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UV Index in Ouagadougou

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Today's UV index in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso Burkina Faso will be up to 11.3, 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 11.3 in Ouagadougou 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.

Ouagadougou's UV Index

The UV index in Ouagadougou, the capital city of Burkina Faso, is very high throughout the year, often reaching extreme levels. This is due to its location near the equator and its high altitude.

Weather Seasons

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Ouagadougou has two main seasons: the wet season and the dry season. The wet season lasts from May to October, with the heaviest rainfall in July and August. The dry season, which is cooler and windier, lasts from November to April.

Ouagadougou's Climate

Compared to its region and neighboring countries, Ouagadougou is one of the hottest cities in the Sahel region of West Africa. It is hotter than cities like Bamako in Mali or Dakar in Senegal, but not as hot as cities in the Sahara desert. The city's climate is influenced by the Harmattan, a dry and dusty wind from the Sahara desert, which blows from November to March.

Annual Sun Radiation

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


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