Best time to visit, weather and climate Sierra Leone

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 Sierra Leone is 31°C in january and the lowest is 28°C in july.

The average climate figure for Sierra Leone is an 8,1. This is based on various factors, such as average temperatures, the chance of precipitation and weather experiences of others.

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 an overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.



Climate Sierra Leone per month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
31°C 31°C 31°C 31°C 31°C 29°C 28°C 28°C 28°C 30°C 30°C 31°C
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49
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140
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240
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193
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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 Sierra Leone

 
Day
Night
Precip
Rain
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day 31°C 31°C 31°C 31°C 31°C 29°C 28°C 28°C 28°C 30°C 30°C 31°C
Night 24°C 24°C 25°C 25°C 26°C 26°C 25°C 24°C 24°C 25°C 25°C 24°C
Precip 2
mm
1
mm
6
mm
13
mm
49
mm
140
mm
240
mm
281
mm
193
mm
136
mm
52
mm
8
mm
Rain
days
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
Sun hours
per day
10 10 10 10 9 7 6 5 7 8 9 10
Wind force
in 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 Sierra Leone january

On average, it is maximum 31° in january in Sierra Leone and at least around 24° degrees. In january there are 2 days of rainfall with a total of 2 mm and the it will be dry 29 days this month in Sierra Leone.

Climate Sierra Leone february

On average, it is maximum 31° in february in Sierra Leone and at least around 24° degrees. In february there are 1 day of rainfall with a total of 1 mm and the it will be dry 27 days this month in Sierra Leone.

Climate Sierra Leone march

On average, it is maximum 31° in march in Sierra Leone and at least around 25° degrees. In march there are 5 days of rainfall with a total of 6 mm and the it will be dry 26 days this month in Sierra Leone.

Climate Sierra Leone april

On average, it is maximum 31° in april in Sierra Leone and at least around 25° degrees. In april there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 13 mm and the it will be dry 21 days this month in Sierra Leone.

Climate Sierra Leone may

On average, it is maximum 31° in may in Sierra Leone and at least around 26° degrees. In may there are 18 days of rainfall with a total of 49 mm and the it will be dry 13 days this month in Sierra Leone.

Climate Sierra Leone june

On average, it is maximum 29° in june in Sierra Leone and at least around 26° degrees. In june there are 27 days of rainfall with a total of 140 mm and the it will be dry 3 days this month in Sierra Leone.

Climate Sierra Leone july

On average, it is maximum 28° in july in Sierra Leone and at least around 25° degrees. In july there are 30 days of rainfall with a total of 240 mm and the it will be dry 1 day this month in Sierra Leone.

Climate Sierra Leone august

On average, it is maximum 28° in august in Sierra Leone and at least around 24° degrees. In august there are 30 days of rainfall with a total of 281 mm and the it will be dry 1 day this month in Sierra Leone.

Climate Sierra Leone september

On average, it is maximum 28° in september in Sierra Leone and at least around 24° degrees. In september there are 29 days of rainfall with a total of 193 mm and the it will be dry 1 day this month in Sierra Leone.

Climate Sierra Leone october

On average, it is maximum 30° in october in Sierra Leone and at least around 25° degrees. In october there are 28 days of rainfall with a total of 136 mm and the it will be dry 3 days this month in Sierra Leone.

Climate Sierra Leone november

On average, it is maximum 30° in november in Sierra Leone and at least around 25° degrees. In november there are 19 days of rainfall with a total of 52 mm and the it will be dry 11 days this month in Sierra Leone.

Climate Sierra Leone december

On average, it is maximum 31° in december in Sierra Leone and at least around 24° degrees. In december there are 4 days of rainfall with a total of 8 mm and the it will be dry 27 days this month in Sierra Leone.

14 day weather forecast Sierra Leone

The weather for Freetown in Sierra Leone will be 33° till 29° degrees in the next 14 days with every day chance of light rain showers till heavy rain.

