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Climate and weather of The Gambia



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The Gambia




 

Climate

 
The Gambia has a tropical climate with a short rainy season and a long dry season.

Temperatures range between 28 and 30° during the year. The rains (1 200 mm per year) are often heavy and humidity is relatively high throughout the year except when a dry wind blows between December and April. Sunshine is very high.

Rainy season (July to September)
Temperatures reach 30° during the daytime (they lose five degrees at night). The rains are higher in the west (1 400 mm) than in the east (900 mm). Tornadoes sometimes cause significant damage.

Dry season (October to June)
Temperatures range between 28 and 30° (they lose five to ten degrees at night).

 When to go to The Gambia (pleasant climate) 
The climate of The Gambia is pleasant during the following months :

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

 

Weather

(main cities) 
Average temperatures and rainfall

Banjul (Capital of The Gambia)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
29°
31°
31°
31°
31°
31°
min
19°
21°
21°
22°
23°
26°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
31°
30°
31°
31°
31°
29°
min
26°
25°
24°
24°
22°
20°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
days
1
1
1
...
1
4
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
days
12
16
11
5
1
1

Basse Santa Su

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
29°
33°
37°
37°
37°
34°
min
26°
29°
31°
31°
31°
31°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
31°
30°
31°
32°
32°
30°
min
28°
27°
28°
29°
28°
26°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
days
1
...
1
...
3
4
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
days
6
10
5
3
1
...

Weather data (temperatures and precipitation) for The Gambia are derived from monthly averages established over the last twenty years.

The Gambia weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
The Gambia, a country located in Western Africa, is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and by Senegal to the north, to the east and to the south.



Capital: Banjul
Area: 11 300 km²
Population: 2 000 000 inhabitants
Language: English
Currency: Dalasi

The Gambia










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