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UV Index in Freetown

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Today's UV index in Freetown, Sierra Leone Sierra Leone will be up to 12.1, indicating a extreme level of sun exposure for the average person. Check the annual sun radiation in the city and our tips for today to make sure you're safe in the sun.

 

Today's tips

UV index at 12.1 in Freetown means extreme risk; limit outdoor time from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., use shade, protective clothing, SPF 30+ sunscreen, and sunglasses; watch for bright surfaces like water and snow increasing UV exposure.

Freetown's UV Index

The UV index in Freetown, Sierra Leone, averages around 7-9 during the dry season, which is from November to April, and 5-7 during the rainy season, which is from May to October. This means that the sun's UV radiation is generally strong in Freetown, and precautions should be taken to protect the skin.

Weather Seasons

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Freetown has two main seasons: the dry season and the rainy season. The dry season is characterized by hot, dusty weather and temperatures that can reach up to 35°C. The rainy season, on the other hand, sees frequent and heavy rainfall, with temperatures that are slightly cooler, averaging around 28°C.

Freetown's Climate

Compared to its region and neighboring countries, Freetown's weather is relatively consistent. While other parts of West Africa experience extreme temperature fluctuations and long dry spells, Freetown's weather is moderated by its location on the Atlantic coast. Neighboring countries like Guinea and Liberia also have similar wet and dry seasons, but Freetown tends to receive more rainfall than these countries due to its coastal location.

Annual Sun Radiation

The chart below displays the average Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each month of the last year in Freetown. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.

Disclaimer

* This page's content about the UV index in Freetown (Sierra Leone) is for educational and informational purposes only. The developers and data providers are not liable for the accuracy, reliability, or availability of the information. The information is not a substitute for professional medical advice, and the developers and data providers are not medical professionals. Seek advice from a qualified health provider for any medical concerns, and do not disregard medical advice or delay seeking it based on the information provided on this site.