Average Weather in Oju Nigeria
In Oju, 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 93°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Oju for hot-weather activities is from mid November to late February.
The temperature in Oju varies so little throughout the year that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss hot and cold seasons.
Average High and Low Temperature
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
Nandasmo, Nicaragua (6,432 miles away); Pueblo Viejo, Panama (6,163 miles); and Kalanganan, Philippines (7,906 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Oju (view comparison).
In Oju, 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 Oju begins around November 17 and lasts for 3.1 months, ending around February 22. On December 27, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 50% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 50% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around February 22 and lasts for 8.9 months, ending around November 17. On May 13, 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
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Oju varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 7.2 months, from March 28 to November 5, with a greater than 41% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 80% on October 2.
The drier season lasts 4.7 months, from November 5 to March 28. The smallest chance of a wet day is 1% on December 22.
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 80% on October 2.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
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. Oju experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.3 months, from February 18 to November 28, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around September 10, with an average total accumulation of 8.3 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.7 months, from November 28 to February 18. The least rain falls around December 29, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Oju does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 31 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2019, the shortest day is December 22, with 11 hours, 44 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 12 hours, 31 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:09 AM on May 26, and the latest sunrise is 36 minutes later at 6:44 AM on February 1. The earliest sunset is at 6:05 PM on November 12, and the latest sunset is 42 minutes later at 6:46 PM on July 16.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Oju during 2019.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
Oju experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 11 months, from January 27 to December 12, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 42% 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 1, with muggy conditions 23% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Oju experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 7.2 months, from February 14 to September 21, with average wind speeds of more than 5.8 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is August 3, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.6 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.8 months, from September 21 to February 14. The calmest day of the year is November 10, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.1 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Oju varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 5.0 months, from January 30 to June 29 and for 1.8 months, from September 23 to November 18, with a peak percentage of 68% on April 12. The wind is most often from the west for 2.8 months, from June 29 to September 23, with a peak percentage of 56% on July 30. The wind is most often from the north for 1.4 months, from November 18 to December 30, with a peak percentage of 42% on December 14.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Oju 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 Oju for general outdoor tourist activities is from early December to mid January, with a peak score in the last week of December.
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 Oju for hot-weather activities is from mid November to late February, with a peak score in the third week of December.
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.
Temperatures in Oju 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
Growing Degree Days
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 2.8 months, from December 3 to February 27, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.0 kWh. The brightest day of the year is January 29, with an average of 5.3 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.0 months, from August 29 to October 30, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.1 kWh. The darkest day of the year is October 18, with an average of 3.8 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Oju are 6.845 deg latitude, 8.419 deg longitude, and 486 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Oju contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 883 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 558 feet. Within 10 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,608 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,494 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Oju is covered by shrubs (67%) and cropland (29%), within 10 miles by shrubs (64%) and cropland (28%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (40%) and cropland (37%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Oju, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Oju 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 Oju, according to the International Standard Atmosphere .
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .