Nigeria weather

Read our complete guide to the weather in Nigeria.

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

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The weather guide for Nigeria (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 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.

Which is the hottest month in Nigeria?

The hottest time of year in Abuja, Nigeria is normally April. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 34°C with very high heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Nigeria?

In terms of rainfall, August is usually the wettest month in Abuja, Nigeria with 238mm on average. There are normally 16 days in August with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Nigeria?

The sunniest time of year in Abuja, Nigeria is normally November with bright sunshine on average for 75% of daylight hours; that's 9 hours of sunshine per day.

What is the time difference between Nigeria and the UK?

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

What is the main language spoken in Nigeria?

The main languages spoken in Nigeria are English, Hausa and Yoruba.

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What is the currency in Nigeria?

The currency in Nigeria is the Nigerian Naira (NGN).

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Which plugs are used in Nigeria?

Nigeria uses electrical plug type D + G (230 Volts).

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

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

Do you need a visa for Nigeria?

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

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Compare Nigeria weather with the USA

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

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