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

January 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
January, like December, in Freetown, Sierra Leone, is another warm winter month, with average temperature varying between 29.9°C (85.8°F) and 23.8°C (74.8°F).

Temperature

In January, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in December - a still moderately hot 29.9°C (85.8°F). In Freetown, the average low-temperature is 23.8°C (74.8°F).

Humidity

With an average relative humidity of 66%, January is the least humid month.

Rainfall

The month with the least rainfall is January when 3.4mm (0.1") of precipitation is typically aggregated.

Sea temperature

In Freetown, the average seawater temperature in January is 27.9°C (82.2°F). Water temperature between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods.

Daylight

In Freetown, the average length of the day in January is 11.7h.

Sunshine

In Freetown, Sierra Leone, the average sunshine is 7.3h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in Freetown is 11. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an extreme health hazard from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the ordinary person.
The average daily UV index of 11 in January transform into the following instructions:
Take all required precautions, as unprotected skin and eyes 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. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. 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 temperature in January in Freetown?

In Freetown, Sierra Leone, in January, the average high-temperature is 29.9°C (85.8°F), and the average low-temperature is 23.8°C (74.8°F).

What is the least humid month in Freetown?

January is the least humid month in Freetown, Sierra Leone, with an average relative humidity of 66%.

What is the average humidity in January in Freetown?

In Freetown, Sierra Leone, the average relative humidity in January is 66%.

How much does it rain in Freetown in January?

In Freetown, in January, 3.4mm (0.1") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the driest month in Freetown?

January is the month with the least rainfall in Freetown, with 3.4mm (0.1") of accumulated precipitation.

How warm is the water in January in Freetown?

In January, the average sea temperature in Freetown is 27.9°C (82.2°F). Water temperature between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods.

What is the average length of the day in January in Freetown?

The average length of the day in January is 11.7h.

How long on average sun shines in January in Freetown?

The average sunshine in January is 7.3h.

What is the UV index intensity in January in Freetown?

In Freetown, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 11. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in January - Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Average high temperature in January: 29.9°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 January: 23.8°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 January - Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Average humidity in January: 66%

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

Average rainfall in January - Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Average rainfall in January: 3.4mm

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 January - Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Average rainfall days in January: 0 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 January - Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Average sea temperature in January: 27.9°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 January / Average sunshine in January - Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Average daylight in January: 11.7h

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 January: 7.3h

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 January - Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Average UV index in January: 11

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).