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Best time to visit Abuja, Nigeria

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The best time to visit Abuja is November-February

Based on a number of criteria such as the weather conditions, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, November-February is the best time to go to Abuja.

In summer, the temperature in Abuja can rise as high as 41℃ (106℉). The weather at night in the winter, which is around August-time, can get down to a minimum of 18℃ (65℉).

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Abuja when the days are longest, you should visit in January. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Abuja in August – It’s the wettest month of the year.

If you want to learn everything you need to know about the best times to travel to Abuja, the weather and stats by month and so much more, make sure you keep reading. Once you’re ready, we’ve included a bunch of our favourite online booking tools to help you find the best deals on flights, accommodation and anything else you’ll need for your trip. Happy reading!

Warmest month

March

Least rainfall

December

Most daylight

January

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Abuja

Abuja seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Abuja as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Abuja is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

Season Months
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Abuja

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Abuja for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Abuja climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Abuja for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JUL
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OCT
NOV
DEC

Abuja in January

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 38℃ (100℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 21%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 0 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
0 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Abuja in January, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection for the day, and maybe a very thin sweater for the evenings if you're a cold frog.


Abuja in February

  • Average temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average high temperature: 39℃ (103℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 28%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 3mm (0") over 2 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Abuja in February, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection for the day, and maybe a very thin sweater for the evenings if you're a cold frog.


Abuja in March

  • Average temperature: 31℃ (89℉)
  • Average high temperature: 40℃ (104℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 37%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 10mm (0") over 5 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Abuja in March, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.


Abuja in April

  • Average temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average high temperature: 38℃ (100℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 51%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 11 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Abuja in April, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.


Abuja in May

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average high temperature: 35℃ (95℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 65%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 123mm (5") over 17 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Abuja in May, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.


Abuja in June

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 62mm (2") over 17 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Abuja in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Abuja in July

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 139mm (5") over 26 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Abuja in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Abuja in August

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 87%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 177mm (7") over 26 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Abuja in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Abuja in September

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 133mm (5") over 25 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Abuja in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.

Abuja in October

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 58mm (2") over 16 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Abuja in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Abuja in November

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 36℃ (97℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 42%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 1 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Abuja in November, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection for the day, and maybe a very thin sweater for the evenings if you're a cold frog.


Abuja in December

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 36℃ (98℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 23%
  • Average sunny days: 31 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 0 days
31 days
of pure sunshine
0 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Abuja in December, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection for the day, and maybe a very thin sweater for the evenings if you're a cold frog.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Abuja is usually March, where temperatures tend to rise to around 40℃ (104℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Abuja is generally around December. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in December first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Abuja is generally around August, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of August too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Abuja, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in January are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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