Sadiq Abubakar III International Airport

DNSO · Sokoto, Nigeria

Climate Sadiq Abubakar III International Airport 2020-2024

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

Calculated from historical METAR data of Katsina/yaradura (DNKT) between 2020 and 2024.

VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 54.5 41 59 53 53
February 28.4 33 15 30 39 50
March 47.9 72 76 26 22 67
April 79.1 78 69 100 89
May 95.9 94 98 67 96
June 89.2 89 91
July 88.4 88 94 100
August 75.3 76 0 78
September 82.4 93 75 0
October 65.4 52 67 69 65
November 66.5 36 79 72 65
December 63.4 71 48 36 94
Average 60.4 69.4 71.8 54.5 62.5 72.7

5th best VFR conditions of Nigeria

VFR conditions during daylight period

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

Marginal VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 63.9 63 65 53 66
February 48.1 49 27 52 67 50
March 59.3 83 83 38 38 67
April 88.9 92 78 100 99
May 99.4 100 100 100 97
June 98.4 100 91
July 98.2 98 100 100
August 93.6 94 0 94
September 91.5 95 90 0
October 80.9 71 72 92 81
November 84.9 78 87 94 76
December 70.0 83 58 41 96
Average 69.8 81.4 82.7 64.9 77.8 82.1

Marginal VFR conditions or better during daylight period

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

Maximum temperatures (°C)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 28.4 27 29 24 32
February 30.0 30 31 30 30 29
March 34.6 37 35 33 34 29
April 37.0 38 36 39 37
May 37.6 38 38 35 38
June 34.1 34 34
July 32.1 33 31 32
August 29.7 31 23 29
September 30.8 32 31 21
October 32.8 33 32 35 31
November 32.2 33 31 35 30
December 28.8 28 31 28 30
Average 31.5 33.8 32.8 30.6 33.2 29.9

13th highest temperature of Nigeria

Average highest temperature per day

The maximum temperature is typically observed some hours after noon.

Minimum temperatures (°C)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 20.4 20 18 21 23
February 22.3 23 21 21 24 29
March 27.2 27 27 25 29 29
April 31.3 34 29 34 32
May 31.1 32 29 33 33
June 27.5 26 31
July 25.2 24 29 32
August 24.5 24 23 27
September 26.1 27 26 21
October 25.7 27 24 27 25
November 23.4 25 20 27 22
December 21.9 20 21 23 23
Average 26.4 27.0 24.7 22.9 27.2 23.7

5th lowest temperature of Nigeria

Average lowest temperature per day

The minimum temperature is typically observed just before sunrise.

Precipitation (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 0.0 0 0 0 0
February 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
March 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
April 0.0 0 0 0 0
May 0.0 0 0 0 0
June 0.5 1 0
July 1.7 2 0 0
August 1.4 2 0 0
September 1.6 4 0 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 0.6

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 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 10.4 12 10 13 10
February 11.1 12 10 12 11 12
March 9.5 10 8 10 10 14
April 9.5 10 11 5 9
May 11.2 12 12 9 8
June 10.1 10 9
July 10.4 10 12 5
August 8.1 8 9 6
September 6.5 7 6 14
October 7.7 11 8 7 7
November 8.0 9 7 8 9
December 8.5 9 8 10 7
Average 8.5 11.4 9.8 9.1 8.6 8.0

13th 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 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 066° 098° 071° 082°
February 065° 109° 068° 088° 096°
March 046° 122° 073° 072° 186°
April 250° 268° 190° 114°
May 231° 225° 242° 251°
June 215° 240°
July 226° 234° 165°
August 217° 050° 213°
September 261° 261° 060°
October 060° 097° 040° 054°
November 066° 106° 075° 088°
December 067° 113° 069° 097°

Prevailing wind direction

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