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Freetown vs Colombo Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Freetown, Sierra Leone and Colombo, Sri Lanka is approximately 10,228 km or 6,355 mi.
  • To reach Freetown in this distance one would set out from Colombo bearing 278.9° or W and follow the great circles arc to approach Freetown bearing 262.7° or W .
  • Freetown has a tropical monsoonal climate (Am) whereas Colombo has a tropical rainforest climate (Af).
  • The average temperature is 0 °C (0.1°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 0.9 °C (1.6°F) more in Freetown. The continentality subtype is extremely hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 541.3 mm (21.3 in) more which is equivalent to 541.3 l/m (13.28 US gal/ft) or 5,413,000 l/ha (578,686 US gal/ac) more. About 1 2/9 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 0.3° lower in Freetown than in Colombo.
  • Relative humidity levels are 1% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 0.1°C (0.2°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Freetown relative to Colombo. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Colombo vs Freetown.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +-1 (-2) +-1 (-2) +-1 (-1) +-1 (-1) 0 (0) 0 (-1) -1 (-2) -2 (-3) -1 (-2) +0 (0) +0 (0) +-1 (-1) -1 (-1)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +1 (+1) +1 (+1) +0 (+1) +0 (+1) 0 (0) -1 (-1) -1 (-2) -2 (-3) -1 (-2) +0 (+0) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) 0 (0)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+3) +1 (+2) +1 (+1) +0 (+0) -1 (-2) -2 (-3) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -2 (-3) -1 (-1) +1 (+1) +1 (+2) 0 (-1)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -59 (-2) -65 (-3) -118 (-5) -206 (-8) -205 (-8) +137 (+5) +609 (+24) +677 (+27) +248 (+10) -103 (-4) -223 (-9) -152 (-6) +541 (+21)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -7 ( -23) -6 ( -21) -9 ( -29) -13 ( -43) -10 ( -32) -2 ( -7) +10 (+32) +9 (+29) +6 (+20) -2 ( -6) -8 ( -27) -7 ( -23)   -39 ( -11)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 05' -0h 03' -0h 00' +0h 02' +0h 04' +0h 05' +0h 05' +0h 03' +0h 00' -0h 02' -0h 04' -0h 05'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -1.7 -1.6 -1.6 +1.7 +1.7 +1.7 +1.8 +1.8 -1.8 -1.8 -1.8 -1.7   -0.3
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -2 -4 -6 -2 -1 +3 +7 +6 +9 +1 +0 +0   +0.9
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) +0.2 (+0) -0.2 (0) -0.9 (-2) -0.1 (0) -0.2 (0) +0.2 (+0) +0.2 (+0) -0.4 (-1) +0.7 (+1) +0.3 (+1) +0.9 (+2) +0.9 (+2) +0.1 (+0)

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