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Usual weather in Gabon

Do you need to know, when is the best time to go to Gabon? Then you should take a look here, what weather you can expect there during the year.

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What weather to expect in Gabon

The climate of Gabon is tropical, you can expect always hot and humid weather. There is not much rain in December and January, but during the remaining months you can expect heavy rainfalls sometimes. There is more rainfall farther north on the coast.

When speaking about the usual weather in this state, the information is relevant for example for these popular places: Franceville, Gamba, Libreville, Loango National Park, Lopé National Park, Mayumba, Tchibanga.

Let's look now what weather you can expect in the area around the capital and in many other cities. The warmest month here is March, the average maximum temperature is 31 ℃ (87.8 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 23.8 ℃ (74.84 ℉). The coldest month here is July, the average maximum temperature is 26 ℃ (78.8 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 22.6 ℃ (72.68 ℉).

When travelling to some places in Gabon, always consider the altitude of the the place as well. The highest point here is Mont Iboundji (1575 m) and the lowest point is Atlantic Ocean (0 m). So the differences in altitudes in this country are not negligible and you should expect the weather to be different in places in different altitudes. Keep in mind, that the temperature usually decreases by 1.2 - 1.9 ℃ (2.2 - 3.5 ℉) per 200 m (656 ft), depending on the other conditions. (And we should add, that in the very special condition named thermal inversion even the temperature may be higher in higher altitudes.)

Please, keep in mind, that this is not a weather forecast, but the information about the usual weather (average). This should help you to decide, when is the best time to go to Gabon. Read more details about the typical weather there in all individual months below:

January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December


January

Typical (usual) weather in Gabon in January is this: The average highest temperature in Gabon in January is 29.7 ℃ (85.46 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 24.3 ℃ (75.74 ℉). At the beginning of January you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.55 ℃ (85.19 ℉). At the end of January you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 30.1 ℃ (86.18 ℉). The average rainfall is 247.2 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:05 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:05 and at the end of the month 12:05.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

February

Typical (usual) weather in Gabon in February is this: The average highest temperature in Gabon in February is 30.5 ℃ (86.9 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 23.8 ℃ (74.84 ℉). At the beginning of February you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 30.1 ℃ (86.18 ℉). At the end of February you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 30.75 ℃ (87.35 ℉). The average rainfall is 244.4 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:05 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:06 and at the end of the month 12:06.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

March

Typical (usual) weather in Gabon in March is this: The average highest temperature in Gabon in March is 31 ℃ (87.8 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 23.8 ℃ (74.84 ℉). At the beginning of March you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 30.75 ℃ (87.35 ℉). At the end of March you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 30.6 ℃ (87.08 ℉). The average rainfall is 359.7 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:06 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:06 and at the end of the month 12:06.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

April

Typical (usual) weather in Gabon in April is this: The average highest temperature in Gabon in April is 30.2 ℃ (86.36 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 23.1 ℃ (73.58 ℉). At the beginning of April you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 30.6 ℃ (87.08 ℉). At the end of April you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 30.25 ℃ (86.45 ℉). The average rainfall is 335.9 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:06 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:07 and at the end of the month 12:07.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

May

Typical (usual) weather in Gabon in May is this: The average highest temperature in Gabon in May is 30.3 ℃ (86.54 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 24 ℃ (75.2 ℉). At the beginning of May you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 30.25 ℃ (86.45 ℉). At the end of May you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 28.9 ℃ (84.02 ℉). The average rainfall is 251.4 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:07 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:08 and at the end of the month 12:08.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

June

Typical (usual) weather in Gabon in June is this: The average highest temperature in Gabon in June is 27.5 ℃ (81.5 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 23.6 ℃ (74.48 ℉). At the beginning of June you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 28.9 ℃ (84.02 ℉). At the end of June you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 26.75 ℃ (80.15 ℉). The average rainfall is 54.9 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:08 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:08 and at the end of the month 12:08.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

July

Typical (usual) weather in Gabon in July is this: The average highest temperature in Gabon in July is 26 ℃ (78.8 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 22.6 ℃ (72.68 ℉). At the beginning of July you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 26.75 ℃ (80.15 ℉). At the end of July you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 26.45 ℃ (79.61 ℉). The average rainfall is 6.7 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:08 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:08 and at the end of the month 12:08.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

August

Typical (usual) weather in Gabon in August is this: The average highest temperature in Gabon in August is 26.9 ℃ (80.42 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 22.5 ℃ (72.5 ℉). At the beginning of August you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 26.45 ℃ (79.61 ℉). At the end of August you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 27 ℃ (80.6 ℉). The average rainfall is 13.5 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:08 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:07 and at the end of the month 12:07.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

