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Climate and weather of Burkina Faso



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Burkina Faso




 

Climate

 
Burkina Faso has a tropical climate with a short rainy season and a long dry season.

Temperatures range between 30 and 40° throughout the year. Rainfall is higher in the south (1 000 mm per year) than in the north (250 mm per year).

Rainy season (June to October)
Temperatures range between 30° during the daytime and 20° at night. The rains are high in the south (1 000 mm), moderate in the center (750 mm) and low in the north (less than 250 mm). They are sometimes extremely violent in July and August in the north. Humidity is high and sunshine is moderate (six to seven hours a day).

Dry season (November to May)
Temperatures are very high during the day (they reach 38-40 ° in March, April and May) but the nights are mild (they are often low in November, December, January and February). Sunshine is very high (eight to nine hours per day).

 When to go to Burkina Faso (pleasant climate) 
The climate of Burkina Faso is pleasant during the following months :

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

 

Weather

(main cities) 
Average temperatures and rainfall

Ouagadougou (Capital of Burkina Faso)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
33°
36°
38°
39°
37°
34°
min
16°
19°
23°
26°
25°
24°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
32°
31°
32°
35°
36°
24°
min
22°
22°
22°
22°
19°
17°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
...
10
10
20
70
110
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
180
240
140
30
10
...

Ouahigouya (Burkina Faso)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
31°
34°
38°
40°
39°
36°
min
18°
21°
24°
28°
28°
27°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
33°
32°
33°
37°
36°
32°
min
25°
24°
24°
24°
22°
19°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
days
...
...
1
1
4
5
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
days
8
9
7
2
1
...

Weather data (temperatures and precipitation) for Burkina Faso are derived from monthly averages established over the last twenty years.

Burkina Faso weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
Burkina Faso, a country located in Western Africa, is bordered by Benin to the southeast, by Togo and Ghana to the south, by Côte d'Ivoire to the southwest, by Mali to the northwest and by Niger to the east.

Capital: Ouagadougou
Area: 274 000 km²
Population: 18 500 000 inhabitants
Language: French
Currency: CFA franc

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