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

Weather forecast this week

Dag Weer Max Min Water Precip Change Wind UV
Th
13 Aug
Bewolkt 28°C 22°C 27°C 0.4 mm 10% 2m/s 4
Fr
14 Aug
Gespreide bewolking 33°C 21°C 27°C 0.4 mm 10% 1m/s 9
Sa
15 Aug
Bewolkt 27°C 23°C 27°C 4.3 mm 60% 1m/s 4
Su
16 Aug
Bewolkt 29°C 22°C 27°C 2.8 mm 50% 2m/s 5
Mo
17 Aug
Regen 29°C 23°C 27°C 5.8 mm 65% 2m/s 4
Tu
18 Aug
Bewolkt 30°C 23°C 27°C 1.9 mm 40% 2m/s 5
We
19 Aug
Regen 30°C 23°C 27°C 5.5 mm 65% 2m/s 4

Weather forecast next week

Dag Weer Max Min Water Precip Change Wind UV
Th
20 Aug
Bewolkt 30°C 23°C 27°C 4.6 mm 60% 2m/s 3
Fr
21 Aug
Lichte Regen 29°C 23°C 27°C 14 mm 80% 1m/s 4
Sa
22 Aug
Zware Regen 28°C 23°C 27°C 53 mm 95% 1m/s 3
Su
23 Aug
Onweer met zware regen 27°C 23°C 27°C 15 mm 85% 2m/s 1
Mo
24 Aug
Lichte Regen 27°C 22°C 27°C 10 mm 75% 3m/s 1
Tu
25 Aug
Bewolkt 29°C 22°C 27°C 0.2 mm 20% 2m/s 1
We
26 Aug
Bewolkt 28°C 22°C 27°C 0.3 mm 10% 3m/s 1

Weather experiences Sierra Leone

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Hotels and apartments in Sierra Leone

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Flight tickets to Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone has 5 airports which you can fly to:

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

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About Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is in the continental part Africa and the capital is Freetown. The total surface is 72.740 km² with 402 km of coastline and the population consists of 7.092.113 inhabitants. In terms of area, the country is 3,5x as small as United States. If you want to call Sierra Leone you have to use +232 or 00232 before the phone number without the first 0 in the original phone number (if it occurs). If the normal number is 05012457809, for example, you can remove the first 0 and call +2325012457809 or 002325012457809.

Sierra Leone is in a straight line at 4.903 km distance from London. From London-Heathrow the flight time is about 7 hours35.

Currency Sierra Leone

In Sierra Leone the Sierra Leonean leone is used to pay.

Exchange rate Sierra Leonean leone (SLL) 13 august 2020

1 Sierra Leonean leone = 0,00 United States dollar
100 Sierra Leonean leone = 0,01 United States dollar

1 United States dollar = 9.750,00 Sierra Leonean leone
100 United States dollar = 974.999,98 Sierra Leonean leone

Install exchange rate app

It can be difficult to calculate the exchange rate yourself. Install an app on your phone that updates the exchange rate daily. By entering the local price you immediately see what the price is in Euro.

Bring your credit card

Take a credit card along with your own bank card. If your bank card is not accepted then you have the credit card that you can use.

You can find the nearest ATM via various apps such as:

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Time difference Sierra Leone

In Sierra Leone it is now 18:48 o’clock in the evening on thursday 13 august 2020. That is 4 hour later than in United States. The time zone of Sierra Leone is Africa/Freetown and the Greenwich time is UTC+00.

Vaccinations Sierra Leone

Mandatory vaccinations

  • Cholera
  • Gele koorts

Recommended vaccinations

  • DTP (Difterie, Tetanus en Polio)
  • Hepatitis A (besmettelijke geelzucht)

Person and travel related vaccinations

These vaccinations may differ per person and / or be advised on the basis of the stay in Sierra Leone.

  • BMR (Bof, Mazelen en Rode hond)
  • Dengue (knokkelkoorts)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Meningitis of Meningokokkenziekte
  • Rabiës
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Tuberculose (TBC)