April weather forecast
Banjul, The Gambia

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The cool city of Banjul in the Gambia, with a distant view of the Gambia river
The cool city of Banjul in the Gambia, with a distant view of the Gambia river

Weather in April

As Banjul ushers in the second quarter of the year, weather patterns start to display shifts from the initial dry and warm conditions. Rainfall begins to trickle in, although the amount remains low. High humidity becomes more pronounced, signifying a build-up to the wet season that will officially commence in June. An intriguing aspect during this month is the slight dip in maximum temperature to 28.8°C (83.8°F). The period's extensive daylight and sunshine duration, similar to previous months, make it a suitable time for tourists hoping to explore the city.

Temperature

Transitioning into April, Banjul records an average high-temperature of a still warm 28.8°C (83.8°F), almost identical to March's 29.4°C (84.9°F). In Banjul, the nighttime temperature averages to an agreeable 22.1°C (71.8°F) during April.

Heat index

During April, the heat index is evaluated at a tropical 31°C (87.8°F). With prolonged exposure and constant activity, one might feel exhausted and experience heat cramps.
It is worth noting that heat index values are gauged for conditions in the shade and light breezes. Heat index values can rise by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees when in direct sunlight.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'real feel' or 'apparent temperature', is a value derived by merging air temperature with the humidity to convey how the climate feels. The impression of weather on a person can be swayed by additional aspects, including metabolic variations, pregnancy, and activity levels. It is essential to realize that direct sunlight can escalate the perceived temperature, increasing the heat index by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are of high significance for children. Younglings frequently fail to recognize the requirement to rest and rehydrate. Thirst emerges late in dehydration - it is imperative to keep hydration levels high, particularly during extended physical exertions.

Humidity

In Banjul, The Gambia, the average relative humidity in April is 59%.

Rainfall

In Banjul, in April, during 1.8 rainfall days, 1mm (0.04") of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Banjul, during the entire year, the rain falls for 77 days and collects up to 427mm (16.81") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In April, the average sea temperature is 22°C (71.6°F).
Note: For someone not comfortable with cold, swimming in 22°C (71.6°F) waters might be a stretch. However, with favorable conditions like abundant sunshine, mild wind, and warm air temperatures, the experience can be improved. And while wetsuits are not a must, they can be considered.

Daylight

In April, the average length of the day is 12h and 26min.
On the first day of April, sunrise is at 07:01 and sunset at 19:18. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:45 and sunset at 19:21 GMT.

Sunshine

March through May, with an average of 9.9h of sunshine, are months with the most sunshine.

UV index

The months with the highest UV index are January, April through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health vulnerability from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: The maximum UV index of 7 during April leads to these instructions:
Act on precautions and pay attention to sun safety recommendations. Avoidance of sunburn is obligatory. Stay in the shade and avoid direct Sun exposure from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., a period when UV radiation is particularly strong, noting that parasols or canopies may not offer total sun protection. Equip yourself with UVA and UVB-filtering sunglasses on clear, sunny days. Be on guard! The reflective nature of sand and water boosts UV exposure.

Frequently asked questions

How hot does it get in April?

The high-temperature, in April, in Banjul, records 28.8°C (83.8°F), while the low-temperature is 22.1°C (71.8°F). In April, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'felt air temperature'), which combines air temperature and relative humidity, is evaluated at 31°C (87.8°F).

What is the average humidity in April?

In April, the average relative humidity is 59%.

How many days does it rain in April?

In Banjul, in April, it is raining for 1.8 days, with typically 1mm (0.04") of accumulated precipitation.

What is the water temperature in April?

In April, the average sea temperature is 22°C (71.6°F). For individuals prone to feeling cold, swimming in 23°C (73.4°F) is still regarded as intolerable. A wetsuit is not a necessity, but sunshine, wind, and air temperature are essential factors for relishing swimming at 22°C (71.6°F).

How many hours of daylight does Banjul have in April?

The average day length in April is 12h and 26min.

When are sunrise and sunset in April?

In April, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 07:01 and sunset at 19:18. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:45 and sunset at 19:21 GMT.

What are the months with the most sunshine?

March through May, with an average of 9.9h of sunshine, are months with the most sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Banjul have in April?

The average sunshine duration in April is 9.9h.

What are the months with the highest UV index?

The months with the highest UV index are January, April through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7.

What is the UV index intensity in April?

In Banjul, the average daily maximum UV index in April is 7. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health threat from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.

Average temperature in April
Banjul, The Gambia

Average temperature in April - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average high temperature in April: 28.8°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is November (31.8°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is May (28.1°C).

  • Average low temperature in April: 22.1°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is October (26.9°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (21.6°C).

Average pressure in April
Banjul, The Gambia

Average pressure in April - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average pressure in April: 1010.3mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is July (1012.6mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is April (1010.3mbar).

Average wind speed in April
Banjul, The Gambia

Average wind speed in April - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average wind speed in April: 18.4km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is February (18.6km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is September (12.8km/h).

Average humidity in April
Banjul, The Gambia

Average humidity in April - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average humidity in April: 59%

The months with the highest relative humidity are August and September (80%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is January (39%).

Average rainfall in April
Banjul, The Gambia

Average rainfall in April - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average rainfall in April: 1mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (177mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are January, February and December (0mm).

Average rainfall days in April
Banjul, The Gambia

Average rainfall days in April - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average rainfall days in April: 1.8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (21.6 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (0.2 days).

Average sea temperature in April
Banjul, The Gambia

Average sea temperature in April - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average sea temperature in April: 22°C

The best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are July, August, September, October and November (28°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are February and March (21°C).

Average daylight in April /
Average sunshine in April
Banjul, The Gambia

Average daylight in April / Average sunshine in April - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average daylight in April: 12h and 2min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12h and 54min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11h and 24min).

  • Average sunshine in April: 9h and 5min

The months with the most sunshine are March, April and May (Average sunshine: 9h and 54min).
The month with the least sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 7h and 18min).

Average sunshine days in April
Banjul, The Gambia

Average sunshine days in April - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average sunshine days in April: 28.4 days

The months with the most sunshine days are January and December (30.7 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is August (7.3 days).

Average UV index in April
Banjul, The Gambia

Average UV index in April - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average UV index in April: 7

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

Average cloud cover in April
Banjul, The Gambia

Average cloud cover in April - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average cloud cover in April: 6

The month with the most cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 50).
The month with the least cloud cover is April (Cloud cover 6).

Average visibility in April
Banjul, The Gambia

Average visibility in April - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average visibility in April: 10km

The months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (10km).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (10km).

Banjul, The Gambia

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