Average Weather in Diabugu Basilla Gambia
In Diabugu Basilla, the wet season is hot, oppressive, and overcast and the dry season is sweltering and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 65°F to 105°F and is rarely below 60°F or above 108°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Diabugu Basilla for hot-weather activities is from late November to mid March.
The hot season lasts for 2.7 months, from March 8 to May 29, with an average daily high temperature above 101°F. The hottest day of the year is April 20, with an average high of 105°F and low of 80°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.6 months, from July 10 to September 28, with an average daily high temperature below 91°F. The coldest day of the year is December 26, with an average low of 65°F and high of 92°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, 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 Diabugu Basilla, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Diabugu Basilla begins around November 13 and lasts for 7.3 months, ending around June 22. On March 2, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 62% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 38% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around June 22 and lasts for 4.7 months, ending around November 13. On August 30, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 77% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 23% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Diabugu Basilla varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 3.6 months, from June 19 to October 5, with a greater than 43% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 86% on August 23.
The drier season lasts 8.4 months, from October 5 to June 19. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on January 19.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 86% on August 23.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Diabugu Basilla experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 5.6 months, from May 16 to November 3, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around August 22, with an average total accumulation of 9.6 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 6.4 months, from November 3 to May 16. The least rain falls around February 27, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Diabugu Basilla varies over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 11 hours, 21 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 12 hours, 55 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:27 AM on June 1, and the latest sunrise is 55 minutes later at 7:23 AM on January 23. The earliest sunset is at 6:25 PM on November 19, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 2 minutes later at 7:27 PM on July 9.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Diabugu Basilla during 2018.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
Diabugu Basilla experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 6.5 months, from May 6 to November 20, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 25% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 26, with muggy conditions 100% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 11, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Diabugu Basilla experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 7.3 months, from December 5 to July 16, with average wind speeds of more than 7.3 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 30, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.8 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.7 months, from July 16 to December 5. The calmest day of the year is October 18, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Diabugu Basilla varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 3.1 months, from January 23 to April 25, with a peak percentage of 59% on March 6. The wind is most often from the west for 6.2 months, from April 25 to October 31, with a peak percentage of 64% on July 8. The wind is most often from the east for 2.7 months, from October 31 to January 23, with a peak percentage of 60% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Diabugu Basilla throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Diabugu Basilla for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid December to early February, with a peak score in the second week of January.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Diabugu Basilla for hot-weather activities is from late November to mid March, with a peak score in the last week of January.
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
Temperatures in Diabugu Basilla are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 2.4 months, from March 7 to May 20, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.6 kWh. The brightest day of the year is April 12, with an average of 7.1 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 6.0 months, from July 9 to January 7, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.2 kWh. The darkest day of the year is August 24, with an average of 4.7 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Diabugu Basilla are 13.333 deg latitude, -13.950 deg longitude, and 128 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Diabugu Basilla contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 154 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 103 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (217 feet). Within 50 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (312 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Diabugu Basilla is covered by cropland (57%), shrubs (19%), grassland (13%), and trees (10%), within 10 miles by cropland (38%) and trees (29%), and within 50 miles by trees (45%) and shrubs (26%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Diabugu Basilla, 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 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Diabugu Basilla.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Diabugu Basilla 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 Diabugu Basilla is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Diabugu Basilla and a given station.
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.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .