Liberia Climate & Weather

Liberia Climate and Weather

Liberia has a tropical climate, which means that it is hot and humid year-round and gets plenty of rain. Temperatures in Monrovia and along the Liberian coast generally range between 73°F and 89°F (23°C and 32°C) and it is slightly hotter inland. The humidity makes it seem hotter than it is, but there is an almost constant breeze along the coast, which is refreshing. The year can be divided into a wet and a dry season: between late April and mid-November it is hot, wet and cloudy, with frequent heavy rain showers; and between December and March it is dry with hot days and cool nights. Monrovia is one of Africa's wettest capital cities, with annual rainfall averaging about 4500mm, but rain seldom falls outside of the wet season. There is usually a dry spell of about two weeks during the rainy season, sometime in July or August, but it is hard to predict. The best time to visit Liberia is in the dry season, between December and April. The dry season is characterised by the hot, sandy, harmattan wind, which blows in from the Sahara Desert between December and March, but this is seldom very disruptive for travellers.

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