Freetown
Sierra Leone
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

August weather forecast and climate
Freetown, Sierra Leone

The hilly seaside city of Freetown in Sierra Leone, with calm waters on sunny dusk
The hilly seaside city of Freetown in Sierra Leone, with calm waters on sunny dusk
The last month of the summer, August, is also a moderately hot month in Freetown, Sierra Leone, with temperature in the range of an average low of 23°C (73.4°F) and an average high of 28.4°C (83.1°F).

Temperature

August is the coldest month, with an average high-temperature of 28.4°C (83.1°F) and an average low-temperature of 23°C (73.4°F).

Heat index

In August, the average heat index is evaluated at a tropical 33.5°C (92.3°F). Take special precautions - heat exhaustion and heat cramps are expected. Heatstroke may occur with lengthy activity.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. With the exposure to direct sunlight, the heat index may be increased by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature', 'real feel', or 'feels like', is a measure of how hot it feels when the actual air humidity is factored in. Additional factors like wind, clothing, differences in body mass, height, and shape, and activity influence one's weather impression. Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact, and may raise the heat index additionally, by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are especially crucial for babies and toddlers. Children are often less aware of the need to rest and re-hydrate. Thirst is a late sign of dehydration - it is vital to remain hydrated, particularly during prolonged physical activities.

Humidity

August is the most humid month in Freetown, Sierra Leone, with an average relative humidity of 82%.

Rainfall

The month with the most rainfall is August when the rain falls for 27 days and typically aggregates up to 791.1mm (31.1") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

With an average sea temperature of 27.3°C (81.1°F), August is the month with the coldest seawater.
Note: For swimming, diving, and other water activities, temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are perceived as very enjoyable and pleasurable for prolonged periods without feeling uncomfortable.

Daylight

In August, the average length of the day is 12.4h.

Sunshine

With an average of 2.8h of sunshine, August has the least sunshine of the year.

UV index

February through May, August through October, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Freetown. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme threat to health from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 12 interpret into the following advice:
Take all necessary precautions, as unprotected skin can burn in minutes. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. A broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30+ should be liberally applied and re-applied every two hours, and immediately after an outdoor workout or a swim. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is significantly increased by the reflection of the water and sand.

What is the coldest month in Freetown?

August is the coldest month in Freetown, with an average high-temperature of 28.4°C (83.1°F) and an average low-temperature of 23°C (73.4°F).

What is the temperature in August in Freetown?

In August, the average high-temperature is 28.4°C (83.1°F), and the average low-temperature is 23°C (73.4°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'real feel'), that combines both air temperature and relative humidity, in August is appraised at 33.5°C (92.3°F).

What is the most humid month in Freetown?

The most humid month in Freetown is August, with an average relative humidity of 82%.

What is the average humidity in August in Freetown?

The average relative humidity in August in Freetown, Sierra Leone, is 82%.

How much does it rain in Freetown in August?

In August, in Freetown, the rain falls for 27 days. Throughout August, 791.1mm (31.1") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the rainiest month in Freetown?

The month with the most rainfall in Freetown, Sierra Leone, is August when the rain falls for 27 days and typically aggregates up to 791.1mm (31.1") of precipitation.

What is the month with the coldest sea water in Freetown?

The month with the coldest seawater is August, with an average sea temperature of 27.3°C (81.1°F).

What is the sea water temperature in August in Freetown?

In August, the average sea temperature is 27.3°C (81.1°F). For swimming, diving, and other water activities, temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are perceived as very enjoyable and pleasurable for prolonged periods without feeling uncomfortable.

How many hours of daylight does Freetown have in August?

In Freetown, the average length of the day in August is 12.4h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Freetown?

With an average of 2.8h of sunshine, August has the least sunshine of the year in Freetown.

How long on average sun shines in August in Freetown?

In August, the average sunshine is 2.8h.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Freetown?

February through May, August through October, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Freetown.

How high is the UV index in August in Freetown?

In Freetown, Sierra Leone, the average daily maximum UV index in August is 12. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in August - Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Average high temperature in August: 28.4°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is April (31.2°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is August (28.4°C).

  • Average low temperature in August: 23°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is April (24.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is August (23°C).

Average humidity in August - Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Average humidity in August: 82%

The month with the highest relative humidity is August (82%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is January (66%).

Average rainfall in August - Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Average rainfall in August: 791.1mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (791.1mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is January (3.4mm).

Average rainfall days in August - Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Average rainfall days in August: 27 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are July and August (27 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are January and February (0 days).

Average sea temperature in August - Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Average sea temperature in August: 27.3°C

Best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are November and December (28.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is August (27.3°C).

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Average daylight in August: 12.4h

Months with the longest days are June and July (Average daylight: 12.6h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.6h).

  • Average sunshine in August: 2.8h

The month with most sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 7.7h).
The month with least sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 2.8h).

Average UV index in August - Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Average UV index in August: 12

Months with the highest UV index are February, March, April, May, August, September and October (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 10).