Jos, Nigeria: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Jos, Nigeria? If you're planning to go to Jos, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Jos, Nigeria

Based on the climate and weather in Jos, the best time to go is November. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Jos, Nigeria by month

January

If you vacation in Jos during January, you are likely to find that it is balmy, extremely hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 10 and 20% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear

February

February in this region is a perfect temperature, very hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants

March

March in this region is warm, very hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

April

If you visit Jos during April, you are likely to find that it is warm, somewhat hazy and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Dresses
  • Rain boots
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear

May

May here is warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain boots
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals

June

If you vacation in Jos during June, you are likely to find that it is warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain boots
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

July

If you visit Jos during July, you are likely to find that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella

August

If you are traveling to Jos in August, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

September

September in this region is mild. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sandals

October

October in this region is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Rain boots
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants

November

November in this region is a perfect temperature, very hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Skirts

December

If you are traveling to Jos in December, you will notice that it is balmy, very hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Jos, Nigeria

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Jos, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types D and G
  • A SIM card that works in Jos
  • Appropriate museum wear

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