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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Banjul, Gambia

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Banjul...

Banjul is a coastal city in Gambia. It is a fairly dense town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 34589 people. The water temperature around Banjul has a large variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 18.8°C (65.9°F) in March up to 30.1°C (86.2°F) in the month of October, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 24°C (76°F) and the best time for water activities is , since Banjul is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Banjul?

The current water temperature in the month of September in the waters around Banjul is ca:
29°C (85°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not many surf spots are in close proximity to Banjul. A spot, which is not too far away, is Baobab, which is almost 77.8km (48.3miles) away from Banjul. Click here to check out more information on Baobab and its water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also try Petites Mamelles, which is roughly 107.6km (66.8miles) away from Banjul. Another good surfspot is Petites Mamelles, located 107.6km (66.8miles) from Banjul.

Are there sandy beaches near by?

There are other beaches in proximity to Banjul. The closest one is Bakau, which is 6.5km (4miles) away from Banjul. Another nice beach near Banjul is Fajara, which is 8km (5miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for Banjul?

The sea temperature around Banjul is extremely warm, reaching up to 30°C (86°F) in the months of . During this time, in the , a wetsuit is normaly not required for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during early spring, temperatures reach lows of approximately 19°C (66°F). During this season, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the diving and fishing near Banjul?

Due to significant sea temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 19 to 24°C (66-75°F) during spring. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish love this temperature range. The conditions typically change during when temperatures reach 25 to 30°C (77-86°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Banjul: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Banjul...

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