When is the best time to go to Freetown?

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

  • The best months for good weather in Freetown are January, February, March, April, May, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months are January, February, March, April, May, June, October, November and December
  • Freetown has dry periods in January and February
  • August is the rainiest month
  • The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round

Annual weather in Freetown

For full information about the climate and weather in Freetown a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 77°F/90°F
February 77°F/90°F
March 77°F/90°F
April 79°F/90°F
May 81°F/88°F
June 79°F/86°F
July 77°F/83°F
August 77°F/83°F
September 77°F/85°F
October 79°F/88°F
November 79°F/88°F
December 79°F/92°F

Weather and climate in Freetown

Freetown enjoys a tropical monsoon climate in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Freetown is 88°F (ranging from 83°F in august to 92°F in december). Annual rainfall is 126.5in, with a minimum of 0.2in in february and a maximum of 35.4in in august.
  • In the month of january the climate is not good, but still OK. The temperature rises to 90°F and it rains about 0.2in each month.
  • In february the climate is favorable. It is for example 90°F as maximum temperature in february and it rains about 1% of the time in february.
  • Between march and may the climate is not good, but still OK. The temperature rises to 88°F and it rains in may about 5.5in.
  • Between the months of june and october the climate is very unfavorable. At lunchtime, it's 86°F in average.
  • In november the climate is not good. the thermometer goes up to 88°F°C and, in november, 10 days of rain are expected.
  • In the month of december the climate is not good, but still OK. At lunchtime, it's 88°F in average.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Freetown

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Freetown: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, sea temperature, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours

Sea temperature


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Freetown

Find out when Freetown 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 Freetown

  • Very low season in Freetown
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August and September.
  • High season in Freetown
    The number of visitors to Freetown is high in: October and November.
  • Peak season in Freetown
    The largest number of tourists visiting Freetown is during: December.

Figure: Visitor index for Freetown month by month

Best time for low prices in Freetown

Average prices of hotels in Freetown month by month

Generally, August is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Freetown. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, April is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

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Average price for flights to Freetown

A return flight between London and Freetown is generally cheaper if you go in november ($ 864 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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Average price of hiring a car in Freetown

On average, it costs $ 67 per day to hire a car in Freetown. This price varies by $ 21 depending on the month. In november, hiring a car costs an average of $ 57 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in march is $ 78.

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