About Burkina Faso
Sara and John say...
This is a tropical country, where ‘hot’ is an apt description throughout the year. However the feel of the weather varies with season.
The most comfortable time to visit is through the dry winter months, especially December and January, when humidity is at its lowest.
Daytime temperatures mostly sit in the low 30s Celsius in winter, with pleasantly cool, even chilly, nights. Sunshine prevails, although the Harmattan desert wind from the north can lift the dust and reduce visibility.
Temperatures rise markedly through the spring, becoming intensely hot at a peak of over 40-degrees by April and May across northern areas.
Further south the heat is capped by more cloud, with showers breaking out through the spring months, which become more intense and widespread across the country as summer arrives. However it’s not relentlessly wet - there are some drier, brighter interludes, especially across the north.
The wet season lasts longest across southern areas, before drier conditions return from the north through the autumn months.
Sunnier skies and lower humidity resume by winter; but remember that sunscreen is a ‘must’, whatever the time of year, in Burkina Faso.