Ouagadougou - Post Report Question and Answers

What is the overall climate: is it extremely hot or cold, wet or dry, at any time of year, for example?

There are three main seasons: hot, rainy, and cold. It gets around 110F during hot season, closer to 90 F and humid during rainy, and drops to 70F and dry during cold season. - Jun 2020

Hot and unpleasant most of the year. Not as bad in the winter. - Oct 2019

Extremely hot most of the time. Three or four months each year are a little cooler. Sometimes too cool to comfortably use the pool. - Jul 2019

Hot about nine months out of the year. Temperatures routinely rise to in excess of 100 degrees. The other 3 or 4 months each year are cooler. - Jul 2019

"Cool season" means temperatures 60s-90s (November - January). "Harmattan" dust storms between November and March. "Hot season" means REALLY hot, up to 110 often (or higher), between February and May. Rainy season brings relief between May to September. - Dec 2017

There are two seasons: summer in Miami, and summer in Phoenix. The wet season can bring significant tropical rainstorms and epic thunder, which we've rather enjoyed. The dry season is in fact bone-dry, with peak temperatures during April/May as high as 115F on a daily basis. On a bright note, temperatures that high will naturally heat your pool like you wouldn't believe. - May 2016

Hot all year, but there are seasonal changes. It rains heavily in the summer (June-September) and is humid and hot when not raining. Fall brings clear skies and gets hot again. By December it feels almost cool and our pools are too cold for swimming, though temps only drop into the 60's F with highs in the 80's F. The dust really picks up after it hasn't rained for a few months. February-May are clear, dry and very hot. - Aug 2015

Wet season from June - September. Cool dry season from October - February. Hot (hot!) dry season from March - May. Lows rarely below 70F. Highs reach 110F in the hot season. - Jun 2015

I read one report that descibed a season as "chilly-night season". That's completely true. It's dry and hot. dry, windy and VERY HOT. Rainy and hot. Then it finishes up the cycle with a dry, warm, chilly-night season. We've lived in Africa for 8 years, so the 80F degree weather has me bringing out my jeans. Next month it will be near 100F again and I'll store them away again. Thanksfully we have a pool! (Which, surprisingly, is too cold during the chilly-night season!) - Jan 2015

There is a rainy season from about May-October which is variable year to year. The dry season usually starts with cool, beautiful days and nights lasting until January. Then the heat really starts to mount and it will be over 100 degrees F everyday until the rains come again. This latter season is also when the dust comes from the desert (harmattan winds) bringing dust storms that decrease air quality. - Jul 2013

Hot and dusty, hot and rainy, and a short period where it cools down to the 60's at night. The locals really bundle up for it. - Jul 2013

The country is HOT during the day, and it has a dust storm season, a rainy season, and a chilly-at-night season. - Apr 2013

It rains a lot from May through September, and then the rest of the year is pretty dry. It rains so hard in the summer that a room of our house flooded and had 3-4 inches of standing water. This is not uncommon. March/April are searingly hot. - Nov 2012

It's generally very hot and dry here. - Aug 2010

Dry season (around fall and winter and maybe spring) and rainy season (around summer and maybe spring). - Aug 2008

Very dry most of the year and hot all year round. Rainy season is June-Sept and it rains once every couple of days. - Jul 2008

Hot and dry all the time except the rainy season (June-September), which brings some relief, but not much. - Jun 2008

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