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Can Snow Ever Fall In Nigeria? by Flickzvill(m): 12:14pm On Jan 03
Geographers in the house this is for you, due to what I know Nigeria has just two seasons which is rain and dry season.

With my little knowledge I know snow can only fall in a place where there is constant cold and Nigeria is located in a geographical area that has low altitude.

But this season it seems the cold is worst than any other seasons, is it possible that Nigeria might have been relocated to an area that has a high altitude? Expertise over to you.

Thank you.

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Re: Can Snow Ever Fall In Nigeria? by DrRasheed: 12:26pm On Jan 03
With the change in climate after about 50yrs, the little you know in geography class is outdated..
Jos is 6°c yesterday, Biu is 8°c. So is just a matter of time before we witness Snow here.

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Re: Can Snow Ever Fall In Nigeria? by Flickzvill(m): 12:29pm On Jan 03
DrRasheed:
With the change in climate after about 50yrs, the little you know in geography class is outdated..
Jos is 6° yesterday, Biu is 8°. So is just a matter of time before we witness Snow here.
ok thank you very informative that's why it's good to acquire knowledge in any way one possible can, actually Geography is not my Field but I have Learnt something.

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Re: Can Snow Ever Fall In Nigeria? by nlPoster: 12:44pm On Jan 03
Flickzvill:


is it possible that Nigeria might have been relocated to an area that has a high altitude?

Are you referring to the migration of Nigerians to other climes?

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Re: Can Snow Ever Fall In Nigeria? by WowSweetGuy(m): 12:44pm On Jan 03
yes. tomorrow e go fall

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Re: Can Snow Ever Fall In Nigeria? by tck2000(m): 1:03pm On Jan 03
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Re: Can Snow Ever Fall In Nigeria? by Humphrizy(m): 1:50pm On Jan 03
Hmm
Re: Can Snow Ever Fall In Nigeria? by Tonymegabush1(m): 2:07pm On Jan 03
Snow no fall but uguru dey heavy one ooo all the trees in my area is shaking as if it wanna fall

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Re: Can Snow Ever Fall In Nigeria? by jumper524(m): 2:57pm On Jan 03
Ice block don dey fall for naija.
Abuja, minna and kaduna are places I can confirm so its only a matter if time.

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Re: Can Snow Ever Fall In Nigeria? by Soulsymbol99: 3:28pm On Jan 03
Of all the problems bedeviling us in dis country na snow u dey reason angry

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Re: Can Snow Ever Fall In Nigeria? by Nobody: 3:31pm On Jan 03
DrRasheed:
With the change in climate after about 50yrs, the little you know in geography class is outdated..
Jos is 6°c yesterday, Biu is 8°c. So is just a matter of time before we witness Snow here.
it can't snow no matter how cold it gets just like Rome and Napoli with Padova it doesn't snow even as cold as it may be

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Re: Can Snow Ever Fall In Nigeria? by ItooWorWor(m): 3:39pm On Jan 03
Ice for this naija, well he go fit happen for 9030 for sure grin grin
Re: Can Snow Ever Fall In Nigeria? by RobinRay(m): 3:59pm On Jan 03
nope.

for snowfall to occur, the temperature has to be really cold both at the cloud level and also close to the ground. for most part of the year in Nigeria, the temperature doesn't support snowfall.

one might argue harmattan period is usually cold enough, but...

harmattan is a really dry period, i.e., humidity is low, and as such precipitation (in this case snow) cannot occur.

there are numerous other factors in place, kindly use Google for more info.

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Re: Can Snow Ever Fall In Nigeria? by Omoboricash(m): 4:00pm On Jan 03
Yes there's a place call panshin in Plateau state. Snow used to fall in that place. The second coldest in Africa. As it is now Jos is very cold right now.

