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.
Kano Travel Guide
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Weather in Kano
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)
Kano Temperatures (Celsius)
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)
Kano Perceived Temperature (C)
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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
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.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Kano (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
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.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||9.5||Gentle breeze||14.3||Significant breeze|
|Feb||8.6||Gentle breeze||14.4||Significant breeze|
|Mar||9.6||Gentle breeze||15.3||Significant breeze|
|Apr||9.7||Gentle breeze||15.7||Significant breeze|
|May||10.4||Gentle breeze||16.2||Significant breeze|
|Jun||11.2||Significant breeze||17.2||Strong breeze|
|Jul||10.5||Gentle breeze||15.9||Significant breeze|
|Aug||8.8||Gentle breeze||14.4||Significant breeze|
|Sep||7.1||Gentle breeze||11.7||Significant breeze|
|Oct||7.5||Gentle breeze||12.7||Significant breeze|
|Nov||8||Gentle breeze||13.4||Significant breeze|
|Dec||8.9||Gentle breeze||14.3||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
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
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.