Nigeria Weather and Climate

According to COUNTRYAAH, Nigeria is a West African state (923,768 km²). Capital: Abuja. Administrative division: states (37). Population: 146,390,000 residents (2008 estimate). Language: English (official), Sudanese dialects (Hausa, ibo, Yoruba). Religion: Muslims 43.1%, animists / traditional beliefs 19%, Protestants 14.9%, Catholics 8.2%, other Christians 6.7%, Anglicans 5.1%, others 3%. Currency unit: naira (100 kobo). Human Development Index: 0.499 (154th place). Borders: Niger (N), Chad (NE), Cameroon (E), Gulf of Guinea (S), Benin (W). Member of: CEDEAO, Commonwealth, OCI, UN, OPEC, UA and WTO, EU associate.

Independent since 1 October 1960, Nigeria is a federal republic. According to the Constitution of May 1999, the President of the Republic, who is also the head of the government, is elected by universal suffrage for 4 years and can be re-elected only once. Legislative power is exercised by the Parliament, made up of the House of Representatives and the Senate, whose members remain in office for 4 years. The judicial system is based on the Common Law British, Islamic law and tribal customs. The top of the judiciary is the Federal Supreme Court, whose judges are appointed by the central government. Then there are the Federal Court of Appeal and the Federal High Court. Each state also has a High Court and, upon request, an Islamic court, where Islamic law is applied. The death penalty is in effect. The defense of the country is entrusted to the armed forces, divided into the three traditional weapons. Military service is carried out on a voluntary basis. Education falls within the fields of action that refer to the federated states, but the action of the central government has gradually acquired increasing importance. Education is compulsory and free from 6 to 15 years of age: it includes elementary education, lasting 6 years, and the first cycle of secondary education, which overall lasts 6 years. The construction of new school buildings has led to an increase in the school population and a decrease in the illiteracy rate, which reached 28% in 2006. Technical education is given top priority due to the country’s needs for skilled labor. Higher education lasts 4 years and is given in Ahmadu Bello universities (Technical education is given absolute priority due to the country’s skilled labor needs. Higher education lasts 4 years and is given in Ahmadu Bello universities (Technical education is given absolute priority due to the country’s skilled labor needs. Higher education lasts 4 years and is given in Ahmadu Bello universities (Zaria, 1962), Ibadan (1962), Ife (1961), Lagos (1962) and Nigeria (Nsukka, 1960).

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Optimal travel time for the regions

In the following overview you can see the best travel time depending on the region (Nigeria).

Place Best travel time
Abuja January, November and December
Lagos January, November and December

Temperatures, precipitation, sunshine in Abuja (Nigeria)

Jan Feb March Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime temperature 34 ° C 37 ° C 37 ° C 35 ° C 33 ° C 30 ° C 29 ° C 28 ° C 29 ° C 30 ° C 35 ° C 35 ° C
Night temperature 19 ° C 22 ° C 25 ° C 25 ° C 24 ° C 23 ° C 23 ° C 22 ° C 23 ° C 24 ° C 21 ° C 21 ° C
Precipitation in mm 3 7 16 73 137 187 216 233 272 117 7 2
Rainy days 1 1 1 3 9 10 13 15 17 10 1 1
Hours of sunshine 8 8 7 7 7 6 5 5 6 8 9 0
Sunrise 6:50 6:50 6:40 6:20 6:10 6:10 6:20 6:20 6:20 6:20 6:25 6:35
Sunset 18:30 18:40 18:40 18:40 18:45 18:50 18:55 18:50 18:30 18:15 18:05 18:15


The annual average temperature in Abuja is 27.7 ° C. For comparison: Munich reaches an average of 8.6 ° C, in Berlin it is 9.6 ° C. The warmest month is March (31.2 ° C), coldest month of August, with mean values of 25.4 ° C.


The annual precipitation is 1270 mm on 82 days with precipitation. For comparison: In Munich, 967 mm, in Berlin 570 mm, precipitation is measured annually. The months of June, July, August and September are considered the rainy season, as more than 175 mm of precipitation can be expected per month. Overall, around 908 mm of precipitation can be expected in the rainy season. You cannot expect snow in any month in Abuja.


As our climate table shows, November is the sunniest month with an average of 9 hours of sunshine per day. On average over the year the sun shines for 6.3 hours per day. For comparison: In Munich and Berlin, the sun shines an average of 4.7 hours per day throughout the year.

Cities nearby

The following larger towns are nearby and have a similar climate: Keffi.


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