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Average Weather in January in Zakirai Nigeria

Daily high temperatures increase by 4°F, from 86°F to 89°F, rarely falling below 79°F or exceeding 97°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 86°F on January 2.

Daily low temperatures increase by 3°F, from 57°F to 60°F, rarely falling below 52°F or exceeding 65°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 57°F on January 2.

For reference, on April 16, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Zakirai typically range from 76°F to 102°F, while on January 2, the coldest day of the year, they range from 57°F to 86°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in January

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 January. 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 January

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The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: 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 shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Chālisgaon, India (4,402 miles away) and Katherine, Australia (8,645 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Zakirai (view comparison).

Clouds

The month of January in Zakirai experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 36% throughout the month. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 34% on January 5.

The clearest day of the month is January 5, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 66% of the time.

For reference, on May 6, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 71%, while on January 5, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 66%.

Cloud Cover Categories in January

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The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

Sun

Over the course of January in Zakirai, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is January 1, with 11 hours, 26 minutes of daylight and the longest day is January 31, with 11 hours, 37 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January

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 Zakirai is 6:45 AM on January 1 and the latest sunrise is 5 minutes later at 6:50 AM on January 25.

The earliest sunset is 6:10 PM on January 1 and the latest sunset is 15 minutes later at 6:26 PM on January 31.

Daylight saving time is not observed in Zakirai during 2018.

For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:01 AM and sets 12 hours, 50 minutes later, at 6:51 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:40 AM and sets 11 hours, 25 minutes later, at 6:04 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January

The solar day over the course of January. 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.

Humidity

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 Zakirai is essentially constant during January, remaining around 0% throughout.

For reference, on August 15, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 98% of the time, while on January 19, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in January

The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

Wind

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 Zakirai is essentially constant during January, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 6.8 miles per hour throughout.

For reference, on February 17, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.0 miles per hour, while on September 9, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.4 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in January

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 Zakirai throughout January is predominantly from the east, with a peak proportion of 65% on January 4.

Wind Direction in January

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The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 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 Zakirai 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 January

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The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands: 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 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 Zakirai are rapidly increasing during January, increasing by 628°F, from 1°F to 628°F, over the course of the month.

Growing Degree Days in January

The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of January, 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 Zakirai is essentially constant during January, remaining within 0.2 kWh of 5.8 kWh throughout.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in January

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

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Zakirai are 12.100 deg latitude, 8.885 deg longitude, and 1,365 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Zakirai contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 121 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,368 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (253 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,191 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Zakirai is covered by cropland (60%), grassland (16%), trees (11%), and shrubs (11%), within 10 miles by cropland (63%) and grassland (17%), and within 50 miles by cropland (63%) and grassland (24%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Zakirai 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 is only a single weather station, Zinder Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Zakirai.

At a distance of 187 kilometers from Zakirai, further than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed insufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records. Consequently, the station records are blended with interpolated values from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis , and both are corrected for elevation differences according to the International Standard Atmosphere .

The weight assigned to the MERRA-2 value depends on the distance from Zakirai to the nearest station, increasing from 0% at 150 kilometers to 100% at 200 kilometers. In this case, the MERRA-2 weight is 43%, making the weight assigned to the weather station 57%.

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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We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

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