The best times to visit Nouakchott for ideal weather are

November 26th to March 18th

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

 

 


Other Nouakchott Travel Info

Weather in Nouakchott

Temperature

Average temperatures in Nouakchott vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 53rd 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 Nouakchott, the hottest months are September, October, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early October where highs are regularly around 101.2°F (38.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 79.2°F (26.2°C) at night.

Nouakchott Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Nouakchott 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.

Nouakchott Perceived Temperature (F)

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Nouakchott Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Nouakchott 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 85.4 71 58.9
Feb 87.8 72.9 61.2
Mar 91.3 75 64.1
Apr 92.5 75.5 66.5
May 95.3 78.3 69.5
Jun 94.2 80 72.5
Jul 88.8 80.8 76.2
Aug 90.9 83.1 78.1
Sep 95.2 85.3 78.8
Oct 97.8 83.8 75.6
Nov 93.1 78.1 67.6
Dec 87.1 72.7 61.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 29.7 21.7 14.9
Feb 31 22.7 16.2
Mar 32.9 23.9 17.8
Apr 33.6 24.2 19.2
May 35.2 25.7 20.8
Jun 34.6 26.7 22.5
Jul 31.6 27.1 24.6
Aug 32.7 28.4 25.6
Sep 35.1 29.6 26
Oct 36.6 28.8 24.2
Nov 33.9 25.6 19.8
Dec 30.6 22.6 16.2

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Nouakchott are February, March, and then April. 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 early September with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of September 3rd.

When can you find snow in Nouakchott? 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 Nouakchott.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Nouakchott (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 0.2
Feb 0% 0 0
Mar 0% 0 0
Apr 0% 0 0
May 0% 0 0.3
Jun 0% 0 0.1
Jul 1% 0 0.3
Aug 9% 0 1.9
Sep 10% 0 1.9
Oct 1% 0 0.2
Nov 0% 0 0
Dec 0% 0 0

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 0 0 0.5
Feb 0 0 0
Mar 0 0 0
Apr 0 0 0
May 0 0 0.8
Jun 0 0 0.3
Jul 1 0 0.8
Aug 9 0 4.8
Sep 10 0 4.8
Oct 1 0 0.5
Nov 0 0 0
Dec 0 0 0

 

Humidity and Wind

Nouakchott has some humid months, with some very dry months. The least humid month is January (18.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (65.3%).

Wind in Nouakchott is usually moderate. The windiest month is May, followed by April and June. May’s average wind speed of around 10 knots (11.5 MPH or 18.5 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 late February and early March where average top sustained speeds reach 17 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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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 8.6 Gentle breeze 14.7 Significant breeze
Feb 9.3 Gentle breeze 15.1 Significant breeze
Mar 9.4 Gentle breeze 15.3 Significant breeze
Apr 9.6 Gentle breeze 14.7 Significant breeze
May 10 Gentle breeze 15.4 Significant breeze
Jun 9.5 Gentle breeze 15 Significant breeze
Jul 9.2 Gentle breeze 14.3 Significant breeze
Aug 8.2 Gentle breeze 14.1 Significant breeze
Sep 7.4 Gentle breeze 14.1 Significant breeze
Oct 7.8 Gentle breeze 13.3 Significant breeze
Nov 7.4 Gentle breeze 12.5 Significant breeze
Dec 8 Gentle breeze 13.5 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 18.2%
Feb 25.8%
Mar 34.5%
Apr 43.4%
May 43.2%
Jun 49.9%
Jul 63.4%
Aug 65.3%
Sep 58.4%
Oct 42.6%
Nov 30%
Dec 21.9%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Nouakchott?

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 Nouakchott, 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 Nouakchott 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 Nouakchott Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 98.4°F (36.9°C) and 89.2°F (31.8°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 very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 0 to 3 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Nouakchott, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 101.2°F (38.4°C) and 88.2°F (31.2°C), which will feel very nice 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 Nouakchott to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 90.8°F (32.7°C) and 83.5°F (28.6°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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