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The climate of Tambacounda (Senegal)
Tambacounda is located southeast of central Senegal in the vicinity of the border with Gambia. Tambacounda is located in the Tambacounda region of which it also is the capital. The city is situated in the Sahel which is a belt from west to east, south of the equator. Niokolo-Koba national park can be found south of the city. This park is a Unesco preservation site and is home to about 80 different mammal species. Tambacounda has a tropical savannah climate with one distinct rainy period from June till October. During this rainy period humidity figures are high. During spring temperatures are highest. During this period it is hot here with an average of 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) and peaks up to 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit). During the dry period a Harmattan wind may blow. This type of wind supplies dry and dusty air from the Sahara.

 

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

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 34 17 8 0 n/a
February 37 19 9 0 n/a
March 39 22 9 0 n/a
April 40 24 9 1 n/a
May 40 26 9 6 n/a
June 36 25 8 12 n/a
July 33 23 7 16 n/a
August 31 23 7 17 n/a
September 32 23 7 15 n/a
October 35 22 8 9 n/a
November 36 19 9 3 n/a
December 34 17 8 1 n/a
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 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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