Best Time to Visit Nigeria

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Nigeria. We created climate tables and charts for the locations of Abuja und Lagos. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Nigeria for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 19 °C to 37 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 0.0812.44 in (1 – 17 Days of Rain)
Average Annual Temperature is between 26.8 °C (Lagos) and 27.7 °C (Abuja)
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Best Time to Visit Nigeria: Overview

JanuaryJan
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Abuja
Lagos
FebruaryFeb
Very hot (average up to 31 °C)
MarchMar
Very hot (average up to 31 °C)
AprilApr
Very hot (average up to 31 °C)
MayMay
Very hot (average up to 29 °C)
Up to 8.36 in of rainof rain
JuneJun
Up to 12.42 in of rainof rain
JulyJul
Up to 9.57 in of rainof rain
AugustAug
Up to 9.17 in of rainof rain
SeptemberSep
Up to 10.71 in of rainof rain
OctoberOct
TemperaturesTemp. up to 31 °C
NovemberNov
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Abuja
Lagos
DecemberDec
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Lagos

Best Time to Visit the Regions

Find the best time to visit the regions (Nigeria) in the following overview.

LocationBest Time to Travel
AbujaJanuary, November, and December
LagosJanuary, November, and December

Climate Charts Nigeria

In the following, you will find climate charts for the regions.

Furthermore, there are some charts you can use for quick comparison of climate between the regions.

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Abuja

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Lagos

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Day Temperatures

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Night Temperatures

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Average Temperatures

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Precipitation

Hours of Sunshine per Day

Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Tables Nigeria

In the following, you will find some climate tables for Nigeria, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, and Hours of Sunshine.
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Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Abuja (Nigeria)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature34°37°37°35°33°30°29°28°29°30°35°35°
Night Temperature19°22°25°25°24°23°23°22°23°24°21°21°
Precipitation (inch)0.120.280.632.875.397.368.59.1710.714.610.280.08
Rainy days11139101315171011
Hours of Sunshine887776556890
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Abuja is 27.7 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: March (31.2 °C)
Coldest month: August (25.4 °C)

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 50 inch on 82 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

Rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation): June, July, August, and September
Overall precipitation in the rainy season: 35.75 in

You cannot expect snow in any month in Abuja.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, November is the sunniest month with an average of 9 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 6.3 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Lagos (Nigeria)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature32°33°33°32°31°29°28°28°29°30°31°32°
Night Temperature22°24°24°24°23°22°22°22°22°22°23°23°
Precipitation (inch)0.521.63.325.767.9712.429.574.796.34.931.560.58
Rainy days237913161312131152
Hours of Sunshine566664344566
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Lagos is 26.8 °C.

Warmest month: February (28.5 °C)
Coldest month: August (25.1 °C)

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 59.31 inch on 106 rainy days

Rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation): May, June, and July
Overall precipitation in the rainy season: 29.96 in

You cannot expect snow in any month in Lagos.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, November is the sunniest month with an average of 6.2 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 5.1 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Abuja
light intensity drizzle     light intensity drizzle, 23 °C
Clouds: 75 %       Wind: 4 mph OSO
Air Pressure: 1016 hPa       Humidity: 88 %
Last updated: 23rd Jul 2019, 08:54 am
The next days …
23rd Jul 201924th Jul 201925th Jul 201926th Jul 201927th Jul 201928th Jul 2019
moderate rain22 °C to 29 °Cheavy intensity rain22 °C to 26 °Cmoderate rain22 °C to 28 °Cheavy intensity rain23 °C to 30 °Cmoderate rain22 °C to 28 °Cheavy intensity rain22 °C to 26 °C
22 °C to 29 °C22 °C to 26 °C22 °C to 28 °C23 °C to 30 °C22 °C to 28 °C22 °C to 26 °C
Clouds: 100 %Clouds: 99 %Clouds: 96 %Clouds: 96 %Clouds: 93 %Clouds: 100 %
0.45 in of rain0.67 in of rain0.45 in of rain0.68 in of rain0.45 in of rain0.58 in of rain
Weather information provided by OpenWeatherMap. (CC BY-SA)
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