Climate and monthly weather forecast
Alembe, Gabon


The climate of Alembe

Alembe, located in Gabon, exhibits a Tropical wet and dry or savanna climate as classified by the Köppen climate classification system. This predominating climate is designated as Aw. The town experiences high humidity percentages throughout the year, with readings fluctuating slightly from 72% in August up to a maximum of 89% in November.

Temperature highs consistently hover around the low 30s°C, with peak temperatures recorded typically between 32.3°C (90.1°F) in April and 32.6°C (90.7°F) in March, and lows traversing between 30.1°C (86.2°F) in June and October to 31.5°C (88.7°F) in December. Minimum temperatures show minor variations staying around the lower 20s°C all year long, with the coolest month being July at 20.8°C (69.4°F) and the warmest months being February and March at 23.4°C (74.1°F) and 23.3°C (73.9°F) respectively. Annual rainfall is substantial with the greatest volume in May at 160mm (6.3") and the least in July and August at 10mm (0.39") and 11mm (0.43") respectively. Along with this, the city enjoys four to seven hours of sunshine daily.

The unique climatic feature of Alembe is the significant shift in rainfall patterns throughout the year. The town encounters exceptionally dry conditions from June to August, with rainfall days plunging to as low as 7.5 days in July. Contrarily, the number of rainfall days escalates to an apex of 28.3 days in October.

The best time to visit Alembe

The optimal time to visit Alembe would be during the driest months from June to August. During this period, the rainfall is at its minimum with temperatures averaging between 20.8°C (69.4°F) and 30.7°C (87.3°F). The comfortable and warm conditions combined with a relatively low likelihood of rain make it an excellent time for outdoor activities and sightseeing.

The worst time to visit Alembe

The months with the heaviest rainfall, particularly May and October, are arguably the most challenging times to visit Alembe. There is an increased chance of encountering severe rain during these months as each month records nearly 200mm (7.87") of rainfall. Besides, in May and October, the humidity is quite high, reaching up to 87% and 88%, which can make for uncomfortable outdoor conditions.

Spring weather in Alembe

Please note that Alembe's geographic location in the tropics means traditional spring weather, as known in temperate climates, does not apply. Alembe has a Tropical savanna climate characterized by two major seasons, a dry and a wet season, rather than the four seasons seen in temperate climates. Accordingly, as with the other seasons, temperatures throughout these months maintain a range from a low of 23.3°C (73.9°F) in March to a high of 32.6°C (90.7°F) in the same month.

The spring months align with the close of the wet season, with a noticeable decrease in average rainfall from 135mm (5.31") in March to 49mm (1.93") by June, and rainfall days reduce to approximately half.

Summer weather in Alembe

Within the Tropical Savanna climate of Alembe, a traditional summer season does not exist. However, referencing mid-year months of June to August, Alembe experiences its driest period. This period sees a pronounced dip in rainfall to 10-11mm (-0.43"), and the number of sunshine days surges to nearly 20 days in July—a peak for the year. Temperatures remain warm but comfortable, with highs reaching up to 30.7°C (87.3°F) and lows not falling below 20.8°C (69.4°F).

Autumn weather in Alembe

The concept of Autumn as understood in temperate climates does not apply in Alembe due to its location in the tropics. During September to November, Alembe experiences increasing rainfall, with October and November being the wettest months with nearly 200mm (7.87") of rainfall each. The humidity also sees a gradual increase, reaching up to 89% in November. During these months, the temperature consistently hovers between 22.2°C (72°F) and 30.7°C (87.3°F) respectively.

Winter weather in Alembe

Traditionally recognized winter conditions do not occur in Alembe owing to its Savanna climate. The tropical location means that even in the coldest months like December, the low-temperature averages at a mild 23°C (73.4°F), while the high reaches 31.5°C (88.7°F). The quantity of rainfall is comparatively lower than preceding months but remains significant with totals average around 144mm (5.67"). The daily sunshine hours decrease slightly to 7.3 hours, however, the city maintains a relative daylight constant at 12.1 hours throughout the year.

Weather in January

In January, Alembe, Gabon experiences a typical equatorial climate with high temperatures and high relative humidity levels. January is the month with the steadiest temperature range, from a high point of 31.9°C (89.4°F) and declining to a low point of 23.2°C (73.8°F). Weather in January »

Weather in February

Transitioning into February, there isn't a significant change from the weather conditions of January. The high temperature rises slightly from January's average of 31.9°C (89.4°F) to 32.3°C (90.1°F). However, keep in mind that residents will be treated to relatively stable amounts of daylight. Weather in February »

Weather in March

In March, a slight increase in rainfall can be observed in comparison to February. This makes it one of the wetter months of the year with rainfall reaching up to 135mm (5.31"). The climate stays predominantly warm, with an average high temperature maintained at around 32.6°C (90.7°F). Weather in March »

Weather in April

As Alembe moves into April, the weather continues to be dominated by tropical monsoon conditions. There's a slight digression from the trend observed up until March, with the high temperature slightly dropping to 32.3°C (90.1°F). Weather in April »

Weather in May

When it comes to May, it is marked with the highest monthly rainfall in Alembe, Gabon throughout the year reaching 160mm (6.3"). Alongside this, a slight decrease in high temperatures to 31.4°C (88.5°F) is noticeable. It's as if nature is preparing for the upturn towards the drier part of the year. Weather in May »

