it is maximum 28° in august in Dakar and at least around 27° degrees. The sea temperature is around 30° degrees. In august there are 13 days of rainfall with a total of 78 mm and the it will be dry 18 days this month in Dakar.

Climate Dakar september

On average, it is maximum 28° in september in Dakar and at least around 28° degrees. The sea temperature is around 29° degrees. In september there are 13 days of rainfall with a total of 63 mm and the it will be dry 17 days this month in Dakar.

Climate Dakar october

On average, it is maximum 29° in october in Dakar and at least around 28° degrees. The sea temperature is around 30° degrees. In october there are 5 days of rainfall with a total of 17 mm and the it will be dry 26 days this month in Dakar.

Climate Dakar november

On average, it is maximum 28° in november in Dakar and at least around 27° degrees. The sea temperature is around 29° degrees. In november there are 1 day of rainfall with a total of 1 mm and the it will be dry 29 days this month in Dakar.

Climate Dakar december

On average, it is maximum 27° in december in Dakar and at least around 25° degrees. The sea temperature is around 27° degrees. In december there are 1 day of rainfall with a total of 0 mm and the it will be dry 30 days this month in Dakar.

14 day weather forecast Dakar

The weather for Dakar in Senegal will be around 31° degrees in the next 14 days and it stays dry every day.

Weather forecast this week

Dag Weer Max Min Water Precip Change Wind UV
Tu
27 Oct
Wisselend bewolkt 30°C 29°C 28°C 0 mm 0% 3m/s 8
Tu
27 Oct
Wisselend bewolkt 30°C 29°C 28°C 0 mm 0% 3m/s 8
We
28 Oct
Bewolkt 29°C 28°C 28°C 0 mm 0% 3m/s 3
We
28 Oct
Bewolkt 29°C 28°C 28°C 0 mm 0% 3m/s 3
Th
29 Oct
Licht bewolkt 30°C 28°C 28°C 0 mm 0% 5m/s 9
Th
29 Oct
Licht bewolkt 30°C 28°C 28°C 0 mm 0% 5m/s 9
Fr
30 Oct
Licht bewolkt 32°C 29°C 28°C 0 mm 0% 4m/s 8

Weather forecast next week

Dag Weer Max Min Water Precip Change Wind UV
Fr
30 Oct
Licht bewolkt 32°C 29°C 28°C 0 mm 0% 4m/s 8
Sa
31 Oct
Licht bewolkt 32°C 28°C 28°C 0 mm 0% 4m/s 8
Sa
31 Oct
Licht bewolkt 32°C 28°C 28°C 0 mm 0% 4m/s 8
Su
1 Nov
Licht bewolkt 31°C 28°C 28°C 0 mm 0% 5m/s 2
Su
1 Nov
Licht bewolkt 31°C 28°C 28°C 0 mm 0% 5m/s 2
Mo
2 Nov
Overwegend bewolkt 30°C 28°C 28°C 0 mm 0% 6m/s 1
Mo
2 Nov
Overwegend bewolkt 30°C 28°C 28°C 0 mm 0% 6m/s 1

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Hotels and apartments in Dakar

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Flight tickets to Dakar

The 3 nearest airports to Dakar you can fly to are:

  • Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport (4 km)
    Dakar
  • Blaise Diagne International Airport (42 km)
    Dakar
  • Banjul International Airport (177 km)
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About Dakar

Dakar lies in Senegal in the province Dakar. If you want to call Dakar you have to use +221 or 00221 before the phone number without the first 0 in the original phone number (if it occurs). If the normal number is 05012457809, for example, you can remove the first 0 and call +2215012457809 or 002215012457809.

Dakar is in a straight line at 4.372 km distance from London. From London-Heathrow the flight time is about 6 hours5.

The coordinates of Dakar, Senegal are latitude: 14.723612 en longitude: -17.455302

The GPS coordinates are N 14° 43' 24.9600" en W 17° 27' 19.0800"

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Currency Dakar

In Dakar the CFA franc BCEAO is used to pay.

Exchange rate CFA franc BCEAO (XOF) 27 october 2020

1 CFA franc BCEAO = 0,00 United States dollar
100 CFA franc BCEAO = 0,18 United States dollar

1 United States dollar = 554,93 CFA franc BCEAO
100 United States dollar = 55.493,17 CFA franc BCEAO

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Time difference Dakar

In Dakar it is now 11:34 o’clock in the morning on tuesday 27 october 2020. That is 4 hour later than in United States. The time zone of Dakar is Africa/Dakar and the Greenwich time is UTC+00.

Vaccinations Dakar

Mandatory vaccinations

  • Cholera

Recommended vaccinations

  • DTP (Difterie, Tetanus en Polio)
  • Gele koorts
  • Hepatitis A (besmettelijke geelzucht)

Person and travel related vaccinations

These vaccinations may differ per person and / or be advised on the basis of the stay in Dakar.

  • BMR (Bof, Mazelen en Rode hond)
  • Dengue (knokkelkoorts)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Meningitis of Meningokokkenziekte
  • Rabiës
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Tuberculose (TBC)