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

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

When to go to Northern Nigeria, Nigeria

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

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

January

If you are traveling to Northern Nigeria in January, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you go to Northern Nigeria in February, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you are traveling to Northern Nigeria in March, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you go to Northern Nigeria in April, you will notice that it can be excruciatingly hot. Expect it to rain occasionally. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you go to Northern Nigeria in May, you will notice that it is really hot. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you are traveling to Northern Nigeria in June, you will notice that it can be very hot. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you are traveling to Northern Nigeria in July, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August here is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

Traveling to Northern Nigeria in September, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October is really hot. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in this region very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you are traveling to Northern Nigeria in December, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Northern Nigeria, 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 Northern Nigeria

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