Best time to visit, weather and climate Senegal

Best time to visit Senegal

The best time to visit Senegal is from january until december, when you will have a pleasant or warm temperature and none till little rainfall. The highest average temperature in Senegal is 30°C in october and the lowest is 25°C in february. The weather and climate of Senegal is suitable for a sun vacation.

The average climate figure for Senegal is an 9,4. This is based on various factors, such as average temperatures, the chance of precipitation and weather experiences of others.

Senegal has the semi-arid climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in Senegal or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find an overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Climate Senegal per month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
26°C 25°C 25°C 25°C 25°C 27°C 28°C 29°C 29°C 30°C 30°C 28°C
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Climate Senegal

Senegal has the semi-arid climate prevailing. It is warm to hot all year round and trees don't grow here because of the drought. It consists mainly of sand with grasses and sometimes shrubs. The average annual temperature for Senegal is 27° degrees and there is about 173 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 308 days a year with an average humidity of 69% and an UV-index of 7.


Climate Senegal

 
Day
Night
Precip
Rain
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day 26°C 25°C 25°C 25°C 25°C 27°C 28°C 29°C 29°C 30°C 30°C 28°C
Night 22°C 21°C 21°C 21°C 22°C 24°C 26°C 27°C 27°C 28°C 27°C 24°C
Precip 0
mm
0
mm
0
mm
1
mm
2
mm
9
mm
26
mm
66
mm
53
mm
13
mm
1
mm
0
mm
Rain
days
0 0 0 2 2 4 8 13 12 5 1 1
Dry
days
31 28 31 28 29 26 23 18 18 26 29 30
Sun hours
per day
10 10 10 10 10 10 9 8 9 10 10 10
Wind force
in Bft
4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 4 4
UV-index 6 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 6
 


Climate Senegal january

On average, it is maximum 26° in january in Senegal and at least around 22° degrees. and the it will be dry 31 days this month in Senegal.

Climate Senegal february

On average, it is maximum 25° in february in Senegal and at least around 21° degrees. and the it will be dry 28 days this month in Senegal.

Climate Senegal march

On average, it is maximum 25° in march in Senegal and at least around 21° degrees. and the it will be dry 31 days this month in Senegal.

Climate Senegal april

On average, it is maximum 25° in april in Senegal and at least around 21° degrees. In april there are 2 days of rainfall with a total of 1 mm and the it will be dry 28 days this month in Senegal.

Climate Senegal may

On average, it is maximum 25° in may in Senegal and at least around 22° degrees. In may there are 2 days of rainfall with a total of 2 mm and the it will be dry 29 days this month in Senegal.

Climate Senegal june

On average, it is maximum 27° in june in Senegal and at least around 24° degrees. In june there are 4 days of rainfall with a total of 9 mm and the it will be dry 26 days this month in Senegal.

Climate Senegal july

On average, it is maximum 28° in july in Senegal and at least around 26° degrees. In july there are 8 days of rainfall with a total of 26 mm and the it will be dry 23 days this month in Senegal.

Climate Senegal august

On average, it is maximum 29° in august in Senegal and at least around 27° degrees. In august there are 13 days of rainfall with a total of 66 mm and the it will be dry 18 days this month in Senegal.

Climate Senegal september

On average, it is maximum 29° in september in Senegal and at least around 27° degrees. In september there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 53 mm and the it will be dry 18 days this month in Senegal.

Climate Senegal october

On average, it is maximum 30° in october in Senegal and at least around 28° degrees. In october there are 5 days of rainfall with a total of 13 mm and the it will be dry 26 days this month in Senegal.

Climate Senegal november

On average, it is maximum 30° in november in Senegal and at least around 27° degrees. In november there are 1 day of rainfall with a total of 1 mm and the it will be dry 29 days this month in Senegal.

Climate Senegal december

On average, it is maximum 28° in december in Senegal and at least around 24° degrees. In december there are 1 day of rainfall with a total of 0 mm and the it will be dry 30 days this month in Senegal.

14 day weather forecast Senegal

The weather for Dakar in Senegal will be 27° till 28° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers.

The weather forecast for Senegal is based on the weather in Dakar.

