Gabon weather

Read our complete guide to the weather in Gabon.

Below are the temperatures expected today at popular destinations in Gabon. Select a destination to compare today's forecast with average weather conditions.

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The weather guide for Gabon (Libreville) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Gabon weather overview

Gabon, which is sandwiched between Cameroon and Congo-Brazzaville, has a South Atlantic coastline to the west, lined with palm-fringed beaches. It is best visited between June and August, when heavy rainfall eases off and humidity levels are at their most manageable. Even at this time, you'll find the climate hot and sticky, with heavy cloud often obscuring the sun; Gabon has a typically equatorial climate, which means hot, humid, wet and cloudy conditions reign for most of the year.

Matters worsen considerably during the October to December monsoon season, when all but the sturdiest travellers May find the climate heavy going.

What to pack for Gabon weather

Light clothing is fine but, outside the dry season, effective waterproofs are a must.

Which is the hottest month in Gabon?

The hottest time of year in Libreville, Gabon is normally March. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 30°C with high heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Gabon?

In terms of rainfall, November is usually the wettest month in Libreville, Gabon with 469mm on average. There are normally 22 days in November with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Gabon?

The sunniest time of year in Libreville, Gabon is normally February with bright sunshine on average for 49% of daylight hours; that's 6 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in Gabon?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Libreville, Gabon in April when the water temperature reaches 29°C.

What is the time difference between Gabon and the UK?

The time difference between Gabon and the UK is GMT+1 hour.

What is the main language spoken in Gabon?

The main language spoken in Gabon is French.

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What is the currency in Gabon?

The currency in Gabon is the Central African CFA Franc (XAF).

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Which plugs are used in Gabon?

Gabon uses electrical plug type C + E (220 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Gabon?

They drive on the right side of the road in Gabon.

Do you need a visa for Gabon?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Gabon.

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Compare Gabon weather with the USA

Below the Gabon weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for Gabon (Libreville) and the USA (Washington).

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