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Average Weather in Ilawe-Ekiti Nigeria

In Ilawe-Ekiti, the wet season is warm, oppressive, and overcast and the dry season is hot, muggy, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 63°F to 89°F and is rarely below 57°F or above 94°F.

Climate Summary

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

Temperature

The hot season lasts for 2.2 months, from January 23 to March 30, with an average daily high temperature above 87°F. The hottest day of the year is February 19, with an average high of 89°F and low of 69°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.9 months, from June 16 to October 11, with an average daily high temperature below 81°F. The coldest day of the year is January 1, with an average low of 63°F and high of 85°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 Ilawe-EkitiJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMcomfortablecomfortablewarmhotcoolcool
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.

San Andrés, Panama (6,000 miles away); Vilhena, Brazil (4,699 miles); and Salatiga, Indonesia (7,341 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Ilawe-Ekiti (view comparison).

Clouds

In Ilawe-Ekiti, 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 Ilawe-Ekiti begins around November 16 and lasts for 2.9 months, ending around February 13. On December 26, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 55% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 45% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around February 13 and lasts for 9.1 months, ending around November 16. On April 26, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 86% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 14% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in Ilawe-EkiticlearerclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Dec 2655%Dec 2655%Apr 2614%Apr 2614%Nov 1634%Nov 1634%Feb 1335%Feb 1335%clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercastmostly clear
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

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

The wetter season lasts 6.4 months, from April 14 to October 26, with a greater than 43% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 85% on September 11.

The drier season lasts 5.6 months, from October 26 to April 14. The smallest chance of a wet day is 2% on December 29.

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 85% on September 11.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Ilawe-EkitiwetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Sep 1185%Sep 1185%Dec 292%Dec 292%Apr 1443%Apr 1443%Oct 2643%Oct 2643%rain
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. Ilawe-Ekiti experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.3 months, from February 11 to November 19, 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 8.7 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.7 months, from November 19 to February 11. The least rain falls around December 14, with an average total accumulation of 0.2 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 Ilawe-Ekiti does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 34 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 11 hours, 41 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 12 hours, 34 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Ilawe-EkitiJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 34 minJun 2112 hr, 34 minJun 2112 hr, 7 minSep 2212 hr, 7 minSep 2211 hr, 41 minDec 2111 hr, 41 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 26, and the latest sunrise is 38 minutes later at 6:59 AM on January 30. The earliest sunset is at 6:17 PM on November 14, and the latest sunset is 44 minutes later at 7:01 PM on July 14.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Ilawe-Ekiti during 2017.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Ilawe-EkitiJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMMay 266:21 AMMay 266:21 AM7:01 PMJul 147:01 PMJul 14Nov 146:17 PMNov 146:17 PM6:59 AMJan 306:59 AMJan 30daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2017. 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.

Ilawe-Ekiti experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 11 months, from January 27 to December 11, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 45% 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 31, with muggy conditions 27% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in Ilawe-EkitimuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Dec 3127%Dec 3127%100%Jun 20100%Jun 20Jan 2745%Jan 2745%Dec 1145%Dec 1145%oppressiveoppressivemuggymuggydrydryhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortablemiserablemiserable
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 Ilawe-Ekiti experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 6.8 months, from February 17 to September 10, with average wind speeds of more than 5.3 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is August 2, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.7 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 5.2 months, from September 10 to February 17. The calmest day of the year is November 7, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.9 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in Ilawe-EkitiwindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph1 mph2 mph3 mph4 mph5 mph6 mph7 mph8 mph9 mph10 mphAug 26.7 mphAug 26.7 mphNov 73.9 mphNov 73.9 mphFeb 175.3 mphFeb 175.3 mphSep 105.3 mphSep 105.3 mph
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 Ilawe-Ekiti varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the west for 2.5 months, from January 26 to April 11 and for 5.4 months, from June 6 to November 17, with a peak percentage of 70% on July 30. The wind is most often from the south for 1.8 months, from April 11 to June 6, with a peak percentage of 51% on May 29. The wind is most often from the east for 2.3 months, from November 17 to January 26, with a peak percentage of 40% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in Ilawe-EkitiEWSWEJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%westsoutheastnorth
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).

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Ilawe-Ekiti 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 Ilawe-Ekiti for general outdoor tourist activities is from early December to mid January, with a peak score in the last week of December.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Ilawe-EkitiJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468106.96.93.83.84.94.94.34.3precipitationprecipitationtemperaturetemperaturetourism 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 Ilawe-Ekiti for hot-weather activities is from early November to late February, with a peak score in the last week of December.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Ilawe-Ekitibest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468107.07.04.44.4 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 Ilawe-Ekiti 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 Ilawe-EkitiJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%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 3coolcomfortablewarmhot
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.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in Ilawe-EkitiJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F1,000°F2,000°F3,000°F4,000°F5,000°F6,000°F7,000°F8,000°F9,000°FJan 590°FJan 590°FMar 131,800°FMar 131,800°FDec 319,029°FDec 319,029°F
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 4.8 kilowatt-hours throughout.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Ilawe-EkitiJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWhDec 295.3 kWhDec 295.3 kWhMay 234.4 kWhMay 234.4 kWhFeb 215.1 kWhFeb 215.1 kWhOct 14.6 kWhOct 14.6 kWh
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 Ilawe-Ekiti are 7.599 deg latitude, 5.105 deg longitude, and 1,572 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Ilawe-Ekiti contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 568 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,564 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,316 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,595 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Ilawe-Ekiti is covered by cropland (45%), trees (24%), shrubs (18%), and grassland (14%), within 10 miles by cropland (41%) and trees (34%), and within 50 miles by cropland (38%) and trees (37%).

Data Sources

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

Ilawe-Ekiti 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 Ilawe-Ekiti, 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.

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.