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    Gambia climate


    Gambia climate

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    Climate overview

    Gambia is a region with a tropical climate. Temperatures during the day are in the range from 31 °C (88 °F) in August to 35 °C (95 °F) in March. The driest month is April with just 0 days of rain, on the contrary, the month when it rains the most is August with 19 days of rain. Temperatures during the night go from 17 °C (62 °F) in January to 25 °C (76 °F) in July. Sea temperatures are in the following range: 21 °C (69 °F) in March to 29 °C (84 °F) in October.

    When is the best time to go to Gambia?

    The best time to visit Gambia is between October and January. During this period, temperatures are between 33 °C (91 °F) - 34 °C (93 °F), night temperatures are between 17 °C (62 °F) - 23 °C (74 °F), rainfall averages 2 days per month, and 8 hours of sunlight on average. The sea temperature at this time of the year is around 21 °C (70 °F) - 29 °C (84 °F).

    What months is the dry season in Gambia?

    The time, when it's dry in Gambia is between November - May. In this period it is raining on average 0 days and approximately 1 mm (0.03 in) precipitation falls per month, which are values below average.

    Is Gambia a year-round destination?

    Yes, Gambia is a year-round destination, the temperatures don't fall below 31 °C (88 °F) and the sea temperature below 21 °C (69 °F).

    When is the wet season in Gambia?

    The wet season in Gambia falls in the months of July - September. During this period it rains on average 17 days per month and approximately 248 mm (9.75 in) of rain falls per month.

    When is the hottest sea in Gambia?

    The highest sea temperatures in Gambia could be expected between August - November. During these months the sea temperature reaches 27 °C (81 °F) - 29 °C (84 °F).

    What temperatures can I expect in Gambia?

    Gambia enjoys daily temperatures in the range of 31 °C (88 °F) - 35 °C (95 °F) during the year.

    What are the night temperatures in Gambia?

    Night temperatures in Gambia range between 17 °C (62 °F) and 25 °C (76 °F) throughout the year.

    What is the humidity in Gambia?

    Gambia belongs to destinations with lower humidity. It ranges from 49 % to 81 %. The most humid months are August - September and the least humid are December - March.

    Which month is the sunniest in Gambia?

    The period, which is the sunniest in Gambia, is in the months of February - June, when there is an average of 9 sun hours per day.

    What is the least cloudy season in Gambia?

    The least cloudy months in Gambia are January - May, when the cloud cover is on average only 26 %.

    Is it windy in Gambia?

    Gambia is a destination with rather light or moderate winds. The wind blows the most in February - June and the least in August - December.


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