Climate Sierra Leone

Climate Northern Africa

Sierra Leone has a uniform tropical, warm and very humid climate. The annual precipitation in the coastal areas is up to 5000 mm. This makes Sierra Leone one of the wettest regions in West Africa. There is a rainy and a dry season. The rainy season begins in May and ends in October. In August and September most rain falls and it can rain continuously. The maximum temperatures during the rainy season are between 28 and 31 degrees. In addition, it is very humid with a humidity of up to 90 percent. The dry season runs from November to April. From December to February the dry desert wind Harmattan blows. In the months from February to April it is hottest in Sierra Leone. Values of up to 35 degrees Celsius can be measured during the day. At night the temperatures fluctuate between 20 and 25 degrees.

The best travel time for Sierra Leone after the end of the rainy season is between mid-November and mid-December. Then the dry and dusty Harmattan has not yet set in. In general you can use the whole dry season for trips to Sierra Leone.


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