The best times to visit Mauritania for ideal weather are

December 3rd to February 25th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Mauritania Travel Info

Weather in Mauritania

Temperature

Average temperatures in Mauritania vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for most of the year with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 47th 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 Mauritania, the hottest months are June, May, and then July. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid June where highs are regularly around 103.8°F (39.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 80.6°F (27°C) at night.

Mauritania Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Mauritania 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.

Mauritania Perceived Temperature (F)

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Mauritania Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Mauritania 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 83.4 72.4 60.4
Feb 87.3 75.6 62.9
Mar 93.8 81.9 68.7
Apr 98.3 86.5 73.4
May 101.9 90.2 77.5
Jun 103.3 92.1 80.2
Jul 100.3 90.2 79.9
Aug 98.3 89 79.5
Sep 98.9 89.3 79.6
Oct 98.5 88.2 77.2
Nov 92.3 81.8 70
Dec 85.4 74.7 63.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 28.6 22.4 15.8
Feb 30.7 24.2 17.2
Mar 34.3 27.7 20.4
Apr 36.8 30.3 23
May 38.8 32.3 25.3
Jun 39.6 33.4 26.8
Jul 37.9 32.3 26.6
Aug 36.8 31.7 26.4
Sep 37.2 31.8 26.4
Oct 36.9 31.2 25.1
Nov 33.5 27.7 21.1
Dec 29.7 23.7 17.3

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Mauritania are November, 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 1 days of significant precipitation the week of August 13th.

When can you find snow in Mauritania? 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 Mauritania.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 0% 0 0.3
Feb 0% 0 0.2
Mar 0% 0 0.2
Apr 0% 0 0.1
May 1% 0 0.2
Jun 2% 0 0.4
Jul 5% 0 1.1
Aug 12% 0 2.6
Sep 9% 0 1.8
Oct 2% 0 0.5
Nov 0% 0 0
Dec 1% 0 0.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 0 0 0.8
Feb 0 0 0.5
Mar 0 0 0.5
Apr 0 0 0.3
May 1 0 0.5
Jun 2 0 1
Jul 5 0 2.8
Aug 12 0 6.6
Sep 9 0 4.6
Oct 2 0 1.3
Nov 0 0 0
Dec 1 0 1

 

Humidity and Wind

Mauritania has some comfortably humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is February (22.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (44.8%).

Wind in Mauritania is usually moderate. The windiest month is May, followed by February and April. May’s average wind speed of around 8 knots (9.2 MPH or 14.8 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid June where average top sustained speeds reach 12.1 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 7.8 Gentle breeze 11.1 Significant breeze
Feb 7.9 Gentle breeze 11.2 Significant breeze
Mar 7.8 Gentle breeze 11.3 Significant breeze
Apr 7.8 Gentle breeze 11.1 Significant breeze
May 8 Gentle breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
Jun 7.8 Gentle breeze 11.2 Significant breeze
Jul 7.8 Gentle breeze 11.2 Significant breeze
Aug 6.6 Light breeze 10.2 Gentle breeze
Sep 6.1 Light breeze 9.8 Significant breeze
Oct 6.1 Light breeze 9.4 Gentle breeze
Nov 6.6 Light breeze 9.8 Significant breeze
Dec 7.3 Gentle breeze 10.6 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 22.9%
Feb 22.6%
Mar 22.9%
Apr 23.5%
May 23.8%
Jun 27.1%
Jul 37.9%
Aug 44.8%
Sep 41.4%
Oct 31.7%
Nov 25.1%
Dec 23.2%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Mauritania?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat unsafe, especially in some areas. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are strong travel warnings and regional advisories for Mauritania; 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 Aug 22, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Mauritania is January, followed by December and August. 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 Mauritania in July. 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 56 in July means 56% of the tourists vs. January.

 

 

Overall Mauritania Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very warm. Highs range from 103°F (39.4°C) and 91°F (32.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is nonexistent with roughly 0 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have hot weather with high temperatures that are extremely hot. These months see the most precipitation with 1 to 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Mauritania, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 101°F (38.3°C) and 87.8°F (31°C), which will feel warmer than comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 3 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Mauritania to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 91°F (32.8°C) and 82.5°F (28.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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