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Average climate of Nigeria

The climate of Nigeria has an average yearly temperature of 33°C. Throughout the year, the average monthly temperature can drop to 28°C and rise to 36°C.

Annually, about 1175 mm of rain falls. This gives a good overview of how much rain to expect in Nigeria.

The best time to visit Nigeria is October. During this period, you will experience pleasant temperatures and not too much rain, making it ideal to visit Nigeria.

Temperature 28 to 36°C
Rain 1175 mm
The climate of Nigeria
  • Average yearly temperature: 33°C
  • Highest temperature: 36°C in March
  • Lowest temperature: 28°C in July and August
  • Precipitation: 1175 mm per year, averaging 98 mm per month
  • Driest months: 0,3 mm in January, 3,5 mm in November and 5,1 mm in December
  • Wettest months: 269 mm in August, 237 mm in July and 192 mm in June

Climate table Nigeria

The climate table for Nigeria shows the average temperatures, precipitation, and UV index per month.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime temperature (°C) 33 35 36 35 33 30 28 28 29 30 33 35
Nighttime temperature (°C) 18 20 23 24 23 22 21 21 21 21 20 20
Precipitation (mm) 0,3 6,6 17 54 127 192 237 269 181 82 3,5 5,1
UV Index 9 9 9 9 8 7 7 7 7 8 9 9
Best month No No No No No No No No No Yes No No

Temperature per month in Nigeria

This graph shows the average high temperatures in degrees Celsius for each month in Nigeria

Temperature per month in Nigeria

Precipitation per month in Nigeria

This graph shows the average monthly precipitation in millimeters in Nigeria.

Precipitation per month in Nigeria

UV index per month in Nigeria

This graph shows the average UV index per month in Nigeria.

UV index per month in Nigeria

Yearly temperature in Nigeria

This graph shows the average yearly temperature in Nigeria, measured in degrees Celsius.

Yearly temperature in Nigeria

Yearly total precipitation in Nigeria

This graph shows the average yearly precipitation in millimeters in Nigeria.

Precipitation per year in Nigeria

Weather experiences in Nigeria

The weather in Nigeria is rated an average of 4,3 out of 5 stars by 12 visitors.

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Weather Experience: Good

Daytime temperatures were high but bearable: around 30 degrees. Since it hardly rained, we could fully enjoy the outdoor activities. The nights were cooler, which made for a nice contrast.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good

Only a few rain showers.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good

Unfortunately, the sea was very warm and therefore less refreshing. All in all, a vacation you will never forget.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent

The perfect escape from the cold European winter.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good

April in Nigeria brought a surprise: lots of sunshine and some heat. High temperatures of up to 35°C during the day caused discomfort, but the beaches and natural beauty made up for everything. A little less heat would be ideal.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good

It rained occasionally, which was a bit disappointing. In short, a 4-star experience.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Moderate

August in Nigeria is hot and humid, with abundant rainfall. As a lover of tropical temperatures, I enjoyed the heat, but the frequent thunderstorms and high humidity made it uncomfortable at times.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent

Enjoy swimming in the sea without the crowds. Highly recommended for winter sun!— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good

September was mild and pleasant in Nigeria, with mostly sunny weather. There were a few brief showers, but they passed quickly. Ideal for active vacations.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good

There was plenty of sunshine and little rain, making it ideal for an active vacation. But it could get muggy.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent

Temperatures are pleasantly warm and there is plenty of sunshine, ideal for sightseeing and relaxing on the beach. There was no rain during my stay.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent

The sky was clear blue and temperatures reached tropical temperatures every day. Sunglasses and a hat are an absolute must!— This text has been automatically translated into English

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Average weather in Nigeria per month

Click on a month below to see in detail how the weather typically is in Nigeria and what to expect. Based on the historical weather data of Nigeria, you can view the average temperature, precipitation, wind, and UV index for each day of the month.