Climate Nigeria

Climate Northern Africa

Nigeria lies between the 4th and 14th degrees north latitude and extends with a north-south extension of 1,000 km into two climate zones: Southern Nigeria has a tropical hot and humid climate and shows considerable precipitation during the rainy season, which usually lasts from April to October. Humidity is high throughout the year at 85 to 95 percent. The average temperatures in the southern Nigerian cities of Lagos, Ibadan, Enugu and Port Harcourt are about 30°C; at night it usually cools only slightly.

Northern Nigeria has higher daytime temperatures than Southern Nigeria. So the thermometer can rise to temperatures of 50°C. These high temperatures are accompanied by a much lower humidity and temperature differences of up to 20°C between day and night. Also the rainy season is less pronounced in northern Nigeria than in southern Nigeria.

Europeans usually find the highlands of Jos more pleasant and bearable than the other parts of the country.

The best time to visit Nigeria is from October to March.


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