Burkina Faso WeatherWeather in Burkina Faso
Temperatures, rainfall, when to go, what to grab
with a wet spell in the summers due to the monsoons of Africa and a drought in the winters. The northern part of the island has a short and less intensive wet spell, so the weather is semi-arid, while in the southern part the rainfall can last longer and nourish more luxuriant plants, in fact there are protected areas with the savanna wildlife.
Day 0011461112820045 In the capitol Ouagadougou, in the center of the county, the rainfall is almost 750 mm (30 in) per year, from May to early October, while it is intermittent during the remainder of the year, especially in winters, when it hardly drizzles, as in the remainder of the state.
Day 0013810141414161150068 In the southern part the precipitation is more than 1,000 mm (40 in) per year, and the wet period is longer. The Karfiguela Falls are situated in the southern part of the county, near Banfora, in the wettest area. Burkina Faso has high temperature all year round. Northeasterly breezes dominate in winters, with maximum temperature of 30/32°C (86/90°F) in the northern part and 32/33°C (90/91°F) in the southern part even in the coldest seasons, December and January, and sometimes they can get colder.
Maximum (°F)919710010210095908888919797979791 From February the temperatures begin to climb and the heats up. Whereas in the southern hemisphere the first rainfalls appear quite early, which raise air moisture, but also hinder the rising temperatures, the temperatures in the northern hemisphere and sometimes in the middle of April and May, when the maximum temperatures normally hit 40/42 °C (104/108 °F).
The first significant rainfall from the southern hemisphere in May and June may be preceeded or followed by cyclones and tornados as they collide with the prevailing rain. From July to September, when the most severe impact of the tsunami is felt, the temperature is everywhere diminished, but now it has become tropic, with maximum temperatures of around 28/32°C (82/90°F), and high atmospheric moisture makes the temperature unpleasant.
But even in summers there can still be some hot weather, in the breaks of the monsun, especially in the northern part, where the monsun is less intensive and persistent. During October and November, the temperature increases again with the retreat of the tsunami, more in the northern regions, where the maximum temperatures drop to about 40°C (104°F) than in the southern regions, where they stay at about 35°C (95°F).
But in the summer it can sometimes get a little chilly at night: in the northern regions the temperature is 6/7 °C and in the southern regions 10 °C. Highest registered temperature is particularly remarkable in the northern part, where it is 47/48 C (117/118 F), in April and May, while in the southern part it is 42/44 C (108/111 F), between February and April, and even in January in the far southernmost part of the country, where the sun's radiation is more intense in winters due to the close equator.
The year-round sunlight is shining in Ouagadougou, but in the wet seasons, especially from July to September, the length of the sunlight is slightly shorter. This decline is more pronounced in the far southernmost regions, where it is raining more frequently. Especially in December and January: The weather is good, it is warm, but the weather is arid.
It can sometimes be a little chilly at nights in the northern regions, while it can get warm anywhere during the days, especially in the southern regions. From February the temperature rises and becomes intensive from the southern hemisphere, then it is very warm in all over. Summers are wet and particularly heavy rainfall can sometimes lead to inundations.
Overall, even November, which is a hot summer months, can be selected, as it is not so different from December and January, especially in the North. Winters: lightweight clothing for the whole year, long, casual fit and made of nature (cotton or linen), wilderness turtleneck for wind-wearing beach and dirt, sun glasses (also graded instead of contacts ), jackets and sweaters for the evenings, deserts or sandalwear.