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Usual weather in Burkina Faso

Do you need to know, when is the best time to go to Burkina Faso? Then you should take a look here, what weather you can expect there during the year.

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What weather to expect in Burkina Faso

The climate of Burkina Faso is tropical. You can expect warm, dry winters, and very hot, wet summers. In the rainy season - from May to September - the weather is wetter, during the dry season you can expect hot dry winds from the Sahara.

When speaking about the usual weather in this state, the information is relevant for example for these popular places: Banfora, Black Volta Region, Bobo Dioulasso, Bokin, Djibo, Dori, Dédougou, East Burkina Faso, Fada N'gourma, Gaoua, Gorom Gorom, Kaya, Koudougou, Léo, North Burkina Faso, Orodara, Ouagadougou, Ouahigouya, Volta Delta.

Let's look now what weather you can expect in the area around the capital and in many other cities. The warmest month here is April, the average maximum temperature is 40.1 ℃ (104.18 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 26.1 ℃ (78.98 ℉). The coldest month here is August, the average maximum temperature is 30.7 ℃ (87.26 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 22.4 ℃ (72.32 ℉). The most rainy month here is August, the average number of rainy days is 16.1. The least rainy month here is January, the average number of rainy days is 0.

When travelling to some places in Burkina Faso, always consider the altitude of the the place as well. The highest point here is Tena Kourou (749 m) and the lowest point is Mouhoun (Black Volta) River (200 m). So there are not big differences in altitudes in this country. But the altitude affects the weather even so. Keep in mind, that the temperature usually decreases by 1.2 - 1.9 ℃ (2.2 - 3.5 ℉) per 200 m (656 ft), depending on the other conditions. (And we should add, that in the very special condition named thermal inversion even the temperature may be higher in higher altitudes.)

Please, keep in mind, that this is not a weather forecast, but the information about the usual weather (average). This should help you to decide, when is the best time to go to Burkina Faso. Read more details about the typical weather there in all individual months below:

January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December


January

Typical (usual) weather in Burkina Faso in January is this: The average highest temperature in Burkina Faso in January is 33.3 ℃ (91.94 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 17 ℃ (62.6 ℉). At the beginning of January you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 33.8 ℃ (92.84 ℉). At the end of January you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 34.2 ℃ (93.56 ℉). The average number of rainy days in January is 0. The average rainfall is 0.1 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:24 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:28 and at the end of the month 11:35.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes.

February

Typical (usual) weather in Burkina Faso in February is this: The average highest temperature in Burkina Faso in February is 35.1 ℃ (95.18 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 18.9 ℃ (66.02 ℉). At the beginning of February you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 34.2 ℃ (93.56 ℉). At the end of February you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 36.35 ℃ (97.43 ℉). The average number of rainy days in February is 0. The average rainfall is 0.5 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:35 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:43 and at the end of the month 11:53.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes.

March

Typical (usual) weather in Burkina Faso in March is this: The average highest temperature in Burkina Faso in March is 37.6 ℃ (99.68 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 23.4 ℃ (74.12 ℉). At the beginning of March you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 36.35 ℃ (97.43 ℉). At the end of March you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 38.85 ℃ (101.93 ℉). The average number of rainy days in March is 1. The average rainfall is 6 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:53 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:03 and at the end of the month 12:14.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes.

April

Typical (usual) weather in Burkina Faso in April is this: The average highest temperature in Burkina Faso in April is 40.1 ℃ (104.18 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 26.1 ℃ (78.98 ℉). At the beginning of April you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 38.85 ℃ (101.93 ℉). At the end of April you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 38.75 ℃ (101.75 ℉). The average number of rainy days in April is 3. The average rainfall is 26.6 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:14 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:24 and at the end of the month 12:33.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes.

May

Typical (usual) weather in Burkina Faso in May is this: The average highest temperature in Burkina Faso in May is 37.4 ℃ (99.32 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 26.6 ℃ (79.88 ℉). At the beginning of May you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 38.75 ℃ (101.75 ℉). At the end of May you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 36.3 ℃ (97.34 ℉). The average number of rainy days in May is 8.1. The average rainfall is 65.6 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:33 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:41 and at the end of the month 12:47.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes.

June

Typical (usual) weather in Burkina Faso in June is this: The average highest temperature in Burkina Faso in June is 35.2 ℃ (95.36 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 23.7 ℃ (74.66 ℉). At the beginning of June you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 36.3 ℃ (97.34 ℉). At the end of June you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 34 ℃ (93.2 ℉). The average number of rainy days in June is 10. The average rainfall is 97.2 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:47 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:50 and at the end of the month 12:50.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes.

