29 to 40°C
3273 hours
sunshine per day
502 mm
224 days
141 days
0 days

Climate of 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.

Climate averages for the whole year

  • Day: the average daily temperature during the day is between 29°C and 40°C
  • Night:the average nighttime temperature is between 21°C and 26°C
  • Rain: it rains 141 days and there is a total of approximately 502 mm rainfall
  • Sun hours: throughout the year there are 3273 sun hours
Maximum temperature: between 29°C and 40°C
Warmest month: 40°C in March
Coldest month: 29°C in August
Night temperature: between 21°C and 26°C
Dry days: 224 days
Days with rain: 141 days
Days with snow: 0 days
Total rain sum: 502 mm
Hours of sunshine: 3273 hours

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Temperature graph

This graph shows the average maximum temperature (red) and minimum temperature (blue) for Nigeria.

Precipitation graph

This graph shows the average amount of rainfall per month for Nigeria.

Climate table of Nigeria

In this climate table you can see at a glance what the average weather per month is for Nigeria. The data has been collected over a 30-year period, from which an average per month has been derived. From year to year the differences may be larger or smaller, but with this climate table you have a good idea of what the weather for Nigeria might be like in a given month.

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

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.

Climate of Nigeria by month

What is the average climate in a given month for Nigeria? Click on a month to see all monthly averages for sunshine, maximum and minimum temperatures, percent chance of rain per day, snowfall and number of rainy days.

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