Mauritania weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Mauritania

The best time to visit in Mauritania is from January until December, when you will have a warm or hot temperature and none till limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Mauritania is 35°C in October and the lowest is 29°C in January.

Mauritania has the desert climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Mauritania 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 Mauritania by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 29 29 31 32 33 33 32 32 34 35 32 29
Precipitation (mm) 0 0 0 0 1 3 6 11 23 5 1 0
Climate data from city: Nouakchott

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14 day weather forecast Mauritania

The weather for in Mauritania will be 28° till 27° degrees in the next 14 days with one day chance of light rain showers.

The weather forecast for Mauritania is based on the weather conditions in the city of Nouakchott.

Weather forecast this week

Tuesday 7 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
21°
0 mm 0% 6 m/s 1
Wednesday 8 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
21°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 1
Thursday 9 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
20°
0 mm 0% 7 m/s 1
Friday 10 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
20°
0 mm 0% 6 m/s 1
Saturday 11 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
21°
0 mm 0% 6 m/s 1
Sunday 12 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
22°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 2
Monday 13 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
23°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 1

Weather forecast next week

Tuesday 14 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
23°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 1
Wednesday 15 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
25°
0 mm 0% 7 m/s 1
Thursday 16 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
24°
0 mm 0% 8 m/s 2
Friday 17 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
22°
0.2 mm 20% 5 m/s 2
Saturday 18 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
22°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 2
Sunday 19 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
21°
0 mm 0% 6 m/s 2
Monday 20 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
21°
0 mm 0% 7 m/s 2

Climate Mauritania

Mauritania has the desert climate prevailing. The daytime temperature is warm to hot, while it can also be cold at night. You won't have rain here anytime soon. The average annual temperature for Mauritania is 32° degrees and there is about 50 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 339 days a year with an average humidity of 47% and an UV-index of 7.

Climate table of Mauritania

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 29 29 31 32 33 33 32 32 34 35 32 29
Night temp. (°C) 18 19 20 21 23 24 25 27 28 28 24 20
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 0 0 0 0 1 3 6 11 23 5 1 0
Days with rain - 1 - 1 1 2 3 5 5 2 1 -
Dry days 31 27 31 29 30 28 28 26 25 29 29 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
Wind force (Bft) 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 4
UV-index 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 8 7 7 6
Climate data from city: Nouakchott

Mauritania weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Mauritania? 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 Mauritania?

Mauritania lies in a straight line about 8,736 km from India (New Delhi → Nouakchott).

How long is the flight to Mauritania?

The flight time from Indira Gandhi to Mauritania is approximately 12 h. 10 min.

What are the largest airports in Mauritania?

These are the largest airports in Mauritania:

  • Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport – Nouakchott
  • Nouadhibou International Airport – Nouadhibou

How many inhabitants are there in Mauritania?

Mauritania has approximately 3,806,719 inhabitants.

How big is Mauritania?

The area of Mauritania is around 1,030,700 km². It is 3,5x smaller than India.

What is the capital of Mauritania?

The capital of Mauritania is Nouakchott.

What is the currency of Mauritania?

In Mauritania the Mauritanian Ouguiya (MRO) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 7 December 2021

  • 1 Mauritanian Ouguiya = 4.82 Indian rupee
  • 1 Indian rupee = 0.21 Mauritanian Ouguiya
  • 10 Mauritanian Ouguiya = 48.15 Indian rupee
  • 10 Indian rupee = 2.08 Mauritanian Ouguiya
  • 100 Mauritanian Ouguiya = 481.50 Indian rupee
  • 100 Indian rupee = 20.77 Mauritanian Ouguiya

What is the area code of Mauritania?

The area code to call Mauritania is +222.