Sadiq Abubakar III International Airport

DNSO · Sokoto, Nigeria

Statistics Sadiq Abubakar III International Airport 2019-2022

Climate and trends: average temperature, flight conditions, precipitation, wind speed and direction.

Calculated from historical METAR data of Sadiq Abubakar III International Airport (DNSO) between 2019 and 2022.

VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 79.8 22 85 100
February 58.6 52 60 77
March 55.9 41 65 58 25
April 96.0 100 96 100
May 99.1 99
June 95.5 100 95 50 100
July 85.7 92 78 67
August 89.2 100 88
September 93.4 100 94 67
October 94.4 92 100 93 100
November 94.0 93 97 96 100
December 86.7 96 74 90 100
Average 82.2 72.8 83.5 90.0 82.6

4th best VFR conditions of Nigeria

VFR conditions during daylight period

Percentage of observations where the VFR minimums for ceiling and visibility are met:
  • Visibility: 8 km or more
  • Ceiling: 3,000 ft or more
Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Marginal VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 83.8 22 89 100
February 70.4 72 68 77
March 63.9 44 73 74 50
April 100.0 100 100 100
May 99.1 99
June 100.0 100 100 100 100
July 92.8 100 78 100
August 91.0 100 90
September 98.3 100 98 100
October 98.3 100 100 97 100
November 99.6 100 100 99 100
December 93.0 100 93 90 100
Average 90.5 81.5 88.2 94.1 91.3

Marginal VFR conditions or better during daylight period

Percentage of observations where the MVFR minimums for ceiling and visibility are met:
  • Visibility: 5 km or more
  • Ceiling: 1,000 ft or more
Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Maximum temperatures (°C)

Month Average 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 31.3 26 33 26
February 32.9 33 33 32
March 36.1 36 38 34 33
April 37.9 40 39 38
May 37.4 38
June 33.2 32 35 30 33
July 30.5 31 30 34
August 29.0 28 29
September 30.2 27 31 31
October 33.3 32 34 34 35
November 33.5 35 34 33 32
December 31.0 31 29 33 32
Average 32.2 32.8 34.3 33.4 32.6

1st highest temperature of Nigeria

Average highest temperature per day

The maximum temperature is typically observed some hours after noon.

Minimum temperatures (°C)

Month Average 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 24.7 24 25 26
February 26.2 25 27 29
March 30.1 29 30 31 32
April 33.2 39 32 38
May 32.8 33
June 29.8 32 31 30 30
July 29.6 29 30 33
August 27.4 28 27
September 26.8 23 26 31
October 28.0 27 32 25 35
November 26.0 25 30 24 32
December 24.8 23 25 25 30
Average 28.3 26.4 29.1 26.3 31.0

16th lowest temperature of Nigeria

Average lowest temperature per day

The minimum temperature is typically observed just before sunrise.

Precipitation (%)

Month Average 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 0.0 0 0 0
February 0.0 0 0 0
March 0.0 0 0 0 0
April 0.0 0 0 0
May 0.0 0
June 0.0 0 0 0 0
July 0.0 0 0 0
August 0.0 0 0
September 1.6 0 2 0
October 0.0 0 0 0 0
November 0.0 0 0 0 0
December 0.0 0 0 0 0
Average 0.0 0.1

Precipitation during daylight period

Percentage of observations with observed rain, drizzle, snow or hail. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Wind speed (knots)

Month Average 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 11.4 12 11 8
February 12.1 13 12 11
March 11.3 13 11 9 13
April 9.4 6 10 9
May 9.5 9
June 9.8 11 9 14 12
July 10.2 10 12 7
August 5.6 8 5
September 5.9 7 6 7
October 6.2 8 4 7 0
November 10.1 11 9 10 0
December 10.8 14 12 8 6
Average 10.1 11.8 9.6 8.4 9.4

1st highest wind speed of Nigeria

Average wind speed

Excluding wind gusts. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Prevailing wind direction

Month 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 095° 105° 090°
February 078° 083° 120°
March 102° 073° 152° 149°
April 310° 196° 281°
May 246°
June 263° 259° 220° 255°
July 248° 281° 315°
August 289° 243°
September 231° 262° 273°
October 111° 173° 122° 000°
November 072° 130° 113° 000°
December 068° 110° 104° 118°

Prevailing wind direction

Average wind direction, weighed by wind speed. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

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