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Niamey Climate & Temperature

  • Niamey, Niger is at 13°29'N, 2°9'E, 227 m (745 ft). See map.
  • Niamey has a subtropical steppe/ low-latitude semi-arid hot climate (Köppen-Geiger classification: BSh).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Niamey is situated in or near the tropical very dry forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 29.3 degrees Celsius (84.7 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 9.7 °C (17.5°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic, subtype barely hyperoceanic. Niamey Climate Graph
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 540.8 mm (21.3 inches) which is equivalent to 540.8 Litres/m² (13.26 Gallons/ft²).
  • On average there are 3082 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Niamey you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Laucala Bay, Fiji where you would find a Tropical wet climate (Subtropical moist forest biome).

Niamey Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 33 (91) 36 (96) 39 (102) 41 (106) 40 (104) 37 (99) 34 (93) 33 (91) 34 (94) 38 (100) 36 (97) 33 (92) 36 (97)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 24 (76) 27 (81) 31 (88) 34 (93) 34 (93) 32 (89) 29 (84) 28 (82) 29 (84) 31 (87) 28 (82) 25 (77) 29 (85)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 16 (61) 19 (66) 23 (73) 27 (80) 28 (82) 26 (78) 24 (75) 23 (74) 24 (74) 24 (76) 20 (67) 17 (62) 22 (72)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 0 (0) 0 (0) 4 (0) 6 (0) 35 (1) 69 (3) 154 (6) 171 (7) 92 (4) 10 (0) 1 (0) 0 (0) 541 (21)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.5 (2) 1 (3) 4 (13) 6 (20) 9 (29) 13 (42) 7 (23) 2 (6) 0 (0) 0 (0) 42.5 (12)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 9h 01' 9h 20' 8h 30' 8h 22' 8h 17' 8h 22' 7h 40' 6h 32' 7h 36' 9h 11' 9h 30' 8h 54' 8h 26'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 11h 24' 11h 40' 12h 02' 12h 25' 12h 44' 12h 53' 12h 49' 12h 33' 12h 11' 11h 48' 11h 29' 11h 20' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 80 (20) 81 (19) 71 (29) 68 (32) 66 (34) 65 (35) 60 (40) 53 (47) 63 (37) 79 (21) 84 (16) 79 (21) 70 (30)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 56.6 65.8 76.7 88.4 83.2 80 82.9 88.4 77 65.5 56.4 53.1 72.7

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