The climate in Niger

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climatic diagrams of this page are taken from the collected data from 17 measuring stations in Niger.
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.

Duration of daylight and sunshine in Niger

hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Niger
rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Niger
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Niger
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Niger
Absolute humidity in g/m³ (approx.)Absolute humidity in Niger
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Temperature records of the last 84 years

The hottest temperature measured from 1937 to June 2021 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 84 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 84 years. Incidentally, the region with the most rainfall for the whole year is around Gaya. The driest region is near Bilma.

Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements.