Climate and Weather of Kenema, Sierra Leone

Kenema, Sierra Leone

The climate of Kenema

Kenema is a large city in southeastern Sierra Leone in the Eastern Province of which it is also the capital. With a hospital and several schools, the city fulfills an important regional function. In the center of the city is a special clock tower. As in the rest of Sierra Leone, football is the main pastime here. The local football team is called Kamboi Eagles and plays in the highest national league.

According to Bridgat, Kenema has a tropical monsoon climate, with a lot of precipitation during the rainy season, which lasts from mid-March to November. In the months of August and September, the precipitation figures are exceptionally high. This, together with the high temperatures, creates a high humidity. During the drier months, the region is sometimes ravaged by the harmattan, a wind that blows dry, dusty air from the Sahara over the city.

Climate figures

The figures below are based on long-term average climate statistics. The temperatures are displayed in degrees Celsius (°C).

maximum temperature minimum temperature hours of sunshine per day days of rainfall per month amount of rainfall per month
January 31℃ 19℃ 6 1
February 34℃ 20℃ 7 2
March 34℃ 21℃ 6 7
April 33℃ 22℃ 6 11
May 32℃ 22℃ 6 18
June 31℃ 22℃ 5 21
July 29℃ 22℃ 3 24
August 29℃ 22℃ 3 25
September 30℃ 22℃ 4 25
October 31℃ 22℃ 5 23
November 31℃ 22℃ 6 12
December 30℃ 20℃ 5 3

The weather in Kenema

Here you will find the weather forecast for Kenema. View the current weather in Kenema and the forecast for the coming days, such as temperatures, the chance of precipitation, the wind direction and the wind strength. With this weather data you can see what kind of weather you can expect in Kenema. Based on the climate statistics, we describe the weather per month in Kenema. This is not a long-term forecast, but gives the average weather forecast for all months of the year. Do you want to see the detailed weather forecast for Kenema? On the page with extra weather information we show the chance of snow, the wind chill, visibility, UV strength, air pressure and more good weather information.

An average weather picture per month can be compiled on the basis of long-term climate statistics, certain weather patterns and specific events.

The weather in January

In January, the average maximum temperature in Kenema is around 31 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in January is 19 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in January at this destination is around 6 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 1 day. If you look at the long-term averages, this means little precipitation in this month.

The weather in February

In the month of February, the average maximum temperature in Kenema is around 34 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in February is 20 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in February at this destination is around 7 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 2 days. If you look at the long-term averages, that means that there will not be much precipitation this month.

The weather in March

In the month of March, the average maximum temperature in Kenema is around 34 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in March is 21 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in March at this destination is around 6 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 7 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this ensures a reasonable amount of precipitation during this month.

The weather in April

In the month of April, the average maximum temperature in Kenema is around 33 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in April is 22 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in April at this destination is around 6 hours per day. Within the whole month there is rainfall for about 11 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this results in a month with quite a lot of precipitation.

The weather in May

In May, the average maximum temperature in Kenema is around 32 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in May is 22 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in May in this destination is around 6 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 18 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this makes for a wet month.

The weather in June

In the month of June, the average maximum temperature in Kenema is around 31 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in June is 22 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in June at this destination is around 5 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 21 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this makes for a wet month.

The weather in July

In July, the average maximum temperature in Kenema is around 29 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in July is 22 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in July at this destination is around 3 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 24 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this makes for a wet month.

The weather in August

In August, the average maximum temperature in Kenema is around 29 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in August is 22 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in August in this destination is around 3 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 25 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this makes for a wet month.

The weather in September

In September, the average maximum temperature in Kenema is around 30 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in September is 22 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in September at this destination is around 4 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 25 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this makes for a wet month.

The weather in October

In October, the average maximum temperature in Kenema is around 31 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in October is 22 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in October at this destination is around 5 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 23 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this makes for a wet month.

The weather in November

In November, the average maximum temperature in Kenema is around 31 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in November is 22 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in November at this destination is around 6 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 12 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this results in a month with quite a lot of precipitation.

The weather in December

In December, the average maximum temperature in Kenema is around 30 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in December is 20 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in December at this destination is around 5 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 3 days. If you look at the long-term averages, that means that there will not be much precipitation this month.

Kenema, Sierra Leone