Western Sahara weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Western Sahara

The best time to visit in Western Sahara is from January until December, when you will have a pleasant or warm temperature and limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Western Sahara is 31°C in August and the lowest is 22°C in January.

Western Sahara has the desert climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Western Sahara 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 Western Sahara by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 22 22 24 25 26 27 29 31 29 28 25 23
Precipitation (mm) 3 2 2 1 4 3 1 8 11 10 4 2

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14 day weather forecast Western Sahara

The weather for in Western Sahara will be around 35° degrees in the next 14 days and it stays dry every day.

Weather forecast this week

Sunday 17 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
36°
23°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 8
Monday 18 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
35°
24°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 4
Tuesday 19 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
35°
23°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 4
Wednesday 20 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
38°
23°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 8
Thursday 21 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
37°
23°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 4
Friday 22 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
36°
23°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 7
Saturday 23 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
33°
21°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 2

Weather forecast next week

Sunday 24 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
34°
21°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 7
Monday 25 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
34°
18°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 2
Tuesday 26 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
18°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 0
Wednesday 27 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
33°
19°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 0
Thursday 28 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
35°
23°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 0
Friday 29 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
36°
20°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 0
Saturday 30 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
17°
0 mm 0% 6 m/s 0

Climate Western Sahara

Western Sahara 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 Western Sahara is 26° degrees and there is about 51 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 318 days a year with an average humidity of 63% and an UV-index of 6.

Climate table of Western Sahara

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 22 22 24 25 26 27 29 31 29 28 25 23
Night temp. (°C) 15 15 16 17 18 19 21 22 21 21 19 17
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 3 2 2 1 4 3 1 8 11 10 4 2
Days with rain 3 2 3 3 2 1 2 3 4 4 2 2
Dry days 28 26 28 27 29 29 29 28 26 27 28 29
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 9 9 9 9 10 11 10 10 10 9 9 8
Wind force (Bft) 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 4 3 3 4
UV-index 5 5 6 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5

Western Sahara weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Western Sahara? 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 Western Sahara?

Western Sahara lies in a straight line about 17,986 km from New Zealand (Wellington → Western Sahara).

How long is the flight to Western Sahara?

The flight time from Auckland Airport to Western Sahara is approximately 23 h. 10 min.

What are the largest airports in Western Sahara?

These are the largest airports in Western Sahara:

How many inhabitants are there in Western Sahara?

Western Sahara has approximately 552,628 inhabitants.

How big is Western Sahara?

The area of Western Sahara is around 266,000 km². It is slightly smaller than New Zealand.

What is the currency of Western Sahara?

In Western Sahara the Moroccan dirham (MAD) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 17 October 2021

  • 1 Moroccan dirham = 6.30 New Zealand dollar
  • 1 New Zealand dollar = 0.16 Moroccan dirham
  • 10 Moroccan dirham = 63.00 New Zealand dollar
  • 10 New Zealand dollar = 1.59 Moroccan dirham
  • 100 Moroccan dirham = 630.03 New Zealand dollar
  • 100 New Zealand dollar = 15.87 Moroccan dirham