Majority of Nigerians have not heard of this town, and it is sitting at an average elevation of about 1,348 meters (4,423 ft) above sea level.
It is among the large elevated cities in Nigeria. Most people when asked “what’s the coldest place in Nigeria”, will hurriedly answer Jos or somewhere in Plateau state, but the truth is that it’s neither Jos or anywhere in Plateau state.
The coldest place in Nigeria is Gembu, a town in the Mambilla Plateau in Taraba State. It severs as the headquarters of Sardauna Local Government Area (formerly known as “Mambilla”)
With temperatures varying 53°Fto 82°F and is rarely below 49°F or above 88°F, Gembu is considered the coldest place in Nigeria. Gembu has a tropical climate.
The warm season lasts for 2.3 months, from January 29th to April 6th, with an average daily high temperature above 80°F. March 1st is the hottest day of the year, with an average high of 82°F and low of 59°F.
The cool season lasts for 4.2 months, from June 22nd to October 28th, with an average daily high temperature below 72°F. January 1st is the coldest day of the year, with an average low of 53°F and high of 77°F.
The lowest average temperature of the year is in August. It is 18.9 °C | 66.0 °F.