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The climate of Libya: when to go to Libya

Libya has two main types of climate, the Mediterranean climate along the coast, and the desertic climate in the rest of the country.

Along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, summers are hot and dry with average temperatures around 30 ° C and high humidity, while winters are mild and the rains are scarce.

During the spring, especially in April, along the coastline blowing sometimes Ghibli. This is a warm, dry wind that causes a sharp rise in temperatures.

Precipitation reaches its maximum in Cyrenaica in the Jabal al Akhdar area where it falls between 600 mm and 400 mm annually. The other coastal areas receive less than 400 mm of rain per year.

The Libyan desert is one of the places with the most extreme and arid climate in the world, with significant temperature variations between day and night. In summer temperatures can exceed 50 ° C, while in winter during the night they are often below zero. The desert areas of the Sahara receive less than 50 mm of rain per year.

WHEN TO GO TO LIBYA

The best time to go to Libya are the months between October and March.

THE CLIMATE OF LIBYA: CLIMATE TABLES

TRIPOLI (81 meters)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 8,9 17,9 62,1  9,4
February 9,5 19,1 32,2  6,4
March 11,2 20,7 29,6  5,8
April 13,7 23,7 14,3  3,3
May 16,7 27,1 4,6  1,5
June 20,1 30,4 1,3  0,6
July 21,7 31,7 0,7  0,2
August 22,7 32,6 0,1  0,0
September 21,4 31,0 16,7  2,3
October 18,0 27,7 46,6  6,8
November 13,4 23,3 58,2  6,9
December 9,9 19,3 67,5  9,1
YEAR 15,6 25,4 333,9  57,4
BENGASI (3 meters)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 8,3 16,7 67  13
February 8,4 18,0 42  8
March 9,5 20,3 29  6
April 12,8 24,7 9  2
May 16,0 28,9 4  2
June 19,2 31,8 0  0
July 20,2 31,7 0  0
August 20,8 32,3 0  0
September 19,4 30,8 4  1
October 16,5 27,8 18  4
November 13,3 23,2 30  6
December 9,9 18,4 65  12
YEAR 14,5 25,4 270  55
GHADAMES (330 meters)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 3,6 17,6 5,0  1,1
February 5,7 20,7 4,6  1,2
March 9,0 24,4 6,8  1,5
April 13,8 29,7 3,6  0,9
May 17,8 34,6 2,3  0,4
June 22,3 39,8 0,1  0,2
July 22,4 40,3 0,0  0,1
August 22,5 39,8 0,3  0,1
September 20,1 36,4 0,8  0,2
October 15,0 30,0 4,0  1,0
November 9,0 23,8 2,1  0,8
December 4,4 18,2 3,4  1,2
YEAR 13,8 29,6 33,0  8,7
BENGASI
Month Sea Water Temperature °C
January 17
February 16
March 16
April 17
May 20
June 23
July 25
August 26
September 26
October 24
November 22
December 19

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