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

March 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 first month of the spring, March, is still a tropical month in Freetown, Sierra Leone, with average temperature fluctuating between 30.9°C (87.6°F) and 24.4°C (75.9°F).
The ideal sea water temperature of 27.4°C (81.3°F) and only 1 rainfall days, with 12.5mm (0.5") of accumulated rainfall, make March the best time for swimming and other water activities.

Temperature

In Freetown, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in February - a still tropical 30.9°C (87.6°F). In March, in Freetown, Sierra Leone, the average low-temperature is 24.4°C (75.9°F).

Heat index

In March, the average heat index is evaluated at a very hot 36.5°C (97.7°F). Take extra precautions, as heat cramps and heat exhaustion are possible. Sustained activity may result in heatstroke.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. 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 'feels like', 'apparent temperature', 'real feel', or 'felt air temperature', is what the temperature feels like to the human body when the air temperature is combined with the relative humidity. This effect is subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (pregnancy, wind, metabolic differences). 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. Young children are generally more endangered than adults, as they usually less sweat. And also, due to larger skin surface relative to their small bodies and higher heat production as a result of their activity.
The human body normally cools itself by perspiration. Excessive warmth is eliminated from the body by evaporation of sweat. With a lot of moisture in the air, the evaporation process is not as effective, and the body does not cool down as efficiently, creating a perception of overheating. When heat gain surpasses the level the body can shed, body temperature begins to increase, and consequently, overheating and dehydration can occur, with varying severity.

Humidity

In March, the average relative humidity in Freetown is 67%.

Rainfall

In March, in Freetown, the rain falls for 1 days. Throughout March, 12.5mm (0.5") of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 152 rainfall days, and 2945.3mm (116") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Freetown, in March, the average water temperature is 27.4°C (81.3°F).
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

The average length of the day in Freetown is 12.1h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in March is 7.5h.

UV index

February through May, August through October, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an extreme health hazard from the 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. Seek shade and minimize exposure to direct Sun in a period between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV radiation is most intense; keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not provide perfect sun protection. 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 temperature in March in Freetown?

In Freetown, in March, the average high-temperature is 30.9°C (87.6°F), and the average low-temperature is 24.4°C (75.9°F). In March, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'felt air temperature'), that calculates temperature value influenced by the moisture in the air, is evaluated at 36.5°C (97.7°F).

What is the average humidity in March in Freetown?

In Freetown, the average relative humidity in March is 67%.

How much does it rain in Freetown in March?

In March, in Freetown, Sierra Leone, the rain falls for 1 days. Throughout March, 12.5mm (0.5") of precipitation is accumulated.

How warm is the water in March in Freetown?

In Freetown, the average seawater temperature in March is 27.4°C (81.3°F). For any water activity, surface water temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are considered as excellent and extremely pleasant for lengthened periods.

How many hours of daylight does Freetown have in March?

In March, the average length of the day in Freetown is 12.1h.

How long on average sun shines in March in Freetown?

In Freetown, Sierra Leone, the average sunshine in March is 7.5h.

When is 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.

What is the UV index reading in March in Freetown?

In Freetown, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 12. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an excessive health risk from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in March - Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Average high temperature in March: 30.9°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 March: 24.4°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 March - Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Average humidity in March: 67%

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

Average rainfall in March - Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Average rainfall in March: 12.5mm

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 March - Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Average rainfall days in March: 1 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 March - Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Average sea temperature in March: 27.4°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 March / Average sunshine in March - Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Average daylight in March: 12.1h

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 March: 7.5h

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 March - Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Average UV index in March: 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).