Kotu
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Best time to visit Kotu

The best time to visit Kotu in Gambia is from January through July and October through December. In this period you have a warm temperature and little precipitation. The highest average temperature in Kotu is 32°C in November and the lowest is 28°C in February. The maximum water temperature is 30°C and the lowest water temperature is 20°C.

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In the table below you can quickly find the average weather in Kotu per month, the monthly temperature or when it rains the most. Monthly averages are based on weather data from the last 30 years.

Climate 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 temperature (°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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Kotu weather

The weather for Kotu over the next 14 days will be 27°C till 29° with every day chance of light rain showers till heavy rain. The water temperature will be 30°C.

5-day weather forecast Kotu

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
Water
UV
Saturday
13 august
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28°C
26°C
7.8 mm
70%
8 Bft
SSW
30°C
10
Sunday
14 august
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27°C
26°C
4 mm
55%
6 Bft
SSW
30°C
4
Monday
15 august
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28°C
26°C
0.4 mm
10%
5 Bft
W
30°C
11
Tuesday
16 august
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28°C
26°C
0.6 mm
15%
6 Bft
W
30°C
7
Wednesday
17 august
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28°C
26°C
13.9 mm
80%
5 Bft
WSW
30°C
7

View the 14 day weather forecast for Kotu


Climate Kotu

Kotu has a tropical savanna climate. 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.

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 Kotu weather like in a given month? 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 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.

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What are the nearest airports to Kotu?

These are the airports closests to Kotu:

  • Banjul International Airport (15 km) in Banjul NDing
  • Ziguinchor Airport (111 km) in Ziguinchor
  • Cap Skirring Airport (119 km)

How big is Kotu?

The surface area of Kotu is 5,176 km².

What is the currency of Kotu?

In Kotu, the Gambian dalasi (GMD) is used for payment.

Exchange rates on 13 August 2022

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

What is the area code of Kotu?

The area code to call Kotu is +220.