Dakar Water Temperature

(Today) 2023

21.3°C / 70.3°F

The water will feel tepid. Swimming will be tolerable without a wetsuit, although it will take a little getting used to. If you intend to stay in the water for a while a 3/2mm wetsuit will be ideal.

Current weather

20°C / 68°F
(clear sky)
Partly cloudy
Wind
11 mph
Humidity
73%

The measurements for the water temperature in Dakar, Dakar are provided by the daily satellite readings provided by the NOAA. The temperatures given are the sea surface temperature (SST) which is most relevant to recreational users.

Water temp by month

Monthly average max / min water temperatures

The graph below shows the range of monthly Dakar water temperature derived from many years of historical sea surface temperature data.

Dakar average maximum / minimum water temperatures
Maximum and minimum monthly sea temperatures in Dakar
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 20.7 19.3 18.6 18.7 19.6 24.5 26.4 26.5 27.8 27.5 25.4 22.4
Max °C 25.8 23.2 22.3 23.6 26.3 28.3 29.1 30.1 29.4 29.8 29.2 27.8
Min °F 71.3 68.3 66.9 67.6 69.9 77.6 80.6 81.1 82.7 82.4 79.2 74.5
Max °F 76.4 72.2 70.6 72.5 76.6 81.4 83.3 84.7 84.3 84.7 83 79.9

The warmest water temperature is in September with an average around 83.5°F / 28.6°C. The coldest month is March with an average water temperature of 68.7°F / 20.4°C.


7 day tide forecast for Dakar

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
  • High 4:38am
    (1.41m)
  • Low 10:55am
    (0.54m)
  • High 5:47pm
    (1.38m)
  • Low 11:34pm
    (0.72m)
  • High 5:55am
    (1.33m)
  • Low 12:03pm
    (0.57m)
  • High 7:01pm
    (1.42m)
  • Low 12:51am
    (0.69m)
  • High 7:13am
    (1.31m)
  • Low 1:03pm
    (0.55m)
  • High 8:02pm
    (1.49m)
  • Low 1:51am
    (0.62m)
  • High 8:17am
    (1.33m)
  • Low 1:53pm
    (0.5m)
  • High 8:50pm
    (1.57m)
  • Low 2:38am
    (0.54m)
  • High 9:07am
    (1.37m)
  • Low 2:36pm
    (0.45m)
  • High 9:29pm
    (1.65m)
  • Low 3:18am
    (0.46m)
  • High 9:46am
    (1.42m)
  • Low 3:14pm
    (0.39m)
  • High 10:04pm
    (1.71m)
  • Low 3:54am
    (0.39m)
  • High 10:20am
    (1.45m)
  • Low 3:50pm
    (0.34m)
  • High 10:35pm
    (1.75m)
7 day tide times for Dakar

*These tide times are estimates based on the nearest accurate location (Dakar, Senegal) and may differ by up to half an hour depending on distance. Please note, the tide times given are not suitable for navigational purposes.