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

October 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
October, like September, in Freetown, Sierra Leone, is a moderately hot autumn month, with average temperature varying between 23.4°C (74.1°F) and 29.9°C (85.8°F).

Temperature

In Freetown, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in September - a still moderately hot 29.9°C (85.8°F). In Freetown, the average low-temperature is 23.4°C (74.1°F).

Humidity

In October, the average relative humidity in Freetown is 78%.

Rainfall

In Freetown, during 21 rainfall days, 265.8mm (10.5") of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 152 rainfall days, and 2945.3mm (116") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In October, the average sea temperature in Freetown is 28.3°C (82.9°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.

Daylight

In Freetown, the average length of the day in October is 11.9h.

Sunshine

In October, the average sunshine in Freetown is 6h.

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 reading of 11, and higher, represents an excessive health risk from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for average individuals.
The average daily UV index of 12 transform into the following instructions:
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 October in Freetown?

In Freetown, in October, the average high-temperature is 29.9°C (85.8°F), and the average low-temperature is 23.4°C (74.1°F).

What is the average humidity in October in Freetown?

In October, the average relative humidity is 78%.

How much does it rain in Freetown in October?

In Freetown, in October, during 21 rainfall days, 265.8mm (10.5") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How warm is the water in October in Freetown?

In October, the average sea temperature in Freetown is 28.3°C (82.9°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.

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

In Freetown, the average length of the day in October is 11.9h.

How many hours of sunshine does Freetown have in October?

In Freetown, Sierra Leone, the average sunshine in October is 6h.

When is the highest UV index in Freetown?

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

What is the UV index intensity in October in Freetown?

In Freetown, the average daily maximum UV index in October is 12. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an excessive health risk from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in October - Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Average high temperature in October: 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 October: 23.4°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 October - Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Average humidity in October: 78%

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

Average rainfall in October - Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Average rainfall in October: 265.8mm

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 October - Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Average rainfall days in October: 21 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 October - Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Average sea temperature in October: 28.3°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 October / Average sunshine in October - Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Average daylight in October: 11.9h

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 October: 6h

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