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Gambia sunindex: the best time to travel to Gambia
Gambia is located in the western part of Africa on the Atlantic coast and has a tropical savannah climate. Gambia is a small country that owes its existence to the Gambia River. Apart from the short strip of Atlantic coastline Gambia is entirely landlocked by Senegal. Gambia is about 250 kilometers long and only 10 kilometers wide. The capital is Banjul. Gambia is an ideal winter sun destination. From November till April it is dry and warm here. Minerals have always been the main source of income for this country. However, tourism is an increasing source of income. Beautiful beaches can be found along the Atlantic coast where you can enjoy the sunshine and go surfing. It is recommended to make an excursion on the Gambia River. Most people who visit Gambia get the feeling they experience a totally different culture. Gambia is a third world country. The average income is lower than 1,- ($1.30) per day. Because of this tourists are seen as very rich; this may give the impression the locals are pestering you for money. Gambia is a beautiful winter sun destination. However, dont expect resorts to be gated communities isolated from the poverty of the locals.
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Gambia climate & weather
Do you want to know all about the climate in Gambia? Learn about the temperatures, the number of sunny hours, chance of frost, chance of hurricanes, chance of rain and precipitation averages at the awarded climate and weather site:
the climate of Gambia


Sunny holidays in Gambia
Based on long term average figures, the weather of the past few years and extremes that have been recorded where temperatures, precipitation figures and storms are concerned we are able to give an indication as to the suitability of this particular location as a summer weather destination.

The figures below are an average for Gambia. Please, note that local deviations may occur.

 The weather in Gambia
(in C)
(in C)
hours of
per day
sea water
(in C)
time to travel
here for a
sunny holiday?
chance of
rain /
chance of
Explanation of symbols
January 32 16 8 22     - more sunny symbols = better summer weather (maximum of 5)
- red sunny symbols = high chances of hot or muggy weather

= chances of precipitation
 (0 - 4, higher number of cloudy symbols, higher chance of precipitation)

= the risk of tropical storms
(0 - 3, higher number of symbols, higher risk)
February 34 17 9 21    
March 35 18 9 21    
April 36 18 10 22    
May 35 20 10 24  
June 34 23 8 27  
July 33 24 7 28  
August 32 24 7 28  
September 32 23 7 28  
October 33 22 8 28  
November 33 19 9 28    
December 32 17 8 25      
The weather in Gambia
During the winter it is warm, sunny and dry in Gambia. Chances of heavy showers are small. The further you travel into the interior the warmer it gets; it may especially feel much warmer. Gambia has ideal weather conditions to be a winter sun destination. You will get 9-10 hours of sunshine per day and precipitation figures are almost nil. In terms of climate this is paradise for sun worshippers.
During the summer it is hot but moist, what makes the weather muggy.
Gambia climate information

Popular destinations in Gambia

Trivia & strange facts
- Janjanbureh is a village upstream the Gambia River that reminds of the time of slave trade.
- Buy pens and notebooks to hand out to children. This way you support local economy. Do not
  give money or candy.
- Haggling (about 30% of the asking price) is almost mandatory to prevent inflation.
- Only drink bottled beverages and do not use ice cubes to cool your drink.
- If you leave the country leave behind your basic medical supplies so the locals can use them.
- The country is a delta. Because of this many birds can be spotted. A real attraction for ornithologists.

More about Gambia?
The following sites are specialized in providing Gambia information:
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