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Best time to visit Sierra Leone

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The best time to visit Sierra Leone is June-October

While Sierra Leone is a popular destination to visit all year round, June-October is the ideal time to go due to a number of factors such as the climate, cost of travel and accommodation, as well as avoiding peak holiday periods.

In the summer months, temperatures can reach as high as 33℃ (91℉) in Freetown, Sierra Leone. In the winter, temperatures can get down to 23℃ (74℉) around August-time. In other areas of Sierra Leone, temperatures might differ so be sure to compare other destinations below.

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Sierra Leone, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in January are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. The wet season in Sierra Leone usually falls during the months surrounding August each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

Continue reading to find out about when to visit Sierra Leone, including the climate, seasonal info, FAQs and more for loads of the top places you NEED to explore, as well as all the best tools to help you plan and book your next vacation.

Warmest month

May

Least rainfall

February

Most daylight

January

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Sierra Leone seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Sierra Leone is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

Season Months
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in Sierra Leone

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
FreetownJune-October
31℃
24℃
31℃
24℃
31℃
25℃
31℃
25℃
31℃
26℃
29℃
25℃
28℃
25℃
27℃
24℃
28℃
24℃
29℃
25℃
30℃
25℃
31℃
25℃
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Top FAQs

Sierra Leone is in Africa.

Check out these guides for the top must-see destinations in Sierra Leone:

The warmest month of the year in Freetown, one of the most popular places to visit in Sierra Leone, is May.
The driest month of the year in Freetown, Sierra Leone, is usually around February each year.

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