Located between the Tropic of Cancer and the Equator, The Gambia has a pleasant sub-tropical climate with two distinct seasons. The dry season falls in winter months between November and June resulting from dry savannah winds. During this period there is virtually no rainfall, though evenings can be cool.
The summer months between July and October see the rains, when short dramatic rainstorms characterise the evenings, and humidity is high. Temperatures remain reasonably constant throughout the year with an average mid-day temperature of about 27 degrees C (80F). Night time temperatures drop to between 10-16 degrees C (50-60F).
Enjoying almost constant sunshine, The Gambia can be enjoyed at any time of year as temperatures remain reasonably constant. If you want to see lush green vegetation and tropical flowers in full bloom, then visit during the more humid summer months. For a winter sun destination not far from Europe, then winter months are attractive. As with many other more mainstream beach holiday destinations avoid Christmas, Easter and other popular holiday periods if you want to miss the crowds.
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