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Best time to visit Banjul, Gambia

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The best time to visit Banjul is May-October

Are you looking to travel to Banjul and want to find out when’s the best time to visit? You’re in the right place! The perfect time to visit Banjul is May-October due to the excellent weather conditions, and you might even find that the cost of flights and accommodation are lower than if you travel during the peak holiday seasons.

In summer, the average maximum temperature is around 32℃ (90℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 34℃ (93℉) on the hottest days of the year. The coldest it usually gets in winter-time in Banjul is around 20℃ (68℉).

If you’re keen to see the sights of Banjul during the day, the sun stays up the longest around May. The wet season in Banjul falls around August, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in February instead.

Continue reading to find out more about when to visit Banjul, including the climate, seasonal info, what to pack, FAQs, and the best tools to help you plan and book your next vacation.

Warmest month

October

Least rainfall

February

Most daylight

May

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Banjul seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Banjul as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Banjul is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Banjul

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Banjul for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Banjul climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Banjul for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JUL
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OCT
NOV
DEC

Banjul in January

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 39%
  • Average sunny days: 31 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 0 days
31 days
of pure sunshine
0 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Banjul in January, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Banjul in February

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 43%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 0 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
0 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Banjul in February, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Banjul in March

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 51%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 1 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Banjul in March, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Banjul in April

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 59%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 2 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Banjul in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Banjul in May

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 68%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 3 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Banjul in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Banjul in June

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 14mm (1") over 6 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Banjul in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Banjul in July

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 54mm (2") over 14 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Banjul in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Banjul in August

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 156mm (6") over 21 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Banjul in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Banjul in September

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 121mm (5") over 18 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Banjul in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.

Banjul in October

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 31mm (1") over 8 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Banjul in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Banjul in November

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 55%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 2 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Banjul in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Banjul in December

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 42%
  • Average sunny days: 31 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 0 days
31 days
of pure sunshine
0 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Banjul in December, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Banjul is usually October, where temperatures tend to rise to around 32℃ (90℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Banjul is generally around February. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in February first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Banjul is generally around August, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of August too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Banjul, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in May are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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