Gambia
weather, climate and best time to visit


Best time to visit Gambia

To go to Gambia, the best time to visit is January through July and October through December. In this period you have a warm temperature and little precipitation. In Gambia, November is the warmest month with 90°F and the most cold month is 84°F in February. The highest water temperature is 85°F and at its coldest the water is 67°F.

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In the table below you can quickly find the average weather per month in Gambia, the monthly temperatures or the most rainfall. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Climate Gambia by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°F) 85 84 85 84 84 84 85 85 86 89 90 88
Water temperature (°F) 74 67 71 73 76 80 83 83 85 85 83 78
Precipitation (inch) 0 0 1 0 2 6 21 52 42 10 1 0

Weather data from: Banjul




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Gambia weather

The weather for Gambia over the next 14 days will be 81°F till 86° with several days chance of light rain showers till heavy rain. The water temperature will be 72°F.

The weather forecast for Gambia is based on the weather in Banjul.

5-day weather forecast Gambia

Weather
Max/min
Water
Rain
Wind
Sunday
25 september
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86°F
81°F
72°F
2.8 in
6 m/s
Monday
26 september
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82°F
79°F
72°F
4.2 in
7 m/s
Tuesday
27 september
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84°F
77°F
72°F
2.1 in
7 m/s
Wednesday
28 september
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84°F
77°F
72°F
1.7 in
6 m/s
Thursday
29 september
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82°F
79°F
72°F
0.0 in
6 m/s

View the 14 day weather forecast for Gambia


Climate Gambia

Gambia has a tropical savanna climate. It is warm every month with both a wet and dry season. The average annual temperature for Gambia is 56° degrees and there is about 136 inch of rain in a year. It is dry for 282 days a year with an average humidity of 62% and an UV-index of 7.

Gambia

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°F) 85 84 85 84 84 84 85 85 86 89 90 88
Night temp. (°F) 72 71 71 72 74 77 80 80 79 81 79 75
Water temp. (°F) 74 67 71 73 76 80 83 83 85 85 83 78
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 0 0 1 0 2 6 21 52 42 10 1 0
Days with rain - - 1 2 3 7 13 20 17 8 2 -
Dry days 31 28 30 28 28 23 18 11 13 23 28 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 10 10 10 10 10 10 8 8 8 10 10 10
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7

Weather data from: Banjul

Gambia weather by month

What is the average Gambia weather like in a given month? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.


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Frequently asked questions

Where is Gambia?

Gambia lies in a straight line about 3,985 miles from United States (New York → Banjul).

How long is the flight to Gambia?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Gambia is approximately 13 hours.

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What are the largest airports in Gambia?

These are the largest airports in Gambia:

  • Banjul International Airport (BJL) in Banjul NDing

How many inhabitants does Gambia have?

Gambia has 2,101,000 inhabitants.

How big is Gambia?

The surface area of Gambia is 7,022 mi². It is 35x smaller than United States.

What is the capital of Gambia?

The capital of Gambia is Banjul.

What is the currency of Gambia?

In Gambia, the Gambian dalasi (GMD) is used for payment.

Exchange rates on 25 September 2022

  • 1 US dollar = 51.75 Gambian dalasi
  • 1 Gambian dalasi = 0.019 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 5,174.98 Gambian dalasi
  • 100 Gambian dalasi = 1.93 US dollar

What is the area code of Gambia?

The area code to call Gambia is +220.