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 Sierra Leone, the weather is good everywhere in January and December
  • The best months to go to Freetown are January, February, March, April, May, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months in Freetown are January, February, March, April, May, June, October, November and December
  • August is the wettest month in this city
  • Freetown is the city with the best climate, with good weather 7 months a year
  • The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round in Freetown

Where and when to go based on the weather?

Northeast of Sierra Leone
Lungi, Makeni, Kabala...

January, February, November and December
88°F to 103°F°C
0 to 10 days
March, April and May
94°F to 103°F°C
2 to 17 days
June, July, August, September and October
81°F to 90°F°C
19 to 27 days

South East of Sierra Leone
Daru, Koldu, Kenema...

January, February and December
92°F to 99°F°C
1 to 2 days
March, April, May and November
90°F to 99°F°C
6 to 21 days
June, July, August, September and October
81°F to 88°F°C
23 to 27 days

West Coast of Sierra Leone
Freetown, Bonthe...

January, February, March, April, May, November and December
88°F to 92°F°C
0 to 15 days
83°F to 85°F
86°F to 88°F°C
18 to 21 days
June, July, August and September
83°F to 86°F°C
21 to 26 days
83°F to 85°F

Best time to travel to Sierra Leone by cities

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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.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Sierra Leone

Find out when Sierra Leone has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Sierra Leone

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September and October. The number of visitors to Sierra Leone is high in: November and December.

  • Very low season in Sierra Leone: May, June, August and September.
  • Low season in Sierra Leone: January, February, March, April, July and October.
  • High season in Sierra Leone: November.
  • Peak season in Sierra Leone: December.

Figure: Visitor index for Sierra Leone month by month

Average price for flights to Sierra Leone

A return flight between London and Freetown is generally cheaper if you go in november ($ 865 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 422 more for your airline ticket to Freetown if you go in august.

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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.


perfect weather

good weather

tolerable weather

bad weather

very bad weather

About Sierra Leone

What can I do in Sierra Leone?

Beaches / swimming

Nature and countryside

Culture and heritage


Family travel

Crafts / shopping



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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