Liberia Weather and Climate
According to COUNTRYAAH, Liberia is a West African state (111,369 km²). Capital: Monrovia. Administrative division: counties (13). Population: 3,489,072 (2008 estimate). Language: English (official), Sudanese dialects. Religion: Christians 67.7%, animists / traditional beliefs 18.4%, Muslims 13.9%. Monetary unit: Liberian dollar (100 cents). Borders: Guinea (N), Ivory Coast (E), Atlantic Ocean (S), Sierra Leone (W). Member of: CEDAO, UN and AU, EU associate.
Independent since 1847, Liberia is a republic. According to the 1986 Constitution, the President of the Republic, who is also the head of the government, is elected by universal suffrage for 6 years. Legislative power is in the hands of the Parliament, formed by the Senate and the House of Representatives whose members are elected for 9 years. The judicial system underwent radical changes in the 1980s and 1990s. It is based on the Common Law British and on tribal customs and is divided into three levels of judgment. The death penalty was abolished in 2005. After the end of the civil war, numerous paramilitary guerrilla groups disbanded. The defense of the country is entrusted to the Armed force of Liberia (the regular forces) divided into the three traditional weapons. Education experienced a sharp decline in the years of the civil war. Illiteracy affects 44.5% of the population, according to 2007 estimates. Compulsory schooling has a duration of 9 years; the system of studies provides for 6 years of primary school and two three-year cycles of secondary school, of which only the first is compulsory. Center of higher studies is Monrovia, with the University of Liberia (1862).
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Temperatures, precipitation, sunshine in Monrovia (Liberia)
|Daytime temperature||31 ° C||31 ° C||32 ° C||32 ° C||31 ° C||30 ° C||29 ° C||29 ° C||29 ° C||30 ° C||31 ° C||31 ° C|
|Night temperature||21 ° C||22 ° C||22 ° C||22 ° C||21 ° C||20 ° C||21 ° C||20 ° C||21 ° C||21 ° C||21 ° C||21 ° C|
|Water temperature||28 ° C||28 ° C||28 ° C||28 ° C||29 ° C||28 ° C||27 ° C||27 ° C||27 ° C||28 ° C||29 ° C||29 ° C|
|Precipitation in mm||31||56||97||216||516||973||996||373||744||772||236||130|
|Hours of sunshine||6||6||7||6||5||4||3||3||4||4||6||5|
The annual average temperature in Monrovia is 25.7 ° C. For comparison: Munich reaches an average of 8.6 ° C, in Berlin it is 9.6 ° C. The warmest month is March (26.9 ° C), coldest month of July with averages of 24.4 ° C. The maximum water temperature in Monrovia is 29 ° C. Comfortable bathing is possible at these temperatures. All months have a water temperature of at least 21 ° C and are therefore suitable for a beach holiday.
The annual precipitation is 5140 mm on 207 days with precipitation. For comparison: In Munich, 967 mm, in Berlin 570 mm, precipitation is measured annually. The months of all except January, February, March and December are considered the rainy season, as more than 175 mm of precipitation is expected per month. Overall, about 4826 mm of precipitation can be expected in the rainy season. You cannot expect snow in any month in Monrovia.
As our climate table shows, March is the sunniest month with an average of 7 hours of sunshine per day. On average over the year the sun shines for 4.9 hours per day. For comparison: In Munich and Berlin, the sun shines an average of 4.7 hours per day throughout the year.