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Re: Can Snow Ever Fall In Nigeria? by Omoboricash(m): 4:03pm On Jan 03
RobinRay:
nope.

for snowfall to occur, the temperature has to be really cold both at the cloud level and also close to the ground. for most part of the year in Nigeria, the temperature doesn't support snowfall.

one might argue harmattan period is usually cold enough, but...

harmattan is a really dry period, i.e., humidity is low, and as such precipitation (in this case snow) cannot occur.

there are numerous other factors in place, kindly use Google for more info.
Have u ever been to a place called Panshin in plateau state? Snow falls in that town. Ask people who have travelled to the town

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Re: Can Snow Ever Fall In Nigeria? by RobinRay(m): 4:17pm On Jan 03
Omoboricash:

Have u ever been to a place called Panshin in plateau state? Snow falls in that town. Ask people who have travelled to the town

pankshin?

at times hail occurs there

hail isn't snow bro

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Re: Can Snow Ever Fall In Nigeria? by BigotMan(m): 4:42pm On Jan 03
It depends on the climate. An ocean current might be carrying a cold wind into West Africa.
Re: Can Snow Ever Fall In Nigeria? by rerhji(m): 4:52pm On Jan 03
Flickzvill:
Geographers in the house this is for you, due to what I know Nigeria has just two seasons which is rain and dry season.

With my little knowledge I know snow can only fall in a place where there is constant cold and Nigeria is located in a geographical area that has low altitude.

But this season it seems the cold is worst than any other seasons, is it possible that Nigeria might have been relocated to an area that has a high altitude? Expertise over to you.

Thank you.

To start with, snow is a form of precipitation just like rainfall. Thus, both needs water vapour to form which is only present in raining seasons (water vapour is present only in raining season due to influx of monsoon air mass inland). During the presence of this monsoon air mass, Nigeria cannot experience such low temperatures (Freezing temperature), thus we rather have rainfall or hail at most during raining season. since the atmosphere is dry during harmattan, there is no water vapour to support such process.

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Re: Can Snow Ever Fall In Nigeria? by Taywon: 5:48pm On Jan 03
Ask jos people...
Freezing point... 5°
Re: Can Snow Ever Fall In Nigeria? by seanwilliam(m): 6:09pm On Jan 03
Sure na, e dey fall for jos
Re: Can Snow Ever Fall In Nigeria? by Nicklaus619(m): 6:31pm On Jan 03
It's a simple analogy
Countries that experience snow fall are those country that their temperature is negative for example, country like Canada has at least negative degree centigrade / celcius which snow forms when tiny ice crystals in clouds stick together to become snowflakes. If enough crystals stick together, they'll become heavy enough to fall to the ground. ... Snow is formed when temperatures are low and there is moisture in the atmosphere in the form of tiny ice crystals.
In short terms, snow will only fall in Nigeria when we have negative degree celcius.

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Re: Can Snow Ever Fall In Nigeria? by mytime24(f): 6:33pm On Jan 03
Wetin u won use am do undecided

Country wey no get steady nite angry

U wan make cold kill person embarassed
Re: Can Snow Ever Fall In Nigeria? by ArticleBeast: 6:33pm On Jan 03
Omoboricash:

Have u ever been to a place called Panshin in plateau state? Snow falls in that town. Ask people who have travelled to the town
Snow doesn't fall but hailstone... I left there two days ago and hailstones fell but no snow. Anyway nobody knows what the future owes
Re: Can Snow Ever Fall In Nigeria? by SarakiBukola: 7:00pm On Jan 03
Yeah. When We get Biafra Republic i.e. NEVER. tongue
Re: Can Snow Ever Fall In Nigeria? by SarakiBukola: 7:00pm On Jan 03
grin
Re: Can Snow Ever Fall In Nigeria? by Crofton: 7:11pm On Jan 03
SarakiBukola:
Yeah. When We get Biafra Republic i.e. NEVER. tongue

It's easy to identify someone with unstable reasoning .

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Re: Can Snow Ever Fall In Nigeria? by SarakiBukola: 7:35pm On Jan 03
Crofton:


It's easy to identify someone with unstable reasoning .

It's easy to identify a grown man crying like a baby grin

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Re: Can Snow Ever Fall In Nigeria? by SarakiBukola: 7:35pm On Jan 03
grin
Re: Can Snow Ever Fall In Nigeria? by johnpablo541(m): 7:38pm On Jan 03
Omoboricash:
Yes there's a place call panshin in Plateau state. Snow used to fall in that place. The second coldest in Africa. As it is now Jos is very cold right now.

Did you mean to write coldest place in Nigeria?
Re: Can Snow Ever Fall In Nigeria? by Sofistcatdmoron: 7:39pm On Jan 03
it can fall in the north end or south end of nigeria
Re: Can Snow Ever Fall In Nigeria? by Kingluqman(m): 7:40pm On Jan 03
Booked
Re: Can Snow Ever Fall In Nigeria? by Xbolmax(m): 7:41pm On Jan 03
Have you been to gembu in taraba state during raining season?

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