Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso

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

What to wear/what to pack for Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso by month

January

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you go to Ouahigouya in February, you will notice that it is constantly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you go to Ouahigouya in March, you will notice that it is a scorcher and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (high 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you go to Ouahigouya in April, you will notice that it can be sizzling and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 100s F (high 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you vacation in Ouahigouya during May, you are likely to find that it is sizzling and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 100s F (high 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 80s F (high 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you are traveling to Ouahigouya in June, you will notice that it is a scorcher and somewhat stormy. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July for Ouahigouya can be sweltering and very stormy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August in this region is consistently hot and very stormy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

Traveling to Ouahigouya in September, you will notice that it is extremely hot and somewhat stormy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you visit Ouahigouya during October, you are likely to find that it is blindingly hot and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Light dresses
  • Skirts
  • Light shorts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Tank tops
  • Rain coat
  • Rain boots
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Umbrella

November

If you vacation in Ouahigouya during November, you are likely to find that it is a scorcher and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you visit Ouahigouya during December, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot 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:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Ouahigouya, 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 Ouahigouya
  • If you plan to visit a synagogue, take appropriate clothing

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