Climate 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 Sierra Leone by 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

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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.

Sierra Leone weather by month

What is the average Sierra Leone weather like in a given month? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Sierra Leone?

Sierra Leone lies in a straight line about 14,209 km from Philippines (Manila → Freetown).

How long is the flight to Sierra Leone?

The flight time from Manila International Airport to Sierra Leone is approximately 17 h. 50 min.

What are the largest airports in Sierra Leone?

These are the largest airports in Sierra Leone:

  • Lungi International Airport (FNA) in Freetown
  • Bo Airport (KBS) in Bo
  • Kenema Airport (KEN) in Kenema
  • Sherbro International Airport (BTE) in Bonthe
  • Yengema Airport (WYE) in Yengema

How many inhabitants does Sierra Leone have?

Sierra Leone has 7,092,113 inhabitants.

How big is Sierra Leone?

The surface area of Sierra Leone is 72,740 km². It is 4,5x smaller than Philippines.

What is the capital of Sierra Leone?

The capital of Sierra Leone is Freetown.

What is the currency of Sierra Leone?

In Sierra Leone, the Sierra Leonean leone (SLL) is used for payment.

Exchange rates on 6 June 2023

  • 1 Philippine piso = 206.82 Sierra Leonean leone
  • 1 Sierra Leonean leone = 0.005 Philippine piso
  • 100 Philippine piso = 20,682.12 Sierra Leonean leone
  • 100 Sierra Leonean leone = 0.48 Philippine piso

What is the area code of Sierra Leone?

The area code to call Sierra Leone is +232.

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