Best time to visit Sierra Leone

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When is the best time to visit Sierra Leone?

The best time to visit Sierra Leone (Freetown) is January based on the following average weather conditions.

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Max Day Temperature (°C)

  • 29°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Sierra Leone (Freetown)29
    Jan
  • 30°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Sierra Leone (Freetown)30
    Feb
  • 30°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Sierra Leone (Freetown)30
    Mar
  • 30°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Sierra Leone (Freetown)30
    Apr
  • 30°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Sierra Leone (Freetown)30
    May
  • 29°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Sierra Leone (Freetown)29
    Jun
  • 27°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Sierra Leone (Freetown)27
    Jul
  • 27°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Sierra Leone (Freetown)27
    Aug
  • 28°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Sierra Leone (Freetown)28
    Sep
  • 29°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Sierra Leone (Freetown)29
    Oct
  • 29°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Sierra Leone (Freetown)29
    Nov
  • 29°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Sierra Leone (Freetown)29
    Dec

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The weather guide for Sierra Leone (Freetown) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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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.

Which is the hottest month in Sierra Leone?

The hottest time of year in Freetown, Sierra Leone is normally May. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 30°C with high heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Sierra Leone?

In terms of rainfall, August is usually the wettest month in Freetown, Sierra Leone with 804mm on average. There are normally 27 days in August with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Sierra Leone?

The sunniest time of year in Freetown, Sierra Leone is normally February with bright sunshine on average for 65% of daylight hours; that's 8 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in Sierra Leone?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Freetown, Sierra Leone in November when the water temperature reaches 28°C.

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