Sierra Leone weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Sierra Leone

The best time to visit in 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 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 weather Sierra Leone 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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14 day weather forecast Sierra Leone

The weather for in Sierra Leone will be 34° till 28° degrees in the next 14 days with every day chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

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

Weather forecast this week

Sunday 28 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
34°
24°
31° 4.1 mm 60% 1 m/s 1
Monday 29 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
24°
31° 2.2 mm 40% 1 m/s 1
Tuesday 30 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
33°
23°
31° 5.5 mm 65% 1 m/s 1
Wednesday 1 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
33°
23°
31° 4.3 mm 60% 1 m/s 1
Thursday 2 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
34°
23°
31° 12.2 mm 80% 1 m/s 1
Friday 3 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
34°
23°
31° 3.8 mm 55% 1 m/s 2
Saturday 4 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
33°
24°
31° 3.6 mm 55% 1 m/s 2

Weather forecast next week

Sunday 5 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
33°
24°
31° 3.9 mm 55% 1 m/s 2
Monday 6 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
33°
24°
31° 5.4 mm 65% 1 m/s 2
Tuesday 7 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
35°
24°
31° 1.1 mm 25% 1 m/s 2
Wednesday 8 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
24°
31° 3.8 mm 55% 1 m/s 2
Thursday 9 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
24°
31° 3.0 mm 50% 1 m/s 2
Friday 10 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
24°
31° 1.8 mm 35% 2 m/s 2
Saturday 11 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
24°
31° 1.1 mm 25% 2 m/s 2

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.

Climate table of 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 weather like in a given month for Sierra Leone? 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 28 November 2021

  • 1 Sierra Leonean leone = 647.57 South African rand
  • 1 South African rand = 0.002 Sierra Leonean leone
  • 10 Sierra Leonean leone = 6,475.66 South African rand
  • 10 South African rand = 0.015 Sierra Leonean leone
  • 100 Sierra Leonean leone = 64,756.58 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 0.15 Sierra Leonean leone

What is the area code of Sierra Leone?

The area code to call Sierra Leone is +232.