Nigeria weather averages for holidays in 2017/2018

Check Nigeria weather averages before you book your next holiday in 2017/2018. Today's maximum temperature in Nigeria is expected to be 22°C, while the average maximum temperature in August is 28°C. The holiday weather guide shown below is for Abuja.

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Nigeria weather averages

Check Nigeria weather averages before you book your next holiday. The warmest months in Nigeria are February and March with an average maximum temperature of 35°C. The sunniest months are November and December with on average 9 hours of bright sunshine per day. The months with the least number of days with some rain are January, February, November and December with 0 days. The Nigeria weather averages shown below are for Abuja.

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Nigeria weather today

Here is the weather in Nigeria today, Wednesday 23rd August 2017. Expect isolated thunderstorms in Nigeria with a maximum temperature of 22°C and no hours of bright sunshine. There are 10-20 mm of rainfall expected with 73% chance of some rain and little or no wind of 6 kph from the south-west. The weather forecast shown below is for Abuja.

  • 22
    °C maximum temperature
  • 18
    °C minimum temperature
  • isolated thunderstorms
  • 0
    hours of sunshine
  • 73
    % chance of some rain
  • <20
    mm of rainfall expected
  • 0
    no heat & humidity
  • 6
    kph wind from SW

5-day weather forecast

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Nigeria weather overview

Most of Nigeria lies within 10° of the equator so the climate is very tropical. During the rainy season (from March to November) the coast is the wettest part of the country with an annual rainfall of more than 2,500mm (100in). Even if it is not raining, you'll end up soaked by the hot, very humid atmosphere.

Nigeria's south coast is an unpleasant place to be at any time of year. Inland and further north, matters improve somewhat. The north of the country has the lowest rainfall and the longest, hottest and sunniest dry season (October to April) cooled by the Harmattan winds but, in March to May, temperatures soar before the onset of the rains.

What to pack for Nigeria weather

Supplement light clothing with warm wraps for chilly winter nights in the north: you must have good waterproofs for visits to the south.

Nigeria holiday weather averages by month

Check Nigeria holiday weather averages for a particular month by selecting from the list below. Monthly weather guides include figures for temperature, rainfall, sunshine hours and sea temperature plus daily sunrise & sunset times.

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Compare Nigeria weather with the USA

Below the Nigeria weather chart shows maximum daytime temperature for Nigeria (Abuja) and the USA (Washington). For more weather parameters or to change the destinations shown visit the comparison weather tool.

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