The best times to visit Kano for ideal weather are

December 3rd to February 11th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Kano Travel Info

Weather in Kano

Temperature

Average temperatures in Kano vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for most of the year with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 45th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Kano, the hottest months are May, April, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid May where highs are regularly around 101.3°F (38.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 81.7°F (27.6°C) at night.

Kano Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Kano Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Kano Perceived Temperature (F)

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Kano Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Kano Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan83.37259.5
Feb91.278.465.4
Mar97.185.672.5
Apr100.389.577.7
May100.289.979.8
Jun94.485.977.1
Jul8881.374.8
Aug8679.673.2
Sep88.281.173.6
Oct9383.372.2
Nov9178.465.3
Dec84.972.859.4

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan28.522.215.3
Feb32.925.818.6
Mar36.229.822.5
Apr37.931.925.4
May37.932.226.6
Jun34.729.925.1
Jul31.127.423.8
Aug3026.422.9
Sep31.227.323.1
Oct33.928.522.3
Nov32.825.818.5
Dec29.422.715.2

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Kano are January, October, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid August with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of August 13th.

When can you find snow in Kano? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Kano.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Kano (in).

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Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan0%00
Feb1%01.8
Mar1%01.5
Apr1%01
May1%00.2
Jun2%01
Jul6%03.9
Aug6%01.5
Sep3%00.6
Oct0%00
Nov2%02.3
Dec1%01.3

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan000
Feb104.6
Mar103.8
Apr102.5
May100.5
Jun202.5
Jul609.9
Aug603.8
Sep301.5
Oct000
Nov205.8
Dec103.3

 

Humidity and Wind

Kano has some very humid months, with some very dry months. The least humid month is March (13.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (72.8%).

Wind in Kano is usually moderate. The windiest month is June, followed by July and May. June’s average wind speed of around 11.2 knots (12.9 MPH or 20.8 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early June where average top sustained speeds reach 18.2 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Kano.

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan9.5Gentle breeze14.3Significant breeze
Feb8.6Gentle breeze14.4Significant breeze
Mar9.6Gentle breeze15.3Significant breeze
Apr9.7Gentle breeze15.7Significant breeze
May10.4Gentle breeze16.2Significant breeze
Jun11.2Significant breeze17.2Strong breeze
Jul10.5Gentle breeze15.9Significant breeze
Aug8.8Gentle breeze14.4Significant breeze
Sep7.1Gentle breeze11.7Significant breeze
Oct7.5Gentle breeze12.7Significant breeze
Nov8Gentle breeze13.4Significant breeze
Dec8.9Gentle breeze14.3Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan19.5%
Feb15%
Mar13.6%
Apr22.7%
May35.7%
Jun50.3%
Jul65.4%
Aug72.8%
Sep68.3%
Oct46.7%
Nov25.4%
Dec23.9%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Kano?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat unsafe, especially in some areas. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are strong travel warnings and regional advisories for Nigeria; avoid non-essential travel and all travel to some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Oct 02, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Kano, Nigeria is October, followed by August and April. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Kano in January. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 41.9 in January means 41.9% of the tourists vs. October.

 

 

Overall Kano Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very warm. Highs range from 101.3°F (38.5°C) and 94.6°F (34.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is nonexistent with roughly 0 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with 1 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Kano, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 94°F (34.4°C) and 87.6°F (30.9°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a barely noticeable amount: 0 to 1 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Kano to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 94.6°F (34.8°C) and 80°F (26.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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