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What is the climate like in Nigeria?

The climate of Nigeria has an average yearly temperature of 34°C. Throughout the year, the average monthly temperature can drop to 29°C and rise to 37°C.

Annually, about 1075 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. Although it often rains during this period, it rains less than in other months. The temperatures are also good for visiting Nigeria.

Temperature 29 to 37°C
Rain 1075 mm

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The climate of Nigeria
  • Average yearly temperature: 34°C
  • Highest temperature: 37°C in February and March
  • Lowest temperature: 29°C in August
  • Precipitation: 1075 mm per year, averaging 90 mm by month
  • Driest months: 0 mm in December, 0,4 mm in January and 5,5 mm in February
  • Wettest months: 268 mm in August, 192 mm in July and 178 mm in September

Climate table Nigeria

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

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime temperature (°C) 36 37 37 36 34 31 30 29 30 32 35 36
Nighttime temperature (°C) 20 23 25 25 25 24 23 23 23 23 22 21
Precipitation (mm) 0,4 5,5 17 54 110 146 192 268 178 97 6,3 0
UV Index 9 9 9 9 7 7 7 7 7 7 9 9
Best month No No No No No No No No No Yes No No

Temperature by month in Nigeria

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

Temperature by month in Nigeria

Precipitation by month in Nigeria

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

Precipitation by month in Nigeria

UV index by month in Nigeria

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

UV index by 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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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

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

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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

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

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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 StarStarStarStar

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 StarStarStar

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

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

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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

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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 StarStarStarStarStar

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

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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 by 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.