Niger weather

Read our complete guide to the weather in Niger.

Below are the temperatures expected today at popular destinations in Niger. Select a destination to compare today's forecast with average weather conditions.

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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.

What is the time difference between Niger and the UK?

The time difference between Niger and the UK is GMT+1 hour.

What is the main language spoken in Niger?

The main languages spoken in Niger are Hausa and French.

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What is the currency in Niger?

The currency in Niger is the West African CFA Franc (XOF).

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Which plugs are used in Niger?

Niger uses electrical plug type C + D + E (220 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Niger?

They drive on the right side of the road in Niger.

Do you need a visa for Niger?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Niger.

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Compare Niger weather with the USA

Below the Niger weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for Niger (Niamey) and the USA (Washington).

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