Sierra Leone
weather, climate and best time to visit


Best time to visit Sierra Leone

To go to Sierra Leone, the best time to visit is January through May and November and December. In this period you have a warm temperature and little precipitation. In Sierra Leone, January is the warmest month with 88°F and the most cold month is 82°F in July.

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In the table below you can quickly check the average weather in Sierra Leone per month, the temperature per month or the period with the highest precipitation. Monthly average climate data is based on data from the last 30 years.

Climate Sierra Leone by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°F) 88 88 88 88 87 85 82 82 83 85 86 88
Precipitation (inch) 1 0 2 5 19 55 94 111 76 54 20 3

Weather data from: Freetown




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Sierra Leone weather

The weather for Sierra Leone over the next 14 days will be 77°F till 82° with every day chance of light rain showers till heavy rain. The water temperature will be 72°F.

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

5-day weather forecast Sierra Leone

Weather
Max/min
Water
Rain
Wind
Sunday
25 september
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79°F
75°F
72°F
17.5 in
4 m/s
Monday
26 september
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79°F
75°F
72°F
11.3 in
4 m/s
Tuesday
27 september
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77°F
75°F
72°F
7.2 in
3 m/s
Wednesday
28 september
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81°F
73°F
72°F
4.4 in
4 m/s
Thursday
29 september
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79°F
75°F
72°F
8.9 in
4 m/s

View the 14 day weather forecast for Sierra Leone


Climate Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone has a tropical savanna climate. It is warm every month with both a wet and dry season. The average annual temperature for Sierra Leone is 57° degrees and there is about 441 inch 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. (°F) 88 88 88 88 87 85 82 82 83 85 86 88
Night temp. (°F) 76 75 76 77 79 78 76 76 76 77 77 76
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 1 0 2 5 19 55 94 111 76 54 20 3
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

Weather data from: 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 4,391 miles from United States (New York → Freetown).

How long is the flight to Sierra Leone?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Sierra Leone is approximately 13 h. 50 min.

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What are the largest airports in Sierra Leone?

These are the largest airports in Sierra Leone:

  • Lungi International Airport (FNA) in Freetown
  • Bo Airport (KBS) in Bo
  • Kenema Airport (KEN) in Kenema
  • Sherbro International Airport (BTE) in Bonthe
  • Yengema Airport (WYE) in Yengema

How many inhabitants does Sierra Leone have?

Sierra Leone has 7,092,113 inhabitants.

How big is Sierra Leone?

The surface area of Sierra Leone is 45,201 mi². It is 5x smaller than United States.

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 for payment.

Exchange rates on 25 September 2022

  • 1 US dollar = 9,987.50 Sierra Leonean leone
  • 1 Sierra Leonean leone = 0.000 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 998,749.83 Sierra Leonean leone
  • 100 Sierra Leonean leone = 0.010 US dollar

What is the area code of Sierra Leone?

The area code to call Sierra Leone is +232.