Provider: The Guardian
Categories: World & Regional

Weatherwatch: the Gambia’s pleasant subtropical climate

As the smallest country on the African mainland – just 30 miles (50km) across at its widest point, and barely larger than Devon and Cornwall combined – you would not expect the Gambia to have a very varied climate. The low-lying nature of the country, which runs along the Gambia River, also means there is little or no altitudinal variation.