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The climate of Ouahigouya (Burkina Faso)
Ouahigouya is located in the northern part of Burkina Faso in the Yatenga province. Ouahigouya is the capital of the province. Ouahigouya is the largest city in the northern part of the country. The city has the third highest population figure in the country. The city is an important trading center, mainly because of its location on the highway to Mali. Because of this many tourists and traders visit the city. Ouahigouya has a warm steppe climate. Precipitation figures here are lower than in the more southerly located cities in the country. Ouahigouya has a dry and a wet period. The rainy period is from June until September. Almost all annual precipitation falls during this period. Temperatures are slightly lower during this period. The dry period is the warmest period with temperatures rising far above 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit).

 

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

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 32 17 9 0 n/a
February 35 20 9 1 n/a
March 38 24 8 1 n/a
April 41 27 8 2 n/a
May 40 28 9 4 n/a
June 37 26 8 8 n/a
July 34 24 8 11 n/a
August 33 23 8 14 n/a
September 34 24 8 11 n/a
October 37 24 9 4 n/a
November 36 21 9 0 n/a
December 32 18 9 0 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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