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

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

When to go to Kano, Nigeria

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

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

January

If you visit Kano during January, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts

February

If you visit Kano during February, you are likely to find that it is really hot and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses

March

March here is unbearably hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light shorts
  • Tank tops
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Light dresses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion

April

If you vacation in Kano during April, you are likely to find that it can be sizzling and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 100s F (high 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Extremely light dresses
  • Sandals
  • Thin tank or crop tops
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sarong
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Extremely thin shorts
  • Light skirts

May

If you are traveling to Kano in May, you will notice that it is sizzling. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (high 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light shorts
  • Rain coat
  • Tank tops
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Light dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion

June

June in Kano is scorchingly hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to low 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light shorts
  • Sandals
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Rain coat
  • Light dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Tank tops
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella

July

Traveling to Kano in July, you will notice that it can be sweltering and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Shorts

August

In August, Kano is hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (high 20s C) and 5-10 days this month jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 60s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Kano, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts

September

If you visit Kano during September, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Skirts

October

Traveling to Kano in October, you will notice that it is sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light shorts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Tank tops
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Light dresses

November

If you are traveling to Kano in November, you will notice that it is consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals

December

December for Kano can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Kano, 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 Kano
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • Theft can be a problem, so pack theft protection, including locks for luggage and a money belt or pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear

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