Weather in June

An observable weather shift occurs in June as the significant decrease in rainfall signals the transition to drier months. The high temperature in June slithers down to 30.1˚C from the previous 31.4°C (88.5°F) in May. This month is characterized by longer periods of sunshine, allowing residents to enjoy the great outdoors. Weather in June »

Weather in July

In July, Alembe experiences its driest month of the year, receiving a scanty 10mm (0.39") of rainfall in comparison to previous months. The temperatures also witness a significant drop with the lower temperature plummeting to about 20.8°C (69.4°F). Weather in July »

Weather in August

As the calendar flips to August, there is a slight increase in temperature and rainfall from the preceding month. The monthly high temperature increases marginally to 30.7°C (87.3°F) from July's average of 30.2°C (86.4°F). Significantly, the dropping humidity levels from July to August hint at drier conditions overall. Weather in August »

Weather in September

September in Alembe, Gabon marks the onset of another humid phase with the month's relative humidity rising to 80%. There's an upsurge in the amount of precipitation as well, from 11mm (0.43") in August to 62mm (2.44") in September. Weather in September »

Weather in October

October is characterized by a significant increase in rainfall as compared to September, registering an impressive 197mm (7.76"). Noticeably, the temperature dips slightly to 30.1°C (86.2°F) from the September's high of 30.7°C (87.3°F). Weather in October »

Weather in November

Come November, the weather in Alembe doesn't deviate much from that of October. It continues to be predominantly rainy as seen from the previous month's rainfall of 197mm (7.76"). Notably, the fluctuation in temperature remains negligible at 30.5°C (86.9°F), a very slight increase from October's 30.1°C (86.2°F). Weather in November »

Weather in December

Finally, as the year winds down in December, Alembe experiences a slight rise in temperature, giving some respite from the relentless rains. There's a drop in rainfall to 144mm (5.67") from November's 197mm (7.76"), indicating a brief respite from the rains. Weather in December »

Frequently asked questions

How many days does it rain in Alembe?

Throughout the year, there are 263 rainfall days, and 1311mm (51.61") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Alembe?

January, February, April and December, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index in Alembe, Gabon.

What month has the most sunshine in Alembe?

The month with the most sunshine is February, with an average of 7.8h of sunshine.

What month is the hottest in Alembe?

In Alembe, Gabon, temperatures reach their average annual highs in March, measuring 32.6°C (90.7°F) and a minimum average of 23.3°C (73.9°F).

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Alembe?

The months with the lowest UV index are March, May through November, with an average maximum UV index of 6.

What are the months with the shortest days in Alembe?

April and August, with an average of 12h and 6min of daylight, are months with the shortest days in Alembe.

What are the coldest months in Alembe?

The months of June and October are noted for their lowest temperatures, with an average high-temperature of 30.1°C (86.2°F).

What is the driest month in Alembe?

July is the month with the least rainfall. Rain falls for 7.5 days and accumulates 10mm (0.39") of precipitation.

What is the least humid month in Alembe?

With an average relative humidity of 72%, August is the least humid month in Alembe, Gabon.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Alembe?

The month with the least sunshine in Alembe, Gabon, is September, with an average of 5.2h of sunshine.

What is the rainiest month in Alembe?

The months with the most rainfall in Alembe, Gabon, are October and November, with an average 197mm (7.76") of precipitation.

What is the most humid month in Alembe?

November is the most humid month in Alembe, Gabon, with an average relative humidity of 89%.

When are the longest days in Alembe?

With an average of 12h and 6min of daylight, December has the longest days of the year.

Is there Daylight Saving Time (DST) in Alembe?

Alembe, Gabon, does not utilize Daylight Saving Time (DST). WAT timezone is used throughout the entire year.

Average temperature
Alembe, Gabon

Average temperature - Alembe, Gabon

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is March (32.6°C).
The months with the lowest average high temperature are June and October (30.1°C).

The month with the highest average low temperature is February (23.4°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is July (20.8°C).


Average pressure
Alembe, Gabon

Average pressure - Alembe, Gabon

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is July (1014.1mbar).
The months with the lowest atmospheric pressure are February and March (1010.1mbar).


Average wind speed
Alembe, Gabon

Average wind speed - Alembe, Gabon

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is August (6.6km/h).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are April and May (4.2km/h).


Average rainfall
Alembe, Gabon

Average rainfall - Alembe, Gabon

The wettest months (with the highest rainfall) are October and November (197mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is July (10mm).


Average rainfall days
Alembe, Gabon

Average rainfall days - Alembe, Gabon

The month with the highest number of rainy days is October (28.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is July (7.5 days).


Average daylight / Average sunshine
Alembe, Gabon

Average daylight / Average sunshine - Alembe, Gabon

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 12h and 6min).
The months with the shortest days are April and August (Average daylight: 12h and 6min).

The month with the most sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 7h and 48min).
The month with the least sunshine is September (Average sunshine: 5h and 12min).


Average sunshine days
Alembe, Gabon

Average sunshine days - Alembe, Gabon

The month with the most sunshine days is July (19.9 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is October (2 days).


Average UV index
Alembe, Gabon

Average UV index - Alembe, Gabon

The months with the highest UV index are January, February, April and December (UV index 7).
The months with the lowest UV index are March, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (UV index 6).


Alembe, Gabon

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