The best times to visit Simal for ideal weather are

October 22nd to April 29th

or

October 22nd to December 9th

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

 

 


Other Simal Travel Info

Weather in Simal

Temperature

Average temperatures in Simal vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 23rd 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 Simal, 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 106.1°F (41.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 76°F (24.4°C) at night.

Simal Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Simal 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.

Simal Perceived Temperature (F)

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Simal Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Simal 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 94.6 78.5 65.9
Feb 98.6 81.6 68
Mar 103.1 84.9 70.8
Apr 105.3 86 72.2
May 104 86.2 74.5
Jun 99.7 85.9 77.4
Jul 95.4 84.8 78.2
Aug 92.3 83.1 77.1
Sep 92.8 83.3 76.7
Oct 97.1 85.6 77.4
Nov 99.3 83.9 72.1
Dec 96.1 79.5 67

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 34.8 25.8 18.8
Feb 37 27.6 20
Mar 39.5 29.4 21.6
Apr 40.7 30 22.3
May 40 30.1 23.6
Jun 37.6 29.9 25.2
Jul 35.2 29.3 25.7
Aug 33.5 28.4 25.1
Sep 33.8 28.5 24.8
Oct 36.2 29.8 25.2
Nov 37.4 28.8 22.3
Dec 35.6 26.4 19.4

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Simal are January, February, and then March. 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 to late August with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of August 20th.

When can you find snow in Simal? 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 Simal.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Simal (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
Mar 0% 0 0
Apr 0% 0 0
May 0% 0 0
Jun 9% 0 1.4
Jul 25% 0 5.5
Aug 43% 0 9.2
Sep 40% 0 12.6
Oct 11% 0 1.9
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
Feb 0 0 0
Mar 0 0 0
Apr 0 0 0
May 0 0 0
Jun 9 0 3.6
Jul 25 0 14
Aug 43 0 23.4
Sep 40 0 32
Oct 11 0 4.8
Nov 0 0 0
Dec 0 0 0

 

Humidity and Wind

Simal has some very humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is March (29.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (79.5%).

Wind in Simal is usually calm. The windiest month is February, followed by April and January. February’s average wind speed of around 7.6 knots (8.8 MPH or 14.1 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 12.9 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 7.2 Gentle breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
Feb 7.6 Gentle breeze 12.2 Significant breeze
Mar 7.1 Gentle breeze 11.7 Significant breeze
Apr 7.2 Gentle breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
May 7 Gentle breeze 11.7 Significant breeze
Jun 7.1 Gentle breeze 12.1 Significant breeze
Jul 5.8 Light breeze 10.7 Significant breeze
Aug 4.7 Light breeze 10.1 Gentle breeze
Sep 3.8 Barely noticeable 9 Significant breeze
Oct 4.4 Light breeze 8.8 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.9 Light breeze 9.2 Significant breeze
Dec 5.6 Light breeze 10 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 29.6%
Feb 29.9%
Mar 29.3%
Apr 35.9%
May 45.8%
Jun 58%
Jul 70.8%
Aug 79.5%
Sep 79.2%
Oct 67.2%
Nov 44.4%
Dec 34.2%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Simal?

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 Simal, Senegal 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 Simal 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 somewhat 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 Simal Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very warm. Highs range from 106.1°F (41.2°C) and 101.1°F (38.4°C) with similar 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 the most precipitation with 3 to 13 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Simal, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 100.7°F (38.2°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 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 Simal to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 101.1°F (38.4°C) and 94°F (34.4°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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