Climate Nigeria

Nigeria has a tropical savanna climate. It is warm every month with both a wet and dry season. The average annual temperature for Nigeria is 35° degrees and there is about 502 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 205 days a year with an average humidity of 55% and an UV-index of 7.

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Climate Nigeria by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 38 39 40 38 35 33 30 29 30 33 36 36
Night temp. (°C) 21 22 25 26 25 23 22 22 22 23 23 21
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 0 4 8 30 50 45 104 132 94 34 1 0
Days with rain - 2 5 11 15 16 25 26 25 15 1 -
Dry days 31 26 26 19 16 14 6 5 5 16 29 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 10 10 10 10 9 9 7 6 8 9 10 10
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 2
UV-index 7 8 8 8 7 7 6 5 7 7 7 7

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Best time to visit Nigeria

To go to Nigeria, the best time to visit is in September. In this period you have a warm temperature and little precipitation. In Nigeria, March is the warmest month with 40°C and the most cold month is 29°C in August.

Nigeria weather by month

What is the average Nigeria weather like in a given month? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Nigeria?

Nigeria lies in a straight line about 7,434 km from India (New Delhi → Abuja).

How long is the flight to Nigeria?

The flight time from Indira Gandhi to Nigeria is approximately 10 h. 20 min.

What are the largest airports in Nigeria?

These are the largest airports in Nigeria:

  • Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS) in Lagos
  • Mallam Aminu International Airport (KAN) in Kano
  • Ibadan Airport (IBA) in Ibadan
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (ABV) in Abuja
  • Kaduna Airport (KAD) in Kaduna
  • Benin Airport (BNI) in Benin City
  • Port Harcourt International Airport (PHC) in Port Harcourt
  • Maiduguri International Airport (MIU) in Maiduguri
  • Warri Airport (QRW) in Warri
  • Yakubu Gowon Airport (JOS) in Jos

How many inhabitants does Nigeria have?

Nigeria has 193,392,517 inhabitants.

How big is Nigeria?

The surface area of Nigeria is 923,768 km². It is 4x smaller than India.

What is the capital of Nigeria?

The capital of Nigeria is Abuja.

What is the area code of Nigeria?

The area code to call Nigeria is +234.

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