Current time in Niger


7:29 a.m.
Jan. 17, 2022

Local time in Niger

The time in Niger is 1 hour ahead of UTC and 6 hours ahead of Ashburn. There is no daylightsaving in effect at the moment.

Details for the time in Niger

Current time
7:29 a.m.
Timezone West Africa Time (WAT)
Olson timezone name Africa/Niamey
Time difference 6 hours ahead of Ashburn
  1 hour ahead of UTC

Niger Daylight Saving time (DST)

Niger does not observe daylight savings.


Niger uses West Africa Time WAT. WAT is UTC +0100. The longitude of Niger’s western border is 2° 00’ E. The Longitude of its eastern border is 16° 00’E. Therefore being one hour ahead of UTC is too much for the west of the country. GMT, on the other hand would be unsuitable for the east. UTC +0030 would be perfect for Niger. As it is, the west of Niger has to wait a while to see the sunrise.

Important cities in Niger

The current time in some important cities in Niger is shown below.