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Climate in Liberia
Liberia has a tropical climate, which means that it is hot and humid throughout the year and gets plenty of rain. While temperatures in Monrovia and along the Liberian coast generally range between 73F and 89F (23C and 32C), it is slightly hotter inland.
The humidity makes it seem hotter than it is, but there is an almost constant, refreshing breeze along the coast. The year can be divided into a wet and a dry season. Between late April and mid-November, it is hot, wet and cloudy, with frequent heavy rain showers. Between December and March, it is dry with hot days and cool nights.
Monrovia is one of Africa's wettest capital cities, with annual rainfall averaging about 4500mm, but rain seldom falls outside of the wet season. There is usually a dry spell of about two weeks during the rainy season, sometime in July or August, but it is hard to predict.
The best time to visit Liberia is in the dry season, between December and April. The dry season is characterised by the hot, sandy, Harmattan wind, which blows in from the Sahara Desert between December and March. However, this is seldom disruptive for travellers.