The best times to visit Port Gentil for ideal weather are

May 28th to September 23rd

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

 

 


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Weather in Port Gentil

Temperature

Average temperatures in Port Gentil 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 17th 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 Port Gentil, the hottest months are March, February, and then April. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late January and early February where highs are regularly around 88.3°F (31.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 78.2°F (25.7°C) at night.

Port Gentil Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Port Gentil 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.

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Port Gentil Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Port Gentil 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 86.3 82.5 77.7
Feb 87.3 83.1 77.5
Mar 88 83.4 77.4
Apr 87.4 82.9 77.7
May 85.6 81.6 77.1
Jun 81.3 77.6 74
Jul 79.2 75.4 71.6
Aug 80.9 77.2 73.6
Sep 83.2 79.3 75.4
Oct 84.2 80.4 76.5
Nov 84.6 80.7 76.4
Dec 85.2 81.3 76.9

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 30.2 28.1 25.4
Feb 30.7 28.4 25.3
Mar 31.1 28.6 25.2
Apr 30.8 28.3 25.4
May 29.8 27.6 25.1
Jun 27.4 25.3 23.3
Jul 26.2 24.1 22
Aug 27.2 25.1 23.1
Sep 28.4 26.3 24.1
Oct 29 26.9 24.7
Nov 29.2 27.1 24.7
Dec 29.6 27.4 24.9

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Port Gentil are June, July, and then August. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late May to early June. For example, on the week of May 28th 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 4 days of significant precipitation the week of November 12th.

When can you find snow in Port Gentil? 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 Port Gentil.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Port Gentil (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 26% 0 7.7
Feb 33% 0 8.2
Mar 31% 0 10.5
Apr 27% 0 6.1
May 18% 0 4.1
Jun 1% 0 0.1
Jul 1% 0 0.5
Aug 2% 0 1.1
Sep 7% 0 2.1
Oct 26% 0 7.6
Nov 43% 0 13.5
Dec 29% 0 9.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 26 0 19.6
Feb 33 0 20.8
Mar 31 0 26.7
Apr 27 0 15.5
May 18 0 10.4
Jun 1 0 0.3
Jul 1 0 1.3
Aug 2 0 2.8
Sep 7 0 5.3
Oct 26 0 19.3
Nov 43 0 34.3
Dec 29 0 23.1

 

Humidity and Wind

Port Gentil has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is August (75.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (81.7%).

Wind in Port Gentil is usually moderate. The windiest month is September, followed by August and June. September’s average wind speed of around 9 knots (10.3 MPH or 16.6 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid to late August where average top sustained speeds reach 13.6 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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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 6.4 Light breeze 10.3 Gentle breeze
Feb 6.1 Light breeze 10.5 Gentle breeze
Mar 6 Light breeze 10.9 Gentle breeze
Apr 6 Light breeze 10.4 Gentle breeze
May 7 Gentle breeze 11 Gentle breeze
Jun 8.6 Gentle breeze 12.9 Significant breeze
Jul 8.5 Gentle breeze 12.3 Gentle breeze
Aug 8.9 Gentle breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Sep 9 Gentle breeze 12.3 Gentle breeze
Oct 8 Gentle breeze 11.5 Significant breeze
Nov 7.3 Gentle breeze 11.5 Gentle breeze
Dec 6.6 Light breeze 10.1 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 78.5%
Feb 77.7%
Mar 77.1%
Apr 78.7%
May 80.6%
Jun 78%
Jul 77.6%
Aug 75.8%
Sep 76.4%
Oct 79.4%
Nov 81.7%
Dec 80.4%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Port Gentil?

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 Port Gentil, 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 Port Gentil 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 Port Gentil Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 88.3°F (31.3°C) and 83.7°F (28.7°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 10 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 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Port Gentil, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 84.9°F (29.4°C) and 82.8°F (28.2°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 2 to 13 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 Port Gentil to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 87.5°F (30.8°C) and 84.8°F (29.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 8 to 9 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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