Sierra Leone weather averages

Going to Sierra Leone? Find the best month to visit Sierra Leone based on the weather.

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Check Sierra Leone weather averages before you book your next holiday in 2018/2019. Today's maximum temperature in Sierra Leone is expected to be 29°C, while the average maximum temperature in May is 30°C. The holiday weather guide shown above is for Freetown.

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Sierra Leone weather averages: best month

Sierra Leone Best month Averages
Warmest February, March, April & May 30°C
Sunniest January & February 8 hours per day
Least rain January & February 0 days
Warmest sea April, May, June, October, November & December 28°C

Sierra Leone climate guide

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Sierra Leone weather overview

Sierra Leone in West Africa has an Atlantic coastline and an inland plain leading to hill country so the further inland you go, the hotter and drier the weather. Humidity is unpleasantly high on the coast and, during the very heavy rainy season between May and November, this combines with heavy cloud to make life very uncomfortable.

Matters improve during the dry season when sunny, bright weather predominates and the Harmattan desert winds blow. Temperatures are high all year.

What to pack for Sierra Leone weather

Take light clothing but go prepared for very heavy downpours during the rainy season, particularly from July to September.

Tropical storm risk: Sierra Leone hurricane season

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The Sierra Leone tropical storm risk chart above shows the hurricane season for Freetown, Sierra Leone.

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Sierra Leone weather averages by month

Check Sierra Leone holiday weather averages for a particular month by selecting from the list below. Monthly weather guides include figures for temperature, rainfall, sunshine hours and sea temperature plus daily sunrise & sunset times.

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Compare Sierra Leone weather with the USA

Below the Sierra Leone weather chart shows maximum daytime temperature for Sierra Leone (Freetown) and the USA (Washington). For more weather parameters or to change the destinations shown visit the comparison weather tool.

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