Mali weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Mali

The best time to visit in Mali is in January and February and June until December, when you will have a warm till very hot temperature and none till little rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Mali is 41°C in April and the lowest is 31°C in August.

Mali has the desert climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Mali or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Mali by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 34 37 40 41 40 38 34 31 33 36 36 34
Precipitation (mm) 1 1 1 2 8 19 66 86 72 13 2 0
Climate data from city: Bamako

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14 day weather forecast Mali

The weather for in Mali will be 35° till 36° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

The weather forecast for Mali is based on the weather conditions in the city of Bamako.

Weather forecast this week

Sunday 24 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
33°
23°
2.9 mm 50% 1 m/s 4
Monday 25 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
35°
24°
2.6 mm 45% 2 m/s 8
Tuesday 26 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
34°
24°
2.7 mm 45% 2 m/s 3
Wednesday 27 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
36°
23°
0.8 mm 20% 2 m/s 9
Thursday 28 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
34°
24°
1.9 mm 40% 2 m/s 6
Friday 29 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
21°
1.8 mm 35% 2 m/s 3
Saturday 30 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
34°
23°
1.8 mm 35% 2 m/s 9

Weather forecast next week

Sunday 31 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
35°
23°
6.7 mm 70% 2 m/s 4
Monday 1 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
33°
23°
0.5 mm 15% 3 m/s 4
Tuesday 2 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
33°
23°
0.8 mm 20% 1 m/s 1
Wednesday 3 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
35°
21°
0 mm 0% 1 m/s 2
Thursday 4 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
35°
21°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 2
Friday 5 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
35°
21°
0 mm 0% 1 m/s 2
Saturday 6 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
36°
21°
0 mm 0% 1 m/s 2

Climate Mali

Mali has the desert climate prevailing. The daytime temperature is warm to hot, while it can also be cold at night. You won't have rain here anytime soon. The average annual temperature for Mali is 36° degrees and there is about 270 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 287 days a year with an average humidity of 38% and an UV-index of 7.

Climate table of Mali

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 34 37 40 41 40 38 34 31 33 36 36 34
Night temp. (°C) 18 20 23 26 28 27 24 22 22 23 21 18
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 1 1 1 2 8 19 66 86 72 13 2 0
Days with rain - - 1 2 5 7 15 20 13 5 1 -
Dry days 31 28 30 28 26 23 16 11 17 26 29 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 8 9 10 10 10
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
UV-index 7 7 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 6
Climate data from city: Bamako

Mali weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Mali? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Mali?

Mali lies in a straight line about 17,373 km from New Zealand (Wellington → Bamako).

How long is the flight to Mali?

The flight time from Auckland Airport to Mali is approximately 22 h. 20 min.

What are the largest airports in Mali?

These are the largest airports in Mali:

  • Modibo Keita International Airport – Bamako
  • Timbuktu Airport – Timbuktu

How many inhabitants are there in Mali?

Mali has approximately 18,542,000 inhabitants.

How big is Mali?

The area of Mali is around 1,240,000 km². It is 5x bigger than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Mali?

The capital of Mali is Bamako.

What is the currency of Mali?

In Mali the CFA franc BCEAO (XOF) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 24 October 2021

  • 1 CFA franc BCEAO = 381.92 New Zealand dollar
  • 1 New Zealand dollar = 0.003 CFA franc BCEAO
  • 10 CFA franc BCEAO = 3,819.20 New Zealand dollar
  • 10 New Zealand dollar = 0.026 CFA franc BCEAO
  • 100 CFA franc BCEAO = 38,192.04 New Zealand dollar
  • 100 New Zealand dollar = 0.26 CFA franc BCEAO

What is the area code of Mali?

The area code to call Mali is +223.