The Nigerian weather is not for the faint-hearted: First time travelling to Nigeria?

Are you planning a trip to Nigeria? Well, you must know this, Nigeria is in the tropical region of Africa, and temperature can get high. But that should not discourage you as there are lots of exciting places to visit and sights to see.

Do you want to know what’s incredible about traveling to Nigeria? Going to Nigeria is possible on a budget, the people are super friendly, and the food is very delicious. However, the Nigerian sun does not play, and you have to prepare. The Nigeria weather switches up real fast. It can go from cold to hot within hours. With the Nigerian weather, what you see is what you get. It can start freezing, and then it gets scorching.

Knowing how hot and wet Nigeria can get most of the time, I have compiled some tips below to ensure your stay is pleasant and enjoyable.

Some Tips for the Hot Nigerian Weather

  • Breathable clothing is a must. So go for natural fibre fabrics. Cotton, linen, and silk work best in absorbing sweat and allow the skin to breathe.


  • Wear a sweatshirt with a zipper or a blazer that can quickly be removed when the temperature gets too hot.


  •  Synthetic fibers retain heat and poorly absorb sweat, increasing your body temperature. Avoid fabrics like polyester and rayon or viscose; these are synthetic fabrics.


  • Opt for lightweight, light-colored, and loose-fitting clothing. This choice allows for air circulation, reflects light and heat, and keeps you more relaxed.


  • Wear UV sunglasses to protect your eyes from harmful sun rays


  • Wear a hat or face cap for extra protection from the sun


  • Do not leave the house without sunscreen.


WARNING never fall for the temptation of wearing a sweater you cannot take off because you are not wearing suitable or decent clothing underneath. Nothing is worse than feeling trapped in your clothes. You leave you home fully decked in sweaters or sweatshirt to prevent cold especially in the dry season or Harmattan. But three hours down the line, you are seriously sweating and questioning your life choices. Remember, even in the dry season or harmattan afternoons in Nigeria can get hot, so Stay Woke.

Taking a commercial motorcycle in Nigeria is another fast way to enjoy your visit to Nigeria. It lets you have a feel of the environment and gets you to your destination in a breeze.

Take Advantage of the Sunny Weather: Visit Olumo Rock

Yes, the Nigerian sun might not be your friend, but the view from Olumo rock in the sunny weather is breathtaking. So get your sunscreen, and do make sure to come over to Olumo Rock Abeokuta. It’s one of the major tourist attractions in Nigeria. It’s a beautiful, culturally rich destination and who knows I might be available to give you a tour.

Enjoy your trip to Nigeria, don’t forget your umbrella for sun and rain protection, your sunscreen and a lot of appetite as the food is super yummy.

Commonly Asked Questions about the Nigerian weather

What is Nigeria’s climate?

How hot is it in Nigeria?

The temperature in Nigeria now?

Nigeria Weather Seasons

What is Nigeria’s climate?

Nigeria’s climate is tropical with variable rainy and dry seasons, depending on location. It is hot and wet most of the year in the south but dry and warm most times in the North.

How hot is it in Nigeria?

The temperature in the coastal region of Nigeria rarely exceeds 32 degrees Celsius (90 degrees Fahrenheit), but humidity is very high, and nights are scorching. Meanwhile, in the In lands and farther North temperature can rise to 40 degrees Celsius in rare cases. So generally, the average temperature of Nigeria is between 20 to 35 degrees Celsius.

The temperature in Nigeria now?

The average temperature differs from state to state but presently ranges between 24 degrees Celsius to 35 degrees Celsius. A lower or higher temperature is possible but rare.

Nigeria Weather Seasons

Same with the rest of West Africa, Nigeria has a tropical climate with just two seasons. These are the dry season and the rainy season.

The Dry Season is locally known as the Harmattan. It is usually from November to March with the wettest month of June.

The Rainy Season, also referred to as the Wet Season is from April to October.



  1. Hello chef Isioma! I’m Godwin from the Writers’ Kitchen, and I’m delighted for going through this. You’ve just impacted my knowledge on the travel sphere. And i just can’t wait to read your next piece!

  2. Wow. A very informative write up for tourist and those who seek knowledge. I will recommend to my friends and anyone visiting Nigeria to come here for some useful tips. Thanks for the info.

  3. Hello.

    This is a beautiful piece of writing, it has in mind what every first timer would want to know about the weather and how to prepare. And sparks the heart of those who would love to visit again. I look forward to reading the next post. Thank you for this.

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