April weather forecast

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Weather in April

April in Nigeria marks the peak of the hot dry season and is generally considered the hottest month of the year. It also signifies the beginning of the rainy season in the southern parts of the country.

In the southern cities of Lagos and Port Harcourt, daytime temperatures in April typically range from 30°C (86°F) to 34°C (93.2°F). However, the start of the rainy season brings relief from the heat, with night temperatures dropping to between 22°C (71.6°F) and 25°C (77°F). The rainfall in April is usually moderate, providing respite from the high temperatures and increasing humidity levels.

Contrastingly, the northern regions, including cities like Kano, experience extremely high temperatures in April. Daytime temperatures can rise up to 40°C (104°F), making it the hottest month for these regions. Night temperatures in these areas can range from 25°C (77°F) to 28°C (82.4°F). Unlike the southern regions, the northern parts of Nigeria do not see the onset of the rainy season in April, and conditions remain largely dry.

Compared to March, April sees a further increase in temperatures across the country, particularly in the north. However, in the southern regions, the commencement of the rainy season towards the end of April helps moderate the high temperatures to some extent.

Moving into the following month, May, the northern regions will start to experience the onset of the rainy season, bringing some relief from the extreme heat. In contrast, the southern regions will see an increase in rainfall, marking the full establishment of the rainy season.

  • Lagos - April »
    In Lagos, Nigeria, during April, the rain falls for 8.9 days and regularly aggregates up to 142mm (5.59") of precipitation. In Lagos, in April, during 8.9 rainfall days, 142mm (5.59") of precipitation is typically accumulated.
  • Kano - April »
    April, marked by an average high-temperature of 38.2°C (100.8°F) and a low-temperature of 23.6°C (74.5°F), is the warmest month in Kano, Nigeria. In Kano, the average temperatures in April are the highest, with a peak at 38.2°C (100.8°F) and a low of 23.6°C (74.5°F).
  • Ibadan - April »
    In Ibadan, during April, the rain falls for 15 days and regularly aggregates up to 48mm (1.89") of precipitation. In Ibadan, Nigeria, the average relative humidity in April is 74%.
  • Abuja - April »
    In April, the average heat index, which takes the relative humidity and factors it into the air temperature reading, is computed to be 49°C (120.2°F). In Abuja in April, it is raining for 11.2 days, with typically 32mm (1.26") of accumulated precipitation.
  • Port Harcourt - April »
    In Port Harcourt in April, it is raining for 26.3 days, with typically 149mm (5.87") of accumulated precipitation. In Port Harcourt the average seawater temperature in April is 28.9°C (84°F).
  • Maiduguri - April »
    In Maiduguri, April is the warmest month, with temperatures averaging a high of 40.1°C (104.2°F) and a low of 21.9°C (71.4°F). The temperatures in Maiduguri reach their highest averages in April, with highs of 40.1°C (104.2°F) and lows of 21.9°C (71.4°F).
  • Zaria - April »
    In Zaria, April is the month with the highest recorded average temperatures, measuring a high of 38.6°C (101.5°F) and a low of 23.6°C (74.5°F). The month with the highest UV index in Zaria is April, with an average maximum UV index of 8.
  • Jos - April »
    In April, the average heat index, which represents the influence of relative humidity on air temperature, is evaluated at 37°C (98.6°F). April stands at the intersection of rising humidity and increased rainfall of about 45mm (1.77"), setting the tone for the rainy season that's about to take full effect.
  • Oyo - April »
    In April, the average heat index, which factors the actual air temperature with the relative humidity, is appraised at 51°C (123.8°F). Throughout April, the heat index is appraised at a blazing hot 51°C (123.8°F). On guard: Heat exhaustion and heat cramps are predicted.
  • Enugu - April »
    On the first day of April in Enugu, sunrise is at 06:27 and sunset at 18:39. In Enugu, in April, it is raining for 7 days, with typically 130mm (5.12") of accumulated precipitation.


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