The best times to visit Abuja for ideal weather are
July 16th to September 16th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Abuja Travel Guide
Weather in Abuja
Average temperatures in Abuja vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for most of the year with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 38th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Abuja, the hottest months are March, February, and then January. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid March where highs are regularly around 97.6°F (36.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 80.4°F (26.9°C) at night.
Abuja Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Abuja Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Abuja Perceived Temperature (F)
Abuja Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Abuja Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Abuja are January, April, and then May. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid July with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of July 9th.
When can you find snow in Abuja? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Abuja.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Abuja (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Abuja has some very humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is December (21.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (72.5%).
Wind in Abuja is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by February and April. March’s average wind speed of around 4.8 knots (5.5 MPH or 8.9 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late April where average top sustained speeds reach 10.3 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Abuja.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||4.4||Light breeze||6.9||Light breeze|
|Feb||4.7||Light breeze||8.1||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||4.8||Light breeze||8.8||Light breeze|
|Apr||4.6||Light breeze||9.3||Gentle breeze|
|May||4.4||Light breeze||8||Light breeze|
|Jun||4.6||Light breeze||7.7||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||4.5||Light breeze||7.8||Light breeze|
|Aug||4.4||Light breeze||8.1||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||4.3||Light breeze||7.6||Light breeze|
|Oct||3.9||Barely noticeable||8.4||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||4||Light breeze||6.6||Light breeze|
|Dec||4.6||Light breeze||7.2||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Abuja?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat unsafe, especially in some areas. As of Jan 18, 2018 there are strong travel warnings and regional advisories for Nigeria; avoid non-essential travel and all travel to some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Abuja, Nigeria is June, followed by April and February. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Abuja in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Abuja Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 97.1°F (36.2°C) and 85.3°F (29.6°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is extremely rare with 0 to 1 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Abuja, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 93.1°F (33.9°C) and 80°F (26.7°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a barely noticeable amount: 0 to 1 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Abuja to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 97.6°F (36.4°C) and 86.6°F (30.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a very small amount: 0 to 1 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.