Average Weather in Sankera Nigeria
In Sankera, 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 62°F to 91°F and is rarely below 56°F or above 96°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Sankera for warm-weather activities is from early December to late January.
The hot season lasts for 2.3 months, from February 5 to April 15, with an average daily high temperature above 89°F. The hottest day of the year is March 1, with an average high of 91°F and low of 70°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.6 months, from June 25 to October 12, with an average daily high temperature below 84°F. The coldest day of the year is January 1, with an average low of 62°F and high of 85°F.
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
Maracay, Venezuela (5,270 miles away); Dandeli, India (4,423 miles); and Pong Nam Ron, Thailand (6,284 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Sankera (view comparison).
In Sankera, 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 Sankera begins around November 14 and lasts for 3.7 months, ending around March 3. On December 30, 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 March 3 and lasts for 8.3 months, ending around November 14. On May 6, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 84% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 16% 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 Sankera varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 6.6 months, from April 10 to October 29, with a greater than 44% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 88% on September 16.
The drier season lasts 5.4 months, from October 29 to April 10. The smallest chance of a wet day is 1% on January 1.
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 88% on September 16.
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. Sankera experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 8.9 months, from February 25 to November 23, 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 8.9 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from November 23 to February 25. 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 Sankera does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 33 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2018, 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
The earliest sunrise is at 6:03 AM on May 26, and the latest sunrise is 38 minutes later at 6:40 AM on January 30. The earliest sunset is at 5:59 PM on November 13, and the latest sunset is 44 minutes later at 6:42 PM on July 14.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Sankera during 2018.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
Sankera experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 10 months, from February 5 to December 9, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 34% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 25, with muggy conditions 100% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 1, with muggy conditions 11% 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 Sankera experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 8.6 months, from December 21 to September 8, with average wind speeds of more than 6.0 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 11, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.8 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 3.4 months, from September 8 to December 21. The calmest day of the year is November 8, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Sankera varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 1.7 weeks, from February 7 to February 19, with a peak percentage of 31% on February 18. The wind is most often from the west for 8.7 months, from February 19 to November 11, with a peak percentage of 67% on July 31. The wind is most often from the east for 2.6 months, from November 19 to February 7, with a peak percentage of 53% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Sankera 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 Sankera for general outdoor tourist activities is from early December to late 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 Sankera for hot-weather activities is from early November to early March, 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 Sankera 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 3.3 months, from November 25 to March 2, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.4 kWh. The brightest day of the year is February 6, with an average of 5.6 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 6.0 months, from April 27 to October 25, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.5 kWh. The darkest day of the year is May 25, with an average of 4.2 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Sankera are 7.535 deg latitude, 9.652 deg longitude, and 705 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Sankera contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 184 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 696 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (364 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (4,019 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Sankera is covered by cropland (48%), shrubs (33%), and grassland (11%), within 10 miles by cropland (44%) and shrubs (42%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (43%) and cropland (39%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Sankera, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Sankera 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 Sankera, according to the International Standard Atmosphere .
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .