What’s the weather like in September in Africa?
The Africa weather in September is quite similar to mainland Europe in peak summer. Countries like Morocco, Algeria, The Gambia and Kenya could reach 30°C. Resorts such as Mombasa, on the east coast, will have light tropical rains, and Banjul in the west will have over 200mm in short downpours through the month. It’s still a great time to visit Africa and there will be plenty of wonderful sunshine to enjoy.
The weather in Africa in September depends on which country you choose for your luxury holiday. If you head to the coast of Kenya, Morocco or The Gambia, for example, then you’ll enjoy a refreshing ocean breeze compared to inland cities. Morocco will be hot in September, just like resorts along the Egypt’s popular Red Sea coast. More mountainous areas of Africa are likely to have more rainfall in September.
Africa is an enormous continent and the average daytime temperature in September is 18°C. Hotspots such as Mombasa, Banjul, Cairo and Algiers will be around ten to 12 degrees hotter, though. Night time temperatures will be much lower in the south, with Cape Town dropping to lows of about 10°C. Average rainfall across Africa in September varies from 88mm in The Gambia to just 2mm in Sharm El Sheikh. The humidity level will be moderate though, at 60% on average, and always use sunblock if you’re relaxing at the beach or by your hotel’s pool. The sunshine levels will be strong in September, with 12 hours on average around the continent. The oceans around Africa should be very nice at this time, at between 25°C to 28°C, with South Africa’s waters a little fresher at 18°C.