Kotu weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Kotu

The best time to visit in Kotu in Gambia is from January until December, when you will have a warm temperature and none till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Kotu is 32°C in November and the lowest is 28°C in February. The water temperature is between 20°C and 30°C.

Kotu has the tropical savanna climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Kotu or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Kotu by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 29 28 29 28 28 29 29 29 30 31 32 30
Water temp. (°C) 23 20 22 23 25 26 28 29 29 30 28 26
Precipitation (mm) 0 0 2 1 6 17 54 142 109 24 2 0

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14 day weather forecast Kotu

The weather for in Kotu will be around 31° degrees in the next 14 days with a couple of days chance of light rain showers.

Weather forecast this week

Tuesday 26 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
27°
30° 0.6 mm 15% 4 m/s 7
Wednesday 27 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
27°
30° 0 mm 0% 4 m/s 3
Thursday 28 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
26°
30° 1.0 mm 25% 3 m/s 3
Friday 29 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
25°
30° 0 mm 0% 4 m/s 3
Saturday 30 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
26°
30° 0.6 mm 15% 3 m/s 3
Sunday 31 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
26°
30° 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 3
Monday 1 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
28°
30° 0.3 mm 10% 5 m/s 4

Weather forecast next week

Tuesday 2 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
27°
30° 0 mm 0% 5 m/s 7
Wednesday 3 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
27°
30° 0 mm 0% 4 m/s 3
Thursday 4 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
27°
30° 0 mm 0% 4 m/s 1
Friday 5 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
27°
30° 0 mm 0% 5 m/s 1
Saturday 6 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
26°
30° 0 mm 0% 4 m/s 2
Sunday 7 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
26°
30° 0 mm 0% 5 m/s 2
Monday 8 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
26°
30° 0 mm 0% 6 m/s 2

Climate Kotu

Kotu has the tropical savanna climate prevailing. It is warm every month with both a wet and dry season. The average annual temperature for Kotu is 29° degrees and there is about 357 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 278 days a year with an average humidity of 63% and an UV-index of 7.

Climate table of Kotu

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 29 28 29 28 28 29 29 29 30 31 32 30
Night temp. (°C) 22 21 22 22 23 25 26 27 27 27 26 24
Water temp. (°C) 23 20 22 23 25 26 28 29 29 30 28 26
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 0 0 2 1 6 17 54 142 109 24 2 0
Days with rain - - 1 2 3 7 14 22 18 8 2 -
Dry days 31 28 30 28 28 23 17 9 12 23 28 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 10 10 10 10 10 10 8 8 8 10 10 10
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7

Kotu weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Kotu? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Kotu?

Kotu is located in Gambia. It lies in a straight line at 6,448 km from Cape Town.

The coordinates of Kotu are:

  • Latitude: 13.459444
  • Longitude: -16.705278

The GPS coordinates are 13° 27' N, 16° 42' W

How long is the flight to Kotu?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to Kotu is approximately 9 hours.

What are the nearest airports to Kotu?

These are the airports closests to Kotu:

  • Banjul International Airport (15 km) – Banjul NDing
  • Ziguinchor Airport (110 km) – Ziguinchor
  • Blaise Diagne International Airport (140 km) – Dakar

How big is Kotu?

The area of Kotu is around 5,176 km².

What is the currency of Kotu?

In Kotu the Gambian dalasi (GMD) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 26 October 2021

  • 1 Gambian dalasi = 3.36 South African rand
  • 1 South African rand = 0.30 Gambian dalasi
  • 10 Gambian dalasi = 33.55 South African rand
  • 10 South African rand = 2.98 Gambian dalasi
  • 100 Gambian dalasi = 335.53 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 29.81 Gambian dalasi

What is the area code of Kotu?

The area code to call Kotu is +220.