Monthly climate in Kano, Nigeria

Last updated: June 26, 2022

Under the Köppen–Geiger climate classification Kano features a tropical savanna climate (Aw). Temperatures typically range between 21 °C (70 °F) and 32 °C (89 °F) through the year, but rarely can drop to 8 °C (47 °F) or can rise to as high as 42 °C (108 °F). The average annual precipitation amounts to about 666 mm (26.2 inches) and receives 81 rainy days on the 1 mm (0.04 inches) threshold annually. Kano enjoys an average of 3898 hours of sunshine throughout the year, and daylight varies from 11 hours 25 minutes to 12 hours 47 minutes per day.

Monthly average temperatures in Kano, Nigeria §

The warmest months in Kano are April, May and June, with daily mean temperatures ranging from 29 to 32 °C (85 - 89 °F) throughout the day. The coldest temperatures usually occur in January, February and December, when daily mean temperatures range from 21 to 23 °C (70 - 73 °F) throughout the day. On average each year, Kano experiences 327 days above 25 °C (77.0 °F) and 0 days below 0 °C (32.0 °F).

Monthly average temperatures with daily means, minimums and maximums for period, average high and low temperatures in Kano, Nigeria. Generated using Copernicus Climate Change Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to June 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Maximum 36°C
(97°F)
38°C
(101°F)
40°C
(104°F)
42°C
(108°F)
42°C
(108°F)
40°C
(105°F)
35°C
(95°F)
34°C
(93°F)
36°C
(97°F)
37°C
(100°F)
37°C
(98°F)
36°C
(97°F)
Mean maximum 34°C
(93°F)
35°C
(95°F)
39°C
(103°F)
41°C
(106°F)
41°C
(106°F)
38°C
(101°F)
34°C
(94°F)
33°C
(91°F)
35°C
(95°F)
36°C
(98°F)
36°C
(97°F)
34°C
(93°F)
Average high 29°C
(85°F)
31°C
(88°F)
36°C
(98°F)
39°C
(102°F)
38°C
(101°F)
34°C
(94°F)
31°C
(88°F)
30°C
(86°F)
32°C
(89°F)
34°C
(93°F)
34°C
(93°F)
30°C
(86°F)
Daily mean 21°C
(70°F)
23°C
(73°F)
28°C
(82°F)
31°C
(88°F)
32°C
(89°F)
29°C
(85°F)
26°C
(80°F)
26°C
(78°F)
27°C
(80°F)
27°C
(81°F)
25°C
(77°F)
22°C
(71°F)
Average low 13°C
(56°F)
15°C
(59°F)
20°C
(67°F)
24°C
(75°F)
26°C
(79°F)
25°C
(76°F)
23°C
(74°F)
22°C
(73°F)
23°C
(73°F)
21°C
(71°F)
17°C
(63°F)
14°C
(58°F)
Mean minimum 10°C
(50°F)
11°C
(52°F)
15°C
(59°F)
19°C
(66°F)
22°C
(72°F)
22°C
(72°F)
21°C
(71°F)
21°C
(70°F)
21°C
(70°F)
18°C
(64°F)
14°C
(57°F)
12°C
(53°F)
Minimum 8°C
(47°F)
10°C
(50°F)
12°C
(53°F)
17°C
(62°F)
21°C
(69°F)
21°C
(70°F)
21°C
(70°F)
20°C
(69°F)
20°C
(69°F)
16°C
(62°F)
12°C
(54°F)
10°C
(50°F)

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Monthly average precipitation in Kano, Nigeria §

Kano usually has the most precipitation in July, August and September, with an average of 20 rainy days and 172 mm (6.8 inches) of precipitation per month. The driest months in Kano are January, November and December. On average, 0 mm (0.0 inches) of precipitation falls during these months.

Monthly average precipitation and precipitation days in Kano, Nigeria. Generated using Copernicus Climate Change Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to January 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average precipitation mm (inches) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 32 (1.2) 83 (3.3) 174 (6.9) 216 (8.5) 124 (4.9) 36 (1.4) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1 mm) 0 0 0 0 4 12 22 22 17 4 0 0

Monthly sunshine hours in Kano, Nigeria §

The sunniest months in Kano are May, June and July, when the sun shines an average of 11 hours 10 minutes a day. Least sunny months in Kano: January, February and November receive an average of 9 hours 54 minutes of sunshine daily.

Mean monthly sunshine duration, average sunshine hours per day and mean daily daylight hours in Kano, Nigeria. Generated using Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to January 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Mean monthly sunshine hours 268 302 334 330 347 334 348 330 324 331 322 328
Mean daily daylight hours 11h 30m 11h 44m 12h 3m 12h 23m 12h 39m 12h 47m 12h 43m 12h 29m 12h 10m 11h 50m 11h 33m 11h 25m

Solar UV radiation in Kano, Nigeria §

Kano experiences the highest level of ultraviolet (UV) radiation in Mart, August and September, when the maximum UV index can reach values of 14 - 16, which corresponds to the Extreme category of sun exposure. January, June and November are in the Very High / Extreme exposure category. In these months, the maximum values of the UV index do not exceed 11. For more detailed information, check out our hourly Kano UV Index data.

Average daily maximum UV levels by month for Kano, Nigeria. Generated using Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to June 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
UV Index (month maximum) 10 14 16 11 11 10 14 14 15 13 11 11