The best times to visit Senegal for ideal weather are

October 22nd to June 10th

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

 

 


Other Senegal Travel Info

Weather in Senegal

Temperature

Average temperatures in Senegal vary little. 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 25th 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 Senegal, the hottest months are May, June, and then October. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late May where highs are regularly around 100.9°F (38.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 76.2°F (24.6°C) at night.

Senegal Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Senegal 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.

Senegal Perceived Temperature (F)

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Senegal Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Senegal 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

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan91.876.763.2
Feb94.979.565.9
Mar98.583.169.6
Apr100.385.272.2
May100.386.774.9
Jun97.786.476.7
Jul93.684.476.6
Aug91.482.975.9
Sep92.583.475.5
Oct96.385.375.7
Nov96.782.870.6
Dec92.877.964.9

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan33.224.817.3
Feb34.926.418.8
Mar36.928.420.9
Apr37.929.622.3
May37.930.423.8
Jun36.530.224.8
Jul34.229.124.8
Aug3328.324.4
Sep33.628.624.2
Oct35.729.624.3
Nov35.928.221.4
Dec33.825.518.3

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Senegal are February, April, and then January. 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 3 days of significant precipitation the week of September 3rd.

When can you find snow in Senegal? 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 Senegal.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan0%00.1
Feb0%00
Mar0%00.1
Apr0%00
May2%00.4
Jun10%02.2
Jul26%06.1
Aug40%011.2
Sep38%09.4
Oct12%02.2
Nov1%00.1
Dec0%00.1

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan000.3
Feb000
Mar000.3
Apr000
May201
Jun1005.6
Jul26015.5
Aug40028.4
Sep38023.9
Oct1205.6
Nov100.3
Dec000.3

 

Humidity and Wind

Senegal has some very humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is January (29.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (75.8%).

Wind in Senegal is usually calm. The windiest month is February, followed by April and May. February’s average wind speed of around 5.6 knots (6.4 MPH or 10.3 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 late February and early March where average top sustained speeds reach 9.8 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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Max Sustained Wind
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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.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan5.2Light breeze9.1Gentle breeze
Feb5.6Light breeze9.4Gentle breeze
Mar5.5Light breeze9.1Gentle breeze
Apr5.6Light breeze9.1Gentle breeze
May5.5Light breeze9.1Gentle breeze
Jun5.3Light breeze9Gentle breeze
Jul4.8Light breeze8.5Gentle breeze
Aug4.2Light breeze8.2Gentle breeze
Sep3.6Barely noticeable7.7Gentle breeze
Oct3.7Barely noticeable7.3Gentle breeze
Nov4Light breeze7.4Gentle breeze
Dec4.6Light breeze8.4Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan29.6%
Feb31.1%
Mar35.6%
Apr40.5%
May45.7%
Jun55.7%
Jul67.6%
Aug75.8%
Sep75.6%
Oct63.8%
Nov45.4%
Dec35.3%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Senegal?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for Senegal; exercise a high degree of caution. 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 Senegal is August, followed by June and July. 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 Senegal in September. 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 very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 32.7 in September means 32.7% of the tourists vs. August.

 

 

Overall Senegal Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very warm. Highs range from 100.9°F (38.3°C) and 97.4°F (36.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is extremely rare with 0 to 1 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second 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 3 to 12 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Senegal, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 98.3°F (36.8°C) and 91.2°F (32.9°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 0 to 12 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 Senegal to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 97.4°F (36.3°C) and 91.1°F (32.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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