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Climate and weather of Sierra Leone



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Sierra Leone




 

Climate

 
Sierra Leone has a tropical climate with a rainy season and a dry season).

Temperatures are stable throughout the year (30°) in the coastal plain (west) and range from 28° in July to 35° in March on the plateau located in the east of the country. The rains are heavier in the west (3 500 mm per year) than in the east (2 000 mm per year). Humidity is constantly high (80%) except when a dusty wind dries the atmosphere when it blows between November and April.

Rainy season (May to October)
Temperatures range between 28 and 30° (they lose 5° in the west and 10° In the east at night). Rainfall is abundant and humidity reaches 80% (90% in July and in August). The sun shines two to three hours a day in the west and a little more in the east.

Dry season (November to April)
Temperatures reach 31° in the west and 35° in the east (they lose 5° in the west and 15° in the east at night). Sunshine ranges from eight to nine hours a day in the east (slightly less in the west). A dusty wind regularly dries the atmosphere.

 When to go to Sierra Leone (pleasant climate) 
The climate of Sierra Leone is pleasant during the following months :

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

 

Weather

(main cities) 
Average temperatures and rainfall

Freetown (Capital of Sierra Leone)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
30°
30°
31°
31°
31°
30°
min
24°
24°
24°
25°
24°
24°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
29°
28°
29°
30°
30°
30°
min
23°
23°
23°
23°
24°
24°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
...
...
10
40
180
320
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
720
790
480
250
80
10

Kabala

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
33°
35°
35°
33°
31°
30°
min
16°
19°
21°
21°
21°
21°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
28°
27°
29°
30°
31°
31°
min
21°
21°
20°
20°
19°
16°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
...
20
30
90
190
280
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
310
390
380
290
70
...

Weather data (temperatures and precipitation) for Sierra Leone are derived from monthly averages established over the last twenty years.

Sierra Leone weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
Sierra Leone, a country located in Western Africa, is bordered by Guinea to the north, by Liberia to the southeast and by the Atlantic Ocean to the southwest.

Capital: Freetown
Area: 72 000 km²
Population: 5 700 000 inhabitants
Language: English
Currency: Leone

Sierra Leone










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