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.
Niger Travel Guide
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Weather in Niger
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)
Niger 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.
Niger Perceived Temperature (F)
Niger Perceived Temperature (C)
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.
|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 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.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Niger (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
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.
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||5.1||Light breeze||9.7||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||4.9||Light breeze||9.5||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||5.2||Light breeze||10.1||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||4.5||Light breeze||9.3||Gentle breeze|
|May||4.7||Light breeze||9.6||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||5||Light breeze||9.7||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||4.8||Light breeze||9.1||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||3.8||Barely noticeable||8.1||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||3.3||Barely noticeable||7.2||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||3.7||Barely noticeable||8||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||4.1||Light breeze||8.4||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||5||Light breeze||9.6||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
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
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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