The climate in Libya

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climatic diagrams of this page are taken from the collected data from 23 measuring stations in Libya.
Weather stations at an altitude above 730m have not been included.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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Climate zone: Subtropics of the northern hemisphere

In 9 months the average temperatures are over 25 degrees. Pleasant water temperatures of up to 28 degrees even invite you to take a bath in the warm season.

Duration of daylight and sunshine in Libya

hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Libya
rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Libya
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Libya
Water temperatureWater temperatures in Libya
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Libya
Absolute humidity in g/m³ (approx.)Absolute humidity in Libya

Temperature records of the last 72 years

The hottest temperature measured from 1949 to February 2021 was reported by the Jalo weather station. In June 2010 the record temperature of 48.5 °C was reported here. The hottest summer from July to September, based on all 25 weather stations in Libya below 730 metres altitude, was recorded in 2002 with an average temperature of 31.1 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every 4 to 6 hours, thus also including the nights. Normally, this value is 28.4 degrees Celsius.

The coldest day in these 72 years was reported by the weather station Gariat El Sharghia. Here the temperature dropped to -4.5 °C in January 2019. Gariat El Sharghia lies at an altitude of 497 meters above sea level. The coldest winter (January to March) was in 1992 with an average temperature of 12.3 °C. In Libya, it is usual to have about 2.4 degrees more at 14.6 °C for this three-month period.

The most precipitation fell in Januar 1991. With 12.3 mm per day, the Derna weather station recorded the highest monthly average of the last 72 years. Incidentally, the region with the most rainfall for the whole year is around Tripoli International Airport. The driest region is near Kufra Airp.

Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements.