The best times to visit Nigeria for ideal weather are

November 5th to May 20th

or

November 5th to December 16th

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

 

 


Other Nigeria Travel Info

Weather in Nigeria

Temperature

Average temperatures in Nigeria vary very 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 23rd 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 Nigeria, the hottest months are March, April, and then February. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid March where highs are regularly around 97°F (36.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 79°F (26.1°C) at night.

Nigeria Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Nigeria 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.

Nigeria Perceived Temperature (F)

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Nigeria Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Nigeria 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 92.3 82.3 70.9
Feb 95.1 85.5 74.6
Mar 96.3 88 78.4
Apr 94.9 87.1 78.5
May 91.8 85 77.6
Jun 88.5 82.2 75.4
Jul 85.4 79.9 74.1
Aug 83.8 78.7 73.4
Sep 85.6 79.7 73.7
Oct 87.9 81.1 73.8
Nov 91.4 82.9 73.3
Dec 91.4 81 69.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 33.5 27.9 21.6
Feb 35.1 29.7 23.7
Mar 35.7 31.1 25.8
Apr 34.9 30.6 25.8
May 33.2 29.4 25.3
Jun 31.4 27.9 24.1
Jul 29.7 26.6 23.4
Aug 28.8 25.9 23
Sep 29.8 26.5 23.2
Oct 31.1 27.3 23.2
Nov 33 28.3 22.9
Dec 33 27.2 20.6

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Nigeria are January, December, and then February. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid January. For example, on the week of January 8th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid September with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of September 10th.

When can you find snow in Nigeria? 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 Nigeria.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Nigeria (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 1% 0 0.1
Feb 2% 0 0.5
Mar 2% 0 0.5
Apr 8% 0 1.6
May 9% 0 2.8
Jun 17% 0 4.6
Jul 16% 0 3.8
Aug 18% 0 4.9
Sep 21% 0 5.2
Oct 17% 0 4.1
Nov 4% 0 1
Dec 1% 0 0.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 1 0 0.3
Feb 2 0 1.3
Mar 2 0 1.3
Apr 8 0 4.1
May 9 0 7.1
Jun 17 0 11.7
Jul 16 0 9.7
Aug 18 0 12.4
Sep 21 0 13.2
Oct 17 0 10.4
Nov 4 0 2.5
Dec 1 0 1

 

Humidity and Wind

Nigeria has some very humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is January (36.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (76.7%).

Wind in Nigeria is usually calm. The windiest month is June, followed by March and April. June’s average wind speed of around 5.5 knots (6.3 MPH or 10.2 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 June where average top sustained speeds reach 10.4 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 4.8 Light breeze 8.9 Gentle breeze
Feb 5.1 Light breeze 9.4 Gentle breeze
Mar 5.5 Light breeze 9.6 Gentle breeze
Apr 5.4 Light breeze 9.5 Gentle breeze
May 5.2 Light breeze 9.1 Gentle breeze
Jun 5.5 Light breeze 9.6 Gentle breeze
Jul 5.2 Light breeze 9.3 Gentle breeze
Aug 5.3 Light breeze 9.2 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.5 Light breeze 8 Gentle breeze
Oct 4.2 Light breeze 7.9 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.1 Light breeze 7.9 Gentle breeze
Dec 4.7 Light breeze 8.8 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 36.5%
Feb 39.7%
Mar 42.7%
Apr 50.6%
May 61.2%
Jun 68.8%
Jul 74.1%
Aug 76.7%
Sep 75.1%
Oct 70.6%
Nov 53%
Dec 38.4%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Nigeria?

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 Nigeria is May, followed by December and January. 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 Nigeria in October. 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 28.7 in October means 28.7% of the tourists vs. May.

 

 

Overall Nigeria Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very warm. Highs range from 97°F (36.1°C) and 89.7°F (32.1°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 3 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

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 5 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Nigeria, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 92.3°F (33.5°C) and 84.8°F (29.3°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 1 to 6 days per month. Tourism is the slowest 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 Nigeria to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 96.4°F (35.8°C) and 89.1°F (31.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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