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Gambia

Gambia Weather Stats

Climate summary:

The Gambia has a subtropical climate with distinct cool, dry and hot, humid seasons. The temperature escalates rapidly on going inland and has been known to reach as high as 51C on occasions. The average annual rainfall ranges from 920 mm (36.2 in) in the interior to 1,450 mm (57.1 in) along the coast. The grassy flood plain of the Gambia River, which contains Guinean mangroves near the coast, with West Sudanian savanna upriver and inland.

Definitions

  • Precipitation: Average annual precipitation (rain or snow fall) in million cubic metres.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Precipitation 11.37 billion cubic metres 2009 25th out of 40

Citation

"Gambia Weather Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Gambia/Weather