Annual average weather for Gambia

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Annual Average Weather for Gambia

The annual average maximum daily temperature is 32.5°C (90.4°F) which is very hot and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The annual average water temperature is typically 27.7°C (81.8°F) which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day. Annually there are on average 5.2 days of rain per month and 7.8 hours of sun per day.

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When is the best time to visit Gambia?

The best months to visit Gambia are March, April, May, November, for the best beach weather, the most sunshine and optimal sunbathing and swimming conditions with the least chance of rain.

The sea is best for swimming between December and June when the sea temperature is above the average 28°C (82°F) which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day.

Can you sunbathe in Gambia year round?

Yes, you can sunbathe in Gambia all year round.

The coolest month in Gambia is January when the average maximum temperature is 32°C (90°F), average temperature is 25°C (76°F) and average minimum temperature is 18°C (64°F).

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Can you swim in Gambia year round?

Yes, you can swim in Gambia all year round.

The warmest sea water temperatures in Gambia are found in May when they peak at 30°C (86°F) and lowest in September when they dip to 25°C (78°F).

The sea temperature is above average for swimming between December and June when the sea temperature is above 28°C (82°F) which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day.

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When is the hottest month in Gambia?

The hottest month in Gambia is March when the average maximum temperature is very hot and perfect for sunbathing on clear days 34°C (94°F), average temperature is 27°C (80°F) and average minimum temperature is 20°C (67°F).

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When is the coldest month in Gambia?

The coolest month in Gambia is January when the average maximum temperature is 32°C (90°F), average temperature is 25°C (76°F) and average minimum temperature is 18°C (64°F).

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When is the sunniest month in Gambia?

The sunniest days in Gambia are in April which has the most hours of sunshine per day. In April the sunshine percentage is 80% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.9hrs making the days long and bright.

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When is the least sunny month in Gambia?

August has the least sunshine. In August the sunshine percentage is 41% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.2 hours of sunshine per day.

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When is the driest month in Gambia?

The driest month in Gambia is January with 0cm (0inches) of rain and April has the fewest days of rain with 0 days with some rain, an extremely dry time to visit the beach.

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When is the wettest month in Gambia?

The wettest month in Gambia is August with 7.1cm (2.8inches) of rain and the most days of rain with 20.3 days with some rain, a very wet time to visit the beach.

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When is the sea the coldest in Gambia?

The coldest sea water temperatures in Gambia are found in September when they dip to 25°C (78°F) which is warm and pleasant for relaxing and swimming for long periods.

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When is the sea the warmest in Gambia?

The warmest sea water temperatures in Gambia are found in May when they peak at 30°C (86°F) which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day.

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When is the most humid month in Gambia?

The most humid month in Gambia is September with a dew point (an indicator of humidity) of 26°C (79°F) which is extremely humid and uncomfortable unless you are on a beach. At night you would most likely require airconditioning.

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When is the least humid month in Gambia?

The least humid month in Gambia is February with a dew point of 16°C (61°F) which is OK for most but slightly uncomfortable for some.

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When is the windiest month in Gambia?

The most windy month in Gambia is May when the average maximum windspeed is 27KM/H (17MPH) and the average wind speed is 12KM/H (7MPH).

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Annual Temperature for Gambia

The hottest month in Gambia is March when the average maximum temperature is 34°C (94°F), average temperature is 27°C (80°F) and average minimum temperature is 20°C (67°F).

The coolest month in Gambia is January when the average maximum temperature is 32°C (32°F), average temperature is 25°C (76°F) and average minimum temperature is 18°C (64°F).

Annual Sunshine for Gambia

The longest days in Gambia are in June, with an average of 12.9 hours of daylight per day. December has the shortest days with an average of 11.3 hours of daylight per day.

The sunniest days in Gambia are in April which has the most hours of sunshine per day. The sunshine percentage is 80% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.9hrs making the days long and bright.

August has the least sunshine. The sunshine percentage is 41% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.2 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index is the highest in April when it reaches 14.4 and lowest in December when it reaches 9.2.

An ultraviolet index reading above 11 indicates an extreme risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 10 minutes. Take all precautions because unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm but only with a good application of sun screen. For those with sensitive skin stay in the shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Annual Sea Temperature for Gambia

The warmest sea water temperatures in Gambia are found in May when they peak at 30°C (86°F) and lowest in September when they dip to 25°C (78°F).

The sea is best for swimming between December and June when the temperature is above 28°C (82°F) which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day.

Annual Rainfall for Gambia

The wettest month in Gambia is August with 7.1cm (2.8inches) of rain and the most days of rain with 20.3 days with some rain, a very wet time to visit the beach.

The driest month in Gambia is January with 0cm (0inches) of rain and April has the fewest days of rain with 0 days with some rain, an extremely dry time to visit the beach.

Annual Humidity for Gambia

The most humid month in Gambia is September with a dew point (an indicator of humidity) of 26°C (79°F) which is extremely humid and uncomfortable unless you are on a beach. At night you would most likely require airconditioning.

The least humid month in Gambia is February with a dew point of 16°C (61°F) which is OK for most but slightly uncomfortable for some.

Annual Wind Speed for Gambia

The most windy month in Gambia is May when the average maximum windspeed is 27KM/H (17MPH) and the average wind speed is 12KM/H (7MPH).

The least windy month in Gambia is November when the average maximum windspeed is 18KM/H (11MPH) and the average wind speed is 6KM/H (4MPH).

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