The best times to visit Burkina Faso for ideal weather are
December 10th to February 4th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Burkina Faso Travel Guide
Weather in Burkina Faso
Average temperatures in Burkina Faso vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for most of the year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 23rd percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Burkina Faso, the hottest months are April, May, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid April where highs are regularly around 103.7°F (39.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 81°F (27.2°C) at night.
Burkina Faso Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Burkina Faso Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Burkina Faso Perceived Temperature (F)
Burkina Faso Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Burkina Faso Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Burkina Faso are December, January, and then February. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid August with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of August 13th.
When can you find snow in Burkina Faso? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Burkina Faso.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Burkina Faso (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Burkina Faso has some very humid months, with some very dry months. The least humid month is February (11.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (75.5%).
Wind in Burkina Faso is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is May, followed by June and April. May’s average wind speed of around 4.9 knots (5.7 MPH or 9.1 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid May where average top sustained speeds reach 10.2 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Burkina Faso.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||4.2||Light breeze||8.8||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||4.2||Light breeze||8.9||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||4.1||Light breeze||8.9||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||4.5||Light breeze||9.2||Gentle breeze|
|May||4.9||Light breeze||9.8||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||4.9||Light breeze||9.6||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||4.1||Light breeze||8.6||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||3.5||Barely noticeable||7.8||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||2.9||Barely noticeable||7.4||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||2.9||Barely noticeable||6.8||Light breeze|
|Nov||2.8||Barely noticeable||7.1||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||3.8||Barely noticeable||8.4||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Burkina Faso?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat unsafe, especially in some areas. As of Mar 17, 2019 there are strong travel warnings and regional advisories for Burkina Faso; avoid non-essential travel and all travel to some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Mar 08, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Burkina Faso is July, followed by December and May. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Burkina Faso in June. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Burkina Faso Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very warm. Highs range from 103.7°F (39.8°C) and 98.2°F (36.8°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 0 to 5 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with 7 to 13 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Burkina Faso, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 98.4°F (36.9°C) and 88.3°F (31.3°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 0 to 10 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Burkina Faso to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 100.1°F (37.8°C) and 89.1°F (31.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.
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