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The climate of Janjanbureh (Gambia)
Janjanbureh used to be known as Georgetown and is located in the eastern part of Gambia on the Janjanbureh Island in the Gambia River. Janjanbureh is the capital of the Central River region. This region is especially popular among eco tourists who use this place as a starting point for expeditions into the rainforest. Kunkilling Forest Park is in the vicinity and very popular for bird safaris, you can also spend several days in a base camp here. About 25 kilometers from Janjanbureh the Senegambia stone circles can be found. The meaning of this stone circle has yet to be found and is a Unesco world heritage site.
Janjanbureh has a tropical savannah climate with two distinct seasons. The summer is from June till October and is very wet. In general, August is the wettest month of the year. The rest of the year is dry and very warm. The Harmattan makes it even feel warmer. This dry and warm wind carries sand from the Sahara to the interior of Gambia. During the warmest months of the year temperatures easily exceed 40 degrees Celsius.

 

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

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 35 16 8 1 n/a
February 37 18 9 1 n/a
March 39 20 9 1 n/a
April 40 22 10 3 n/a
May 39 24 10 7 n/a
June 36 24 8 14 n/a
July 32 23 7 17 n/a
August 31 23 7 18 n/a
September 32 23 7 16 n/a
October 34 23 8 13 n/a
November 36 19 9 6 n/a
December 34 16 8 3 n/a
= 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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