Freetown Climate and Weather

Similar to the rest of the country, Sierra Leone's capital of Freetown has a tropical monsoon climate with a rainy season from May to November, and a dry season from December to April. Naturally, during the monsoon season rainfall levels are higher and range between 7 to 31 inches (177 to 787mm) per month. Throughout the year, there is very little variation in Freetown's temperatures, which range from 74F (23C) to 97F (36C). However, during the monsoon season, humidity levels rise considerably. The best time to visit Freetown is from November to February, when the climate becomes more comfortable due to the gentle Harmattan trade wind, which blows down from the Sahara.