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Climate and weather of Niger



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Niger




 

Climate

 
Niger has a tropical climate with a short rainy season and a long dry season.

Temperatures range between 30° in January and 40° in May (they sometimes reach 50° in the far north). Annual rainfall is higher in the south (600 mm) than in the center (300 mm) and in the north (100 mm). Sunshine is very high throughout the year. A dusty wind dries the atmosphere when it blows between November and March.

Southern Niger
The south has a climate with a short rainy season and a long dry season. Rainfall reaches 600 mm per year.

Rainy season (June to September)
Temperatures are high (35°) and rainfall is moderate.

Dry season (October to May)
Temperatures are very high during the daytime (35° on average) and then they lose 15° at night. December and January are the coolest months (30°); May and June are the hottest months (40°). Sunshine is very high.

Central Niger
The center has a climate with a short rainy season (three months) and a long dry season (nine months).

Rainy season (July to September)
Temperatures reach 40° and rainfall is low (100 to 300 mm).

Dry season (October to June)
Temperatures range between 28° in January and 41° in May. Rainfall is nonexistent and sunshine is high.

Northern Niger
The north of Niger has a climate with a short rainy season (one month) and a long dry season (eleven months).

Rainy season (August)
Temperatures are very high (45°) and rainfall is very low (100 mm).

Dry season (September to July)
Temperatures range between 30° (December, January and February) and 35-40° (September to November and March to July) during the daytime. The nights are often cold in December, January and February.

 When to go to Niger (pleasant climate) 
The climate of Niger is pleasant during the following months :

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

 

Weather

(main cities) 
Average temperatures and rainfall

Niamey (Capital of Niger)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
33°
36°
39°
41°
40°
37°
min
16°
19°
23°
26°
28°
25°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
34°
33°
34°
38°
36°
33°
min
24°
23°
23°
24°
19°
16°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
...
...
...
...
30
70
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
150
170
90
10
...
...

Agadez

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
28°
31°
35°
39°
41°
41°
min
11°
13°
18°
23°
26°
26°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
39°
38°
39°
37°
32°
29°
min
25°
24°
24°
22°
16°
13°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
...
...
...
...
10
10
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
30
50
10
...
...
...

Weather data (temperatures and precipitation) for Niger are derived from monthly averages established over the last twenty years.

Niger weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
Niger, a country located in Western Africa, is bordered by Nigeria to the south, by Benin and Burkina Faso to the southwest, by Mali to the east, by Algeria to the northwest, by Libya to the north and by Chad to the east.

Capital: Niamey
Area: 1 300 000 kmē
Population: 17 500 000 inhabitants
Language: French
Currency: CFA franc

Niger










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