Climate in Plateau

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climate diagrams on this page result from the collected data of the official weather station in Plateau in a height of 1290m above sea level. All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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Plateau is the coldest region in Nigeria with an average high temperature of only 27°C. It is yearlong warm or hot.
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Plateau
The number of hours of sunshine refers to the time when the sun is actually visible. That is, without any obstruction of visibility by clouds, fog or mountains. With 10 hours per day, November is the sunniest month in the state of Plateau. In August the sun shines the shortest.
Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Plateau
A rainy day is a day on which at least an amount of 0.1 mm precipitation (=0.1 liter) per square meter falls. This can be rain, snow, hail or even dew. So it does not have to rain the whole day. With 22 rainy days, July offers the most number of rainy days, and in December the least.
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Plateau
Warm air can absorb more moisture than cold air. The relative humidity indicates how much moisture of the physically possible is actually contained in the air. At high humidity, the person feels uncomfortable and perceives this as oppressive. In general, a relative humidity of 40-60% gives as pleasant. With humidity averaging 88%, August is the most uncomfortable. In February, on the other hand, it is easier to endure.
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in Plateau
In warm months, there is also a higher absolute humidity almost everywhere. At a temperature of 25°C, air can absorb up to 23 grams of water per cubic meter. At 20°C, it is only 17.3 grams. A relative humidity of 40% at 25°C thus corresponds to an absolute humidity of 9.2 grams of water. From a proportion of approx. 13.5 grams, humans perceive the air as muggy. This limit is reached in 6 months in Plateau, although these are average values, and a month is rarely completely or not at all considered humid.
Humidex in °CHumidex in Plateau
The "Humidex" (humidity index) is an index of well-being in warmer areas, calculated from the air temperature, relative humidity and dew point. The index corresponds approximately to the temperature felt. At high temperatures, the body transports heat away by sweating. At high humidity the ambient air can only absorb a small amount of sweat and thus one feels uncomfortable. An index of 20-29 is considered comfortable. Up to 39, people perceive the air as slightly uncomfortable, and above 40, as very uncomfortable. Values above 45 are dangerous in the long run and often lead to heat stroke.
Map of Plateau

Most important cities in the federal state »Plateau«

The federal state has a west-east extension of about 130 km and over 120 km from north to south.

CityPopulationGeo position
Jos816,8249° 55' 43"N8° 53' 32"E
Pankshin31,5169° 19' 31"N9° 26' 7"E
Bukuru15,5409° 47' 38"N8° 51' 50"E
Yelwa13,2348° 49' 60"N9° 37' 60"E
Langtang13,1729° 8' 30"N9° 47' 28"E
Bokkos12,5389° 17' 57"N8° 59' 41"E
Amper12,2129° 20' 60"N9° 41' 60"E
Vom12,0009° 43' 45"N8° 47' 29"E
Panyam10,7159° 25' 0"N9° 13' 0"E
Kwolla8,2008° 55' 60"N9° 16' 60"E
Dengi6,2769° 22' 7"N9° 57' 44"E
Boi6,0339° 34' 6"N9° 29' 43"E

Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. Data on cities and inhabitants:, United Nations Statistics Division and own research.
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