The best times to visit Gabon for ideal weather are

May 14th to September 30th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Gabon Travel Info

Weather in Gabon

Temperature

Average temperatures in Gabon vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for most of the year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 15th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Gabon, the hottest months are March, April, and then May. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late March where highs are regularly around 89.4°F (31.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 73.1°F (22.8°C) at night.

Gabon Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Gabon Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Gabon Perceived Temperature (F)

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Gabon Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Gabon Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 85.9 79.5 72.4
Feb 87.1 79.9 72.4
Mar 88.3 81.1 72.8
Apr 88 80.8 73
May 86.5 80 72.9
Jun 82.6 76.9 70.7
Jul 80.9 75.5 69.1
Aug 81.3 76.3 70.2
Sep 84 78.1 71.3
Oct 85 78.6 71.8
Nov 85.1 78.8 72.1
Dec 84.8 78.7 72.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 29.9 26.4 22.4
Feb 30.6 26.6 22.4
Mar 31.3 27.3 22.7
Apr 31.1 27.1 22.8
May 30.3 26.7 22.7
Jun 28.1 24.9 21.5
Jul 27.2 24.2 20.6
Aug 27.4 24.6 21.2
Sep 28.9 25.6 21.8
Oct 29.4 25.9 22.1
Nov 29.5 26 22.3
Dec 29.3 25.9 22.3

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Gabon are August, July, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early August. For example, on the week of July 30th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid November with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of November 12th.

When can you find snow in Gabon? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Gabon.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Gabon (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 14% 0 4
Feb 20% 0 5
Mar 22% 0 6.8
Apr 21% 0 5.7
May 18% 0 4.9
Jun 4% 0 1.2
Jul 3% 0 0.6
Aug 2% 0 0.4
Sep 11% 0 2.3
Oct 26% 0 8.2
Nov 29% 0 9.6
Dec 20% 0 6

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 14 0 10.2
Feb 20 0 12.7
Mar 22 0 17.3
Apr 21 0 14.5
May 18 0 12.4
Jun 4 0 3
Jul 3 0 1.5
Aug 2 0 1
Sep 11 0 5.8
Oct 26 0 20.8
Nov 29 0 24.4
Dec 20 0 15.2

 

Humidity and Wind

Gabon has some very humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is March (74% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (80.2%).

Wind in Gabon is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is June, followed by October and July. June’s average wind speed of around 3.9 knots (4.5 MPH or 7.3 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late November to early December where average top sustained speeds reach 10.2 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Gabon.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Max Sustained Wind
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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 3.2 Barely noticeable 6.7 Light breeze
Feb 3.4 Barely noticeable 7.2 Gentle breeze
Mar 3.4 Barely noticeable 7.2 Light breeze
Apr 3.4 Barely noticeable 6.8 Light breeze
May 2.7 Barely noticeable 6.8 Light breeze
Jun 3.9 Barely noticeable 7.4 Gentle breeze
Jul 3.5 Barely noticeable 7 Light breeze
Aug 3 Barely noticeable 7.1 Gentle breeze
Sep 3.4 Barely noticeable 7.3 Light breeze
Oct 3.7 Barely noticeable 7.3 Gentle breeze
Nov 3.3 Barely noticeable 8.4 Light breeze
Dec 2.9 Barely noticeable 7.4 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 78.3%
Feb 76.8%
Mar 74%
Apr 76.3%
May 78.6%
Jun 80.2%
Jul 78.5%
Aug 77.2%
Sep 75%
Oct 77.7%
Nov 78.9%
Dec 79.3%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Gabon?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for Gabon; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Gabon is November, followed by December and October. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Gabon in January. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 36.8 in January means 36.8% of the tourists vs. November.

 

 

Overall Gabon Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 89.4°F (31.9°C) and 85.6°F (29.8°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 7 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Winter (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with about 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Gabon, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 85.9°F (29.9°C) and 83.3°F (28.5°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 9 days per month. Tourism is the busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be higher priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Gabon to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 88°F (31.1°C) and 84.3°F (29.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 6 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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