September

Typical (usual) weather in Gabon in September is this: The average highest temperature in Gabon in September is 27.1 ℃ (80.78 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 23.4 ℃ (74.12 ℉). At the beginning of September you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 27 ℃ (80.6 ℉). At the end of September you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 27.75 ℃ (81.95 ℉). The average rainfall is 103.7 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:07 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:06 and at the end of the month 12:06.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

October

Typical (usual) weather in Gabon in October is this: The average highest temperature in Gabon in October is 28.4 ℃ (83.12 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 23.6 ℃ (74.48 ℉). At the beginning of October you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 27.75 ℃ (81.95 ℉). At the end of October you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 28.6 ℃ (83.48 ℉). The average rainfall is 434.7 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:06 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:06 and at the end of the month 12:06.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

November

Typical (usual) weather in Gabon in November is this: The average highest temperature in Gabon in November is 28.8 ℃ (83.84 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 23.8 ℃ (74.84 ℉). At the beginning of November you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 28.6 ℃ (83.48 ℉). At the end of November you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.1 ℃ (84.38 ℉). The average rainfall is 502.3 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:06 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:05 and at the end of the month 12:05.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

December

Typical (usual) weather in Gabon in December is this: The average highest temperature in Gabon in December is 29.4 ℃ (84.92 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 23.7 ℃ (74.66 ℉). At the beginning of December you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.1 ℃ (84.38 ℉). At the end of December you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.55 ℃ (85.19 ℉). The average rainfall is 300 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:05 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:05 and at the end of the month 12:05.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

Below are average values, so you can consider them typical weather in Gabon in these places. The sign '-' means we don't have enough data for this item.

Port Gentiltemperature: 27.2 ℃ (80.96 ℉)highest temperature: 29.4 ℃ (84.92 ℉)lowest temperature: 24.9 ℃ (76.82 ℉)rainfall: 229.9mmrainy days: -
Mayumbatemperature: 25.1 ℃ (77.18 ℉)highest temperature: 27.3 ℃ (81.14 ℉)lowest temperature: 23.5 ℃ (74.3 ℉)rainfall: 167.2mmrainy days: -
Cocobeachtemperature: 26.7 ℃ (80.06 ℉)highest temperature: 30.4 ℃ (86.72 ℉)lowest temperature: 23.1 ℃ (73.58 ℉)rainfall: 280.6mmrainy days: -
Tchibangatemperature: 27.1 ℃ (80.78 ℉)highest temperature: 31.3 ℃ (88.34 ℉)lowest temperature: 22.6 ℃ (72.68 ℉)rainfall: 168.6mmrainy days: -
Bitamtemperature: 25.2 ℃ (77.36 ℉)highest temperature: 28.9 ℃ (84.02 ℉)lowest temperature: 20.6 ℃ (69.08 ℉)rainfall: 61.1mmrainy days: -
Mekambotemperature: 25.7 ℃ (78.26 ℉)highest temperature: 30.2 ℃ (86.36 ℉)lowest temperature: 19.5 ℃ (67.1 ℉)rainfall: 88.8mmrainy days: -
Mouilatemperature: 26.9 ℃ (80.42 ℉)highest temperature: 30.7 ℃ (87.26 ℉)lowest temperature: 22.8 ℃ (73.04 ℉)rainfall: 228.6mmrainy days: -
Lambarenetemperature: 27.5 ℃ (81.5 ℉)highest temperature: 31.1 ℃ (87.98 ℉)lowest temperature: 24.3 ℃ (75.74 ℉)rainfall: 169.7mmrainy days: -
Mitzictemperature: 24.1 ℃ (75.38 ℉)highest temperature: 28.8 ℃ (83.84 ℉)lowest temperature: 20.1 ℃ (68.18 ℉)rainfall: 90.1mmrainy days: -
Makokoutemperature: 24.5 ℃ (76.1 ℉)highest temperature: 27.5 ℃ (81.5 ℉)lowest temperature: 20.2 ℃ (68.36 ℉)rainfall: 102.8mmrainy days: -
Lastoursvilletemperature: 25.5 ℃ (77.9 ℉)highest temperature: 29.2 ℃ (84.56 ℉)lowest temperature: 21.4 ℃ (70.52 ℉)rainfall: 107.5mmrainy days: -
Moandatemperature: 25.3 ℃ (77.54 ℉)highest temperature: 28.4 ℃ (83.12 ℉)lowest temperature: 20.4 ℃ (68.72 ℉)rainfall: 188.3mmrainy days: -




When you read about the number of mm of rainfall, you should know this: Light rain is when the precipitation rate is less than 2.5 mm (0.1 in) per hour. For moderate rain this number is between 2.5 mm and 10 mm (0.4 in), for heavy rain it is 10 mm - 50 mm (2.0 in). Violent rain has this number higher than 50 mm per hour.


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