The best times to visit Burkina Faso for ideal weather are
October 29th to April 15th
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 very little and are too warm to be considered temperate for most. The area is in the bottom 3 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. 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 early-to-mid-April where highs are regularly around 103.7°F (39.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 80.5°F (26.9°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 precipitation in Burkina Faso are August, September, and then July. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are only 0 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early-to-mid-August with an average of 4.2 days with significant precipitation the week of August 6th.
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.
Chance of Precipitation
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 below average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. 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 moderate. The windiest month is May, followed by June and April. May’s average wind speed of around 4.9 knots (5.6 MPH or 9.1 KPH) is considered “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.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Meaning (Beaufort)||Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind||Meaning (Beufort)|
|Jan||4.2||a light breeze||8.8||a gentle breeze|
|Feb||4.2||a light breeze||8.9||a gentle breeze|
|Mar||4.1||a light breeze||8.9||a gentle breeze|
|Apr||4.5||a light breeze||9.2||a gentle breeze|
|May||4.9||a light breeze||9.8||a gentle breeze|
|Jun||4.9||a light breeze||9.6||a gentle breeze|
|Jul||4.1||a light breeze||8.6||a gentle breeze|
|Aug||3.5||light air||7.8||a gentle breeze|
|Sep||2.9||light air||7.4||a gentle breeze|
|Oct||2.9||light air||6.8||a light breeze|
|Nov||2.8||light air||7.1||a gentle breeze|
|Dec||3.8||light air||8.4||a gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Burkina Faso?
As of 6/27/2017 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for Burkina Faso; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories.
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 warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 7 days of precipitation per month. Spring is slow/unreported for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 9 to 18 days of precipitation per month. June – August is slow/unreported season for tourism in Burkina Faso, so lodging and other accommodations may cost as much as usual.
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 fair amount: 0 to 14 days per month. Tourism is slow/unreported during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be normally 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 99°F (37.2°C) and 89.1°F (31.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a barely noticeable amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are slow/unreported with tourists.