The best times to visit Jos for ideal weather are

October 29th to February 11th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Jos Travel Info

Weather in Jos

Temperature

Average temperatures in Jos vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some hot weeks in the summer, with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 74th 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 Jos, the hottest months are March, April, and then February. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid February where highs are regularly around 91.5°F (33.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 69.3°F (20.7°C) at night.

Jos Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Jos 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.

Jos Perceived Temperature (F)

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Jos Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Jos 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

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan82.769.254.8
Feb87.277.865.6
Mar89.680.167.3
Apr87.878.469.1
May81.275.368.5
Jun80.272.665.8
Jul76.970.464.9
Aug74.668.864.3
Sep78.372.265.8
Oct80.174.568.3
Nov82.472.558.8
Dec80.669.957.1

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan28.220.712.7
Feb30.725.418.7
Mar3226.719.6
Apr3125.820.6
May27.324.120.3
Jun26.822.618.8
Jul24.921.318.3
Aug23.720.417.9
Sep25.722.318.8
Oct26.723.620.2
Nov2822.514.9
Dec2721.113.9

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Jos are January, February, and then March. 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 7 days of significant precipitation the week of July 9th.

When can you find snow in Jos? 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 Jos.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan0%00
Feb0%00
Mar0%00
Apr0%00
May7%01.6
Jun25%03.2
Jul21%01.5
Aug30%05.9
Sep12%00.8
Oct14%01.4
Nov0%00
Dec0%00

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan000
Feb000
Mar000
Apr000
May704.1
Jun2508.1
Jul2103.8
Aug30015
Sep1202
Oct1403.6
Nov000
Dec000

 

Humidity and Wind

Jos has some extremely humid months, with some very dry months. The least humid month is February (13.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (84.4%).

Wind in Jos is usually stronger than many places. The windiest month is December, followed by April and November. December’s average wind speed of around 14.1 knots (16.2 MPH or 26 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late January where average top sustained speeds reach 24.8 knots, which is considered a strong breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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Max Sustained Wind
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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan12.1Significant breeze19.5Strong breeze
Feb11.2Significant breeze17.3Strong breeze
Mar12.4Significant breeze18.1Strong breeze
Apr12.6Significant breeze18.4Strong breeze
May11.1Significant breeze16.2Strong breeze
Jun11Significant breeze17.1Strong breeze
Jul11.2Significant breeze16.6Strong breeze
Aug12.4Significant breeze18.3Strong breeze
Sep9.1Gentle breeze14Strong breeze
Oct9.6Gentle breeze13.2Significant breeze
Nov12.6Significant breeze20.6Strong breeze
Dec14.1Significant breeze19.1Strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan18.7%
Feb13.5%
Mar17.3%
Apr41.6%
May65.4%
Jun77%
Jul79.7%
Aug84.4%
Sep68.8%
Oct58.7%
Nov27.7%
Dec19.5%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Jos?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat unsafe, especially in some areas. As of Oct 07, 2019 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. This advisory was last updated on Oct 02, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Jos, Nigeria is November, followed by February and July. 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 Jos in April. 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. Tourism data for this area is very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 45.5 in April means 45.5% of the tourists vs. November.

 

 

Overall Jos Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 91.5°F (33.1°C) and 77.4°F (25.2°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is extremely rare with 0 to 2 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 most precipitation with 6 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Jos, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 83.4°F (28.6°C) and 75.8°F (24.3°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 4 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Jos to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 91.5°F (33.1°C) and 78.5°F (25.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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