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Average Weather in November in Shinkafi Nigeria

Daily high temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 96°F to 92°F, rarely falling below 85°F or exceeding 100°F.

Daily low temperatures decrease by 6°F, from 70°F to 64°F, rarely falling below 59°F or exceeding 74°F.

For reference, on April 15, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Shinkafi typically range from 79°F to 103°F, while on January 2, the coldest day of the year, they range from 60°F to 86°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in November

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on November. 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 November

Average Hourly Temperature in November in Shinkafi1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303012 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMOctDeccoolcomfortablecomfortablewarmwarmhotsweltering
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Amreli, India (4,285 miles away) and Solāpur, India (4,615 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Shinkafi (view comparison).


The month of November in Shinkafi experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 52% to 44%.

The clearest day of the month is November 30, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 56% of the time.

For reference, on May 5, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 68%, while on January 8, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 69%.

Cloud Cover Categories in November

Cloud Cover Categories in November in Shinkafi181522291122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%OctDecNov 148%Nov 148%Nov 3056%Nov 3056%Nov 1152%Nov 1152%clearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.



Over the course of November in Shinkafi, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is November 30, with 11 hours, 25 minutes of daylight and the longest day is November 1, with 11 hours, 40 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in November

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in November in Shinkafi181522291122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hrOctDecnightnightdaydayNov 111 hr, 40 minNov 111 hr, 40 minNov 3011 hr, 25 minNov 3011 hr, 25 min
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise of the month in Shinkafi is 6:27 AM on November 1 and the latest sunrise is 12 minutes later at 6:39 AM on November 30.

The latest sunset is 6:07 PM on November 1 and the earliest sunset is 3 minutes earlier at 6:04 PM on November 19.

Daylight saving time is not observed in Shinkafi during 2019.

For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:08 AM and sets 12 hours, 54 minutes later, at 7:02 PM, while on December 22, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:51 AM and sets 11 hours, 21 minutes later, at 6:13 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in November

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in November in Shinkafi181522291122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930302 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMOctDec6:27 AM6:27 AMNov 16:07 PMNov 16:07 PM6:34 AM6:34 AMNov 196:04 PMNov 196:04 PM6:39 AM6:39 AMNov 306:05 PMNov 306:05 PMSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of November. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.


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 Shinkafi is rapidly decreasing during November, falling from 11% to 0% over the course of the month.

For reference, on August 1, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 100% of the time, while on January 1, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in November

Humidity Comfort Levels in November in Shinkafi181522291122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%OctDecNov 111%Nov 111%Nov 300%Nov 300%Nov 113%Nov 113%oppressiveoppressivedrydrymiserablemiserablemuggymuggyhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortable
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.


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 Shinkafi is increasing during November, increasing from 7.8 miles per hour to 9.7 miles per hour over the course of the month.

For reference, on January 22, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 11.5 miles per hour, while on September 22, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.5 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in November

The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
The hourly average wind direction in Shinkafi throughout November is predominantly from the east, with a peak proportion of 90% on November 30.

Wind Direction in November

Wind Direction in November in ShinkafiSE181522291122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%OctDecwesteastsouthnorth
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Growing Season

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 Shinkafi 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 November

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in November in Shinkafi181522291122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%OctDec100%Nov 16100%Nov 16coolcomfortablewarmhotsweltering
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

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 Shinkafi are rapidly increasing during November, increasing by 821°F, from 9,382°F to 10,202°F, over the course of the month.

Growing Degree Days in November

The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of November, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

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 Shinkafi is essentially constant during November, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 5.8 kWh throughout.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in November

The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.


For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Shinkafi are 13.073 deg latitude, 6.506 deg longitude, and 1,073 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Shinkafi is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 49 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,075 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (417 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,079 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Shinkafi is covered by cropland (67%) and grassland (12%), within 10 miles by cropland (62%) and grassland (22%), and within 50 miles by cropland (51%) and grassland (35%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Shinkafi year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

There are 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Shinkafi.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Shinkafi according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

The estimated value at Shinkafi is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Shinkafi and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Maradi Airport (73%, 83 kilometers, northeast) and Birni-N'Konni (27%, 158 kilometers, northwest).

Other Data

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.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . 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.

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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