Dakar monthly weather averages

Average daytime temperature

The bar chart below shows the average monthly peak daytime temperatures at Dakar

Dakar average temperature chart (Celsius) Dakar average temperature chart (Fahrenheit)
Average monthly temperatures in Dakar (degrees centigrade and fahrenheit)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
°C 26 26.5 27.3 27 27.6 29.3 30.1 30.2 30.6 31.2 30.3 27.9
°F 78.9 79.7 81.1 80.7 81.6 84.8 86.2 86.4 87 88.1 86.5 82.2

Please note: these are the average peak daytime temperatures (usually around mid-afternoon) so do not show daytime / night highs and lows. To see the daily range of temperatures have a look at the temperature max / min chart below.

Average rainfall & rainy days

The graph below shows the average rainfall and number of rainy days per month.

Dakar monthly rainfall chart (mm) Dakar monthly rainfall chart (inches)
Average monthly rainfall in Dakar (mm and inches)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
mm 2 1 0 0 0 15 72 179 149 39 1 1
inches 0.1 0 0 0 0 0.6 2.8 7 5.9 1.5 0 0
Rainy days 1 1 0 0 0 2 5 10 9 2 0 1

Average daily sunshine

The bar chart below shows the average daily sunshine hours in Dakar

Dakar average daily sunshine chart
Average daily sunshine Dakar
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Hrs sunshine 8.4 9.1 9.7 10.1 9.8 8.8 7.9 7.6 7.7 8.8 8.8 8.2

Day / night temperatures

The graph below shows the daily range of temperatures for each month.

Dakar average minimum / maximum temperatures (Celsius) Dakar average minimum / maximum temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Maximum and minimum daily temperatures in Dakar (degrees centigrade and fahrenheit)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 17.4 17.3 18.1 18.8 20.3 23.1 24.8 24.9 24.9 24.5 22.2 19.5
Max °C 26.3 26.7 27.5 27.3 27.8 29.5 30.3 30.4 30.7 31.4 30.5 28.1
Min °F 63.2 63.1 64.6 65.8 68.5 73.6 76.6 76.7 76.8 76 71.9 67.1
Max °F 71.2 71.6 73 73.4 75.2 79.3 81.5 81.7 82 82.2 79.3 74.8

Sea temperature

The graph below shows the average sea temperature.

Dakar average sea temperature chart (Celsius) Dakar average sea temperature chart (Fahrenheit)
Average sea temperature around Dakar in degrees centigrade and fahrenheit
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
°C 21.7 20.5 20.5 21.1 22.6 25.6 27.5 28.1 28.4 28.5 27.2 24.5
°F 71.1 68.9 68.9 69.9 72.8 78.1 81.5 82.7 83.2 83.3 81 76.2

Wind speed

The graph below shows the average wind speed.

Dakar average winspeed by month (km/h) Dakar average winspeed by month (mph)
Average wind speed in Dakar (mph and kmh)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
km/h 16 16 17 17 16 13 12 11 10 11 13 16
mph 10 10 11 11 10 8 8 7 6 7 8 10

A monthly average windspeed of over 16km/h or 10mph suggests a location is fairly windy.

Relative humidity

The graph below shows the average relative humidity.

Dakar relative humidity averages
Average relative humidity in Dakar
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
58% 60% 62% 66% 69% 73% 75% 78% 80% 75% 64% 56%

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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
Warmest sea: October 28.5°C 83.3°F
Map showing location of Dakar (14.6937, -17.44406)

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