Libya Climatic Classifications

CodeDescriptionGroupNumber of states/regionsStates/regions
BwhSubtropical desertArid12 Al Wahat Butnan Ghat Jabal al Gharbi Jufra Kufra Murzuq Nalut Sabha Sirte Wadi al Hayaa Wadi al Shatii
BshSubtropical steppeArid9 Benghazi Derna Jafara Marj Misrata Murqub Nuqat al Khams Tripoli Zawiya
CsaMediterranean, hot summerTemperate1 Jabal al Akhdar

Summary: Most regions (12) in Libya lie in the Subtropical desert climate zone (Köppen: Bwh). The mean average of annual temperatures range from a high of 26.17°C (79.11°F) in Kufra to a low of 20.65°C (69.17°F) in Jabal al Akhdar.

Climate Libya: Weather By Month

MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepNovOctDecYear
Record high °C (°F)19.3(66.74)22.74(72.93)27.75(81.95)32.94(91.29)36.49(97.68)38.68(101.62)38.74(101.73)38.44(101.19)36.7(98.06)31.6(88.88)25.78(78.4)20.2(68.36)38.74(101.73)
Average high °C (°F)17.6(63.68)19.4(66.92)22.99(73.38)27.23(81.01)30.57(87.03)33.34(92.01)34.61(94.3)34.67(94.41)33.16(91.69)29.05(84.29)23.65(74.57)18.57(65.43)27.07(80.73)
Daily mean °C (°F)14.46(58.03)16.06(60.91)19.48(67.06)23.71(74.68)27.28(81.1)30.28(86.5)31.46(88.63)31.41(88.54)29.82(85.68)25.96(78.73)20.69(69.24)15.8(60.44)23.87(74.97)
Average low °C (°F)10.0(50.0)11.19(52.14)14.01(57.22)17.69(63.84)21.32(70.38)24.39(75.9)25.42(77.76)25.67(78.21)24.29(75.72)21.13(70.03)16.3(61.34)11.84(53.31)18.6(65.48)
Record low °C (°F)5.6(42.08)7.72(45.9)11.07(51.93)13.78(56.8)16.62(61.92)19.23(66.61)21.33(70.39)21.97(71.55)21.05(69.89)18.37(65.07)12.62(54.72)8.01(46.42)5.6(42.08)
Average precipitation mm (inches)26.01(1.02)22.96(0.9)16.05(0.63)9.88(0.39)8.35(0.33)5.76(0.23)0.32(0.01)1.06(0.04)9.0(0.35)19.22(0.76)22.13(0.87)29.3(1.15)14.17(0.56)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm)4.613.832.932.182.271.490.090.31.743.973.945.072.7
Average relative humidity (%)51.1546.9342.9639.337.6537.5939.8442.4643.646.0348.0954.344.16
Mean monthly sunshine hours9.6510.7111.2411.6212.4813.0612.5311.9911.5310.759.529.1111.18

Libya Climate Graph

Libya

Libya’s Cities by Temperature

Libya’s states/regions ranking by average yearly temperature:

Kufra
26.17°C | 79.11°F
Wadi al Shatii
26.16°C | 79.09°F
Wadi al Hayaa
26.16°C | 79.09°F
Murzuq
26.1°C | 78.98°F
Sabha
26.01°C | 78.82°F
Al Wahat
26.01°C | 78.82°F
Ghat
25.73°C | 78.31°F
Butnan
25.13°C | 77.23°F
Jufra
24.96°C | 76.93°F
Jafara
23.73°C | 74.71°F
Jabal al Gharbi
23.53°C | 74.35°F
Tripoli
23.33°C | 73.99°F
Sirte
23.01°C | 73.42°F
Zawiya
22.72°C | 72.9°F
Nuqat al Khams
22.63°C | 72.73°F
Nalut
22.57°C | 72.63°F
Misrata
22.35°C | 72.23°F
Murqub
22.32°C | 72.18°F
Marj
22.21°C | 71.98°F
Benghazi
22.21°C | 71.98°F
Derna
21.39°C | 70.5°F
Jabal al Akhdar
20.65°C | 69.17°F

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