Sierra Leone
28 to 31°C
3046 hours
sunshine per day
1121 mm
163 days
202 days
0 days

Climate of 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 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 averages for the whole year

  • Day: the average daily temperature during the day is between 28°C and 31°C
  • Night:the average nighttime temperature is between 24°C and 26°C
  • Rain: it rains 202 days and there is a total of approximately 1121 mm rainfall
  • Sun hours: throughout the year there are 3046 sun hours
Maximum temperature: between 28°C and 31°C
Warmest month: 31°C in January
Coldest month: 28°C in July
Night temperature: between 24°C and 26°C
Dry days: 163 days
Days with rain: 202 days
Days with snow: 0 days
Total rain sum: 1121 mm
Hours of sunshine: 3046 hours

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Temperature graph

This graph shows the average maximum temperature (red) and minimum temperature (blue) for Sierra Leone.

Precipitation graph

This graph shows the average amount of rainfall per month for Sierra Leone.

Climate table of Sierra Leone

In this climate table you can see at a glance what the average weather per month is for Sierra Leone. The data has been collected over a 30-year period, from which an average per month has been derived. From year to year the differences may be larger or smaller, but with this climate table you have a good idea of what the weather for Sierra Leone might be like in a given month.

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

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 31°C and the most cold month is 28°C in July.

Climate of Sierra Leone by month

What is the average climate in a given month for Sierra Leone? Click on a month to see all monthly averages for sunshine, maximum and minimum temperatures, percent chance of rain per day, snowfall and number of rainy days.

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