The best times to visit Ziguinchor for ideal weather are
November 5th to May 27th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Ziguinchor Travel Guide
Other Ziguinchor Travel Info
Weather in Ziguinchor
Average temperatures in Ziguinchor 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 21st 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 Ziguinchor, the hottest months are June, May, and then October. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid June where highs are regularly around 101.4°F (38.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 76.5°F (24.7°C) at night.
Ziguinchor Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Ziguinchor Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Ziguinchor Perceived Temperature (F)
Ziguinchor Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Ziguinchor 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Ziguinchor are January, 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 mid August with an average of 5 days of significant precipitation the week of August 13th.
When can you find snow in Ziguinchor? 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 Ziguinchor.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Ziguinchor (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Ziguinchor has some extremely humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is February (33.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (85.6%).
Wind in Ziguinchor is usually calm. The windiest month is February, followed by March and January. February’s average wind speed of around 4.7 knots (5.4 MPH or 8.6 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 January where average top sustained speeds reach 10.1 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Ziguinchor.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||4.5||Light breeze||9||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||4.7||Light breeze||9.3||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||4.6||Light breeze||9.2||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||4.5||Light breeze||8.8||Gentle breeze|
|May||4.5||Light breeze||9||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||4.3||Light breeze||9.1||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||4||Light breeze||9||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||4.2||Light breeze||9.2||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||3.7||Barely noticeable||8.8||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||3.1||Barely noticeable||7.8||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||3.2||Barely noticeable||7.1||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||4.1||Light breeze||8.2||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Ziguinchor?
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 Ziguinchor, 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 Ziguinchor 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
Overall Ziguinchor Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 101.4°F (38.6°C) and 98.6°F (37°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 6 to 20 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Ziguinchor, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 95.9°F (35.5°C) and 90.4°F (32.4°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 1 to 18 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 Ziguinchor to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 101.2°F (38.4°C) and 91.3°F (32.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.