The District lies entirely in the Tropical Continental climatic zone, characterized by high temperature throughout the year. Temperatures range from 29o C to 41oC. Just like any other part of West Africa, the influence of the wet south west monsoon and the dry North East trade winds. During the harmattan, temperatures can fall as low as 16o C during the night and mornings. Annual rainfall averages 1268mm with most of it falling within six months – April to September. This is the busiest periods for farmers in the District. During this period too, streams overflow their banks and causes wide spread flooding of settlements and farmlands. This has brought some hardships to the people. The rest of the year is virtually dry and fallow period for most farmers. This is the period of wild bushfires, sometimes set usually by the youth to flush out animals from their habitat.
Its vegetation type is the Guinea Savannah with tall grass interspersed with drought and fire-resistant trees. Tree species found are the dawadawa, sheanut, baobab and other fire- resistant trees.