The best times to visit Mali for ideal weather are

November 26th 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.

 

 


Other Mali Travel Info

Weather in Mali

Temperature

Average temperatures in Mali 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 30th 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 Mali, the hottest months are May, April, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late May where highs are regularly around 106.4°F (41.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 84.1°F (28.9°C) at night.

Mali Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Mali Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

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.

Mali Perceived Temperature (F)

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Mali Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Mali 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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 89.1 75.3 62.1
Feb 95.1 81.2 67.7
Mar 100.8 87.3 73.9
Apr 105.6 93.1 80.5
May 105.8 94.3 83.4
Jun 101.8 91.4 81.6
Jul 95.3 85.9 77.5
Aug 92 83.2 75.7
Sep 94.9 85 76.7
Oct 98.9 87 76.2
Nov 96.8 82.9 69.3
Dec 91.1 76.9 63.5

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 31.7 24.1 16.7
Feb 35.1 27.3 19.8
Mar 38.2 30.7 23.3
Apr 40.9 33.9 26.9
May 41 34.6 28.6
Jun 38.8 33 27.6
Jul 35.2 29.9 25.3
Aug 33.3 28.4 24.3
Sep 34.9 29.4 24.8
Oct 37.2 30.6 24.6
Nov 36 28.3 20.7
Dec 32.8 24.9 17.5

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Mali 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 to mid January. For example, on the week of January 8th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid to late August with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of August 20th.

When can you find snow in Mali? 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 Mali.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Mali (in).

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Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 0% 0 0
Feb 0% 0 0.1
Mar 0% 0 0.1
Apr 2% 0 0.4
May 8% 0 1.8
Jun 15% 0 2.7
Jul 27% 0 5.9
Aug 34% 0 8.4
Sep 27% 0 5.5
Oct 8% 0 1.4
Nov 1% 0 0.1
Dec 0% 0 0.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 0 0 0
Feb 0 0 0.3
Mar 0 0 0.3
Apr 2 0 1
May 8 0 4.6
Jun 15 0 6.9
Jul 27 0 15
Aug 34 0 21.3
Sep 27 0 14
Oct 8 0 3.6
Nov 1 0 0.3
Dec 0 0 0.3

 

Humidity and Wind

Mali has some humid months, with some very dry months. The least humid month is March (12.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (67.6%).

Wind in Mali is usually calm. The windiest month is June, followed by March and July. June’s average wind speed of around 5.7 knots (6.6 MPH or 10.6 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 June where average top sustained speeds reach 10.5 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Mali.

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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 5 Light breeze 9.3 Gentle breeze
Feb 5.2 Light breeze 9.5 Gentle breeze
Mar 5.4 Light breeze 10.1 Gentle breeze
Apr 4.7 Light breeze 9.3 Gentle breeze
May 5 Light breeze 9.7 Gentle breeze
Jun 5.7 Light breeze 10.6 Gentle breeze
Jul 5.2 Light breeze 9.4 Gentle breeze
Aug 4.3 Light breeze 8.4 Gentle breeze
Sep 4 Light breeze 8.3 Gentle breeze
Oct 3.6 Barely noticeable 7.8 Gentle breeze
Nov 3.9 Barely noticeable 8.2 Gentle breeze
Dec 4.6 Light breeze 8.9 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 15.7%
Feb 13.4%
Mar 12.9%
Apr 17.9%
May 28.2%
Jun 40.2%
Jul 57.5%
Aug 67.6%
Sep 61%
Oct 43.1%
Nov 25.4%
Dec 18.7%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Mali?

Our best data indicates this area is generally not safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are very strong travel warnings for Mali; avoid all travel. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 30, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Mali 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 Mali 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

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 32.7 in June means 32.7% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Mali Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very warm. Highs range from 106.4°F (41.3°C) and 97.7°F (36.5°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 0 to 2 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 hot weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with 4 to 11 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Mali, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 99.6°F (37.6°C) and 92.5°F (33.6°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 8 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 Mali to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 97.7°F (36.5°C) and 87.3°F (30.7°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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