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 weather is good all year in Dakar
  • On average, the warmest months in Dakar are July, August, September, October, November and December
  • The rainiest months in this city are August and September
  • The cities with the best climate are Dakar, Saly Portudal, Somone, Joal Fadiouth, Lompoul, M'bour, Saint-Louis and Louga, with good weather at least 11 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Dakar are June, July, August, September, October and November

Annual weather in Senegal

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

January 67°F to 99°F
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February 67°F to 103°F
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March 68°F to 108°F
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April 70°F to 110°F
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May 72°F to 110°F
0 to 2 days*
June 74°F to 108°F
0 to 6 days*
July 76°F to 103°F
2 to 16 days*
August 74°F to 101°F
4 to 21 days*
September 74°F to 103°F
3 to 18 days*
October 76°F to 104°F
0 to 7 days*
November 72°F to 103°F
0 days
December 68°F to 99°F
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* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Senegal by cities

Chargement en cours


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

Cap Skirring

Cap Skirring

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

Saly Portudal

Saly Portudal

The best months to go to Saly Portudal are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

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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, Saly Portudal, Tambacounda and Somone, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Senegal

Find out when Senegal has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Senegal

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November. The number of visitors to Senegal is high in: December.

  • Very low season in Senegal: May, June and September.
  • Low season in Senegal: January, February, March, April, July, August, October and November.
  • Peek season in Senegal: December.

Figure: Visitor index for Senegal month by month

Average price for flights to Senegal

A return flight between London and Dakar is generally cheaper if you go in november ($ 510 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 423 more for your airline ticket to Dakar if you go in august.

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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.
Cap Skirring86°F86°F85°F85°F85°F85°F85°F85°F86°F88°F90°F90°F
Saly Portudal92°F92°F94°F94°F92°F90°F88°F88°F90°F95°F95°F94°F
Joal Fadiouth92°F92°F94°F94°F92°F90°F88°F88°F90°F95°F95°F94°F
Kolda (Casamance)99°F103°F108°F110°F108°F104°F95°F90°F92°F97°F101°F99°F
Niokolo-Koba National Park99°F103°F106°F108°F106°F103°F94°F88°F90°F95°F99°F97°F
Saloum Delta National Park85°F85°F85°F83°F83°F85°F85°F85°F86°F88°F90°F88°F


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What can I do in Senegal?

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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, Saly Portudal, Tambacounda, Somone, Joal Fadiouth, Kafountine, Kolda (Casamance), and 11 other cities.

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

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