Kainji Air Base

NG-0002 · Niger, Nigeria

Climate Kainji Air Base 2020-2024

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

Calculated from historical METAR data of Ilorin International Airport (DNIL) between 2020 and 2024.

VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 52.3 55 44 70 60 35
February 57.9 63 55 66 58 37
March 89.6 96 90 97 80 90
April 92.5 94 94 98 91 94
May 93.0 97 96 96 0
June 86.0 92 88 91 76
July 78.6 84 77 81 63
August 72.4 76 79 75 60
September 82.5 93 82 88 71
October 85.1 89 92 93 88
November 84.6 78 86 88 91
December 65.4 58 76 45 87
Average 74.3 78.0 79.3 85.3 78.8 74.7

2nd 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 71.4 78 69 85 70 50
February 76.1 69 67 84 84 74
March 97.1 100 98 100 91 98
April 98.4 98 98 99 99 99
May 99.2 100 98 100 0
June 97.0 100 95 97 95
July 99.0 99 99 99 97
August 95.4 99 95 99 87
September 97.3 99 98 98 97
October 97.8 100 98 99 97
November 96.4 97 94 98 97
December 84.4 80 91 77 94
Average 91.5 87.0 91.9 95.3 92.4 89.9

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 32.8 33 34 33 34 31
February 34.0 35 35 35 35 34
March 34.7 37 35 37 35 34
April 32.9 34 33 33 33 33
May 31.0 32 31 32 24
June 29.1 30 30 30 28
July 28.6 30 29 29 27
August 27.8 29 28 29 27
September 28.2 29 29 29 27
October 29.8 28 31 31 30
November 32.6 33 34 31 34
December 32.3 30 34 32 34
Average 31.2 34.8 31.6 31.9 31.7 30.9

10th 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 22.3 24 20 21 23 21
February 24.7 28 23 24 24 24
March 25.9 29 23 25 25 26
April 24.7 28 24 22 25 25
May 24.2 23 23 24 24
June 23.6 23 22 23 24
July 23.3 23 22 23 24
August 22.7 23 21 22 24
September 23.2 24 22 23 23
October 23.4 25 22 24 23
November 24.1 25 22 24 24
December 22.4 24 21 21 23
Average 24.5 27.2 23.1 22.1 23.3 23.6

6th 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 0
February 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
March 0.1 0 1 0 0 0
April 0.2 0 1 1 0 0
May 0.4 0 1 0 0
June 1.2 2 1 0 0
July 1.2 2 0 1 2
August 2.8 3 3 4 0
September 1.8 0 4 2 0
October 1.8 6 2 0 1
November 0.1 0 1 0 0
December 0.0 0 0 0 0
Average 0.5 0.9 1.2 0.6 0.2

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 4.5 4 4 5 5 5
February 4.3 5 5 4 3 5
March 6.1 7 6 6 5 6
April 6.8 7 7 7 6 7
May 6.2 6 6 7 10
June 6.2 7 6 5 6
July 6.6 6 7 7 7
August 6.2 6 7 5 7
September 4.9 5 5 5 4
October 4.2 4 4 5 4
November 4.8 5 5 5 5
December 4.2 4 4 4 4
Average 5.4 5.8 5.7 5.5 5.1 5.3

10th 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 035° 008° 020° 355° 016°
February 315° 026° 032° 010° 018°
March 188° 191° 201° 192° 201°
April 195° 198° 188° 288° 194°
May 190° 190° 343° 006°
June 206° 194° 184° 191°
July 199° 203° 183° 211°
August 200° 208° 204° 201°
September 195° 203° 187° 189°
October 200° 178° 175° 207°
November 173° 067° 196° 023°
December 011° 031° 019° 263°

Prevailing wind direction

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