Located midway between the Tropic of Cancer and the Equator, The Gambia enjoys virtually uninterrupted sunshine and high daytime temperatures with almost no rainfall from November to June.
On the coast, The Gambia experiences only small fluctuations in temperature from winter to summer however from July to October the humidity level is high as the tropical sun will be punctuated by short but spectacular showers.
Although the months of heaviest rainfall are August and September, we have found that most rain occurs at night and has not detracted from our clients enjoyment of their holiday. Nevertheless, a lightweight rainmac or umbrella may prove useful in these months. Between January and April evenings and early mornings can be cooler than people expect. For those planning to travel inland away from the coast and the benefit of the sea breezes, it is important to note that temperatures during the summer can reach 42°C.
Gambia Weather Chart
The Gambia enjoys virtually uninterrupted sunshine and high daytime temperatures with almost no rainfall from November to June. From July to October the humidity level is high as the tropical sun will be punctuated by short but spectacular rain storms.
Sunshine Hours (Average)
Temperature ºC (Average Max.)
Gambia Climate Comparison Chart
The following chart shows a comparison in hours of sunshine and temperature over the period of 12 months between The Gambia and London.
| ||Nov ||Dec ||Jan ||Feb ||Mar ||Apr ||May ||Jun ||Jul ||Aug ||Sep ||Oct || |
|8 ||9 ||9 ||10 ||10 ||10 ||10 ||9 ||6 ||6 ||6 ||8 |
|2 ||1 ||1 ||2 ||4 ||5 ||6 ||7 ||6 ||6 ||5 ||3 |
|32 ||31 ||31 ||32 ||34 ||33 ||32 ||32 ||30 ||29 ||31 ||32 |
|10 ||7 ||6 ||7 ||10 ||13 ||17 ||20 ||22 ||21 ||19 ||14 |