Burkina Faso weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Burkina Faso

The best time to visit in Burkina Faso is in January and February and June until December, when you will have a warm till very hot temperature and none till little rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Burkina Faso is 41°C in April and the lowest is 32°C in August.

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

Average weather Burkina Faso by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 34 37 40 41 40 38 34 32 33 37 37 34
Precipitation (mm) 0 1 3 3 7 22 44 76 40 15 0 0

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14 day weather forecast Burkina Faso

The weather for in Burkina Faso will be 35° till 38° degrees in the next 14 days with a few days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

The weather forecast for Burkina Faso is based on the weather conditions in the city of Ouagadougou.

Weather forecast this week

Thursday 23 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
35°
24°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 11
Friday 24 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
35°
24°
2.3 mm 45% 3 m/s 10
Saturday 25 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
35°
23°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 6
Sunday 26 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
34°
25°
0.2 mm 20% 4 m/s 10
Monday 27 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
36°
23°
0.1 mm 20% 3 m/s 11
Tuesday 28 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
35°
25°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 6
Wednesday 29 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
36°
24°
1.9 mm 40% 3 m/s 3

Weather forecast next week

Thursday 30 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
36°
23°
5.7 mm 65% 3 m/s 10
Friday 1 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
23°
1.1 mm 25% 2 m/s 4
Saturday 2 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
33°
23°
0.1 mm 20% 4 m/s 10
Sunday 3 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
35°
24°
0.1 mm 20% 4 m/s 2
Monday 4 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
36°
24°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 2
Tuesday 5 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
38°
26°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 2
Wednesday 6 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
38°
26°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 1

Climate Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso 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 Burkina Faso is 36° degrees and there is about 212 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 284 days a year with an average humidity of 35% and an UV-index of 7.

Climate table of Burkina Faso

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 34 37 40 41 40 38 34 32 33 37 37 34
Night temp. (°C) 18 21 24 27 29 28 26 24 24 25 23 19
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 0 1 3 3 7 22 44 76 40 15 0 0
Days with rain - - 2 4 4 7 13 19 12 5 - -
Dry days 31 28 29 26 27 23 18 12 18 26 30 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 9 10 10 12 12 12 11 11 11 10 8 7
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 2 2 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 3
UV-index 7 7 8 8 8 8 7 7 8 7 7 6
Climate data from city: Ouagadougou

Burkina Faso weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Burkina Faso? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Burkina Faso?

Burkina Faso lies in a straight line about 8,274 km from India (New Delhi → Ouagadougou).

How long is the flight to Burkina Faso?

The flight time from Indira Gandhi to Burkina Faso is approximately 11 h. 10 min.

What are the largest airports in Burkina Faso?

These are the largest airports in Burkina Faso:

How many inhabitants are there in Burkina Faso?

Burkina Faso has approximately 19,632,147 inhabitants.

How big is Burkina Faso?

The area of Burkina Faso is around 274,200 km². It is 12x smaller than India.

What is the capital of Burkina Faso?

The capital of Burkina Faso is Ouagadougou.

What is the currency of Burkina Faso?

In Burkina Faso the CFA franc BCEAO (XOF) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 23 September 2021

  • 1 CFA franc BCEAO = 7.45 Indian rupee
  • 1 Indian rupee = 0.13 CFA franc BCEAO
  • 10 CFA franc BCEAO = 74.49 Indian rupee
  • 10 Indian rupee = 1.34 CFA franc BCEAO
  • 100 CFA franc BCEAO = 744.91 Indian rupee
  • 100 Indian rupee = 13.42 CFA franc BCEAO

What is the area code of Burkina Faso?

The area code to call Burkina Faso is +226.