The best times to visit Zaria for ideal weather are

November 12th to February 4th

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

 

 


Other Zaria Travel Info

Weather in Zaria

Temperature

Average temperatures in Zaria vary little. 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 33rd 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 Zaria, the hottest months are April, March, and then February. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early April where highs are regularly around 98.2°F (36.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 79.3°F (26.3°C) at night.

Zaria Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Zaria 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.

Zaria Perceived Temperature (F)

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Zaria Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Zaria 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)
Jan87.477.866.4
Feb94.283.771.5
Mar97.187.475.1
Apr95.987.577.6
May90.783.474.8
Jun86.379.671.5
Jul83.477.170.5
Aug82.376.169.9
Sep84.777.770.7
Oct87.179.570.7
Nov89.179.266.2
Dec88.277.864.5

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan30.825.419.1
Feb34.628.721.9
Mar36.230.823.9
Apr35.530.825.3
May32.628.623.8
Jun30.226.421.9
Jul28.625.121.4
Aug27.924.521.1
Sep29.325.421.5
Oct30.626.421.5
Nov31.726.219
Dec31.225.418.1

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Zaria are January, February, and then November. 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 to late August with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of August 20th.

When can you find snow in Zaria? 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 Zaria.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Zaria (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)
Jan0%00
Feb0%00
Mar1%00
Apr1%00.1
May10%01.6
Jun18%03.7
Jul20%02.9
Aug18%03.5
Sep19%03.6
Oct8%01.1
Nov0%00
Dec0%00

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan000
Feb000
Mar100
Apr100.3
May1004.1
Jun1809.4
Jul2007.4
Aug1808.9
Sep1909.1
Oct802.8
Nov000
Dec000

 

Humidity and Wind

Zaria has some very humid months, with some very dry months. The least humid month is January (13.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (73.5%).

Wind in Zaria is usually calm. The windiest month is January, followed by December and February. January’s average wind speed of around 8 knots (9.2 MPH or 14.8 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 16.1 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

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

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Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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
Jan8Gentle breeze13.1Significant breeze
Feb6.6Light breeze13Significant breeze
Mar6.6Light breeze12.7Significant breeze
Apr6.5Light breeze13.1Significant breeze
May6.5Light breeze13.4Significant breeze
Jun5.8Light breeze11.6Significant breeze
Jul5.7Light breeze11.7Significant breeze
Aug5.5Light breeze11.1Significant breeze
Sep4.1Light breeze9.7Significant breeze
Oct3.7Barely noticeable9.3Gentle breeze
Nov5.6Light breeze11.7Significant breeze
Dec6.8Light breeze12.8Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan13.6%
Feb14.2%
Mar15.8%
Apr33.9%
May55%
Jun64.7%
Jul70.1%
Aug73.5%
Sep69.4%
Oct63.3%
Nov26.6%
Dec15%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Zaria?

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 Zaria, Nigeria is October, followed by August and April. 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 Zaria in January. 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 somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 41.9 in January means 41.9% of the tourists vs. October.

 

 

Overall Zaria Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very warm. Highs range from 98.2°F (36.8°C) and 89.5°F (31.9°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 0 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 the busiest season for tourism in Zaria, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 90.3°F (32.4°C) and 83.4°F (28.6°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 6 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 Zaria to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 97°F (36.1°C) and 85.6°F (29.8°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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