Burkina Faso Climatic Classifications

CodeDescriptionGroupNumber of states/regionsStates/regions
AwTropical wet and dry or savannaTropical7 Cascades Centre-Est Centre-Ouest Centre-Sud Hauts-Bassins Plateau-Central Sud-Ouest
BshSubtropical steppeArid6 Boucle du Mouhoun Centre Centre-Nord Est Nord Sahel

Summary: Most regions (7) in Burkina Faso lie in the Tropical wet and dry or savanna climate zone (Köppen: Aw). The mean average of annual temperatures range from a high of 32.61°C (90.7°F) in Sahel to a low of 29.88°C (85.78°F) in Cascades.

Climate Burkina Faso: Weather By Month

MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepNovOctDecYear
Record high °C (°F)36.31(97.36)38.35(101.03)40.59(105.06)41.44(106.59)41.54(106.77)39.74(103.53)36.73(98.11)34.85(94.73)36.89(98.4)38.38(101.08)37.26(99.07)35.82(96.48)41.54(106.77)
Average high °C (°F)34.71(94.48)37.27(99.09)39.85(103.73)40.61(105.1)39.63(103.33)37.53(99.55)33.83(92.89)31.48(88.66)33.06(91.51)36.06(96.91)36.71(98.08)34.63(94.33)36.28(97.3)
Daily mean °C (°F)27.6(81.68)30.31(86.56)33.55(92.39)35.34(95.61)35.05(95.09)33.22(91.8)30.2(86.36)28.17(82.71)29.15(84.47)31.42(88.56)31.26(88.27)28.37(83.07)31.14(88.05)
Average low °C (°F)18.38(65.08)20.77(69.39)24.23(75.61)27.53(81.55)28.6(83.48)27.18(80.92)25.07(77.13)23.55(74.39)23.9(75.02)24.83(76.69)23.13(73.63)19.64(67.35)23.9(75.02)
Record low °C (°F)17.6(63.68)19.85(67.73)22.86(73.15)26.55(79.79)25.94(78.69)24.02(75.24)22.54(72.57)21.82(71.28)22.08(71.74)22.8(73.04)22.32(72.18)19.18(66.52)17.6(63.68)
Average precipitation mm (inches)0.31(0.01)1.83(0.07)6.86(0.27)12.0(0.47)32.11(1.26)39.06(1.54)80.65(3.18)134.17(5.28)73.66(2.9)21.07(0.83)1.06(0.04)0.11(0.0)33.57(1.32)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm)0.120.51.412.434.56.5212.0716.7811.324.420.340.065.04
Average relative humidity (%)13.8613.7918.3127.5938.1446.6160.0772.2267.7748.4423.9415.7837.21
Mean monthly sunshine hours10.311.4811.5112.2512.7312.7912.1311.4211.5410.739.448.8611.27

Burkina Faso Climate Graph

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso’s Cities by Temperature

Burkina Faso’s states/regions ranking by average yearly temperature:

Sahel
32.61°C | 90.7°F
Nord
31.89°C | 89.4°F
Centre-Sud
31.28°C | 88.3°F
Plateau-Central
31.24°C | 88.23°F
Boucle du Mouhoun
31.24°C | 88.23°F
Centre-Ouest
31.24°C | 88.23°F
Centre
31.24°C | 88.23°F
Centre-Nord
31.24°C | 88.23°F
Centre-Est
31.18°C | 88.12°F
Est
31.18°C | 88.12°F
Sud-Ouest
30.34°C | 86.61°F
Hauts-Bassins
30.2°C | 86.36°F
Cascades
29.88°C | 85.78°F

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