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.
|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|
|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.
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.
|Hottest month:||October||31.2°C 88.2°F|
|Driest month:||March||0mm 0ins|
|Coldest month:||January||26°C 78.8°F|
|Wettest month:||August||179mm 7ins|