The Gambia Climatic Classifications

CodeDescriptionGroupNumber of states/regionsStates/regions
AwTropical wet and dry or savannaTropical5 Banjul Central River Lower River Upper River Western
BshSubtropical steppeArid1 North Bank

Summary: Most regions (5) in The Gambia lie in the Tropical wet and dry or savanna climate zone (Köppen: Aw). The mean average of annual temperatures range from a high of 31.85°C (89.33°F) in Upper River to a low of 27.14°C (80.85°F) in Banjul.

Climate The Gambia: Weather By Month

MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepNovOctDecYear
Record high °C (°F)36.13(97.03)38.04(100.47)40.88(105.58)42.42(108.36)42.25(108.05)40.17(104.31)36.01(96.82)33.53(92.35)33.73(92.71)37.91(100.24)38.45(101.21)36.21(97.18)42.42(108.36)
Average high °C (°F)33.61(92.5)34.51(94.12)36.13(97.03)36.51(97.72)35.89(96.6)34.82(94.68)32.75(90.95)31.39(88.5)31.85(89.33)34.77(94.59)35.65(96.17)33.97(93.15)34.32(93.78)
Daily mean °C (°F)27.78(82.0)28.5(83.3)29.79(85.62)30.57(87.03)30.62(87.12)30.68(87.22)29.69(85.44)28.59(83.46)28.84(83.91)30.72(87.3)30.67(87.21)28.48(83.26)29.58(85.24)
Average low °C (°F)20.91(69.64)21.17(70.11)21.74(71.13)22.92(73.26)23.97(75.15)25.58(78.04)25.84(78.51)25.14(77.25)25.05(77.09)25.8(78.44)24.57(76.23)21.96(71.53)23.72(74.7)
Record low °C (°F)19.48(67.06)20.37(68.67)21.27(70.29)22.16(71.89)22.99(73.38)24.79(76.62)25.61(78.1)24.15(75.47)24.15(75.47)24.69(76.44)23.32(73.98)20.63(69.13)19.48(67.06)
Average precipitation mm (inches)0.2(0.01)0.31(0.01)2.95(0.12)2.15(0.08)13.0(0.51)37.05(1.46)148.16(5.83)331.38(13.05)273.81(10.78)59.2(2.33)3.59(0.14)0.35(0.01)72.68(2.86)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm)0.090.150.340.582.046.4216.4322.0920.598.520.90.16.52
Average relative humidity (%)24.4626.5632.6238.7748.4158.6969.3777.5978.6166.1441.5227.9449.22
Mean monthly sunshine hours11.1511.4311.5211.5711.5311.4110.6110.1110.6511.4311.2611.0311.14

The Gambia Climate Graph

The Gambia

The Gambia’s Cities by Temperature

The Gambia’s states/regions ranking by average yearly temperature:

Upper River
31.85°C | 89.33°F
Central River
31.46°C | 88.63°F
North Bank
29.94°C | 85.89°F
Lower River
29.94°C | 85.89°F
Banjul
27.14°C | 80.85°F
Western
27.14°C | 80.85°F

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