Climate zone: tropics
With a yearly average of 33 °C the climate in Nigeria ist warm, but has only a few really tropical and sticky months. It is warm to hot all year round and invites to bathe at average water temperatures of 27 degrees. Dued to the lesser rain the best time for traveling is from November to April. Sometimes humidity ist unpleasantly high from July to September. The most rain days occur from from June to September.
› Duration of daylight and sunshine in Nigeria
hours of sunshine per day rainy days per month Precipitation in mm/day Relative humidity in % Water temperature Absolute humidity in g/m³ (approx.)
Temperature records of the last 67 years
The hottest temperature measured from 1952 to November 2019 was reported by the Yola weather station. In April 2010 the record temperature of 46.4 °C was reported here. The hottest summer from July to September, based on all 10 weather stations in Nigeria below 1290 metres altitude, was recorded in 1981 with an average temperature of 26.9 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every 4 to 6 hours, thus also including the nights. Normally, this value is 25.7 degrees Celsius.
The coldest day in these 67 years was reported by the weather station Yola. Here the temperature dropped to 11.1 °C in November 2015. Yola lies at an altitude of 186 meters above sea level. The coldest winter (January to March) was in 1957 with an average temperature of 26.6 °C. In Nigeria, it is usual to have about 1.0 degrees more at 27.6 °C for this three-month period.