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The climate of Cape Point (Gambia)
Cape Point or Bakau is located in the western part of Gambia in the Kombo district. Bakau is a resort, the area consists of Cape Point Beach and several smaller places such as Bakau New Town, Old Town and the Sait Matty Road. This region is among the most popular tourist attractions in Gambia; several large hotels can be found here. Besides fishery tourism is the main source of income here. The biggest attraction in Bakau is the Kachikally Crocodile Pool; according to the local population this lake has healing powers. A small detail is that this lake is the home to several hundreds of crocodiles. However, these animals are so used to people that they even allow you to stroke them.
Bakau and Cape Point have a tropical savannah climate which can be divided into two season; a rainy season and a dry season. The rainy period is from June till October and is known as Nawet by the local population. The dry period here is not as hot as in the interior, this is caused by a north easterly trade wind. Temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius like they occur in the interior are uncommon here.

 

Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Cape Point

average
 maximum
temperature (įC)

average
minimum

temperature (įC)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (įC)
January 31 16 8 1 22
February 33 17 9 1 21
March 34 18 9 1 21
April 34 18 10 3 22
May 33 19 9 8 24
June 33 22 8 14 27
July 31 23 7 17 28
August 30 23 6 18 28
September 31 23 7 16 28
October 32 22 8 13 28
November 32 20 8 6 28
December 31 17 8 3 25
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

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