What’s the weather like in Gambia in January?
With a subtropical climate, the Gambia has warm temperatures all year round. Although January is the coldest time of year, it’s still very hot at the start of the month, getting slightly cooler as the days go by. Humidity is moderate, so it’s comfortable enough to explore the sights and relax on the beach. The skies are usually beautifully clear with a small amount of cloud cover from time to time. January falls in the dry season, so rain is very rare.
On average, daily temperatures in the Gambia in January hover around 26°C, with highs of 32°C at the peak of the day and lows of 18°C. Occasionally the heat can climb as high as 36°C, so make sure you wear a hat and high factor sun cream to protect yourself from the strong sun. January sees around 11 hours of daylight each day, with sunset at 6:51pm at the start of the month.