Average Weather in March in Banjul Gambia
In Banjul, the month of March is characterized by essentially constant daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 94°F throughout the month, rarely exceeding 102°F or dropping below 86°F. The highest daily average high temperature is 95°F on March 9.
Daily low temperatures are around 68°F, rarely falling below 63°F or exceeding 72°F.
For reference, on March 8, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Banjul typically range from 68°F to 95°F, while on January 11, the coldest day of the year, they range from 64°F to 90°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in March
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on March. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature in March
The month of March in Banjul experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 38% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is March 19, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 63% of the time.
For reference, on September 10, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 81%, while on May 3, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 65%.
Cloud Cover in March
Over the course of March in Banjul, the length of the day is gradually increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 22 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 45 seconds, and weekly increase of 5 minutes, 15 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 53 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 12 hours, 15 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The latest sunrise of the month in Banjul is 7:22 AM on March 1 and the earliest sunrise is 19 minutes earlier at 7:02 AM on March 31.
The earliest sunset is 7:14 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 3 minutes later at 7:18 PM on March 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Banjul during 2017.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:40 AM and sets 12 hours, 55 minutes later, at 7:35 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:24 AM and sets 11 hours, 20 minutes later, at 6:44 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in March
We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Banjul is rapidly increasing during March, rising from 3% to 13% over the course of the month.
For reference, on August 7, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 100% of the time, while on January 18, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 1% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in March
This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.
The average hourly wind speed in Banjul is essentially constant during March, remaining around 4.7 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 8, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.8 miles per hour, while on October 9, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 2.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
Banjul is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average surface water temperature in Banjul is essentially constant during March, remaining around 69°F throughout.
The lowest average surface water temperature during March is 69°F on March 4.
Average Water Temperature in March
This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Banjul is gradually increasing during March, rising by 0.6 kWh, from 6.4 kWh to 7.0 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in March
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Banjul are 13.453 deg latitude, -16.578 deg longitude, and 0 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Banjul is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 66 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (157 feet). Within 50 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (243 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Banjul is covered by water (86%), within 10 miles by water (58%) and cropland (17%), and within 50 miles by water (45%) and cropland (22%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Banjul year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Banjul.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Banjul according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Banjul is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Banjul and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Banjul International Airport (92%, 15 kilometers, southwest); Kaolack Airport (6%, 96 kilometers, northeast); and Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport (2.4%, 174 kilometers, northwest).
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .
Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.