Gambia weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Gambia

The best time to visit in Gambia is from January until December, when you will have a warm temperature and none till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Gambia is 32°C in November and the lowest is 29°C in February. The water temperature is between 20°C and 30°C.

Gambia has the tropical savanna climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Gambia or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Gambia by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 30 29 30 29 29 29 30 29 30 31 32 31
Water temp. (°C) 23 20 22 23 25 26 28 29 29 30 28 26
Precipitation (mm) 0 0 2 1 6 15 53 133 107 26 2 0
Climate data from city: Banjul

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14 day weather forecast Gambia

The weather for in Gambia will be 33° till 29° degrees in the next 14 days and it stays dry every day.

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

Weather forecast this week

Thursday 2 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
24°
27° 0 mm 0% 5 m/s 1
Friday 3 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
33°
24°
27° 0 mm 0% 4 m/s 1
Saturday 4 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
34°
24°
27° 0 mm 0% 4 m/s 2
Sunday 5 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
33°
24°
27° 0 mm 0% 5 m/s 1
Monday 6 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
25°
27° 0 mm 0% 5 m/s 2
Tuesday 7 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
33°
24°
27° 0 mm 0% 5 m/s 2
Wednesday 8 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
24°
27° 0 mm 0% 6 m/s 2

Weather forecast next week

Thursday 9 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
24°
27° 0 mm 0% 7 m/s 2
Friday 10 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
24°
27° 0 mm 0% 6 m/s 2
Saturday 11 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
22°
27° 0 mm 0% 6 m/s 2
Sunday 12 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
22°
27° 0 mm 0% 6 m/s 2
Monday 13 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
23°
27° 0 mm 0% 5 m/s 2
Tuesday 14 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
27°
27° 0 mm 0% 8 m/s 2
Wednesday 15 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
25°
27° 0 mm 0% 6 m/s 2

Climate Gambia

Gambia has the tropical savanna climate prevailing. It is warm every month with both a wet and dry season. The average annual temperature for Gambia is 30° degrees and there is about 345 mm 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.

Climate table of Gambia

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 30 29 30 29 29 29 30 29 30 31 32 31
Night temp. (°C) 22 21 22 22 23 25 26 26 26 27 26 24
Water temp. (°C) 23 20 22 23 25 26 28 29 29 30 28 26
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 0 0 2 1 6 15 53 133 107 26 2 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
Climate data from city: Banjul

Gambia weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Gambia? 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 14,282 km from Philippines (Manila → Banjul).

How long is the flight to Gambia?

The flight time from Manila International Airport to Gambia is approximately 18 hours.

What are the largest airports in Gambia?

These are the largest airports in Gambia:

How many inhabitants are there in Gambia?

Gambia has approximately 2,101,000 inhabitants.

How big is Gambia?

The area of Gambia is around 11,300 km². It is 27x smaller than Philippines.

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 to pay.

Exchange rates on 2 December 2021

  • 1 Gambian dalasi = 1.07 Philippine piso
  • 1 Philippine piso = 0.93 Gambian dalasi
  • 10 Gambian dalasi = 10.72 Philippine piso
  • 10 Philippine piso = 9.33 Gambian dalasi
  • 100 Gambian dalasi = 107.16 Philippine piso
  • 100 Philippine piso = 93.32 Gambian dalasi

What is the area code of Gambia?

The area code to call Gambia is +220.