Abuja experiences three weather conditions annually. This includes a warm, humid rainy season and a extremely hot dry season. In between these seasons, there is a short period of harmattan accompanied by the North East Trade Wind, with the main feature of dust haze, intensified coldness and dryness.
The rainy season begins from April and ends in October, when daytime temperatures reach 28-30 degrees and night time lows range around 22-23 degrees. In the dry season, daytime temperatures can soar reach 40 degrees and night time temperatures can drop to 12 degrees, resulting in chilly evenings. Even the chilliest nights can be followed by daytime temperatures well above 30 degrees.
The high altitudes and rolling terrain of the FCT act as moderating influence on the weather of the territory. Rainfall in the FCT reflects the territory's location on the windward side of the Jos Plateau and the zone of rising air masses. The annual total rainfall is in the region of 1100 mm to 1600 mm.