Average Weather in April in Ukata Nigeria
Daily high temperatures decrease by 5°F, from 99°F to 94°F, rarely falling below 87°F or exceeding 104°F.
Daily low temperatures are around 73°F, rarely falling below 68°F or exceeding 77°F. The highest daily average low temperature is 74°F on April 29.
For reference, on March 29, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Ukata typically range from 72°F to 99°F, while on December 31, the coldest day of the year, they range from 58°F to 88°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in April
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on April. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature in April
The month of April in Ukata experiences increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 69% to 78%.
The clearest day of the month is April 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 31% of the time.
For reference, on May 19, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 80%, while on January 4, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 63%.
Cloud Cover Categories in April
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Ukata, the chance of a wet day over the course of April is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 7% and ending it at 47%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 90% on August 28, and its lowest chance is 0% on January 16.
Probability of Precipitation in April
To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during April in Ukata is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 0.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.3 inches, and ending the month at 2.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.5 inches or falls below 0.5 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in April
Over the course of April in Ukata, the length of the day is gradually increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 16 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 34 seconds, and weekly increase of 3 minutes, 58 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is April 1, with 12 hours, 14 minutes of daylight and the longest day is April 30, with 12 hours, 30 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in April
The latest sunrise of the month in Ukata is 6:33 AM on April 1 and the earliest sunrise is 15 minutes earlier at 6:18 AM on April 30.
The earliest sunset is 6:47 PM on April 1 and the latest sunset is 1 minute, 34 seconds later at 6:49 PM on April 30.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Ukata during 2018.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:15 AM and sets 12 hours, 46 minutes later, at 7:01 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:49 AM and sets 11 hours, 30 minutes later, at 6:19 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in April
We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Ukata is very rapidly increasing during April, rising from 39% to 84% over the course of the month.
For reference, on August 4, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 100% of the time, while on January 3, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in April
This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.
The average hourly wind speed in Ukata is essentially constant during April, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 7.1 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on January 22, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.5 miles per hour, while on October 4, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in April
Wind Direction in April
Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).
Temperatures in Ukata are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in April
Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.
The average accumulated growing degree days in Ukata are very rapidly increasing during April, increasing by 911°F, from 2,347°F to 3,258°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in April
This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Ukata is gradually decreasing during April, falling by 0.7 kWh, from 5.9 kWh to 5.2 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in April
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Ukata are 10.831 deg latitude, 5.825 deg longitude, and 1,329 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Ukata contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 538 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,347 feet. Within 10 miles also contains significant variations in elevation (584 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,706 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Ukata is covered by cropland (52%), shrubs (18%), grassland (16%), and trees (13%), within 10 miles by cropland (55%) and grassland (17%), and within 50 miles by cropland (58%) and shrubs (17%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Ukata year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Ukata is further than 200 kilometers from the nearest reliable weather station, so the weather-related data on this page were taken entirely from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
The temperature and dew point estimates are corrected for the difference between the reference elevation of the MERRA-2 grid cell and the elevation of Ukata, according to the International Standard Atmosphere .
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.
Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .
Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.
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