In the summer months, temperatures in Dakar can climb to a maximum of around 30℃ (85℉) during the day. The average Dakar temperatures in winter reach lows of around 20℃ (68℉), while the coldest it gets down to is about 17℃ (63℉). Other areas in Senegal can sometimes get even colder than this – You can check out the climates of other popular destinations below.
If you’re keen to see the sights of Senegal during the day, the sun stays up the longest around May. The wet season in Senegal falls around August, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in January instead.Keep reading to learn more about the best times to go to Senegal, including the most popular destinations, detailed weather information, and tools to help you find and book great deals on your travel.
Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Senegal is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:
|Summer||June to August|
|Autumn/fall||September to November|
|Winter||December to February|
|Spring||March to May|
Best time to visit the top destinations in Senegal
We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.
|City||Best time to visit||Jan||Feb||Mar||Apr||May||Jun||Jul||Aug||Sep||Oct||Nov||Dec|