Nigeria weather averages

Going to Nigeria? Find the best month to visit Nigeria based on the weather.

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Check Nigeria weather averages before you book your next holiday in 2018/2019. Today's maximum temperature in Nigeria is expected to be 32°C, while the average maximum temperature in December is 32°C. The holiday weather guide shown above is for Abuja.

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The weather for Nigeria, represented by Abuja, shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by MeteoBlue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Nigeria weather averages: best month

Nigeria Best month Averages
Warmest February & March 35°C
Sunniest November & December 9 hours per day
Least rain January, February, November & December 0 days

Nigeria climate guide

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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 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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