This article is about the top 10 States with the hottest temperatures in Nigeria today. Our country, Nigeria, is located in the tropics, so we naturally have a hot climate, but there are some States in the federation that are hotter than others, and we will discuss which ones rate as the hottest among the others as we proceed.
It is common to hear people inquire about which of the States in the federation is the hottest in terms of temperature, despite the fact that all of Nigeria’s 36 States and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja have varying temperatures throughout the year. As funny as it may sound, some of Nigeria’s tropical States are actually quite cool.
As many people believe their State deserves the title outright, questions about the hottest States in Nigeria today have sparked many debates about which specific States in the country are actually deserving of the moniker “Hottest State in Nigeria”. However, as you will see in a moment, we will give you the answers to which States in the nation are very hot and stand out from the rest in terms of temperature.
There are times when many Nigerians in different States wish to think that their State has the highest average temperature. Through our research, which is based on worlddata.info, we have taken the time to provide a detailed figure of the ten hottest States in Nigeria in terms of maximum (daytime) temperatures each year. We think this should be sufficient enough to help you realize that some of the States you previously thought of as the hottest are nothing in comparison to what the hottest State in Nigeria actually is.
Without further ado, let us take a detailed look at the information on which States in Nigeria have the highest temperatures. We will provide the temperature readings in degrees Celsius (°C), which is the SI unit of measurement that we primarily use in Nigeria.
TOP 10 HOTTEST STATES IN NIGERIA BY TEMPERATURE 2023
The following are the 10 hottest States in Nigeria by temperature this 2023:
YOBE STATE (AVERAGE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE: 36.9°C)
The hottest State in Nigeria today is Yobe, with an average daily temperature of 36.9°C. Yobe State lies in North-Eastern Nigeria, where it is constantly warm or hot. Yobe is undoubtedly the hottest State in Nigeria, which may surprise some people, but the numbers do not lie. This should eliminate any confusion about which Nigerian State is currently the hottest.
BORNO STATE (AVERAGE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE: 36.8°C)
With an average daily maximum temperature of 36.8°C, Borno State is the second hottest State in Nigeria. The weather of Borno State, which is located in the North-Eastern part of the country, is hot and humid for a few months out of the year. The best time to travel is from October to May because this region of Nigeria experiences less rain than other parts of the country.
SOKOTO STATE (AVERAGE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE: 36.8°C)
With an average daily temperature of 36.8°C, very comparable to that of Borno State, Sokoto State, in the North-Western region of Nigeria, ranks as the third hottest State in the country today. Sokoto, one of the Northern States in Nigeria like Borno State, experiences little to no rain occasionally and year-round heat.
KEBBI STATE (HIGHEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE: 36.2°C)
Kebbi State, with an average daily temperature of 36.8°C, is currently the fourth hottest State in Nigeria. Kebbi, which lies in the Northern part of the country directly after Sokoto State, is extremely hot and has minimal annual rainfall.
JIGAWA STATE (HIGHEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE: 35.8°C)
Jigawa State currently ranks as the fifth hottest State in Nigeria, with an average daily temperature of 35.8°C. Jigawa is another northern State, and the fact that it made this list is hardly surprising given how hot most of the northern States are. Jigawa, like the majority of Nigeria’s northern States, has high temperatures all year long.
KATSINA STATE (HIGHEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE: 35.4°C)
With an average maximum temperature of 35.4°C, Katsina State ranks sixth among the hottest States in Nigeria. In the dry season, it can get very hot in Katsina State, which is in the country’s North-Western region.
KADUNA STATE (HIGHEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE: 33.5°C)
Kaduna State is currently Nigeria’s seventh warmest State. 33.5°C is the typical daily temperature there. Between May and October, Kaduna experiences little rain and year-round heat.
NIGER STATE (HIGHEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE: 33.5°C)
The average daily temperature in Niger State, which is the eighth hottest State in Nigeria with a 33.5°C maximum, is comparable to Kaduna’s. The largest State in Nigeria by land mass, Niger State is the centre of Nupeland. The State is hot all year long, like every other northern State in the country, however it does occasionally rain.
KANO STATE (AVERAGE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE: 33.3°C)
Kano State, with an average daily temperature of 33.3°C, is the ninth hottest State in Nigeria. Contrary to popular belief, it is not the State with the highest average temperature in the country. Kano has a hot environment all year round, however during the dry season it is more tolerable than the other States we have listed above.
TARABA STATE (AVERAGE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE: 33.0°C)
Surprisingly, Taraba State rounds out this list. It ranks as Nigeria’s tenth warmest State. Because of the Mambilla Plateau, Taraba can easily be considered one of Nigeria’s coolest States, while having high temperatures year-round in other parts of the State.
It will surprise many people to know that Abuja and Lagos are not among Nigeria’s top 10 States with the hottest temperatures. This does not imply that they are not hot at all because both at 31.5°C and 31.4°C are only somewhat outside the top 10. Abuja and Lagos do not compare to the heat experienced in the far North, however, since rivalry for the title of Nigeria’s hottest State is extremely fierce.