Nigeria
weather, climate and best time to visit


Best time to visit Nigeria

To go to Nigeria, the best time to visit is in September. In this period you have a warm temperature and little precipitation. In Nigeria, March is the warmest month with 104°F and the most cold month is 83°F in August.

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In the table below you can quickly find the average weather per month in Nigeria, the monthly temperatures or the most rainfall. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Climate Nigeria by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°F) 100 103 104 100 95 91 86 83 86 91 97 97
Precipitation (inch) 0 2 3 12 20 18 41 52 37 13 0 0

Weather data from: Abuja




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Nigeria weather

The weather for Nigeria over the next 14 days will be 73°F till 84° with every day chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

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

5-day weather forecast Nigeria

Weather
Max/min
Rain
Wind
Monday
3 october
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81°F
66°F
1.3 in
3 m/s
Tuesday
4 october
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82°F
66°F
3.0 in
2 m/s
Wednesday
5 october
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81°F
66°F
3.9 in
2 m/s
Thursday
6 october
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75°F
66°F
3.2 in
3 m/s
Friday
7 october
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73°F
66°F
0.6 in
3 m/s

View the 14 day weather forecast for Nigeria


Climate Nigeria

Nigeria has a tropical savanna climate. It is warm every month with both a wet and dry season. The average annual temperature for Nigeria is 65° degrees and there is about 197 inch 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. (°F) 100 103 104 100 95 91 86 83 86 91 97 97
Night temp. (°F) 69 72 76 78 77 74 72 71 72 73 73 70
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 0 2 3 12 20 18 41 52 37 13 0 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

Weather data from: 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 5,428 miles from United States (New York → Abuja).

How long is the flight to Nigeria?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Nigeria is approximately 16 hours.

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What are the largest airports in Nigeria?

These are the largest airports in Nigeria:

  • Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS) in Lagos
  • Mallam Aminu International Airport (KAN) in Kano
  • Ibadan Airport (IBA) in Ibadan
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (ABV) in Abuja
  • Kaduna Airport (KAD) in Kaduna
  • Benin Airport (BNI) in Benin City
  • Port Harcourt International Airport (PHC) in Port Harcourt
  • Maiduguri International Airport (MIU) in Maiduguri
  • Warri Airport (QRW) in Warri
  • Yakubu Gowon Airport (JOS) in Jos

How many inhabitants does Nigeria have?

Nigeria has 193,392,517 inhabitants.

How big is Nigeria?

The surface area of Nigeria is 574,029 mi². It is 2,5x bigger than United States.

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 for payment.

Exchange rates on 3 October 2022

  • 1 US dollar = 384.24 Nigerian naira
  • 1 Nigerian naira = 0.003 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 38,423.65 Nigerian naira
  • 100 Nigerian naira = 0.26 US dollar

What is the area code of Nigeria?

The area code to call Nigeria is +234.