Freetown, Sierra Leone: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Freetown, Sierra Leone? If you're planning to go to Freetown, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Freetown, Sierra Leone

Based on the climate and weather in Freetown, the best time to go is January. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Freetown, Sierra Leone by month

January

If you go to Freetown in January, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

February

February for Freetown very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

March

If you are traveling to Freetown in March, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts

April

April in Freetown is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear

May

If you go to Freetown in May, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts

June

If you are traveling to Freetown in June, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain most days. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses

July

July here is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains almost every day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat

August

Traveling to Freetown in August, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain almost every day. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses

September

If you go to Freetown in September, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain most days. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat

October

Traveling to Freetown in October, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain most days. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts

November

If you go to Freetown in November, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

December

December for Freetown dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Freetown, Sierra Leone

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Freetown, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types D and G
  • A SIM card that works in Freetown
  • Theft can be a problem, so pack theft protection, including locks for luggage and a money belt or pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear

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