Saint-Louis, Senegal: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Saint-Louis, Senegal? If you're planning to go to Saint-Louis, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Saint-Louis, Senegal

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

What to wear/what to pack for Saint-Louis, Senegal by month

January

If you visit Saint-Louis during January, you are likely to find that it is hot and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C).

Humidity is generally around 30 during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts

February

If you go to Saint-Louis in February, you will notice that it is constantly hot and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Skirts

March

If you vacation in Saint-Louis during March, you are likely to find that it is really hot. 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 30 and 40% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Skirts

April

If you visit Saint-Louis during April, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses

May

If you visit Saint-Louis during May, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Sandals

June

If you visit Saint-Louis during June, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

July

July in Saint-Louis is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Rain boots
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining

August

August in Saint-Louis is constantly hot and somewhat stormy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain boots
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining

September

If you go to Saint-Louis in September, you will notice that it is consistently hot and somewhat stormy. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain boots
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals

October

If you vacation in Saint-Louis during October, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts

November

November is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts

December

December here can be very hot and very dry. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Saint-Louis, Senegal

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, D, E and K
  • A SIM card that works in Saint-Louis
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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