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

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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