The best times to visit Minna for ideal weather are

November 19th 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.

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Weather in Minna

Temperature

Average temperatures in Minna vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 19th 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 Minna, the hottest months are March, April, and then February. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late March where highs are regularly around 103.1°F (39.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 78.1°F (25.6°C) at night.

Minna Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Minna 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.

Minna Perceived Temperature (F)

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Minna Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Minna 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 95 84.7 72.6
Feb 99.2 89.2 77.4
Mar 101.9 91.5 78.7
Apr 97.9 89.6 79
May 92.3 85 75.9
Jun 87.9 81.3 73.2
Jul 85.3 79.9 71.5
Aug 84 78.8 71.9
Sep 85.6 79.3 71.9
Oct 88.5 81.4 73.1
Nov 94.9 84.1 72
Dec 95.2 83.6 70.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 35 29.3 22.6
Feb 37.3 31.8 25.2
Mar 38.8 33.1 25.9
Apr 36.6 32 26.1
May 33.5 29.4 24.4
Jun 31.1 27.4 22.9
Jul 29.6 26.6 21.9
Aug 28.9 26 22.2
Sep 29.8 26.3 22.2
Oct 31.4 27.4 22.8
Nov 34.9 28.9 22.2
Dec 35.1 28.7 21.6


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Minna 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 mid August with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of August 13th.

When can you find snow in Minna? 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.

Chanceof Precipitation

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

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 0% 0 0
Feb 0% 0 0
Mar 0% 0 0
Apr 6% 0 0.8
May 14% 0 3.5
Jun 24% 0 2.6
Jul 24% 0 6
Aug 27% 0 6.8
Sep 31% 0 8
Oct 19% 0 5.3
Nov 1% 0 0.2
Dec 0% 0 0

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 0 0 0
Feb 0 0 0
Mar 0 0 0
Apr 6 0 2
May 14 0 8.9
Jun 24 0 6.6
Jul 24 0 15.2
Aug 27 0 17.3
Sep 31 0 20.3
Oct 19 0 13.5
Nov 1 0 0.5
Dec 0 0 0

 

Humidity and Wind

Minna has some very humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is January (22.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (78.9%).

Wind in Minna is usually calm. The windiest month is January, followed by December and February. January’s average wind speed of around 7.4 knots (8.5 MPH or 13.6 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early February where average top sustained speeds reach 14.5 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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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.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 7.4 Gentle breeze 11.1 Significant breeze
Feb 6.5 Light breeze 10.5 Gentle breeze
Mar 5.4 Light breeze 8.6 Significant breeze
Apr 5.9 Light breeze 9.6 Gentle breeze
May 5.5 Light breeze 8.9 Significant breeze
Jun 5.7 Light breeze 10.2 Gentle breeze
Jul 5.8 Light breeze 10.4 Significant breeze
Aug 5.1 Light breeze 8.7 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.4 Light breeze 8.1 Significant breeze
Oct 4.1 Light breeze 7.2 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.2 Light breeze 7.2 Significant breeze
Dec 6.7 Light breeze 10.7 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 22.9%
Feb 25.3%
Mar 28%
Apr 46%
May 62.9%
Jun 71.8%
Jul 75.3%
Aug 78.9%
Sep 77.1%
Oct 72.6%
Nov 46.5%
Dec 28%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Minna?

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 Minna, 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 Minna 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. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. 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 Minna Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very warm. Highs range from 103.1°F (39.5°C) and 89.4°F (31.9°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 0 to 4 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 quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with 7 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Minna, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 97.1°F (36.2°C) and 84.2°F (29°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 0 to 9 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 somewhat warm this time of year in Minna to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 101.4°F (38.6°C) and 93.4°F (34.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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