The best times to visit Abuja for ideal weather are

November 12th to April 22nd

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

  • Safety
  • The busiest and least popular months
  • Overall travel experience by time of year
  • Weather in Abuja

    Temperature

    Average temperatures in Abuja vary very little and are too warm to be considered temperate for most. The area is in the bottom 3 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. 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 April. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid-February where highs are regularly around 73.2°F (22.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 57.4°F (14.1°C) at night.

    Abuja Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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    Abuja Temperatures (Celsius)

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    “Feels-Like” Temperatures

    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)

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    Abuja Perceived Temperature (C)

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    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.

    Show Fahrenheit

    Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
    Jan 94 82.6 70.5
    Feb 96.8 86 74.6
    Mar 97 87.5 77.9
    Apr 93.3 84.5 76.7
    May 88.1 81.8 75.7
    Jun 85.8 79.4 73.2
    Jul 83.1 77.7 72.6
    Aug 81.4 76.3 72.2
    Sep 83.8 77.2 71.7
    Oct 86.1 78.4 71.8
    Nov 92 80.7 70.2
    Dec 93.2 79.7 66.2

    Show Celsius

    Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan 34.4 28.1 21.4
    Feb 36 30 23.7
    Mar 36.1 30.8 25.5
    Apr 34.1 29.2 24.8
    May 31.2 27.7 24.3
    Jun 29.9 26.3 22.9
    Jul 28.4 25.4 22.6
    Aug 27.4 24.6 22.3
    Sep 28.8 25.1 22.1
    Oct 30.1 25.8 22.1
    Nov 33.3 27.1 21.2
    Dec 34 26.5 19

     

    Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

    If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of precipitation in Abuja are September, August, and then July. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early-to-mid-January. For example, on the week of January 8th there are only 0 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late September with an average of 2.4 days with significant precipitation the week of September 24th.

    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.

    Chance of Precipitation

    The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Abuja.

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    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

    The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Abuja (in).

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    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan 1.4 0 0.02
    Feb 1.4 0 0.06
    Mar 4.3 0 0.08
    Apr 8.6 0 0.03
    May 12.9 0 0.06
    Jun 17.1 0 0.08
    Jul 22.9 0 0.19
    Aug 25.7 0 0.2
    Sep 27.1 0 0.08
    Oct 20 0 0.29
    Nov 2.9 0 0.05
    Dec 1.4 0 0.05

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 1.4 0 0.05
    Feb 1.4 0 0.15
    Mar 4.3 0 0.2
    Apr 8.6 0 0.08
    May 12.9 0 0.15
    Jun 17.1 0 0.2
    Jul 22.9 0 0.48
    Aug 25.7 0 0.51
    Sep 27.1 0 0.2
    Oct 20 0 0.74
    Nov 2.9 0 0.13
    Dec 1.4 0 0.13

     

    Humidity and Wind

    Abuja has slightly low to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is January (29.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (78.2%).

    Wind in Abuja is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by March and June. April’s average wind speed of around 4.9 knots (5.6 MPH or 9.1 KPH) is considered “light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid-April where average top sustained speeds reach 9.7 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

    Relative Humidity (%)

    The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Abuja.

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    Avg. Relative Humidity

    Wind

    The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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    Max Sustained Wind
    Average Daily Wind

    Average Wind Speeds

    Show Wind Speeds

    All wind speeds are in knots.

    Month Avg. Wind Meaning (Beaufort) Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind Meaning (Beufort)
    Jan 4.5 a light breeze 7 a gentle breeze
    Feb 4.6 a light breeze 7.8 a gentle breeze
    Mar 4.8 a light breeze 8.4 a gentle breeze
    Apr 4.9 a light breeze 8.9 a gentle breeze
    May 4.5 a light breeze 8.1 a gentle breeze
    Jun 4.8 a light breeze 8.3 a gentle breeze
    Jul 4.5 a light breeze 7.9 a gentle breeze
    Aug 4.3 a light breeze 7.7 a gentle breeze
    Sep 4.2 a light breeze 7.4 a gentle breeze
    Oct 3.9 light air 7.7 a gentle breeze
    Nov 4 a light breeze 6.6 a gentle breeze
    Dec 4.5 a light breeze 7.4 a gentle breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    Month Avg. Relative Humidity
    Jan 29.9
    Feb 30.9
    Mar 36.8
    Apr 50.5
    May 65.7
    Jun 71.2
    Jul 74.3
    Aug 78.2
    Sep 74.7
    Oct 72.7
    Nov 50.3
    Dec 30.1

     

    Is it Safe to Travel to Abuja?

    As of 6/27/2017 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

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    Tourists Seeking Accommodations

    Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 67.1 in November means 67.1% of the tourists vs. June.

    Overall Abuja Travel Experience by Season

    Spring (March through May)

    Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very warm. Highs range from 73.1°F (22.8°C) and 64.7°F (18.2°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 4 days of 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 quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 5 to 8 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 70.3°F (21.3°C) and 61°F (16.1°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a fair amount: 1 to 8 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably 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 73.2°F (22.9°C) and 66.7°F (19.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a barely noticeable amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are busy with tourists.

     


     

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