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Climate and weather of Mali



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Climate

 
Mali has a tropical climate with a rainy season and a dry season.

Temperatures range between 30 and 40° (sometimes more in the north) throughout the year. Annual rainfall is high in the south (600 to 1 200 mm), moderate in the center (200 to 500 mm) and very low in the north (less than 200 mm). Sunshine is very high in Mali throughout the year.

Southern Mali
The south has a climate with a rainy season and a dry season.

Rainy season (May to October)
Temperatures are high during the daytime (32°) and mild at night (22°). Rainfall is high.

Dry season (November to April)
Temperatures range between 33° and 40° during the daytime (they reach 20° at night). Rainfall is nonexistent.

Central Mali
The center has a climate with a short rainy season and a long dry season.

Rainy season (July to September)
Temperatures are very high during the daytime (36 to 38°) and mild at night (25°). Rainfall is moderate.

Dry season (October to June)
Temperatures reach 40° during the daytime and 20° at night (they drop to 13° at night in December, January and February).

Northern Mali
The north has an arid climate. Temperatures range from 25-30° (January, February, March) to 50° (July, August, September) during the daytime (they drop to 4-5° at night). Rainfall is very low or nonexistent in some years.

 When to go to Mali (pleasant climate) 
The climate of Mali 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

Bamako (Capital of Mali)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
33°
36°
38°
39°
38°
35°
min
17°
20°
23°
25°
25°
23°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
31°
30°
32°
34°
35°
33°
min
22°
22°
22°
22°
19°
17°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
...
...
...
20
50
120
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
220
230
160
60
...
...

Tombouctou

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
30°
33°
36°
39°
42°
41°
min
12°
15°
18°
22°
25°
27°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
38°
36°
38°
39°
34°
30°
min
26°
25°
24°
22°
17°
13°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
...
...
...
...
...
10
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
40
60
30
...
...
...

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

Mali weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
Mali, a country located in Western Africa, is bordered by Burkina Faso and Côte d'Ivoire to the south, by Guinea to the southwest, by Senegal and Mauritania to the west, by Algeria to the north and by Niger to the east.

Capital: Bamako
Area: 1 200 000 km²
Population: 16 500 000 inhabitants
Language: French
Currency: CFA franc

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