This report describes the typical weather at the Masjed-Soleyman (Masjed-E-Soleyman, Iran) weather station over the course of an average year. It is based on the historical records from 2005 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Masjed-E-Soleyman has a hot desert climate. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by shrublands (98%).
Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from 45°F to 113°F and is rarely below 38°F or above 116°F.
The warm season lasts from May 20 to September 23 with an average daily high temperature above 102°F. The hottest day of the year is July 30, with an average high of 113°F and low of 90°F.
The cold season lasts from November 27 to March 1 with an average daily high temperature below 70°F. The coldest day of the year is January 14, with an average low of 45°F and high of 60°F.
The length of the day varies significantly over the course of the year. The shortest day is December 21 with 10:04 hours of daylight; the longest day is June 20 with 14:15 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:00am on September 21 and the latest sunset is at 8:23pm on July 2. The latest sunrise is at 7:15am on March 21 and the earliest sunset is at 5:08pm on December 6.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in this location during 2012, starting in the spring on March 21 and ending in the fall on September 20.
The median cloud cover ranges from 1% (clear) to 50% (partly cloudy). The sky is cloudiest on January 30 and clearest on June 30. The clearer part of the year begins around May 10. The cloudier part of the year begins around November 6.
On June 30, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 48% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 1% of the time.
On January 30, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast, mostly cloudy, or partly cloudy 37% of the time, and clear or mostly clear 28% of the time.
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the year. Precipitation is most likely around January 27, occurring in 24% of days. Precipitation is least likely around June 30, occurring in 1% of days.
Over the entire year, the most common forms of precipitation are thunderstorms, light rain, and moderate rain.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 41% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around April 22, when it is observed during 11% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 38% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around January 15, when it is observed during 11% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 18% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around February 10, when it is observed during 7% of all days.
During the warm season, which lasts from May 20 to September 23, there is a 2% average chance that precipitation will be observed at some point during a given day. When precipitation does occur it is most often in the form of thunderstorms (74% of days with precipitation have at worst thunderstorms), light rain (13%), and moderate rain (8%).
During the cold season, which lasts from November 27 to March 1, there is a 20% average chance that precipitation will be observed at some point during a given day. When precipitation does occur it is most often in the form of light rain (46% of days with precipitation have at worst light rain), thunderstorms (27%), and moderate rain (24%).
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at any time during the year at this location or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 8% (very dry) to 93% (very humid) over the course of the year, rarely dropping below 5% (very dry) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around June 5, at which time the relative humidity drops below 9% (very dry) three days out of four; it is most humid around January 16, exceeding 91% (very humid) three days out of four.
Dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find the weather than relative humidity because it more directly relates to whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid.
Over the course of a year, the dew point typically varies from 29°F (dry) to 55°F (very comfortable) and is rarely below 20°F (dry) or above 64°F (mildy humid).
There are two periods in the year that are most comfortable: The first is between April 4 and May 11 and the second is between July 9 and October 12. The air feels neither too dry nor too muggy during these periods.
Over the course of the year typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 13 mph (calm to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 29 mph (strong breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 5 mph (light breeze) occurs around July 20, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 13 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 1 mph (light air) occurs around December 4, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 8 mph (gentle breeze).