TEMPERATURE FORECAST USING A MATHEMATICAL FORMULATION

  • I. Magaji Department of Physics, Kaduna State University, Tafawa Balewa Way, Kaduna,
  • M.D. Dogara Department of Physics, Kaduna State University, Tafawa Balewa Way, Kaduna,

Abstract

This work, aimed at the calculation of monthly mean minimum temperature values for any given month. A mathematical equation was formulated, which was used to carry out the calculation based on the secondary factors that influence temperature change. The calculated values were compared with the actual values recorded by the Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NIMET). The highest percentage error was 14.14% while the lowest percentage error was -9.59%. Based on the result of the comparism, it shows that the formulated mathematical equation is sufficient to predict the monthly mean minimum temperature of a specific place at a particular time.

Published
2019-11-16
Section
ARTICLES