When is the best time to go to Dakar?

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

  • The weather is good all year round in Dakar
  • On average, the warmest months are July, August, September, October, November and December
  • Dakar has dry periods in January, February, March, April, May, November and December
  • The rainiest months are August and September
  • The best months for swimming are June, July, August, September, October and November

For full information about the climate and weather in Dakar a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 72°F/81°F
February 70°F/77°F
March 70°F/77°F
April 72°F/77°F
May 74°F/77°F
June 77°F/81°F
July 79°F/83°F
August 81°F/85°F
September 83°F/86°F
October 83°F/88°F
November 81°F/86°F
December 77°F/83°F

Weather and climate in Dakar

  • From january to may the climate is very good. It is for example 77°F as maximum temperature in may and it rains about 0.2in each month.
  • In june the climate is good. It is for example 81°F as maximum temperature in june and it rains about 4% of the time in june.
  • From july to august the climate is passable, but still OK. By early evening, the temperature averages 83°F and it rains about 23% of the time in august.
  • Between september and october the climate is unfavorable. The record temperature this month is 99°F and, in october, 2 days of rain are expected.
  • In november the climate is beautiful. It is for example 86°F as maximum temperature in november.
  • In december the climate is very good. By early evening, the temperature averages 81°F and it rains about 0in each month.

Dakar :

Charts: temperature and rainfall in Dakar

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Dakar: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, sea temperature, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours

Sea temperature


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