Sierra Leone
Weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Sierra Leone

The best time to visit Sierra Leone is from January until June and October until December, when you will have a warm temperature and limited till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Sierra Leone is 31°C in January and the lowest is 28°C in July.

Sierra Leone has the tropical savanna climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in Sierra Leone or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average Sierra Leone weather by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 31 31 31 31 31 29 28 28 28 30 30 31
Precipitation (mm) 2 1 6 13 49 140 240 281 193 136 52 8

Climate data from city: Freetown




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Sierra Leone weather

The Sierra Leone weather for will be 27° till 33° degrees in the next 14 days with every day chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain. The water temperature is 31°C.

The Sierra Leone weather forecast is based on the weather conditions in the city of Freetown.

Sierra Leone 14 day weather forecast

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
Water
UV
Sunday
22 may
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31°C
22°C
5.3 mm
65%
1 Bft
SSW
31°C
3
Monday
23 may
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31°C
22°C
17.7 mm
85%
1 Bft
W
31°C
8
Tuesday
24 may
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27°C
22°C
10.6 mm
80%
1 Bft
W
31°C
3
Wednesday
25 may
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28°C
21°C
7.4 mm
70%
1 Bft
SSE
31°C
5
Thursday
26 may
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33°C
20°C
1.6 mm
35%
1 Bft
SE
31°C
9


Climate Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone has the tropical savanna climate prevailing. It is warm every month with both a wet and dry season. The average annual temperature for Sierra Leone is 30° degrees and there is about 1121 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 149 days a year with an average humidity of 77% and an UV-index of 7.

Sierra Leone

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 31 31 31 31 31 29 28 28 28 30 30 31
Night temp. (°C) 24 24 25 25 26 26 25 24 24 25 25 24
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 2 1 6 13 49 140 240 281 193 136 52 8
Days with rain 2 1 5 9 18 27 30 30 29 28 19 4
Dry days 29 27 26 21 13 3 1 1 1 3 11 27
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 10 10 10 10 9 7 6 5 7 8 9 10
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2
UV-index 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 7 7 7 7

Climate data from city: Freetown

Sierra Leone weather by month

What is the average Sierra Leone weather like in a given month? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.


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Frequently asked questions

Where is Sierra Leone?

Sierra Leone lies in a straight line about 5,688 km from New Zealand (Cape Town → Freetown).

How long is the flight to Sierra Leone?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to Sierra Leone is approximately 8 hours.

What are the largest airports in Sierra Leone?

These are the largest airports in Sierra Leone:

  • Lungi International Airport – Freetown
  • Bo Airport – Bo
  • Kenema Airport – Kenema
  • Sherbro International Airport – Bonthe
  • Yengema Airport – Yengema

How many inhabitants are there in Sierra Leone?

Sierra Leone has approximately 7,092,113 inhabitants.

How big is Sierra Leone?

The area of Sierra Leone is around 72,740 km². It is 17x smaller than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Sierra Leone?

The capital of Sierra Leone is Freetown.

What is the currency of Sierra Leone?

In Sierra Leone the Sierra Leonean leone (SLL) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 22 May 2022

  • 1 South African rand = 647.57 Sierra Leonean leone
  • 1 Sierra Leonean leone = 0.002 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 64,756.58 Sierra Leonean leone
  • 100 Sierra Leonean leone = 0.15 South African rand

What is the area code of Sierra Leone?

The area code to call Sierra Leone is +232.