Libya is a large country with weather patterns that vary by region. Most travellers are drawn to the Mediterranean coastline. This region has hot and dry summers and mild winters. The desert that dominates most of Libya has severe weather – days are extremely hot and nights are cold.
Rainfall in Libya is sporadic. Autumn and winter mostly have days of drizzle, while humidity generally remains low.
In spring and autumn, Libya experiences the ghibli which is a hot, dry and dusty desert wind that can blow for up to a week, raising temperatures on the coast to 122°F (50°C).
The best time to visit Libya, particularly to the coastal areas, is June to October, as temperatures have a more benign average temperature of 80°F (27°C).