Niger weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Niger

The best time to visit in Niger is in January and February and July until December, when you will have a hot or very hot temperature and none till limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Niger is 42°C in April and the lowest is 34°C in January.

Niger has the desert climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Niger or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Niger by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 34 37 40 42 42 40 37 35 37 39 37 34
Precipitation (mm) 0 1 1 1 4 5 18 20 9 4 0 0
Climate data from city: Niamey

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14 day weather forecast Niger

The weather for in Niger will be 36° till 35° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

The weather forecast for Niger is based on the weather conditions in the city of Niamey.

Weather forecast this week

Thursday 16 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
36°
26°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 11
Friday 17 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
35°
21°
15.6 mm 85% 6 m/s 3
Saturday 18 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
37°
26°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 7
Sunday 19 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
35°
26°
0.3 mm 10% 6 m/s 9
Monday 20 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
36°
27°
1.2 mm 30% 5 m/s 4
Tuesday 21 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
36°
27°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 6
Wednesday 22 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
24°
9.6 mm 75% 4 m/s 3

Weather forecast next week

Thursday 23 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
35°
25°
0.3 mm 10% 5 m/s 6
Friday 24 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
36°
25°
0.7 mm 20% 2 m/s 6
Saturday 25 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
36°
27°
0.3 mm 10% 4 m/s 1
Sunday 26 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
36°
26°
0.3 mm 10% 4 m/s 1
Monday 27 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
37°
23°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 1
Tuesday 28 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
24°
6.3 mm 70% 6 m/s 0
Wednesday 29 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
35°
24°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 1

Climate Niger

Niger has the desert climate prevailing. The daytime temperature is warm to hot, while it can also be cold at night. You won't have rain here anytime soon. The average annual temperature for Niger is 38° degrees and there is about 62 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 335 days a year with an average humidity of 28% and an UV-index of 8.

Climate table of Niger

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 34 37 40 42 42 40 37 35 37 39 37 34
Night temp. (°C) 17 20 23 27 30 30 28 27 27 27 23 18
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 0 1 1 1 4 5 18 20 9 4 0 0
Days with rain - - 1 2 2 4 5 6 4 2 - -
Dry days 31 28 30 28 29 26 26 25 26 29 30 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 10 10 10 10
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 3
UV-index 7 7 8 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 7 6
Climate data from city: Niamey

Niger weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Niger? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Niger?

Niger lies in a straight line about 5,834 km from New Zealand (Cape Town → Niamey).

How long is the flight to Niger?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to Niger is approximately 8 h. 10 min.

What are the largest airports in Niger?

These are the largest airports in Niger:

  • Diori Hamani International Airport – Niamey
  • Zinder Airport – Zinder
  • Mano Dayak International Airport – Agadez

How many inhabitants are there in Niger?

Niger has approximately 20,651,070 inhabitants.

How big is Niger?

The area of Niger is around 1,267,000 km². It is 1,5x bigger than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Niger?

The capital of Niger is Niamey.

What is the currency of Niger?

In Niger the CFA franc BCEAO (XOF) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 16 September 2021

  • 1 CFA franc BCEAO = 35.81 South African rand
  • 1 South African rand = 0.028 CFA franc BCEAO
  • 10 CFA franc BCEAO = 358.10 South African rand
  • 10 South African rand = 0.28 CFA franc BCEAO
  • 100 CFA franc BCEAO = 3,580.98 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 2.79 CFA franc BCEAO

What is the area code of Niger?

The area code to call Niger is +227.