Best time to visit Nigeria

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When is the best time to visit Nigeria?

The best time to visit Nigeria (Abuja) is October based on the following average weather conditions.

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Max Day Temperature (°C)

  • 33°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Nigeria (Abuja)33
    Jan
  • 35°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Nigeria (Abuja)35
    Feb
  • 35°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Nigeria (Abuja)35
    Mar
  • 34°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Nigeria (Abuja)34
    Apr
  • 31°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Nigeria (Abuja)31
    May
  • 29°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Nigeria (Abuja)29
    Jun
  • 28°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Nigeria (Abuja)28
    Jul
  • 28°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Nigeria (Abuja)28
    Aug
  • 29°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Nigeria (Abuja)29
    Sep
  • 31°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Nigeria (Abuja)31
    Oct
  • 32°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Nigeria (Abuja)32
    Nov
  • 32°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Nigeria (Abuja)32
    Dec

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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.

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