Best time to visit Niger

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When is the best time to visit Niger?

The best time to visit Niger (Niamey) is January based on the following average weather conditions.

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Max Day Temperature (°C)

  • 32°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Niger (Niamey)32
  • 35°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Niger (Niamey)35
  • 39°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Niger (Niamey)39
  • 41°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Niger (Niamey)41
  • 41°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Niger (Niamey)41
  • 38°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Niger (Niamey)38
  • 34°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Niger (Niamey)34
  • 33°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Niger (Niamey)33
  • 35°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Niger (Niamey)35
  • 38°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Niger (Niamey)38
  • 36°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Niger (Niamey)36
  • 33°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Niger (Niamey)33

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The weather guide for Niger (Niamey) 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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Niger weather overview

Niger is a large country in Africa to the north of Nigeria. It is a vast country which, in the north, includes a large swathe of the Sahara Desert where only isolated settlements of people live. The north of the country sees virtually no rain; further south where most of the population is centred, rainfall is moderate but by no means reliable.

Rain is most likely to arrive in July and August, when it comes as a blessed relief from searing summer temperatures and a succession of hot, dusty days.

What to pack for Niger weather

For most of the year, light clothing is best, supplemented by warm wraps for cooler evenings.

Which is the hottest month in Niger?

The hottest time of year in Niamey, Niger is normally May. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 41°C with extreme heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Niger?

In terms of rainfall, August is usually the wettest month in Niamey, Niger with 183mm on average. There are normally 14 days in August with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Niger?

The sunniest time of year in Niamey, Niger is normally November with bright sunshine on average for 78% of daylight hours; that's 9 hours of sunshine per day.

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