The dry season in Nigeria typically runs from November to March, with temperatures that average about 100 degrees Fahrenheit during the day but can drop to 54 degrees at night. One of the main characteristics of the dry season is the winds known as harmattan, which brings fine sand from the Sahara desert into Nigeria.
What is the wet season in Nigeria?
In general, the length of the rainy season decreases from south to north. In the south the rainy season lasts from March to November, whereas in the far north it lasts only from mid-May to September.
What are the seasons in Nigeria?
The Weather and Climate in Nigeria
The climate of Nigeria is usually characterized into 2 seasons – the Wet and Dry. The wet season (summer) is normally from April to October while the dry season (winter) is from November to March.
What month is dry season?
From April to September, the rain belt lies in the northern hemisphere, and the southern tropics have their dry season. Under the Köppen climate classification, for tropical climates, a dry season month is defined as a month when average precipitation is below 60 millimetres (2.4 in).
What happen during dry season?
As the name suggests, the dry season is characterised by dry weather (or drier than the wet season). It occurs between May and September in the southern hemisphere. During this time of the year, the sun is located over the northern hemisphere, so the southern hemisphere receives less heat and starts to cool down.
What month does rain start in Nigeria?
The first rainy season begins around March and last to the end of July with a peak in June, this rainy season is followed by a short dry break in August known as the August break which is a short dry season lasting for two to three weeks in August.
Which state is the coolest in Nigeria?
Plateau state, precisely Jos plateau is the most coldest state and elevated land area in Nigeria.
Does Nigeria have snow?
No. It does not snow in Nigeria. Never has and (most likely) never will. The climate at and around the Equator is tropical, which means average annual temperature is around 30 °C (86 °F) during the day and 23 °C (73 °F) at night.
What are the 4 types of climate?
What Are the Different Climate Types?
What causes dry and wet seasons?
In many tropical and subtropical regions, rainfall varies much more than temperature does. Also, because the earth tilts, the direct sun rays, and in turn, the tropical rain belt, shifts from the northern to the southern tropics. So these areas experience just two seasons: a wet season and a dry season.