Libya weather

Read our complete guide to the weather in Libya.

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

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The weather guide for Libya (Tripoli) 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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Libya weather overview

Libya is a blend of searing desert heat and Mediterranean balminess. About 100 miles inland from the country's Mediterranean coast lies the central Sahara where some of the highest temperatures on earth have been recorded.

Between March and June, travellers to the more temperate Libyan coast should brace themselves for a visitor from the desert - a hot, dusty Sirocco wind known locally as the Ghibli. This sends temperatures soaring and can make life chokingly hot and unpleasant for a while.

Those going into the desert should also prepare for cold nights. From October to March, the Libyan coast can attract clouds and rain but the heaviest rainfall is in the hilly region of Jebel Akhdar.

What to pack for Libya weather

Pack light clothes for the coast, supplemented with scarves if you are travelling during Ghibli season. Take warm clothing for visiting the desert regions at night.

Which is the hottest month in Libya?

The hottest time of year in Tripoli, Libya is normally August. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 34°C with very high heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Libya?

In terms of rainfall, December is usually the wettest month in Tripoli, Libya with 65mm on average. There are normally 9 days in December with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Libya?

The sunniest time of year in Tripoli, Libya is normally July with bright sunshine on average for 86% of daylight hours; that's 12 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in Libya?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Tripoli, Libya in August when the water temperature reaches 27°C.

What is the time difference between Libya and the UK?

The time difference between Libya and the UK is GMT+2 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Libya?

The main language spoken in Libya is Arabic.

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What is the currency in Libya?

The currency in Libya is the Libyan Dinar (LYD).

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Which plugs are used in Libya?

Libya uses electrical plug type C + L (230 Volts).

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

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

Compare Libya weather with the USA

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

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