Nigeria weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Nigeria

The best time to visit in 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 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 weather Nigeria 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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14 day weather forecast Nigeria

The weather for in Nigeria will be 35° till 28° degrees in the next 14 days and it stays dry every day.

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

Weather forecast this week

Monday 6 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
35°
24°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 1
Tuesday 7 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
34°
24°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 1
Wednesday 8 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
35°
23°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 2
Thursday 9 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
35°
23°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 2
Friday 10 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
35°
23°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 2
Saturday 11 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
35°
23°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 2
Sunday 12 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
35°
25°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 2

Weather forecast next week

Monday 13 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
35°
23°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 2
Tuesday 14 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
35°
24°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 2
Wednesday 15 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
35°
23°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 2
Thursday 16 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
24°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 2
Friday 17 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
24°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 2
Saturday 18 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
22°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 2
Sunday 19 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
20°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 2

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.

Climate table of 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 weather like in a given month for Nigeria? 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 6 December 2021

  • 1 Nigerian naira = 24.91 South African rand
  • 1 South African rand = 0.040 Nigerian naira
  • 10 Nigerian naira = 249.13 South African rand
  • 10 South African rand = 0.40 Nigerian naira
  • 100 Nigerian naira = 2,491.30 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 4.01 Nigerian naira

What is the area code of Nigeria?

The area code to call Nigeria is +234.