The climate in Niger

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climate diagrams on this page result from the collected data of 15 weather stations.
Weather stations at an altitude above 500m have not been included.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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Climate zone: tropics

It is yearlong warm or hot. The warmest and rainiest part of the country is Diffa. The coldest is Maradi.
Duration of daylight and sunshine in Niger
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Niger
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Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Niger
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in Niger

Country parts in Niger

All figures per year. For detailed climate data click on the name of the region.

country partTemperature
max Ø day
min Ø night
Agadez36.9 °C19.9 °C3,249 h16 91 l24.0 %
Diffa37.0 °C21.3 °C3,176 h34 310 l
Dosso36.2 °C23.3 °C2,957 h61 763 l49.0 %
Maradi35.5 °C21.4 °C3,066 h41 526 l39.0 %
Niamey36.6 °C23.3 °C3,103 h43 518 l42.0 %
Tahoua36.6 °C22.8 °C3,103 h41 431 l35.0 %
Tillabéri36.9 °C23.5 °C3,103 h44 496 l42.0 %
Zinder35.9 °C21.2 °C3,176 h41 475 l41.0 %

Temperature records of the last 85 years

The hottest temperature measured from 1937 to March 2022 was reported by the Tillabery weather station. In June 2019 the record temperature of 49.8 °C was reported here. The hottest summer from July to September, based on all 14 weather stations in Niger below 500 metres altitude, was recorded in 1987 with an average temperature of 30.4 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every 4 to 6 hours, thus also including the nights. Normally, this value is 28.9 degrees Celsius.

The coldest day in these 85 years was reported by the weather station Dosso. Here the temperature dropped to -5.5 °C in November 2013. Dosso lies at an altitude of 213 meters above sea level. The coldest winter (January to March) was in 1989 with an average temperature of 23.2 °C. In Niger, it is usual to have about 2.6 degrees more at 25.8 °C for this three-month period.

The most precipitation fell in August 1952. With 15.8 mm per day, the Birni N'konni weather station recorded the highest monthly average of the last 85 years. Incidentally, the region with the most rainfall for the whole year is around Gaya. The driest region is near Bilma.

Data basis and methodology

The data of the individual measuring stations are based on the archives of the German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. In order to determine a representative national average, average values were first calculated for each part of the country, which were then summarized at the national level. Thus, if a disproportionate number of weather stations are located in a small area, their number does not affect the national average.
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