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Climate



Climate Regions in Nigeria-
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  • Tropical wet
Tropical wet climates are muggy all year. Dense tropical rain forests are located here. It rains and storms hard all year round. Average annual rainfall varies from about 70 to 100 inches. It's hot and like that all the time. On its coolest month it has an average temperature of no lower than 64 degrees Fahrenheit. The temperature difference between day and night is greater than the temperature difference between summer and winter. It never gets frosty. Plants grow all year.

  • Tropical wet and dry
Tropical wet and dry climates are located around tropical wet climates. Tropical wet and dry temperatures are close to those of tropical wet temperatures, where it's hot all year. The biggest difference in the two climate regions is the rainfall. In tropical wet and dry climates, it's dry in the winter, and wet in the summer. The further north, the shorter the rainy season. There isn't enough rain to support a rainforest. Instead, they have savannas and grasslands with scattered trees.

  • Semiarid
Semiarid climates, like desert climates, occur in regions with little rainfall. Desert climates are drier than semiarid climates. Semiarid climates, also called steppe climates, usually border desert climates. In the Semiarid climates, like desert climates, there is quite a temperature change from day and night.



Other Climate regions in Africa

  • Desert
Desert climates occur in regions with little rain. Semiarid climates aren't as dry as desert climates. Desert climates are usually bordered by semiarid climates. In the desert climate region there is a considerable amount of temperature change from day and night.


  • Mediterranean
Mediterranean climates have warm and hot, dry summers and mild, rainy winters. These climates occur on the west side of continents between 30 and 45 degrees latitude. The closer the area is to the coast, the more fair the temperatures and the less the difference between summer and winter temperatures.


  • Humid subtropical
Humid subtropical climates are categorized by warm summers and cool winters. Rainfall is distributed evenly throughout the year. Most of the summer rainfall occurs during thunderstorms and an occasional tropical storm or hurricane. Humid subtropical climates are located on the southeast of continents, between 25 and 40 degrees latitude.


  • Marine west coast
Marine West Coast climates are only on the western sides of continents where winds blow from sea to land. The influence of the ocean decreases the seasonal temperature contrast making winters cool and mild and summers warm. Some precipitation occurs throughout the year. In marine west coast climates low clouds, fog, and drizzle are common, however thunderstorms, cold waves, heat waves, and droughts are rare.


  • Highland
Highland climates are located at mountainous regions. A highland climate region is composed of several areas whose climates are alike the ones found in flat terrain. Because air temperature decreases with rising elevation in the mountains, each climate area is limited to a certain range of altitudes.





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For the average precipitation, it increases steadily, but then falls in August then quickly rises back up, only to decrease steadily once again. The average temperature stays between seventy-two and eighty-three degrees.