Climate of The Gambia

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The Gambia has a subtropical climate with distinct dry and rainy seasons. From November to mid-May there is uninterrupted dry weather, with temperatures as low as 16 C (60.8 F) in Banjul and surrounding areas.

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Hot, humid weather predominates the rest of the year, with a rainy season from June to October; during this period, temperatures may rise as high as 43 C (109.4 F) but are usually lower near the sea.

Mean temperatures range from 23 C (73.4 F) in January to 27 C (80.6 F) in June along the coast, and from 24 C (75.2 F) in January to 32 C (89.6 F) in May inland. The average annual rainfall ranges from 920 mm (36.2 in) in the interior to 1,450 mm (57.1 in) along the coast.