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The climate of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)
Ouagadougou is the capital of Burkina Faso. The city is also known as Ouaga and is home to about 1.5 million people. Ouagadougou is centrally located in Burkina Faso and is the most important city in the country. People from all over the country move to the capital in order to find a better existence. Despite its size Ouagadougou doesnít have the atmosphere of a real metropolis. The city feels more like a chain of villages with a busy center. Ouagadougou has a warm steppe climate with a dry season in which temperatures are high. The rainy season lasts for a few months, during this period temperatures are slightly lower. April is the warmest month with an average temperature of 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit). However, temperatures may even rise up to 47-48 degrees Celsius (114-116 degrees Fahrenheit). Ouagadougou has an annual precipitation figure of almost 900 millimeters. Almost all of which falls during the rainy period which is from May till October.

 

Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Ouagadougou:

average
 maximum
temperature (įC)

average
minimum

temperature (įC)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (įC)
January 33 17 9 1 n/a
February 36 20 9 1 n/a
March 38 24 8 2 n/a
April 40 27 8 4 n/a
May 39 27 8 7 n/a
June 35 25 8 10 n/a
July 32 24 7 13 n/a
August 32 23 7 17 n/a
September 33 23 7 15 n/a
October 36 23 9 7 n/a
November 36 20 9 1 n/a
December 33 17 9 1 n/a
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-2 inches ● = 2-12 inches ● = 12-24 inches ● = 25-40 inches ● = 41-80 inches ● = over 80 inches

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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