Average Weather in Dutse Nigeria
In Dutse, the wet season is muggy and mostly cloudy, the dry season is partly cloudy, and it is hot year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 54°F to 103°F and is rarely below 49°F or above 107°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Dutse for warm-weather activities is from early December to early February.
The hot season lasts for 2.2 months, from March 17 to May 22, with an average daily high temperature above 100°F. The hottest day of the year is April 13, with an average high of 103°F and low of 73°F.
The cool season lasts for 1.8 months, from December 3 to January 28, with an average daily high temperature below 91°F. The coldest day of the year is January 2, with an average low of 54°F and high of 87°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
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Ambato Boeny, Madagascar (3,217 miles away); Chālisgaon, India (4,380 miles); and Katherine, Australia (8,610 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Dutse (view comparison).
In Dutse, 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 Dutse begins around October 30 and lasts for 4.1 months, ending around March 2. On January 5, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 65% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 35% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around March 2 and lasts for 7.9 months, ending around October 30. On May 4, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 73% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 27% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Dutse varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.4 months, from May 17 to September 30, with a greater than 38% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 75% on August 16.
The drier season lasts 7.6 months, from September 30 to May 17. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% 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 75% on August 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. Dutse experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 6.3 months, from April 12 to October 22, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around August 12, with an average total accumulation of 7.0 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 5.7 months, from October 22 to April 12. The least rain falls around December 19, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Dutse does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 48 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2020, the shortest day is December 21, with 11 hours, 26 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 12 hours, 49 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:57 AM on May 29, and the latest sunrise is 50 minutes later at 6:47 AM on January 26. The earliest sunset is at 5:54 PM on November 17, and the latest sunset is 57 minutes later at 6:51 PM on July 10.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Dutse during 2020.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2020. 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
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.
Dutse experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 6.1 months, from April 20 to October 24, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 24% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 19, with muggy conditions 97% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is December 26, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
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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 Dutse experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 7.4 months, from November 16 to June 28, with average wind speeds of more than 5.3 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 17, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.0 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.6 months, from June 28 to November 16. The calmest day of the year is September 5, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Dutse varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the east for 2.1 months, from February 14 to April 18 and for 4.0 months, from October 6 to February 5, with a peak percentage of 49% on February 17. The wind is most often from the west for 4.1 months, from April 18 to August 22, with a peak percentage of 53% on July 3. The wind is most often from the south for 1.5 months, from August 22 to October 6, with a peak percentage of 40% on September 19.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Dutse 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 Dutse for general outdoor tourist activities is from early December to early February, with a peak score in the first week of January.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Dutse for hot-weather activities are from late January to late March and from early October to early December, with a peak score in the first week of November.
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.
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 Dutse 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
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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
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 2.1 months, from February 20 to April 23, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.4 kWh. The brightest day of the year is April 1, with an average of 6.7 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.2 months, from July 2 to September 8, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.6 kWh. The darkest day of the year is July 29, with an average of 5.3 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Dutse are 11.756 deg latitude, 9.339 deg longitude, and 1,457 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Dutse contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 420 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,481 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (518 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,827 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Dutse is covered by cropland (66%) and grassland (15%), within 10 miles by cropland (68%) and grassland (13%), and within 50 miles by cropland (66%) and grassland (18%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Dutse, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Dutse 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 Dutse, 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.
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.