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Senegal Climate 2011
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Climatological Information for Dakar
Month Mean Temperature oC Mean Total Rainfall (mm) Mean Number of Rain Days
Daily
Minimum
Daily
Maximum
Jan 18.3 25.9 0 0
Feb 18.0 25.3 0 0
Mar 18.1 24.9 0 0
Apr 18.9 24.8 0 0
May 20.3 25.8 0 0
Jun 23.2 28.5 10.3 2
Jul 24.8 26.8 64.7 6
Aug 25.0 29.9 235.4 11
Sep 25.0 30.6 173 9
Oct 24.9 30.9 30.1 4
Nov 22.9 29.9 0 0
Dec 20.6 27.6 0 0


The local climate is tropical with well-defined dry and humid seasons that result from northeast winter winds and southwest summer winds.

The dry season (December to April) is dominated by hot, dry, harmattan wind.

Dakar's annual rainfall of about 600 mm (24 in) occurs between June and October when maximum temperatures average 30 �C (86.0 �F) and minimums 24.2 �C (75.6 �F); December to February maximum temperatures average 25.7 �C (78.3 �F) and minimums 18 �C (64.4 �F).

Interior temperatures are higher than along the coast (for example, average daily temperatures in Kaolack and Tambacounda for May are 30 �C (86.0 �F) and 32.7 �C (90.9 �F) respectively, compared to Dakar's 23.2 �C (73.8 �F) ),and rainfall increases substantially farther south, exceeding 1,500 mm (59.1 in) annually in some areas.

In the far interior of the country, in the region of Tambacounda, particularly on the border of Mali, temperatures can reach as high as 54 �C (129.2 �F).


NOTE: The information regarding Senegal on this page is re-published from Wikipedia and World Meteorological Organization.



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