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Niamey Climate History

Past weather including monthly averages for Niamey


Country Overview For Niger

The climate in Niger is typically desert; mostly hot, dry, dusty; tropical in extreme south. The terrain: predominately desert plains and sand dunes; flat to rolling plains in south; hills in north. For Niamey in January the daily average maximum temperatures is 30°C with the average minimum 15°C, while in June the average maximum is 37°C with a minimum of 26°C. The wettest month for Niamey is August with an average of 177.1mm of precipitation falling while the driest month is March with 0.5mm falling.



The information presented below gives detailed historical monthly average weather conditions along with exceptional weather occurrences. To maintain relevance to current weather trends the displayed information has been calculated using data collected over the past two decades. The climate profile is taken from closest available data source to Niamey.


Throughout the month of March daytime temperatures will generally reach highs of around 39°C that's about 102°F. At night the average minimum temperature drops down to around 24°C, that's 75°F.

In recent times the highest recorded temperature in March has been 45°C that's 113°F, with the lowest recorded temperature 16°C, about 61°F.

Relative Humidity

The average daily relative humidity for March is around 15%.

Heat Index

The Heat Index is a measure of how hot it feels when relative humidity is added to actual air temperature. From this a comfort level is calculated providing categories on how heat conditions might adversely affect someone.

Comfort Levels: Given average maximum temperatures and humidity levels generally you should not anticipate any discomfort from heat (see heat index for more information).


The average monthly amount of precipitation has been recorded at around 3 mm, that's 0 inches. Throughout the month you can expect to see rain or drizzle falling on 1 days of the month.


The average daily wind speed in March has been around 13 km/h, that’s the equivalent to about 8 mph, or 7 knots. In recent years the maximum sustained wind speed has reached 93 km/h, that’s the equivalent of around 58 mph, or 50 knots.


On average the month of March is not affected by foggy conditions.



The following charts show yearly weather trends with information on monthly weather averages and extremes.


The chart below plots the average high and low temperature for each month of the year. It also shows the maximum and minimum recorded temperatures.

Precipitation Amount

The chart below plots the average monthly precipitation amount.

Rain days

The chart below plots the average number of days in any month that you can expect to see rain falling.

Wind Speed

The chart below plots the average daily wind speed you can expect for any month. It also shows the maximum recorded sustained wind speed for each month.