Rainy season

Dakar has a rainy season from July to September, with oppressive temperatures and high humidity.

While the rains in Senegal are necessary to bring life and growth to the villages the same rains carry death and disease into Dakar. Due to mass rural exodus and poor city planning Dakar was built without taking into account the geographical horsts and grabens, therefore much of the city floods during the rainy season, bringing sewage into homes and schools and creating a breeding ground for malaria-borne mosquitoes and outbreaks of cholera.