The best times to visit Freetown for ideal weather are
August 27th to June 17th
September 10th to December 9th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Freetown Travel Guide
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Weather in Freetown
Average temperatures in Freetown vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 30th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Freetown, the hottest months are May, April, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early May where highs are regularly around 87.8°F (31°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 78°F (25.6°C) at night.
Freetown Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Freetown Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Freetown Perceived Temperature (F)
Freetown Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Freetown Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Freetown are January, February, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid August with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of August 13th.
When can you find snow in Freetown? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Freetown.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Freetown (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Freetown has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is January (62% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (84.9%).
Wind in Freetown is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by March and May. April’s average wind speed of around 8.7 knots (10 MPH or 16.1 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid May where average top sustained speeds reach 13.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Freetown.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||6.8||Light breeze||10.7||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||7.8||Gentle breeze||11.6||Significant breeze|
|Mar||8.6||Gentle breeze||12.3||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||8.7||Gentle breeze||12.9||Significant breeze|
|May||8.2||Gentle breeze||13.2||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||7.5||Gentle breeze||11.9||Significant breeze|
|Jul||7.5||Gentle breeze||11.4||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||7.8||Gentle breeze||11.9||Significant breeze|
|Sep||7.4||Gentle breeze||11.7||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||7.2||Gentle breeze||11.7||Significant breeze|
|Nov||6.8||Light breeze||10.8||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||6.6||Light breeze||10.4||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Freetown?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for Sierra Leone; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Freetown, Sierra Leone is October, followed by November and July. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Freetown in September. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Freetown Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 87.8°F (31°C) and 86.5°F (30.3°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is extremely rare with 0 to 1 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 2 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Freetown, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 87.4°F (30.8°C) and 83.1°F (28.4°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a trivial amount: approximately 0 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Freetown to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 87.3°F (30.7°C) and 85.9°F (29.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.