The best times to visit Niger for ideal weather are

November 26th 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 Niger Travel Info

Weather in Niger

Temperature

Average temperatures in Niger vary somewhat. 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 37th 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 Niger, the hottest months are May, April, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late May where highs are regularly around 106°F (41.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 79.6°F (26.4°C) at night.

Niger Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Niger 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.

Niger Perceived Temperature (F)

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Niger Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Niger 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)
Jan8671.557.2
Feb93.578.763.9
Mar99.885.470.4
Apr104.590.976.8
May104.992.279.4
Jun102.390.378.7
Jul97.486.676.6
Aug94.284.375.2
Sep9785.675.2
Oct99.385.972.5
Nov94.679.864.6
Dec85.971.657.5

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan3021.914
Feb34.225.917.7
Mar37.729.721.3
Apr40.332.724.9
May40.533.426.3
Jun39.132.425.9
Jul36.330.324.8
Aug34.629.124
Sep36.129.824
Oct37.429.922.5
Nov34.826.618.1
Dec29.92214.2

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Niger are November, March, and then December. 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 Niger? 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 Niger.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Niger (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)
Jan1%00.2
Feb1%00.2
Mar0%00.1
Apr1%00.3
May4%00.6
Jun9%01.6
Jul18%03.5
Aug25%05.6
Sep14%02.4
Oct3%00.5
Nov0%00
Dec1%00.1

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan100.5
Feb100.5
Mar000.3
Apr100.8
May401.5
Jun904.1
Jul1808.9
Aug25014.2
Sep1406.1
Oct301.3
Nov000
Dec100.3

 

Humidity and Wind

Niger has some comfortably humid months, with some extremely dry months. The least humid month is March (9.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (57.2%).

Wind in Niger is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by January and December. March’s average wind speed of around 5.2 knots (6 MPH or 9.6 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 early to mid March where average top sustained speeds reach 10.6 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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
Jan5.1Light breeze9.7Gentle breeze
Feb4.9Light breeze9.5Gentle breeze
Mar5.2Light breeze10.1Gentle breeze
Apr4.5Light breeze9.3Gentle breeze
May4.7Light breeze9.6Gentle breeze
Jun5Light breeze9.7Gentle breeze
Jul4.8Light breeze9.1Gentle breeze
Aug3.8Barely noticeable8.1Gentle breeze
Sep3.3Barely noticeable7.2Gentle breeze
Oct3.7Barely noticeable8Gentle breeze
Nov4.1Light breeze8.4Gentle breeze
Dec5Light breeze9.6Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan14%
Feb11.8%
Mar9.3%
Apr14.6%
May23.2%
Jun33%
Jul46.2%
Aug57.2%
Sep50.8%
Oct29%
Nov16.4%
Dec16.2%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Niger?

Our best data indicates this area is generally not safe, especially in some areas. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are very strong travel warnings and regional advisories for Niger; avoid all travel. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 20, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Niger is August, followed by June and May. 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 Niger in September. 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 67.3 in September means 67.3% of the tourists vs. August.

 

 

Overall Niger Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very warm. Highs range from 106°F (41.1°C) and 95.6°F (35.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is extremely rare with 0 to 1 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have hot weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with 3 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Niger, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 100.3°F (37.9°C) and 92.9°F (33.8°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 Niger to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 95.6°F (35.3°C) and 81.9°F (27.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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