Best time to go to Mali for a perfect weather and where to go?

Discover the best time to go to Mali from average climate conditions in many locations like Kidal or Sikasso on this page.

When is the best time to go to Mali?

When is the best time to go to Mali? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Mali, the weather is good everywhere in January, February, November and December
  • The best months to go to Bamako are January, February, October, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months in Bamako are March, April, May and June
  • The rainiest months in this city are July and August
  • Mopti is the city with the best climate, with good weather 9 months a year

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Mali for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

Month
January 23°C to 30°C
1%
February 26°C to 33°C
1%
March 29°C to 36°C
2%
April 31°C to 39°C
4%
May 35°C to 39°C
12%
June 33°C to 38°C
21%
July 31°C to 37°C
40%
August 29°C to 37°C
50%
September 30°C to 38°C
36%
October 32°C to 37°C
13%
November 29°C to 34°C
2%
December 24°C to 31°C
0%
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Mali by cities

Bamako

Best time to go to Bamako

The best months to go to Bamako are january, february, october, november and december.

Tessalit

Best time to go to Tessalit

The best months to go to Tessalit are january, february, march, april, october, november and december.

Timbuktu

Best time to go to Timbuktu

The best months to go to Timbuktu are january, february, march, october, november and december.

Gao

Best time to go to Gao

The best months to go to Gao are january, february, march, october, november and december.

Kayes

Best time to go to Kayes

The best months to go to Kayes are january, february, november and december.

Kidal

Best time to go to Kidal

The best months to go to Kidal are january, february, march, april, september, october, november and december.


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Temperatures and rainfall in Mali

On these 2 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Mali and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Bamako, Tessalit, Timbuktu, Gao and Kayes.

35°C
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0% 2% 2% 5% 20% 45% 77% 87% 72% 29% 3% 0%
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1% 1% 1% 1% 4% 5% 12% 19% 9% 1% 1% 0%
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0% 0% 1% 1% 4% 7% 21% 27% 13% 4% 0% 0%
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0% 1% 0% 0% 3% 7% 19% 26% 12% 3% 1% 0%
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0% 0% 0% 1% 8% 14% 40% 58% 47% 11% 3% 0%
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0% 0% 2% 0% 4% 7% 13% 21% 11% 2% 0% 0%
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0% 0% 1% 1% 7% 21% 35% 44% 29% 6% 0% 0%
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1% 1% 2% 4% 12% 24% 58% 70% 48% 12% 1% 0%
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1% 2% 7% 18% 38% 58% 80% 90% 82% 42% 5% 0%

Where to go in Mali?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Bamako35°C38°C41°C43°C41°C40°C35°C33°C34°C37°C37°C35°C
Tessalit27°C30°C35°C39°C42°C43°C43°C42°C41°C38°C33°C28°C
Timbuktu31°C34°C39°C42°C43°C43°C42°C40°C41°C40°C36°C31°C
Gao32°C36°C40°C43°C44°C44°C41°C40°C41°C41°C37°C33°C
Kayes35°C38°C42°C44°C43°C42°C38°C35°C36°C39°C38°C36°C
Kidal29°C33°C37°C40°C42°C43°C42°C41°C41°C39°C34°C29°C
Mopti34°C37°C40°C42°C42°C42°C39°C37°C39°C40°C38°C34°C
Segou35°C38°C42°C43°C43°C41°C38°C35°C36°C39°C38°C35°C
Sikasso36°C38°C41°C41°C40°C38°C34°C32°C33°C36°C37°C35°C

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Is this weather information for Mali reliable?

Climate data for Mali has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Mali allows us to determine the average for each month in Bamako, Tessalit, Timbuktu, Gao, Kayes, Kidal, Mopti, Segou and and 1 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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