Local time in Nigeria
The time in Nigeria is 1 hour ahead of UTC and 5 hours ahead of Ashburn. The timezone in Nigeria is West Africa Time (WAT). Nigeria is not using Daylight Saving Time (DST).
Details for the time in Nigeria
|Time zone||West Africa Time (WAT)|
|IANA time zone||Africa/Lagos|
|Your time difference||5 hours ahead of Ashburn|
|UTC time difference||UTC+1
1 hour ahead of UTC
Nigeria Daylight Saving Time (DST)
Nigeria is not using Daylight Saving Time.
Nigeria uses West Africa Time WAT. WAT is UTC +0100. The longitude of Nigeria’s western border is 2° 40’ E. The Longitude of its eastern border is 14° 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 Nigeria. As it is, the west of Nigeria has to wait a while to see the sunrise.