January weather forecast and climate
Afikpo, Nigeria

January, like December, in Afikpo, Nigeria, is another sweltering winter month, with average temperature fluctuating between 36°C (96.8°F) and 22.9°C (73.2°F).

Temperature

In January, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in December - a still sweltering 36°C (96.8°F). In Afikpo, in January, the average low-temperature is 22.9°C (73.2°F).

Heat index

The average heat index is calculated to a scorching 43.6°C (110.5°F). Beware - heat cramps and heat exhaustion are very likely. Heatstroke is imminent with prolonged activity.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'feels like', 'felt air temperature', 'real feel', or 'apparent temperature', is calculated by taking the relative humidity value for a specific location and factoring it into the air temperature reading. This effect is individual, with diverse people perceiving weather differently for numerous reasons (pregnancy, wind, clothing), and activity. Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact, and may raise the heat index additionally, by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are especially crucial for babies and toddlers. Children are often less aware of the need to rest and re-hydrate. Thirst is a late sign of dehydration - it is vital to remain hydrated, particularly during prolonged physical activities.
The human body cools itself through perspiration, as excessive warmth is removed from the body through sweat evaporation. When the relative humidity is high, the evaporation rate is reduced. The warmth is removed from the body at a lower rate, causing the body to retain more heat than it would in dry air. When heat gain surpasses the level the body can shed, body temperature begins to increase, and consequently, overheating and dehydration can occur, with varying severity.

Humidity

January is the least humid month, with an average relative humidity of 51%.

Rainfall

In January, in Afikpo, the rain falls for 9.4 days. Throughout January, 12mm (0.47") of precipitation is accumulated. In Afikpo, during the entire year, the rain falls for 264 days and collects up to 1367mm (53.82") of precipitation.

Daylight

Months with the shortest days are January and December, with an average of 11.8h of daylight.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in January is 9.6h.

UV index

In Afikpo, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 7. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: In January, the average maximum UV index of 7 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions and utilize sun safety practices. Protection against the skin and eye damage is required. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun.

What is the temperature in January in Afikpo?

In January, in Afikpo, Nigeria, the average high-temperature is 36°C (96.8°F), and the average low-temperature is 22.9°C (73.2°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'felt air temperature'), that factores the actual air temperature with the relative humidity, in January is estimated at 43.6°C (110.5°F).

What is the least humid month in Afikpo?

January is the least humid month in Afikpo, Nigeria, with an average relative humidity of 51%.

What is the average humidity in January in Afikpo?

In Afikpo, the average relative humidity in January is 51%.

How many days does it rain in January in Afikpo?

In Afikpo, in January, during 9.4 rainfall days, 12mm (0.47") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the month with the shortest days in Afikpo?

January and December, with an average of 11.8h of daylight, are months with the shortest days in Afikpo.

How many hours of daylight does Afikpo have in January?

In January, the average length of the day in Afikpo, Nigeria, is 11.8h.

How many hours of sunshine does Afikpo have in January?

In January, the average sunshine is 9.6h.

What is the UV index intensity in January in Afikpo?

In Afikpo, Nigeria, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 7. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in January - Afikpo, Nigeria
  • Average high temperature in January: 36°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is February (36.9°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is August (28.6°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 22.9°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is March (25.9°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are July, August and September (22.7°C).

Average pressure in January - Afikpo, Nigeria
  • Average pressure in January: 1010.4mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is July (1013.4mbar).
Months with the lowest atmospheric pressure are February and March (1009.3mbar).

Average wind speed in January - Afikpo, Nigeria
  • Average wind speed in January: 6.9km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is March (8.4km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is October (5.6km/h).

Average humidity in January - Afikpo, Nigeria
  • Average humidity in January: 51%

Months with the highest relative humidity are July, August and September (88%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is January (51%).

Average rainfall in January - Afikpo, Nigeria
  • Average rainfall in January: 12mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (242mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is December (7mm).

Average rainfall days in January - Afikpo, Nigeria
  • Average rainfall days in January: 9.4 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (29.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is December (6.6 days).

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Afikpo, Nigeria
  • Average daylight in January: 11.8h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12.5h).
Months with the shortest days are January and December (Average daylight: 11.8h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 9.6h

The month with the most sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 9.8h).
The month with the least sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 4.7h).

Average sunshine days in January - Afikpo, Nigeria
  • Average sunshine days in January: 18.4 days

The month with the most sunshine days is December (21 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is September (0.8 days).

Average UV index in January - Afikpo, Nigeria
  • Average UV index in January: 7

The month with the highest UV index is March (UV index 8).
Months with the lowest UV index are June, July, August and September (UV index 6).

Average cloud cover in January - Afikpo, Nigeria
  • Average cloud cover in January: 17

The month with the most cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 75).
The month with the least cloud cover is December (Cloud cover 15).

Average visibility in January - Afikpo, Nigeria
  • Average visibility in January: 10km

Months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April and December (10km).
Months with the lowest visibility are July and September (6km).