The best times to visit Nigeria
|December 29, 2012||Posted by Vishal under Nigeria Business Visa, Nigeria TWP Visa, Nigeria Visa Application||
Prior to undergoing the formality of obtaining your desired Nigerian visa, which one can safely assume you are going to do by opting for this time saving and expedient online Nigeria visa application and appointment process, you would be most keen to know the best times to visit this vast African nation.
Generally speaking, other than the central plateau region placed around the township of Jos, most of the country is really quite a very hot place to find oneself in. Best time to visit Nigeria hence is during the mild winter months, ranging from December to February every year.
The climate in most parts of the country is generally hot. The only variations between northern and southern Nigeria are that while the North normally remains dry and hot, the South moreover stays humid and hot. Rainy season in Nigeria largely varies, depending mainly on what part of the country you may be visiting. Northern areas may receive rains between the months of April to September, while southern regions get their share from March onwards till November. Hence, the only possible relief you can expect from the incessant heat is in the central plateau. What’s more, foreign visitors travelling on a Nigeria visa are also likely to encounter the long dry and dusty season from December to March, especially when the Saharan ‘Harmattan’ winds start blowing in from the desert.
In some regions of the vast African continent, the sun already starts getting hotter in spring. The more temperate North African climate makes the temperatures rise in and around Nigeria long before the actual summer days begin. This is the time of year to casually stroll along the markets, sunbathe along the miles of beaches, and marvel at wonders offered by this magnificent country without being disrupted by the coming summer heat.
Because of Nigeria’s typical location, a bit north to the equator, the country enjoys a naturally tropical climate which is characterised by wet and hot conditions that are closely associated with the northward and southward movements of the equatorial Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone or ITCZ as it is commonly termed.
Seasonal patterns formed over Nigeria by climatic conditions result in creating four southern and two northern seasons. These result from incidence as well as distribution of total annual rainfall, which is notably more distinguishable in the southern half, compared to the north. The south-eastern coast has annual rainfall of 4000mm, compared to 500mm in north-eastern parts.
The four distinct southern Nigeria seasons include: Long Rainy Season, from March to July; Short Dry Season, during 3 to 4 weeks of August; Short Rainy Season, from September to October, peaking towards September end; and Long Dry Season, from October to March, with dry conditions peaking between December and February.
This post was written by Vishal Mavadia, Business Director Visa Services London