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The climate of Senegal
The Republic of Senegal, or Senegal for short is a country located in the western part of the African continent. In the north the Senegal River forms the natural border with Mauretania. Internally it almost completely surrounds Gambia. Senegal forms the most western part of the Sahel. The fairly flat landscape of Senegal has an unnamed highest point at an altitude of 581 meters above sea level which can be found in the southeastern part of the country. Senegal is located where the desert changes into a savannah. The northern part of Senegal has a warm desert climate (type BWh according to the Köppen climate classification). The central part of the country has a warm steppe climate (type BSh) and the southern part has a tropical savannah climate. Because of climate changes the total square area that consists of desert and grass steppe has increased in relation to the savannah.


Climate information of places and areas in Senegal
The climate information on this page is only brief. Specific information about the weather and climate can be found on the pages per region or city. The following information is available for Senegal:

Cap Skirring

Rainy season
Senegal has a rainy season which is from June till October in the south. Further to the north there is no real rainy season but a wetter season in which precipitation does fall, during the rest of the year hardly any precipitation falls here. In Saint Louis the wet season is from July till the first half of October. Total annual precipitation figures vary from about 200 millimeters in the north to locally more than 1,500 millimeters in the south.

The warm climate of Senegal causes high to very high temperatures all year round. Along the coast the sea water somewhat tempers temperatures which are between 25-35 degrees Celsius (77-95 degrees Fahrenheit) during the day. In the northern part of the country during the coolest period daytime temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius (86.0 degrees Fahrenheit) can still be recorded. In the interior temperatures even rise up to 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) or even higher. The highest temperatures can be recorded in the Tambacounda region. Along the border with Mali it may even get hotter than 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit).


Climate figures
Throughout Senegal several climate figures and temperatures can be recorded. The figures below are for the capital Dakar and cannot be seen as an average for the country. For climate figures for other places and regions in Senegal please, visit the individual climate pages.

temperature (°C)


temperature (°C)
hours of sunshine

average days with precipitation
per month
per month
temperature (°C)
January 26 17 8 1 21
February 27 17 9 1 20
March 28 18 9 1 20
April 28 19 10 1 21
May 28 20 9 3 22
June 30 23 8 11 25
July 30 25 8 14 27
August 30 25 7 16 28
September 31 25 7 14 28
October 31 24 8 10 28
November 30 22 8 4 27
December 28 20 8 2 24
= 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 tables are useful but they don’t give an overall picture of the climate and possible weather conditions during a period of time. How high the chances are of hot or cold weather or hurricanes can often not be found in these tables. This is why we offer extra climate information per month. The figures below are for the capital Dakar. For climate figures on specific regions and places please, visit the relevant individual climate pages.

chance of
(very) hot


chance of
(very) cool
chance of

chance of
chance of
sunny days


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