Dakar Weather in August

What's the weather like in Dakar, Senegal in August 2019?

The climate in Dakar during August can be summarized as hot, humid and wet.

August is in the summer in Dakar and is typically the 3rd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 30°C (87°F), whilst at night 25°C (77°F) is normal.

Dakar weather averages (imperial / metric)
Daytime temperature 30.4°C 86.6°F
Nightly temperature 24.9°C 76.7°F
Average temperature 27.6°C 81.7°F
Daily sunshine 7.6 hrs
Avg rainfall 179 mm 7 ins
Rainy days 10 days
Sea temperature 28.1°C 82.7°F
Humidity 78%
Windspeed 11.2kph 7 mph

On average August is the wettest month of the year in Dakar with around 179mm 7 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 10 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.6 hours of sunshine per day.

August temperatures in Dakar

August rainfall

August hourly sunshine

The data used in these monthly averages covers a period of over 100 years right up until last year. As such they are a valid prediction of what to expect for the weather in August 2019.

Other monthly averages

UV index

Dakar weather stats

Dakar weather statistics
Hottest month: October 31.2°C 88.2°F
Driest month: March 0mm 0ins
Sunniest month: April 10.1hrs
Coldest month: January 26°C 78.8°F
Wettest month: August 179mm 7ins
Map showing location of Dakar (14.6937, -17.44406)

Locations nearby

Change units