Freetown weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Freetown

The best time to visit in Freetown 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 Freetown is 31°C in January and the lowest is 28°C in July. The water temperature is around 29°C.

Freetown has the tropical monsoon climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Freetown 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 Freetown 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
Water temp. (°C) 29 29 29 30 30 30 29 28 29 29 30 30
Precipitation (mm) 2 1 6 13 49 140 240 281 193 136 52 8

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14 day weather forecast Freetown

The weather for in Freetown will be 31° till 33° degrees in the next 14 days with every day chance of light rain showers till heavy rain.

Weather forecast this week

Saturday 25 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
23°
29° 4.7 mm 60% 1 m/s 7
Sunday 26 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
24°
29° 23.1 mm 90% 1 m/s 7
Monday 27 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
22°
29° 15.1 mm 85% 2 m/s 8
Tuesday 28 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
22°
29° 0.9 mm 25% 3 m/s 4
Wednesday 29 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
21°
29° 0.1 mm 20% 2 m/s 7
Thursday 30 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
23°
29° 6.4 mm 70% 1 m/s 5
Friday 1 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
33°
23°
29° 2.1 mm 40% 2 m/s 3

Weather forecast next week

Saturday 2 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
33°
23°
29° 7.9 mm 75% 1 m/s 4
Sunday 3 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
23°
29° 9.1 mm 75% 1 m/s 3
Monday 4 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
33°
23°
29° 11.8 mm 80% 1 m/s 6
Tuesday 5 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
33°
23°
29° 3.3 mm 50% 1 m/s 1
Wednesday 6 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
24°
29° 8.9 mm 75% 1 m/s 1
Thursday 7 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
33°
24°
29° 5.5 mm 65% 1 m/s 1
Friday 8 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
33°
23°
29° 1.8 mm 40% 1 m/s 2

Climate Freetown

Freetown has the tropical monsoon climate prevailing. You have high temperatures and a lot of rainfall throughout the year. The average annual temperature for Freetown 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 Freetown

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
Water temp. (°C) 29 29 29 30 30 30 29 28 29 29 30 30
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

Freetown weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Freetown? 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 Freetown?

Freetown is located in Sierra Leone. It lies in a straight line at 6,945 km from New York.

The coordinates of Freetown are:

  • Latitude: 8.488804
  • Longitude: -13.234031

The GPS coordinates are 8° 29' N, 13° 14' W

How long is the flight to Freetown?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Freetown is approximately 13 h. 40 min.

What are the nearest airports to Freetown?

These are the airports closests to Freetown:

  • Lungi International Airport (15 km) – Freetown
  • Conakry International Airport (128 km) – Conakry
  • Sherbro International Airport (132 km) – Bonthe

How many inhabitants are there in Freetown?

Freetown has approximately 827,000 inhabitants.

How big is Freetown?

The area of Freetown is around 16,452 km².

What is the currency of Freetown?

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

Exchange rates on 25 September 2021

  • 1 Sierra Leonean leone = 9,987.50 US dollar
  • 1 US dollar = 0.000 Sierra Leonean leone
  • 10 Sierra Leonean leone = 99,874.98 US dollar
  • 10 US dollar = 0.001 Sierra Leonean leone
  • 100 Sierra Leonean leone = 998,749.83 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 0.010 Sierra Leonean leone

What is the area code of Freetown?

The area code to call Freetown is +232.