July

Typical (usual) weather in Burkina Faso in July is this: The average highest temperature in Burkina Faso in July is 32.8 ℃ (91.04 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 22.8 ℃ (73.04 ℉). At the beginning of July you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 34 ℃ (93.2 ℉). At the end of July you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 31.75 ℃ (89.15 ℉). The average number of rainy days in July is 13.7. The average rainfall is 178.1 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:50 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:47 and at the end of the month 12:41.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes.

August

Typical (usual) weather in Burkina Faso in August is this: The average highest temperature in Burkina Faso in August is 30.7 ℃ (87.26 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 22.4 ℃ (72.32 ℉). At the beginning of August you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 31.75 ℃ (89.15 ℉). At the end of August you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 31.35 ℃ (88.43 ℉). The average number of rainy days in August is 16.1. The average rainfall is 209.3 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:41 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:33 and at the end of the month 12:24.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes.

September

Typical (usual) weather in Burkina Faso in September is this: The average highest temperature in Burkina Faso in September is 32 ℃ (89.6 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 22.5 ℃ (72.5 ℉). At the beginning of September you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 31.35 ℃ (88.43 ℉). At the end of September you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 33.65 ℃ (92.57 ℉). The average number of rainy days in September is 11. The average rainfall is 118.8 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:24 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:14 and at the end of the month 12:03.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes.

October

Typical (usual) weather in Burkina Faso in October is this: The average highest temperature in Burkina Faso in October is 35.3 ℃ (95.54 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 23.1 ℃ (73.58 ℉). At the beginning of October you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 33.65 ℃ (92.57 ℉). At the end of October you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 35.95 ℃ (96.71 ℉). The average number of rainy days in October is 5. The average rainfall is 34 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:03 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:53 and at the end of the month 11:44.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes.

November

Typical (usual) weather in Burkina Faso in November is this: The average highest temperature in Burkina Faso in November is 36.6 ℃ (97.88 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 19.7 ℃ (67.46 ℉). At the beginning of November you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 35.95 ℃ (96.71 ℉). At the end of November you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 35.45 ℃ (95.81 ℉). The average number of rainy days in November is 0. The average rainfall is 1.2 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:44 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:35 and at the end of the month 11:28.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes.

December

Typical (usual) weather in Burkina Faso in December is this: The average highest temperature in Burkina Faso in December is 34.3 ℃ (93.74 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 16.7 ℃ (62.06 ℉). At the beginning of December you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 35.45 ℃ (95.81 ℉). At the end of December you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 33.8 ℃ (92.84 ℉). The average number of rainy days in December is 0. The average rainfall is 0.2 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:28 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:24 and at the end of the month 11:24.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes.

Below are average values, so you can consider them typical weather in Burkina Faso in these places. The sign '-' means we don't have enough data for this item.

Bobo Dioulassotemperature: - highest temperature: 32.8 ℃ (91.04 ℉)lowest temperature: 19.3 ℃ (66.74 ℉)rainfall: 1.2mmrainy days: 0
Boromotemperature: - highest temperature: 34.9 ℃ (94.82 ℉)lowest temperature: 16.9 ℃ (62.42 ℉)rainfall: 0.7mmrainy days: 0
Dedougoutemperature: - highest temperature: 33.7 ℃ (92.66 ℉)lowest temperature: 18 ℃ (64.4 ℉)rainfall: 0.2mmrainy days: 0
Doritemperature: - highest temperature: 32.7 ℃ (90.86 ℉)lowest temperature: 15.5 ℃ (59.9 ℉)rainfall: 0.1mmrainy days: 0
Fada Ngourmatemperature: - highest temperature: 33.9 ℃ (93.02 ℉)lowest temperature: 17.4 ℃ (63.32 ℉)rainfall: 1.4mmrainy days: 0
Gaouatemperature: - highest temperature: 33.9 ℃ (93.02 ℉)lowest temperature: 18.2 ℃ (64.76 ℉)rainfall: 5.4mmrainy days: 0
Ouagadougou Aerotemperature: - highest temperature: 34.3 ℃ (93.74 ℉)lowest temperature: 16.7 ℃ (62.06 ℉)rainfall: 0.2mmrainy days: 0
Ouahigouyatemperature: - highest temperature: 33 ℃ (91.4 ℉)lowest temperature: 17.5 ℃ (63.5 ℉)rainfall: 0.1mmrainy days: 0
Potemperature: - highest temperature: 33.5 ℃ (92.3 ℉)lowest temperature: 18.7 ℃ (65.66 ℉)rainfall: 3.5mmrainy days: 0




When you read about the number of mm of rainfall, you should know this: Light rain is when the precipitation rate is less than 2.5 mm (0.1 in) per hour. For moderate rain this number is between 2.5 mm and 10 mm (0.4 in), for heavy rain it is 10 mm - 50 mm (2.0 in). Violent rain has this number higher than 50 mm per hour.


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