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The chart above shows the best time of year to visit Bamako, Mali. These are based on an analysis of weather averages such as temperature, rainfall and number of hours of sunshine. These ratings are based solely on the climate and do not take into account other factors such as accommodation prices and how busy it is likely to be.

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Bamako weather by month

Please note our recommendations for when to visit Bamako are based solely on the weather and do not take into accounts accommodation prices, how busy it will be and what events are on.

January

Bamako January weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
30°C 1mm 9.5hrs 12.2hrs

January is a very dry month in Bamako and the temperature is generally hot.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Bamako, with some inordinately good weather at this time of year.

January is in the winter in Bamako and is typically the coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a warm 33°C (91°F), whilst at night 17°C (63°F) is normal.

On average January is the driest month of the year in Bamako with around 1mm 0.1 inches of rain making it a very dry time to visit.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 9.5 hours of sunshine per day.

Bamako weather in January »

February

Bamako February weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
32°C 0mm 9.5hrs 12.5hrs

February in Bamako is generally very dry with the temperature being very hot.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Bamako, with some surprisingly good weather at this time of year.

February is in the winter in Bamako and is typically the 2nd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a warm 36°C (97°F), whilst at night 20°C (68°F) is normal.

On average February is the 2nd driest month of the year in Bamako with around 0mm 0 inches of rain making it a very dry time to visit.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 9.5 hours of sunshine per day.

Bamako weather in February »

March

Bamako March weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
34°C 3mm 9.1hrs 12.8hrs

The weather in March in Bamako is characteristically very hot and very dry.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Bamako, with some particularly good weather at this time of year.

March is in the spring in Bamako and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a hot 38°C (101°F), whilst at night 23°C (74°F) is normal.

On average March is the 3rd driest month of the year in Bamako with around 3mm 0.1 inches of rain making it a very dry time to visit.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 9.1 hours of sunshine per day.

Bamako weather in March »

April

Bamako April weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
35°C 19mm 8.3hrs 13.1hrs

Bamako's weather in April is typically very hot and dry in nature.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Bamako, with some surprisingly good weather at this time of year.

April is in the spring in Bamako and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a hot 39°C (102°F), whilst at night 25°C (78°F) is normal.

On average April is the 4th driest month of the year in Bamako with around 19mm 0.8 inches of rain making it a dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 3 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.3 hours of sunshine per day.

Bamako weather in April »

May

Bamako May weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
34°C 56mm 8.4hrs 13.4hrs

May is a reasonably dry month in Bamako and the temperature is generally very hot.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Bamako, with some surprisingly good weather at this time of year.

May is in the spring in Bamako and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a hot 38°C (100°F), whilst at night 26°C (78°F) is normal.

On average May is the 5th driest month of the year in Bamako with around 56mm 2.2 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 6 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.4 hours of sunshine per day.

Bamako weather in May »

June

Bamako June weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
32°C 125mm 8.3hrs 12.2hrs

Bamako's weather in June is typically very hot and wet in nature.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Bamako for your holidays. The weather is often not a good and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

June is in the summer in Bamako and is typically the 6th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a warm 35°C (95°F), whilst at night 24°C (75°F) is normal.

On average June is the 6th driest month of the year in Bamako with around 125mm 4.9 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 11 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.3 hours of sunshine per day.

Bamako weather in June »

July

Bamako July weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
29°C 219mm 7.5hrs 12.5hrs

July in Bamako is generally very wet with the temperature being hot.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Bamako for your holidays. The weather is often not a good and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

July is in the summer in Bamako and is typically the 6th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 32°C (89°F), whilst at night 22°C (72°F) is normal.

On average July is the 6th wettest month of the year in Bamako with around 219mm 8.6 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 16 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.5 hours of sunshine per day.

Bamako weather in July »

August

Bamako August weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
28°C 276mm 7.4hrs 12.8hrs

The weather in August in Bamako is characteristically hot, humid and very wet.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Bamako for your holidays. The weather is often not a good and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

August is in the summer in Bamako and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 31°C (88°F), whilst at night 22°C (71°F) is normal.

On average August is the 5th wettest month of the year in Bamako with around 276mm 10.9 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 17 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.4 hours of sunshine per day.

Bamako weather in August »

September

Bamako September weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
29°C 178mm 7.9hrs 13.1hrs

Bamako's weather in September is typically hot, humid and wet in nature.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Bamako for your holidays. The weather is often relatively bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

September is in the fall / autumn in Bamako and is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 32°C (90°F), whilst at night 22°C (71°F) is normal.

On average September is the 4th wettest month of the year in Bamako with around 178mm 7 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 14 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.9 hours of sunshine per day.

Bamako weather in September »

October

Bamako October weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
31°C 60mm 8.7hrs 13.4hrs

October is a reasonably dry month in Bamako and the temperature is generally very hot.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Bamako, with some particularly good weather at this time of year.

October is in the fall / autumn in Bamako and is typically the 3rd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a warm 35°C (94°F), whilst at night 22°C (71°F) is normal.

On average October is the 3rd wettest month of the year in Bamako with around 60mm 2.3 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 6 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.7 hours of sunshine per day.

Bamako weather in October »

November

Bamako November weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
30°C 3mm 9.6hrs 12.2hrs

Bamako's weather in November is typically hot and very dry in nature.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Bamako, with some particularly good weather at this time of year.

November is in the fall / autumn in Bamako and is typically the 2nd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a warm 33°C (92°F), whilst at night 19°C (67°F) is normal.

On average November is the 2nd wettest month of the year in Bamako with around 3mm 0.1 inches of rain making it a very dry time to visit.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 9.6 hours of sunshine per day.

Bamako weather in November »

December

Bamako December weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
29°C 1mm 9.3hrs 12.5hrs

December in Bamako is generally very dry with the temperature being hot.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Bamako, with some surprisingly good weather at this time of year.

December is in the winter in Bamako and is typically the warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a warm 33°C (91°F), whilst at night 17°C (63°F) is normal.

On average December is the wettest month of the year in Bamako with around 1mm 0 inches of rain making it a very dry time to visit.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 9.3 hours of sunshine per day.

Bamako weather in December »

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Bamako weather stats

Bamako weather statistics
Hottest month: April 38.6°C 101.5°F
Driest month: February 0mm 0ins
Sunniest month: November 9.6hrs
Coldest month: January 32.4°C 90.3°F
Wettest month: August 276mm 10.9ins
Warmest sea: May 26.4°C 79.5°F
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