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UV Index in Dakar

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Today's UV index in Dakar, Senegal Senegal will be up to 11.2, indicating a extreme 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

UV index at 11.2 in Dakar means extreme risk; limit outdoor time from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., use shade, protective clothing, SPF 30+ sunscreen, and sunglasses; watch for bright surfaces like water and snow increasing UV exposure.

Dakar's UV Index

The UV index in Dakar, Senegal is high, often reaching extreme levels during the peak sunlight hours. This is due to its proximity to the equator and low latitude.

Weather Seasons

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Dakar has two main seasons: the dry season from November to June and the rainy season from July to October. The dry season is cooler and windier, while the rainy season is hotter and more humid.

Dakar's Climate

Compared to its region and neighboring countries, Dakar's weather is moderately warm year-round. Coastal cities like Dakar typically have cooler temperatures than inland areas due to the Atlantic's moderating influence. In contrast, landlocked countries like Mali and Burkina Faso have significantly hotter climates.

Annual Sun Radiation

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


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