The climate of Tripoli (Libya)
Tripoli is the capital of Libya and lies in the north-west of the
country on the Mediterranean, close to an oasis. Tripoli is the
largest town of Libya, almost two million people live in the
country. It is an ancient town founded by the Phoenicians already in
the seventh century B.C. In the centuries afterwards the town was in
the hands of the Romans, the Greeks, the Spaniards, the Ottomans and
the Italians. During the Second World war the town was occupied by
the British, who ruled the town until 1951. After that Tripoli and
Benghazi became the capital of the kingdom of Libya. During the
revolt in Libya in 2011 the town was conquered by the rebellion
In Tripoli prevails a Mediterranean climate with influences of the
adjacent Sahara desert. In the winter it is mild and it may rain
once in a while, in the summer it is hot and dry. In the summer
months precipitation is rare. Due to the influence of the seawater
the differences in temperature are smaller than in the inland. In
the daytime the temperature is tempered somewhat and in the evening
and at night it cools down less here than in the inland of Libya.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Tripoli.
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:
The information at this site was carefully composed from climate data collected by meteorological services, meteorological offices, climate experts and other sources. ďMore climate infoĒ is based on statistics, climate data and personal experience. No rights can be derived from this site. Weather has no memory and gives no guaranties. Nothing is as changeable and unpredictable as the weather. The authors of this site feel in no way responsible for any damages caused by misinterpretation or other circumstances that may influence your holiday or trip to a certain destination. We provide information, itís up to the reader to use it to itís benefit.