Kayes, Mali: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Kayes, Mali? If you're planning to go to Kayes, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Kayes, Mali

Based on the climate and weather in Kayes, the best time to go is January. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Kayes, Mali by month

January

If you vacation in Kayes during January, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 10 and 20% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts

February

February in this region is sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light dresses
  • Sandals
  • Tank tops
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Light shorts
  • Thin short sleeve shirts

March

March here is sizzling and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 90s F (high 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Tank tops
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Skirts
  • Light shorts
  • Light dresses
  • Thin short sleeve shirts

April

Traveling to Kayes in April, you will notice that it can be sizzling and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 100s F (low 40s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Extremely light dresses
  • Extremely thin shorts
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin tank or crop tops
  • Light skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sarong
  • Sandals

May

May is a scorcher and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 100s F (low 40s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Thin tank or crop tops
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Light skirts
  • Extremely light dresses
  • Sarong
  • Sandals
  • Extremely thin shorts
  • Thin short sleeve shirts

June

Traveling to Kayes in June, you will notice that it is a scorcher and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light shorts
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Light dresses
  • Tank tops
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat

July

If you vacation in Kayes during July, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering and somewhat stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts

August

August for Kayes can be sweltering, somewhat rainy and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts

September

September in Kayes is constantly hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sandals

October

October in this region is blindingly hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Tank tops
  • Sandals
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Light shorts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat

November

If you are traveling to Kayes in November, you will notice that it can be blisteringly hot, somewhat hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light shorts
  • Light dresses
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Sandals
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Tank tops
  • Thin short sleeve shirts

December

December is extremely hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Kayes, Mali

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Kayes, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and E
  • A SIM card that works in Kayes

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