Climate of Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso has a semi-arid climate. 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 averages for the whole year
- Day: the average daily temperature during the day is between 32°C and 41°C
- Night:the average nighttime temperature is between 18°C and 29°C
- Rain: it rains 66 days and there is a total of approximately 211 mm rainfall
- Sun hours: throughout the year there are 3728 sun hours
|Maximum temperature:||between 32°C and 41°C|
|Warmest month:||41°C in April|
|Coldest month:||32°C in August|
|Night temperature:||between 18°C and 29°C|
|Dry days:||299 days|
|Days with rain:||66 days|
|Days with snow:||0 days|
|Total rain sum:||211 mm|
|Hours of sunshine:||3728 hours|
This graph shows the average maximum temperature (red) and minimum temperature (blue) for Burkina Faso.
This graph shows the average amount of rainfall per month for Burkina Faso.
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Climate table of Burkina Faso
In this climate table you can see at a glance what the average weather per month is for Burkina Faso. The data has been collected over a 30-year period, from which an average per month has been derived. From year to year the differences may be larger or smaller, but with this climate table you have a good idea of what the weather for Burkina Faso might be like in a given month.
|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|
|Days with rain||-||-||2||4||4||7||13||19||12||5||-||-|
|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|
Best time to visit Burkina Faso
To go to Burkina Faso, the best time to visit is in August. In this period you have a warm temperature and little precipitation. In Burkina Faso, April is the warmest month with 41°C and the most cold month is 32°C in August.
Climate of Burkina Faso by month
What is the average climate in a given month for Burkina Faso? Click on a month to see all monthly averages for sunshine, maximum and minimum temperatures, percent chance of rain per day, snowfall and number of rainy days.
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