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Climate and weather of Libya



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Libya




 

Climate

 
Libya has two different climatic zones.

Temperatures are higher in the desert (15 to 40°) than on the coast (20 to 30°). Rainfall is moderate on the coast (400 mm per year) and very low in the desert. A dust-laden wind regularly causes a sharp rise in temperatures between March and June.

The coast (north of Libya)
The coast has a Mediterranean climate with a hot season and mild season ..

Hot season (June to September)
Temperatures reach 30° and rainfall is nonexistent. Humidity is very high and sunshine is high.

Mild season (October to May)
Temperatures are mild during the day (20°) and often low at night (December to February and March). Rainfall are moderate (400 mm).

The desert (south of Libya)
The desert has an arid climate with a hot season and mild season. Sunshine is high throughout the year.

Hot season (April to October)
Temperatures reach 30° in April and May, 40 to 50° in June to August and September and 30° in October (they lose 15° at night). Rainfall is nonexistent.

Mild season (November to March)
Temperatures range between 15 and 25° during the dayttime but they sharply drop at night (they reach -5° in December and January). Rainfall is low (50 mm) or nonexistent in some years. Sandstorms occur in March.

 When to go to Libya (pleasant climate) 
The climate of Libya 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

Tripoli (Capital of Libya)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
18°
19°
22°
26°
30°
34°
min
10°
13°
17°
20°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
36°
36°
34°
29°
23°
19°
min
21°
22°
21°
18°
12°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
60
40
20
10
...
...
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
...
...
10
30
60
80

Benghazi

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
17°
19°
21°
24°
27°
29°
min
10°
11°
12°
15°
18°
20°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
29°
30°
30°
28°
24°
19°
min
22°
22°
21°
19°
15°
12°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
70
40
20
10
...
...
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
...
...
...
20
40
60

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

Libya weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
Libya, a country located in Northern Africa, is bordered by Egypt to the east, by Sudan to the southeast, by Niger and Chad to the south, by Algeria to the west, by Tunisia to the northwest and by the Mediterranean Sea to the north.

Capital: Tripoli
Area: 1 800 000 kmē
Population: 6 000 000 inhabitants
Language: Arabic
Currency: Libyan dinar

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