Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport

GOOY · Dakar, Senegal

Statistics Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport 2019-2022

Climate and trends: average temperature, flight conditions, precipitation, wind speed and direction.

Calculated from historical METAR data of Blaise Diagne International Airport (GOBD) between 2019 and 2022.

VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 77.2 87 77 47 97
February 65.5 64 56 78 47
March 73.1 54 74 82 74
April 92.3 85 95 92 95
May 89.2 79 89 91 95
June 75.0 68 74 60 87
July 77.9 73 84 61 93
August 70.9 66 71 57 78
September 71.7 69 81 58 78
October 79.4 84 71 83 80
November 95.0 92 94 98 93
December 85.1 96 80 97 77
Average 75.0 75.5 78.9 74.7 83.0

11th best VFR conditions of Senegal

VFR conditions during daylight period

Percentage of observations where the VFR minimums for ceiling and visibility are met:
  • Visibility: 8 km or more
  • Ceiling: 3,000 ft or more
Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Marginal VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 92.3 98 95 73 100
February 80.4 87 70 86 72
March 89.5 83 91 99 85
April 98.3 95 99 100 99
May 97.5 97 98 99 97
June 92.5 92 96 81 97
July 99.4 98 100 100 100
August 97.3 96 95 97 98
September 94.9 95 97 90 98
October 94.8 99 91 96 99
November 97.9 96 96 99 99
December 93.7 100 89 100 97
Average 90.1 94.5 93.3 93.2 95.2

Marginal VFR conditions or better during daylight period

Percentage of observations where the MVFR minimums for ceiling and visibility are met:
  • Visibility: 5 km or more
  • Ceiling: 1,000 ft or more
Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Maximum temperatures (°C)

Month Average 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 31.9 32 33 33 31
February 32.0 32 32 36 32
March 31.7 30 30 34 31
April 31.1 31 32 32 30
May 30.2 32 30 31 29
June 31.1 32 32 32 31
July 30.7 31 31 31 31
August 30.4 30 30 31 30
September 30.6 30 32 30 31
October 33.1 33 33 35 33
November 34.1 35 34 35 34
December 32.7 34 34 32 33
Average 31.3 31.7 31.9 32.5 31.3

11th highest temperature of Senegal

Average highest temperature per day

The maximum temperature is typically observed some hours after noon.

Minimum temperatures (°C)

Month Average 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 18.9 21 19 20 19
February 19.1 20 18 22 19
March 18.4 17 18 20 19
April 18.8 18 19 20 19
May 20.0 21 20 21 20
June 23.0 24 23 24 22
July 24.2 24 24 25 24
August 24.3 25 23 25 25
September 23.8 25 24 23 24
October 24.6 25 24 25 25
November 22.3 23 23 23 21
December 20.3 22 21 20 20
Average 21.0 21.9 21.4 22.2 21.3

2nd lowest temperature of Senegal

Average lowest temperature per day

The minimum temperature is typically observed just before sunrise.

Precipitation (%)

Month Average 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 0.0 0 0 0 0
February 0.0 0 0 0 0
March 0.0 0 0 0 0
April 0.0 0 0 0 0
May 0.0 0 0 0 0
June 0.7 1 2 0 1
July 2.4 4 0 5 1
August 5.9 9 8 4 7
September 5.1 3 2 11 3
October 1.1 2 0 1 2
November 0.0 0 0 0 0
December 0.0 0 0 0 0
Average 1.1 1.7 1.1 1.8 1.1

Precipitation during daylight period

Percentage of observations with observed rain, drizzle, snow or hail. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Wind speed (knots)

Month Average 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 12.4 11 13 12 12
February 13.5 14 13 13 13
March 14.6 15 15 14 14
April 15.7 15 15 16 16
May 12.6 11 12 12 14
June 9.4 9 9 10 10
July 8.9 9 9 9 9
August 8.3 8 8 8 9
September 7.6 7 7 8 7
October 8.2 8 8 8 9
November 10.6 10 10 10 11
December 11.2 11 11 12 11
Average 11.3 10.6 10.8 10.7 11.2

11th highest wind speed of Senegal

Average wind speed

Excluding wind gusts. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Prevailing wind direction

Month 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 039° 042° 050° 032°
February 029° 022° 041° 034°
March 008° 003° 009° 013°
April 001° 359° 001° 359°
May 341° 347° 345° 350°
June 290° 294° 278° 308°
July 270° 290° 277° 270°
August 239° 270° 259° 257°
September 241° 296° 236° 259°
October 324° 332° 327° 358°
November 035° 007° 046° 012°
December 023° 041° 018° 038°

Prevailing wind direction

Average wind direction, weighed by wind speed. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

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