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Average Weather in Ila Orangun Nigeria

In Ila Orangun, the wet season is warm, oppressive, and overcast and the dry season is hot, humid, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 63°F to 91°F and is rarely below 56°F or above 97°F.

Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Ila Orangun for hot-weather activities is from early November to late February.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The hot season lasts for 2.3 months, from January 23 to April 2, with an average daily high temperature above 89°F. The hottest day of the year is February 20, with an average high of 91°F and low of 69°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.8 months, from June 17 to October 11, with an average daily high temperature below 82°F. The coldest day of the year is December 30, with an average low of 63°F and high of 87°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

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 entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature

Average Hourly Temperature in Ila OrangunJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMNowNowcomfortablecomfortablewarmhothotcoolcool
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.

Acacías, Colombia (5,411 miles away); Barquisimeto, Venezuela (5,064 miles); and Vilhena, Brazil (4,695 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Ila Orangun (view comparison).

Clouds

In Ila Orangun, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Ila Orangun begins around November 14 and lasts for 3.0 months, ending around February 13. On December 25, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 57% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 43% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around February 13 and lasts for 9.0 months, ending around November 14. On April 24, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 85% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 15% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in Ila OrangunclearerclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Dec 2557%Dec 2557%Apr 2415%Apr 2415%Nov 1436%Nov 1436%Feb 1336%Feb 1336%NowNowclearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercastmostly clear
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.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Ila Orangun varies very significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 6.3 months, from April 13 to October 22, with a greater than 42% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 84% on September 10.

The drier season lasts 5.7 months, from October 22 to April 13. The smallest chance of a wet day is 1% on December 21.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 84% on September 10.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Ila OrangunwetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Sep 1084%Sep 1084%Dec 211%Dec 211%Apr 1342%Apr 1342%Oct 2242%Oct 2242%NowNowrain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Ila Orangun experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 8.8 months, from February 20 to November 14, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around September 9, with an average total accumulation of 8.0 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from November 14 to February 20. The least rain falls around December 11, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Ila Orangun does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 35 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2020, the shortest day is December 21, with 11 hours, 40 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 12 hours, 35 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Ila OrangunJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 35 minJun 2012 hr, 35 minJun 2012 hr, 7 minSep 2212 hr, 7 minSep 2211 hr, 40 minDec 2111 hr, 40 minDec 21nightnightday
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 is at 6:21 AM on May 25, and the latest sunrise is 39 minutes later at 7:00 AM on January 30. The earliest sunset is at 6:17 PM on November 13, and the latest sunset is 45 minutes later at 7:02 PM on July 15.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Ila Orangun during 2020.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Ila OrangunJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMMay 256:21 AMMay 256:21 AM7:02 PMJul 157:02 PMJul 15Nov 136:17 PMNov 136:17 PM7:00 AMJan 307:00 AMJan 30daynightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2020. 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.

Ila Orangun experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 10 months, from February 1 to December 7, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 38% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is June 20, with muggy conditions 100% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is December 30, with muggy conditions 18% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in Ila OrangunmuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Dec 3018%Dec 3018%100%Jun 20100%Jun 20Feb 138%Feb 138%Dec 738%Dec 738%NowNowoppressiveoppressivemuggymuggydrydrycomfortablecomfortable
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.

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 Ila Orangun experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 6.6 months, from February 17 to September 6, with average wind speeds of more than 6.1 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is August 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.8 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 5.4 months, from September 6 to February 17. The calmest day of the year is November 6, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.4 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in Ila OrangunwindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph1 mph2 mph3 mph4 mph5 mph6 mph7 mph8 mph9 mph10 mph11 mphAug 17.8 mphAug 17.8 mphNov 64.4 mphNov 64.4 mphFeb 176.1 mphFeb 176.1 mphSep 66.1 mphSep 66.1 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Ila Orangun varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the south for 3.7 weeks, from February 2 to February 28; for 2.5 months, from March 28 to June 13; and for 1.4 months, from September 25 to November 6, with a peak percentage of 54% on May 20. The wind is most often from the west for 1.0 months, from February 28 to March 28 and for 3.4 months, from June 13 to September 25, with a peak percentage of 66% on July 29. The wind is most often from the east for 2.9 months, from November 6 to February 2, with a peak percentage of 44% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in Ila OrangunESWSWSEJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestsoutheastnorth
northeastsouthwest
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).

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Ila Orangun throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.

The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Ila Orangun for general outdoor tourist activities is from late November to mid January, with a peak score in the last week of December.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Ila OrangunJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468106.96.93.63.65.05.04.34.3NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Ila Orangun for hot-weather activities is from early November to late February, with a peak score in the third week of December.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Ila Orangunbest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468107.17.14.64.6NowNow precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturebeach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.

Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.

Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.

Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.

Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.

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 Ila Orangun 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

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Ila OrangunJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%100%Jan 1100%Jan 1100%Jul 2100%Jul 2NowNowcomfortablewarmhotcoolsweltering
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.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in Ila OrangunJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F1,000°F2,000°F3,000°F4,000°F5,000°F6,000°F7,000°F8,000°F9,000°FJan 590°FJan 590°FMar 111,800°FMar 111,800°FDec 319,238°FDec 319,238°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, 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 per square meter does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining within 0.5 kilowatt-hours of 4.9 kilowatt-hours throughout.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Ila OrangunJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWhFeb 85.4 kWhFeb 85.4 kWhSep 14.5 kWhSep 14.5 kWhNov 175.2 kWhNov 175.2 kWhApr 274.7 kWhApr 274.7 kWhNowNow
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 Ila Orangun are 8.017 deg latitude, 4.904 deg longitude, and 1,604 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Ila Orangun contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 259 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,606 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,050 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,041 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Ila Orangun is covered by cropland (52%), shrubs (23%), and trees (19%), within 10 miles by cropland (41%) and trees (33%), and within 50 miles by cropland (35%) and trees (33%).

Data Sources

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

Ila Orangun 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 Ila Orangun, 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 Algorithms 2nd Edition , 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.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

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.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.