When is the best time to go to Sierra Leone?

When is the best time to go to Sierra Leone? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In January, the weather is beautiful everywhere in Sierra Leone
  • The best months to go to Freetown are January, February and March
  • On average, the warmest months in Freetown are January, February, March, April, May, June, October, November and December
  • The rainiest months in this city are July and August
  • The cities with the best climate are Kabala and Koldu, with good weather at least 6 months a year
  • The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round in Freetown

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Sierra Leone for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

Month
January 85°F to 88°F
10%
February 86°F to 92°F
13%
March 86°F to 94°F
34%
April 88°F to 94°F
52%
May 85°F to 90°F
85%
June 81°F to 86°F
97%
July 79°F to 85°F
97%
August 77°F to 83°F
97%
September 79°F to 85°F
99%
October 83°F to 86°F
96%
November 83°F to 88°F
68%
December 83°F to 88°F
14%
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Sierra Leone by cities

Freetown

Best time to go to Freetown

The best months to go to Freetown are january, february and march.

Bonthe

Best time to go to Bonthe

The best months to go to Bonthe are january, february, march, april and december.

Daru

Best time to go to Daru

The best months to go to Daru are january, february, march and december.

Kabala

Best time to go to Kabala

The best months to go to Kabala are january, february, march, april, november and december.

Kenema

Best time to go to Kenema

The best months to go to Kenema are january, february, march and december.

Koldu

Best time to go to Koldu

The best months to go to Koldu are january, february, march, april, november and december.


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Climate and Weather in Sierra Leone

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Temperatures and rainfall in Sierra Leone

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Sierra Leone and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Freetown, Bonthe, Daru, Kabala and Kenema, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

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Where to go in Sierra Leone?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Freetown94°F92°F92°F94°F92°F90°F88°F86°F88°F92°F94°F95°F
Bonthe90°F92°F92°F92°F90°F86°F85°F83°F85°F86°F88°F90°F
Daru95°F97°F97°F97°F94°F88°F85°F83°F86°F88°F90°F94°F
Kabala95°F99°F101°F99°F94°F86°F83°F81°F85°F86°F88°F90°F
Kenema95°F97°F97°F97°F94°F88°F85°F83°F86°F88°F90°F94°F
Koldu94°F97°F97°F95°F90°F86°F83°F81°F85°F86°F88°F90°F
Lungi97°F101°F103°F101°F95°F90°F86°F85°F86°F90°F92°F94°F
Makeni97°F101°F103°F101°F95°F90°F86°F85°F86°F90°F92°F94°F

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Is this weather information for Sierra Leone reliable?

Climate data for Sierra Leone has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Sierra Leone allows us to determine the average for each month in Freetown, Bonthe, Daru, Kabala, Kenema, Koldu, Lungi and Makeni.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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