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UV Index in Bamako

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Today's UV index in Bamako, Mali Mali will be up to 9.6, indicating a very high level of sun exposure for the average person. Check the annual sun radiation in the city and our tips for today to make sure you're safe in the sun.


Today's tips

With a UV index of 9.6 in Bamako, it's crucial to safeguard your skin from harmful UV rays. Protect yourself by minimizing sun exposure, wearing protective clothing, and applying SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours.

Bamako's UV Index

The UV index in Bamako, Mali is high, reaching extreme levels during the peak of dry season. This is due to the city's proximity to the equator and its high altitude.

Weather Seasons

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Bamako experiences two main seasons: a wet season from June to October, and a dry season from November to May. The dry season is subdivided into a cooler period from November to February and a hotter period from March to May.

Bamako's Climate

Compared to its region and neighboring countries, Bamako is hotter and drier. While coastal West African countries like Senegal and Ghana have a tropical monsoon climate, Bamako's inland location results in a hot semi-arid climate. Neighboring countries like Burkina Faso and Guinea also have similar weather patterns, but Bamako experiences slightly higher temperatures and less rainfall.

Annual Sun Radiation

The chart below displays the average Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each month of the last year in Bamako. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.


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