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Climate and weather of Mauritania



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Mauritania




 

Climate

 
Mauritania has climate with a rainy season and a dry season.

Temperatures vary more in the north (20° in January to 40° in July) than in the south (30° in January to 40° in June). The rains are moderate in the south (400 to 600 mm per year) and low in the north (100 mm per year). Sunshine is very high (eight to ten hours a day).

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

Rainy season (July to October)
Temperatures are very high during the daytime (35 to 37°) and then lose ten degrees at night. Rainfall are moderate (400 to 600 mm) but the sky is often cloudy. Humidity is high.

Dry season (November to June)
Temperatures are high (30 to 35°) from November to March and then they rise to 38-40° from April to June). Sunshine is very high and rainfall is nonexistent.

Central and northern Mauritania
The center and the north have very hot and very dry.

Rainy season (July to September)
Temperatures reach 40° and the rains are rare (100 mm) or nonexistent in some years.

Dry season (October to June)
Temperatures vary between 35° in October, 26° in January and 35° in May (they sometimes drop to 0° at night in January, February and March). Rainfall is nonexistent (some drops of water sometimes fall in December and January).

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

Nouakchott (Capital of Mauritania)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
28°
31°
32°
32°
33°
34°
min
16°
17°
19°
19°
21°
23°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
31°
32°
34°
36°
33°
29°
min
24°
26°
27°
24°
21°
17°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
days
1
1
2
1
1
1
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
days
1
3
3
1
1
1

Bir Moghrein

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
22°
24°
27°
28°
31°
34°
min
13°
14°
17°
18°
19°
21°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
39°
40°
36°
31°
27°
23°
min
26°
26°
25°
21°
18°
14°

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

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

Mauritania weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
Mauritania, a country located in Western Africa, is bordered by Mali to the east, by Senegal to the southwest, by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, by Western Sahara to the northwest and by Algeria to the northeast.

Capital: Nouakchott
Area: 1 000 000 kmē
Population: 3 500 000 inhabitants
Language: Arabic
Currency: Ouguiya

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