Climate and Geography
Gabon is located around the equator in the Central Africa Region. It has an equatorial, hot and humid climate, with alternating dry seasons and rainy seasons during the year. There are two wet seasons: – the big rainy season that goes from February-May and the small rainy season that goes from September-December, and two dry seasons: the big dry season that goes from May-September and the small season dry that goes from December to January. The average temperatures are between 21 °C in the south-west of the country (Port-Gentil, Lambaréné, Mouila, Tchibanga, Mayumba) and 27 ° C on the coast and inland. The extremes range from 18 ° C to 36 ° C. Precipitation varies from 1,500 mm in the northeast and savanna regions to 3,300 mm in the northwest and southwest. The atmospheric humidity rate is on average 85%, it can reach 100% in the rainy season.