The climate of Liberia
The Republic of Liberia is a country situated on the west-coast of
Africa. The country founded by ex-slaves from the United States has
been one of the poorest countries in the world for decades. A
remarkable fact is that many foreign ships sail under Liberian flag,
which has mainly to do with the aspect of expenses. Liberia has a flat
landscape along the coast which inland, through a hilly landscape,
changes into mountainous areas in the north-east. The highest peak of
Liberia is Mount Wuteve with an altitude of 1440 meters above
sea-level. Although Mount Nimba with an altitude of 1752 meters is
higher this is not considered the highest point of Liberia, for the
part of this mountain lying in Liberia is lower than 1440 meters.
Liberia has a mix of tropical climates, in which along the
south-eastern coastal areas the tropical rainforest-climate dominates
and in the north-west and inland there is mainly question of a
tropical monsoon climate (type Am). The highest situated areas have a
tropical savannah climate (type Aw).
Climate information of places and areas in Liberia
The climate information on this page is only brief. Specific
information about weather and climate can be found on the climate
pages per area or town. As for Liberia the following climate
information is available:
As for precipitation Liberia has two areas. Along the coast there is
question of one long rainy season starting at the end of
April/beginning of May and lasting until the end of October. The peak,
as far as the monthly amount of precipitation is concerned, is in the
middle of the rainy season. With an average of not less than 500 to
800 millimeters per month June, August and September are the wettest
months here. Inland there is question of two rainy seasons, because
the wet period is interrupted by two months of less rainfall. The
first rainy season here runs from March until the beginning of July
and the second from the end of August up to and including October, in
which as a rule September is the wettest month.
Liberia has the tropical heat which is so characteristic of this
region. In the daytime the temperature is practically constantly
between 28 and 32 degrees. The coolest moment of the day is
immediately before sunrise, when the thermometers almost always have
reached approximately 20-22 degrees. In the mountainous areas it can
get somewhat cooler at night due to differences in altitude.
Scattered over Liberia you find different climate data and
temperatures. The data in the table below go for the capital of
Monrovia and cannot be considered an average for the country. Visit
the individual climate information pages for the climate data of other
places in Liberia.
More climate information
Climate tables are useful but they don’t give an overall picture of
the climate and possible weather conditions during a period of time.
How high the chances are of hot or cold weather or hurricanes can
often not be found in these tables. This is why we offer extra climate
information per month. The figures below are for the capital Monrovia.
For climate figures on specific regions and places please, visit the
relevant individual climate pages.
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