Weather in Idanre
Idanre is located in Ondo State, in the western part of Nigeria. It enjoys beautiful tropical weather and two main weather seasons, the wet and dry seasons.
Wet Season (February / March – October)
The wet seasons are marked by torrential rainfall during which western Nigeria can receive up to 381 centimetres (150 inches) of rain. This may result in flooding, roads becoming muddy and transportation difficulties although the temperature tends to be much cooler.
Temperatures range from 25 to 35 degrees Celsius (77 to 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit) during the daytime and about 23 degrees Celsius (73.4 degrees Fahrenheit) during the night.
The wet season is also marked by the blossoming of the extensive green foliage in the forests of Idanre, which makes for a beautiful experience of tropical freshness along the hiking trails to Oke-Idanre.
Footwear and clothing appropriate to wet, hot weather is recommended.
Dry Season (November – February / March)
The dry season is relatively hotter with temperatures ranging from 28 to 35 degrees Celsius (88 to 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit) in the daytime; the temperature can however drop to as low as 14 degrees Celsius (57.2 degrees Fahrenheit) during the night.
The dry season is characterised by the winds known as ‘harmattan’, which blows fine sand from the Sahara Desert into Nigeria, which can make the weather feel much cooler.
Whilst it is more common to feel its impact stronger in the northern part of Nigeria, the harmattan is still experienced in the south western parts where Idanre is located. The dry winds may make it uncomfortable for those who find it hard to breathe or see in the dense, dusty fog.
It is therefore important to be well prepared for the time of year in which you are travelling to visit Idanre.