Niamey - Post Report Question and Answers

What is the overall climate: is it extremely hot or cold, wet or dry, at any time of year, for example?

HOT - hotter than I've ever known in the summer. Bearable for a few months in the winter. - Aug 2022

The climate is very hot. April and May are the hottest months, with noon temperatures often rising above 118°F. At night temperatures remain above 85°F. The rainy season begins in June and runs through September; rains normally come in short, torrential downpours preceded by strong winds and dust or thunderstorms. The rainy season is followed by a short period of hot, humid weather in October, then the Harmattan (dust storm) season begins at the end of October and lasts through March. During the Harmattan season, the weather tends to be dry and a little cooler, evening temps hover around 60°F. - Apr 2020

Extremely hot and dry or hot and humid. The temperature can be as low as 65 and as high as 115 degrees Fahrenheit. - Jul 2019

Extremely hot. - Oct 2017

Hot, hot, hot and dry with a short rainy season. - Oct 2017

"Summer" is in the spring, at its hottest from Feb-Jun. After that it's rainy season, not like Seattle, more like hovering clouds of humidity that linger and threaten to rain but rarely do, but when it does rain, it's a torrential rain and the hard sand can't absorb it quickly so flooding can happen quickly and standing water is gone within two or three days. Businesses and homes near the water's edge have been by a previous unprecedented flood but that's the risk of living by the water and catching Mali's weather as it makes it way down the Niger River through Niamey. - Aug 2015

Remember the advantage of how it never gets cold? Do you like getting home from work and putting shorts on every single day? Do you hate snow and love blue sky? Do you like dripping with sweat within twenty seconds of leaving your house? Then Niger is the place for you. There are two seasons: the dry and wet, and while there is a "cold" season, the temperatures then still get into the 90s. - Jul 2013

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