Senegal
weather, climate and best time to visit


Best time to visit Senegal

To go to Senegal, the best time to visit is January through December. In this period you have a warm temperature and little precipitation. In Senegal, October is the warmest month with 30°C and the most cold month is 25°C in February.

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In the table below you can quickly find the average weather per month in Senegal, the monthly temperatures or the most rainfall. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Climate Senegal by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 26 25 25 25 25 27 28 29 29 30 30 28
Precipitation (mm) 0 0 0 1 2 9 26 66 53 13 1 0

Weather data from: Dakar




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Climate Senegal

Senegal has a semi-arid climate. 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 Senegal 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 Senegal by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 26 25 25 25 25 27 28 29 29 30 30 28
Night temp. (°C) 22 21 21 21 22 24 26 27 27 28 27 24
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 0 0 0 1 2 9 26 66 53 13 1 0
Days with rain - - - 2 2 4 8 13 12 5 1 1
Dry days 31 28 31 28 29 26 23 18 18 26 29 30
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 8 9 10 10 10
Wind force (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

Weather data from: Dakar


Senegal weather by month

What is the average Senegal weather like in a given month? 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.

Senegal weather

The weather for Senegal over the next 14 days will be 25°C till 27° and it stays dry every day.

The weather forecast for Senegal is based on the weather in Dakar.

5-day weather forecast Senegal

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
Wednesday
7 december
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26°C
24°C
0 mm
9 m/s
Thursday
8 december
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26°C
24°C
0 mm
9 m/s
Friday
9 december
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25°C
25°C
0 mm
10 m/s
Saturday
10 december
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26°C
25°C
0 mm
9 m/s
Sunday
11 december
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26°C
25°C
0 mm
8 m/s

View the 14 day weather forecast for Senegal


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Frequently asked questions

Where is Senegal?

Senegal lies in a straight line about 14,141 km from Philippines (Manila → Dakar).

How long is the flight to Senegal?

The flight time from Manila International Airport to Senegal is approximately 17 h. 50 min.

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What are the largest airports in Senegal?

These are the largest airports in Senegal:

  • Blaise Diagne International Airport (DSS) in Dakar
  • Ziguinchor Airport (ZIG) in Ziguinchor
  • Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport (DKR) in Dakar
  • Ouro Sogui Airport (MAX) in Matam
  • Saint Louis Airport (XLS) in Saint-Louis
  • Tambacounda Airport (TUD) in Tambacounda
  • Cap Skirring Airport (CSK)

How many inhabitants does Senegal have?

Senegal has 15,726,037 inhabitants.

How big is Senegal?

The surface area of Senegal is 196,190 km². It is slightly smaller than Philippines.

What is the capital of Senegal?

The capital of Senegal is Dakar.

What is the currency of Senegal?

In Senegal, the CFA franc BCEAO (XOF) is used for payment.

Exchange rates on 7 December 2022

  • 1 Philippine piso = 11.44 CFA franc BCEAO
  • 1 CFA franc BCEAO = 0.087 Philippine piso
  • 100 Philippine piso = 1,143.70 CFA franc BCEAO
  • 100 CFA franc BCEAO = 8.74 Philippine piso

What is the area code of Senegal?

The area code to call Senegal is +221.