It follows that the vegetation varies considerably, in fact, in the north, we find the semi-arid Shelia landscape, the Savannah in the center, the forests in the south, and the mangroves in the Niger Delta and the coastal areas. The rains cease in mid-September in the far north, and during the month of October in the center, while they linger until November in the far south.
Along with sunny weather, hot and dry conditions return to the center-north, while in the south, the humidity remains higher because of the influence of the sea. By February, the heat increases in all the inland areas, and it becomes scorching in the center-north from March to May, when temperatures can easily reach 40 °C (104 °F).
On the contrary, in the south, the increase in temperature is limited, both because of the proximity to the ocean and because the rain showers begin earlier. The rains increase in intensity and frequency and gradually move to the north, until they affect all the country in June.
In the area where the wet front advances, clashing with the existing hot and dry air mass, small tornadoes may form. Here are the average temperatures of Kano, located at 500 meters (1,600 feet) above sea level, in the north.
In Kano, the sun shines all year round, but in summer, the sunshine hours decrease a little because of the monsoon. In this period, the Manhattan often blows, a wind able to bring dust from the desert and to reduce visibility.
Here are the average temperatures in Abuja, the capital, located in the center of the country, at 500 meters (1,600 feet) above sea level. In the Jo's Plateau, in the center of the country, the temperature is fairly mild: in Jo's, the capital of the Plateau State, located at 1,200 meters (3,900 feet), daytime temperatures range from 28 °C (82 °F) in January to 31/32 °C (88/90 °F) in March and April, while they drop to around 24/25 °C (75/77 °F) in July and August.
On the border with Cameroon, there is a mountainous area, where the Gash aka Gum ti National Park is located, and the highest peak is Chap pal Wadi, 2,419 meters (7,936 feet) high. In the south, in cities located in the coastal area (Lagos, Benin City, Port Harcourt, Malabar), winter is hot, with highs around 30/32 °C (86/90 °F), but it's also more humid, though tempered by afternoon breezes; here, cloudy skies are frequent, at least in the morning, while in the north and center, as mentioned, the winter is sunny.
In this area, the temperature in spring does not increase almost at all, both because of the presence of the sea and because the rains begin early. In Lagos, and in general in the south of Nigeria, the sun does not shine very often, even in the dry period, while in the rainy season, the sky is often cloudy.
The sea in Nigeria is warm enough to swim in all year round, although care must be taken with regard to the currents. In the south-east of Nigeria, the Cross River National Park is a hilly area, wet and covered with forests.
It is true that it can get hot during the day almost everywhere, and especially in the center and north, while it can even get cold at night in the far north, and sometimes the Manhattan can bring sand and dust storms, but at least, you avoid the scorching heat of the period from February to May as well as the summer rains. The weather in February is similar as well, but very hot days start to be more frequent in inland areas, at some distance from the sea.
In winter : in the north, Jo's and Abuja, bring light clothes for the day, long and made of natural fibers (cotton or linen), a desert turban for the wind-borne sand and dust, a jacket and a sweater for the evening, and comfortable and breathable shoes. In summer : bring lightweight clothing of natural fabrics (cotton or linen), a light raincoat or umbrella for the rain.
Moderate quality is acceptable; however, for some pollutants there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution. Also, a dry season from November to March, with midday temperatures that rise above 38° Celsius (100° Fahrenheit) but relatively cool nights, dropping as low as 12° Celsius (54° Fahrenheit).
The hot Manhattan wind from the Sahara sweeps across the northeastern areas which. The Manhattan wind is hot and dry and carries a reddish dust from the desert.
Average monthly precipitation over the year (rainfall, snow) 3. Average monthly hours of sunshine over the year On certain pages we also offer other historical weather data like humidity, wind speed and water temperature.
Get AccuWeather alerts as they happen with our browser notifications. In our article, we will tell you in detail about the seasons in Nigeria and the weather conditions of each month.
The Nigerian climate varies greatly depending on the region. At this time on the coast (Lagos, Malabar) is still very hot, even at night.
The sky in the mornings is often covered with a haze of fog. Moving to the north, the climate becomes more dry and in the center of the country the days are sunnier, and the nights are colder (Jo's).
The Manhattan season in Nigeria begins from December to March. It means that Manhattan wind blows in the north, provoking sandstorms, which sometimes impairs visibility.
The rains are very intense in Lagos, where the atmosphere is extremely stifling and hot. The rainiest place in the country is Malabar, where the rainfalls pour until December.
There is a small “dry break” in August in the east of the country. Heavy rains also occur in the center of the country, while in the north the season is limited to four months (from June to September).
The sea in Nigeria is warm all year round, but swimming can be dangerous due to strong tides. We recommend paying attention to the weather conditions in Nigeria by months.
The water in the Gulf of Guinea warms up to + 28° ... + 29° . Daytime air temperature ranges from + 34 °C to + 35 °C. The thermometer is kept at + 23 °C at night. The speed of air masses is 3 m/s on average, but sometimes the wind blows to 18 m/s.
At night the thermometer's indicators are kept within + 23° Degree of rainfall rises sharply, for example, there is 162 mm in the month. The level of precipitation increases sharply, now 413 mm fall out in 17 rainy days.
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The air temperature during daylight hours varies between + 25 °C ... + 28 °C in September, and at night the temperature keeps at + 22 °C. The level of precipitation gradually decreases, now 326 mm of precipitation fall in 8 days. The sun does not hide in clouds in Nigeria for 19 days in November.
The amount of precipitation reaches 4 mm, and the level of humidity is about 47%. The water temperature in the Gulf of Guinea reaches + 28° in December.
The average daily air temperature varies between + 21 °C ... + 32 °C. Wind speed this month does not exceed 6 m/s. Nigeria is a beautiful country with a pleasant climate.