Weather forecast this week

Dag Weer Max Min Water Precip Change Wind UV
Th
6 Aug
Bewolkt 27°C 26°C 29°C 3.5 mm 55% 3m/s 11
Fr
7 Aug
Broken wolken 27°C 27°C 29°C 0.2 mm 20% 3m/s 9
Sa
8 Aug
Broken wolken 27°C 27°C 28°C 0.1 mm 20% 6m/s 11
Su
9 Aug
Bewolkt 27°C 26°C 28°C 0.2 mm 20% 8m/s 4
Mo
10 Aug
Broken wolken 26°C 26°C 28°C 0.1 mm 20% 7m/s 9
Tu
11 Aug
Bewolkt 27°C 26°C 28°C 0.1 mm 20% 6m/s 6
We
12 Aug
Bewolkt 27°C 26°C 28°C 0.1 mm 20% 5m/s 9

Weather forecast next week

Dag Weer Max Min Water Precip Change Wind UV
Th
13 Aug
Bewolkt 27°C 26°C 28°C 2.1 mm 40% 4m/s 5
Fr
14 Aug
Bewolkt 27°C 26°C 28°C 1.0 mm 25% 5m/s 3
Sa
15 Aug
Bewolkt 27°C 25°C 28°C 1.1 mm 25% 6m/s 1
Su
16 Aug
Broken wolken 28°C 27°C 28°C 1.1 mm 25% 4m/s 2
Mo
17 Aug
Broken wolken 28°C 27°C 28°C 0 mm 0% 5m/s 1
Tu
18 Aug
Broken wolken 28°C 26°C 28°C 0 mm 0% 6m/s 2
We
19 Aug
Broken wolken 27°C 26°C 28°C 0 mm 0% 5m/s 1

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Hotels and apartments in Senegal

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Flight tickets to Senegal

Senegal has 6 airports which you can fly to:

  • Blaise Diagne International Airport
    Dakar
  • Ziguinchor Airport
    Ziguinchor
  • Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport
    Dakar
  • Ouro Sogui Airport
    Matam
  • Saint Louis Airport
    Saint-Louis
  • Tambacounda Airport
    Tambacounda

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About Senegal

Senegal is in the continental part Africa and the capital is Dakar. The total surface is 196.190 km² with 531 km of coastline and the population consists of 15.726.037 inhabitants. In terms of area, the country is 25x bigger than Singapore. If you want to call Senegal you have to use +221 or 00221 before the phone number without the first 0 in the original phone number (if it occurs). If the normal number is 05012457809, for example, you can remove the first 0 and call +2215012457809 or 002215012457809.

Senegal is in a straight line at 13.005 km distance from Singapore. From Changi Airport Singapore the flight time is about 16 hours20.

Currency Senegal

In Senegal the CFA franc BCEAO is used to pay.

Exchange rate CFA franc BCEAO (XOF) 6 august 2020

1 CFA franc BCEAO = 0,00 Singapore dollar
100 CFA franc BCEAO = 0,25 Singapore dollar

1 Singapore dollar = 404,81 CFA franc BCEAO
100 Singapore dollar = 40.480,98 CFA franc BCEAO

Install exchange rate app

It can be difficult to calculate the exchange rate yourself. Install an app on your phone that updates the exchange rate daily. By entering the local price you immediately see what the price is in Euro.

Bring your credit card

Take a credit card along with your own bank card. If your bank card is not accepted then you have the credit card that you can use.

You can find the nearest ATM via various apps such as:

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Time difference Senegal

In Senegal it is now 17:19 o’clock in the afternoon on wednesday 5 august 2020. That is 8 hour earlier than in Singapore. The time zone of Senegal is Africa/Dakar and the Greenwich time is UTC+00.

Vaccinations Senegal

Mandatory vaccinations

  • Cholera

Recommended vaccinations

  • DTP (Difterie, Tetanus en Polio)
  • Gele koorts
  • Hepatitis A (besmettelijke geelzucht)

Person and travel related vaccinations

These vaccinations may differ per person and / or be advised on the basis of the stay in Senegal.

  • BMR (Bof, Mazelen en Rode hond)
  • Dengue (knokkelkoorts)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Meningitis of Meningokokkenziekte
  • Rabiës
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Tuberculose (TBC)