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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Burutu Nigeria

In Burutu, the wet season is warm and overcast, the dry season is hot and partly cloudy, and it is oppressive year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 72°F to 87°F and is rarely below 64°F or above 89°F.

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

Climate in Burutu

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Burutu weather by month. Click on each chart for more information.

Average Temperature in Burutu

The temperature in Burutu varies so little throughout the year that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss hot and cold seasons.

Average High and Low Temperature in Burutu

Average High and Low Temperature in BurutuJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FJan 585°FJan 585°FFeb 1987°FFeb 1987°F72°F72°F76°F76°FApr 486°FApr 486°FJun 2182°FJun 2182°FOct 982°FOct 982°F77°F77°F75°F75°F75°F75°FNowNow
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 in Burutu

Average Hourly Temperature in BurutuJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcomfortablecomfortablewarmhotcomfortablecomfortable
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.

Lídice, Panama (5,857 miles away); Barrancabermeja, Colombia (5,452 miles); and Kinangan, Philippines (8,235 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Burutu (view comparison).

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Clouds

In Burutu, 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 Burutu begins around November 13 and lasts for 3.0 months, ending around February 12. On December 27, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 47% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 53% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around February 12 and lasts for 9.0 months, ending around November 13. On May 6, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 87% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 13% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories in Burutu

Cloud Cover Categories in BurutuclearerclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Dec 2747%Dec 2747%May 613%May 613%Nov 1330%Nov 1330%Feb 1230%Feb 1230%NowNowclearmostly 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.

Precipitation

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

The wetter season lasts 7.3 months, from March 29 to November 7, with a greater than 41% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 78% on September 12.

The drier season lasts 4.7 months, from November 7 to March 29. The smallest chance of a wet day is 5% on January 2.

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 78% on September 12.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Burutu

Daily Chance of Precipitation in BurutuwetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Sep 1278%Sep 1278%Jan 25%Jan 25%Jan 15%Jan 15%Mar 2941%Mar 2941%Nov 741%Nov 741%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. Burutu experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 11 months, from January 28 to December 28, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 19, with an average total accumulation of 10.3 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 1.0 months, from December 28 to January 28. The least rain falls around January 13, with an average total accumulation of 0.4 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Burutu

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 Burutu does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 26 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 11 hours, 49 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 12 hours, 26 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Burutu

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in BurutuJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 26 minJun 2112 hr, 26 minJun 2112 hr, 7 minSep 2212 hr, 7 minSep 2211 hr, 49 minDec 2111 hr, 49 minDec 21nightnightdayNowNow
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 6:23 AM on May 22, and the latest sunrise is 32 minutes later at 6:54 AM on February 3. The earliest sunset is at 6:18 PM on November 10, and the latest sunset is 37 minutes later at 6:56 PM on July 17.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Burutu during 2021.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Burutu

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in BurutuJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMMay 226:23 AMMay 226:23 AM6:56 PMJul 176:56 PMJul 17Nov 106:18 PMNov 106:18 PM6:54 AMFeb 36:54 AMFeb 3daynightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2021. 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.

Moon

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in Burutu

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

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.

Burutu experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 11 months, from January 28 to December 25, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 82% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 24, with muggy conditions 100% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is January 9, with muggy conditions 76% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in Burutu

Humidity Comfort Levels in BurutumuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jan 976%Jan 976%100%Jul 24100%Jul 24Dec 2582%Dec 2582%NowNowmiserablemiserableoppressiveoppressivemuggymuggyhumidhumid
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 Burutu experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 3.9 months, from June 11 to October 7, with average wind speeds of more than 4.8 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is August 8, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.1 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 8.1 months, from October 7 to June 11. The calmest day of the year is December 13, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.5 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in Burutu

Average Wind Speed in BurutuwindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph1 mph1 mph2 mph2 mph3 mph3 mph4 mph4 mph5 mph5 mph6 mph6 mph7 mph7 mph8 mph8 mphAug 86.1 mphAug 86.1 mphDec 133.5 mphDec 133.5 mphJun 114.8 mphJun 114.8 mphOct 74.8 mphOct 74.8 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 Burutu varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the south for 1.3 months, from March 30 to May 8 and for 1.3 weeks, from May 20 to May 29, with a peak percentage of 53% on April 11. The wind is most often from the west for 1.7 weeks, from May 8 to May 20 and for 10 months, from May 29 to March 30, with a peak percentage of 50% on May 14.

Wind Direction in Burutu

Wind Direction in BurutuWSWJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestsouthnorth
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).

Water Temperature

Burutu is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average water temperature experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The time of year with warmer water lasts for 3.7 months, from February 6 to May 28, with an average temperature above 83°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is March 22, with an average temperature of 85°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 2.3 months, from July 16 to September 25, with an average temperature below 80°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is August 18, with an average temperature of 79°F.

Average Water Temperature in Burutu

The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Burutu 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 times of year to visit Burutu for general outdoor tourist activities are from late July to mid August and from early December to late January, with a peak score in the last week of December.

Tourism Score in Burutu

Tourism Score in BurutuJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810105.25.22.62.64.84.83.63.6NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature tourism 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 Burutu for hot-weather activities is from late November to late January, with a peak score in the last week of December.

Beach/Pool Score in Burutu

Beach/Pool Score in Burutubest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.07.04.34.35.55.54.64.6NowNowprecipitationprecipitationtemperaturetemperature beach/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 Burutu 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 Burutu

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in BurutuJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%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 3100%Jul 3NowNowcomfortablewarmhot
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 in Burutu

Growing Degree Days in BurutuJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F2,000°F2,000°F4,000°F4,000°F6,000°F6,000°F8,000°F8,000°F10,000°F10,000°FJan 390°FJan 390°FDec 3110,361°FDec 3110,361°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 experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 1.9 months, from December 15 to February 13, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 4.5 kWh. The brightest day of the year is January 2, with an average of 4.7 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 1.6 months, from April 23 to June 12, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.9 kWh. The darkest day of the year is May 26, with an average of 3.7 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Burutu

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in BurutubrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWhJan 24.7 kWhJan 24.7 kWhMay 263.7 kWhMay 263.7 kWhDec 154.5 kWhDec 154.5 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 Burutu are 5.353 deg latitude, 5.508 deg longitude, and 23 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Burutu is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 85 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 23 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (125 feet). Within 50 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (272 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Burutu is covered by mangroves (52%), water (23%), trees (11%), and shrubs (10%), within 10 miles by mangroves (57%) and water (20%), and within 50 miles by water (49%) and trees (17%).

Data Sources

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

Burutu 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 Burutu, 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 airports 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.