Average Weather in October in Cecilia Louisiana, United States
Daily high temperatures decrease by 8°F, from 84°F to 75°F, rarely falling below 65°F or exceeding 90°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 9°F, from 64°F to 55°F, rarely falling below 43°F or exceeding 73°F.
For reference, on August 12, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Cecilia typically range from 74°F to 91°F, while on January 16, the coldest day of the year, they range from 43°F to 61°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in October
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on October. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature in October
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El Hamma, Tunisia (5,681 miles away); Fuzhou, China (8,038 miles); and Roxby Downs, Australia (9,567 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Cecilia (view comparison).
The month of October in Cecilia experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 33% throughout the month. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 32% on October 26.
The clearest day of the month is October 26, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 68% of the time.
For reference, on July 30, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 53%, while on October 26, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 68%.
Cloud Cover Categories in October
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Cecilia, the chance of a wet day over the course of October is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 27% and ending it at 25%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 55% on July 9, and its lowest chance is 24% on October 10.
Probability of Precipitation in October
To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during October in Cecilia is increasing, starting the month at 3.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 8.8 inches or falls below 1.0 inches, and ending the month at 4.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 10.7 inches or falls below 0.9 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in October
Over the course of October in Cecilia, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 52 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 44 seconds, and weekly decrease of 12 minutes, 9 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is October 31, with 10 hours, 59 minutes of daylight and the longest day is October 1, with 11 hours, 51 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in October
The earliest sunrise of the month in Cecilia is 7:01 AM on October 1 and the latest sunrise is 20 minutes later at 7:21 AM on October 31.
The latest sunset is 6:52 PM on October 1 and the earliest sunset is 32 minutes earlier at 6:20 PM on October 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Cecilia during 2021, but it neither starts nor ends during October, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:06 AM and sets 14 hours, 6 minutes later, at 8:12 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:00 AM and sets 10 hours, 11 minutes later, at 5:11 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in October
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for October 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases in October
We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Cecilia is very rapidly decreasing during October, falling from 55% to 25% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 21, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 99% of the time, while on January 23, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 5% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in October
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This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.
The average hourly wind speed in Cecilia is gradually increasing during October, increasing from 7.6 miles per hour to 8.4 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on February 19, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.9 miles per hour, while on August 13, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in October
The wind direction in Cecilia during October is predominantly out of the east from October 1 to October 4 and from October 15 to October 21 and the north from October 4 to October 15 and from October 21 to October 31.
Wind Direction in October
Cecilia is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average surface water temperature in Cecilia is decreasing during October, falling by 7°F, from 80°F to 73°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in October
Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).
The growing season in Cecilia typically lasts for 9.6 months (290 days), from around February 18 to around December 5, rarely starting before January 16 or after March 19, and rarely ending before November 11 or after December 28.
The month of October in Cecilia is reliably fully within the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in October
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Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.
The average accumulated growing degree days in Cecilia are rapidly increasing during October, increasing by 558°F, from 5,566°F to 6,124°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in October
This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Cecilia is gradually decreasing during October, falling by 0.9 kWh, from 5.1 kWh to 4.2 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in October
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Cecilia are 30.337 deg latitude, -91.853 deg longitude, and 23 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Cecilia is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 16 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 19 feet. Within 10 miles is also essentially flat (52 feet). Within 50 miles is essentially flat (328 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Cecilia is covered by cropland (100%), within 10 miles by cropland (52%) and herbaceous vegetation (45%), and within 50 miles by cropland (47%) and herbaceous vegetation (42%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Cecilia, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Cecilia.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Cecilia according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Cecilia is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Cecilia and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Lafayette Regional Airport (61%, 20 kilometers, southwest); St. Landry Parish Airport (26%, 34 kilometers, northwest); and False River Regional Airport (13%, 56 kilometers, northeast).
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .
Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.
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