Country Overview For Senegal
The climate in Senegal is typically tropical; hot, humid; rainy season (May to November) has strong southeast winds; dry season (December to April) dominated by hot, dry, harmattan wind. The terrain: generally low, rolling, plains rising to foothills in southeast. For Dakar in January the daily average maximum temperatures is 26°C with the average minimum 18°C, while in June the average maximum is 29°C with a minimum of 23°C. The wettest month for Dakar is August with an average of 183.4mm of precipitation falling while the driest month is May with 0.1mm falling.
HISTORICAL MONTHLY AVERAGES FOR JULY
The information presented below gives detailed historical monthly average weather conditions along with exceptional weather occurrences. To maintain relevance to current weather trends the displayed information has been calculated using data collected over the past two decades. The climate profile is taken from closest available data source to Kolda.
Throughout the month of July daytime temperatures will generally reach highs of around 33°C that's about 91°F. At night the average minimum temperature drops down to around 24°C, that's 76°F.
In recent times the highest recorded temperature in July has been 38°C that's 101°F, with the lowest recorded temperature 20°C, about 68°F.
The average daily relative humidity for July is around 76%.
The Heat Index is a measure of how hot it feels when relative humidity is added to actual air temperature. From this a comfort level is calculated providing categories on how heat conditions might adversely affect someone.
Comfort Levels: Given average maximum temperatures and humidity levels you can expect dangerous heat conditions. Sunstroke, muscle cramps and heat exhaustion are likely. Heatstroke is possible with prolonged exposure and/or physical activity (see heat index for more information).
The average monthly amount of precipitation has been recorded at around 174 mm, that's 7 inches.
Estimated Hours of Sunshine per Day
We calculate sunshine hours per day using our past forecast data. For July expect the sun to shine for an average of 8 hours per day. This represents the average number of hours in the daytime that the sun is visible and not obscured by cloud e.g. the average number of hours the sun is actually out and shining. Note we calculate hours of sunshine per day using our past forecast data, not observation data, thus it is an estimate and not actual.
The average daily wind speed in July has been around 6 km/h, that’s the equivalent to about 4 mph, or 3 knots. In recent years the maximum sustained wind speed has reached 78 km/h, that’s the equivalent of around 48 mph, or 42 knots.
On average the month of July is not affected by foggy conditions.
YEARLY TRENDS: WEATHER AVERAGES & EXTREMES
The following charts show yearly weather trends with information on monthly weather averages and extremes.
The chart below plots the average high and low temperature for each month of the year. It also shows the maximum and minimum recorded temperatures.
The chart below plots the average monthly precipitation amount.
The chart below plots the average daily wind speed you can expect for any month. It also shows the maximum recorded sustained wind speed for each month.