The best times to visit Port Harcourt for ideal weather are
November 5th to April 1st
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Port Harcourt Travel Guide
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Weather in Port Harcourt
Average temperatures in Port Harcourt 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 18th 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 Port Harcourt, the hottest months are January, February, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid January where highs are regularly around 94.2°F (34.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 82.5°F (28.1°C) at night.
Port Harcourt Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Port Harcourt 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.
Port Harcourt Perceived Temperature (F)
Port Harcourt Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Port Harcourt 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 Port Harcourt are December, January, 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 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 September with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of September 3rd.
When can you find snow in Port Harcourt? 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 Port Harcourt.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Port Harcourt (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
Port Harcourt has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is December (61.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (84.8%).
Wind in Port Harcourt is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is February, followed by April and June. February’s average wind speed of around 4 knots (4.6 MPH or 7.3 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 mid February where average top sustained speeds reach 9.9 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Port Harcourt.
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||3.4||Barely noticeable||7.3||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||4||Light breeze||8.6||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||3.4||Barely noticeable||8.1||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||3.8||Barely noticeable||8.6||Gentle breeze|
|May||3.4||Barely noticeable||7.4||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||3.6||Barely noticeable||7.8||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||3.5||Barely noticeable||8.3||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||3.4||Barely noticeable||7.5||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||3.3||Barely noticeable||7.5||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||3.1||Barely noticeable||7||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||2.7||Barely noticeable||6.5||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||2.9||Barely noticeable||6.2||Light breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Port Harcourt?
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 Port Harcourt, Nigeria is June, followed by October 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 Port Harcourt in August. 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 Port Harcourt 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 86.3°F (30.2°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 5 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 7 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Port Harcourt, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 90.4°F (32.4°C) and 84.4°F (29.1°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 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 perfect this time of year in Port Harcourt to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 94.2°F (34.6°C) and 88.4°F (31.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 0 to 2 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.