When is the best time to go to Senegal?

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

  • In Senegal, the weather is good everywhere in January, February, November and December
  • The best months to go to Dakar are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months in Dakar are July, August, September, October, November and December
  • August is the wettest month in this city
  • The cities with the best climate are Dakar, Cap Skirring, M'bour, Saint-Louis, Saly Portudal and Ziguinchor, with good weather at least 9 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Dakar are June, July, August, September, October and November

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

Month
January 81°F to 86°F
1%
February 77°F to 90°F
1%
March 79°F to 95°F
1%
April 79°F to 99°F
2%
May 81°F to 103°F
6%
June 83°F to 101°F
16%
July 86°F to 97°F
40%
August 86°F to 95°F
63%
September 86°F to 97°F
57%
October 90°F to 99°F
25%
November 88°F to 94°F
4%
December 85°F to 88°F
1%
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Senegal by cities

Dakar

Best time to go to Dakar

The best months to go to Dakar are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, november and december.

Cap Skirring

Best time to go to Cap Skirring

The best months to go to Cap Skirring are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, november and december.

Casamance

Best time to go to Casamance

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

M'bour

Best time to go to M'bour

The best months to go to M'bour are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, november and december.

Matam

Best time to go to Matam

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

Saint-Louis

Best time to go to Saint-Louis

The best months to go to Saint-Louis are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, november and december.


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Climate and Weather in Senegal

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Temperatures and rainfall in Senegal

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Senegal and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Dakar, Cap Skirring, Casamance, M'bour and Matam, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

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Where to go in Senegal?

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.
Dakar85°F83°F83°F83°F85°F86°F88°F90°F92°F94°F92°F88°F
Cap Skirring92°F92°F90°F90°F90°F92°F90°F88°F90°F94°F94°F94°F
Casamance97°F103°F108°F110°F108°F104°F97°F92°F94°F97°F99°F97°F
M'bour94°F94°F95°F95°F95°F94°F94°F92°F94°F97°F99°F95°F
Matam92°F97°F104°F110°F112°F110°F106°F103°F104°F106°F101°F94°F
Saint-Louis94°F95°F99°F101°F101°F101°F97°F95°F97°F103°F99°F95°F
Saly Portudal94°F94°F95°F95°F95°F94°F94°F92°F94°F97°F99°F95°F
Ziguinchor99°F101°F103°F103°F101°F97°F92°F90°F92°F95°F99°F99°F
Kedougou97°F103°F106°F108°F106°F103°F95°F92°F92°F95°F97°F97°F
Koungheul99°F103°F106°F110°F110°F106°F101°F95°F95°F103°F103°F99°F
Louga94°F95°F99°F101°F103°F101°F97°F95°F97°F101°F99°F95°F
Sokone97°F103°F108°F112°F110°F104°F101°F95°F95°F101°F103°F99°F

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Is this weather information for Senegal reliable?

Climate data for Senegal has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Senegal allows us to determine the average for each month in Dakar, Cap Skirring, Casamance, M'bour, Matam, Saint-Louis, Saly Portudal, Ziguinchor, and 4 other cities.

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

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