Nigeria
Weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Nigeria

The best time to visit Nigeria is in January and February and April until December, when you will have a warm till very hot temperature and none till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Nigeria is 40°C in March and the lowest is 29°C in August.

Nigeria has the tropical savanna climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in Nigeria 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 Nigeria weather by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 38 39 40 38 35 33 30 29 30 33 36 36
Precipitation (mm) 0 4 8 30 50 45 104 132 94 34 1 0

Climate data from city: Abuja




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Nigeria weather

The Nigeria weather for will be 32° till 37° degrees in the next 14 days with every day chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

The Nigeria weather forecast is based on the weather conditions in the city of Abuja.

Nigeria 14 day weather forecast

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
UV
Sunday
22 may
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35°C
24°C
1.4 mm
30%
2 Bft
WSW
6
Monday
23 may
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33°C
23°C
2 mm
40%
2 Bft
SW
4
Tuesday
24 may
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34°C
23°C
2.4 mm
45%
2 Bft
SW
6
Wednesday
25 may
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33°C
23°C
2 mm
40%
2 Bft
WSW
6
Thursday
26 may
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35°C
24°C
4.1 mm
60%
3 Bft
WSW
4


Climate Nigeria

Nigeria has the tropical savanna climate prevailing. It is warm every month with both a wet and dry season. The average annual temperature for Nigeria is 35° degrees and there is about 502 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 205 days a year with an average humidity of 55% and an UV-index of 7.

Nigeria

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 38 39 40 38 35 33 30 29 30 33 36 36
Night temp. (°C) 21 22 25 26 25 23 22 22 22 23 23 21
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 0 4 8 30 50 45 104 132 94 34 1 0
Days with rain - 2 5 11 15 16 25 26 25 15 1 -
Dry days 31 26 26 19 16 14 6 5 5 16 29 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 10 10 10 10 9 9 7 6 8 9 10 10
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 2
UV-index 7 8 8 8 7 7 6 5 7 7 7 7

Climate data from city: Abuja

Nigeria weather by month

What is the average Nigeria weather like in a given month? 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 Nigeria?

Nigeria lies in a straight line about 4,892 km from New Zealand (Cape Town → Abuja).

How long is the flight to Nigeria?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to Nigeria is approximately 7 h. 40 min.

What are the largest airports in Nigeria?

These are the largest airports in Nigeria:

  • Murtala Muhammed International Airport – Lagos
  • Mallam Aminu International Airport – Kano
  • Ibadan Airport – Ibadan
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport – Abuja
  • Kaduna Airport – Kaduna
  • Benin Airport – Benin City
  • Port Harcourt International Airport – Port Harcourt
  • Maiduguri International Airport – Maiduguri
  • Warri Airport – Warri
  • Yakubu Gowon Airport – Jos

How many inhabitants are there in Nigeria?

Nigeria has approximately 193,392,517 inhabitants.

How big is Nigeria?

The area of Nigeria is around 923,768 km². It is slightly smaller than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Nigeria?

The capital of Nigeria is Abuja.

What is the currency of Nigeria?

In Nigeria the Nigerian naira (NGN) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 22 May 2022

  • 1 South African rand = 24.91 Nigerian naira
  • 1 Nigerian naira = 0.040 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 2,491.30 Nigerian naira
  • 100 Nigerian naira = 4.01 South African rand

What is the area code of Nigeria?

The area code to call Nigeria is +234.