Average Weather in September in Gaotai China
Daily high temperatures decrease by 9°F, from 86°F to 76°F, rarely falling below 68°F or exceeding 94°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 9°F, from 67°F to 58°F, rarely falling below 53°F or exceeding 72°F.
For reference, on July 26, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Gaotai typically range from 73°F to 92°F, while on January 9, the coldest day of the year, they range from 31°F to 49°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in September
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on September. 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 September
The month of September in Gaotai experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 45% to 40%.
The clearest day of the month is September 29, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 60% of the time.
For reference, on April 13, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 50%, while on December 18, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 74%.
Cloud Cover Categories in September
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Gaotai, the chance of a wet day over the course of September is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 37% and ending it at 33%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 45% on July 8, and its lowest chance is 1% on January 13.
Probability of Precipitation in September
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 September in Gaotai is rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 6.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 10.3 inches or falls below 2.8 inches, and ending the month at 4.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 7.8 inches or falls below 1.7 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 6.1 inches on September 6.
Average Monthly Rainfall in September
Over the course of September in Gaotai, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 58 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 2 minutes, 0 seconds, and weekly decrease of 14 minutes, 2 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is September 30, with 11 hours, 53 minutes of daylight and the longest day is September 1, with 12 hours, 52 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in September
The earliest sunrise of the month in Gaotai is 6:26 AM on September 1 and the latest sunrise is 19 minutes later at 6:45 AM on September 30.
The latest sunset is 7:18 PM on September 1 and the earliest sunset is 39 minutes earlier at 6:39 PM on September 30.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Gaotai during 2018.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:44 AM and sets 14 hours, 20 minutes later, at 8:04 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:51 AM and sets 9 hours, 58 minutes later, at 5:49 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in September
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 Gaotai is very rapidly decreasing during September, falling from 34% to 4% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 27, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 78% of the time, while on October 28, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in September
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 Gaotai is essentially constant during September, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 4.8 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 22, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.1 miles per hour, while on October 20, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.5 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during September is 4.9 miles per hour on September 17.
Average Wind Speed in September
Wind Direction in September
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 Gaotai typically lasts for 8.8 months (271 days), from around March 4 to around November 30, rarely starting before February 13 or after March 25, and rarely ending before November 11 or after December 17.
The month of September in Gaotai is reliably fully within the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in September
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 Gaotai are rapidly increasing during September, increasing by 605°F, from 3,870°F to 4,475°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in September
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 Gaotai is gradually decreasing during September, falling by 1.0 kWh, from 5.3 kWh to 4.4 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in September
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Gaotai are 33.019 deg latitude, 106.855 deg longitude, and 1,798 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Gaotai contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 764 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,795 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (3,199 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (7,228 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Gaotai is covered by cropland (65%), grassland (17%), and shrubs (10%), within 10 miles by cropland (45%) and grassland (36%), and within 50 miles by trees (37%) and grassland (36%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Gaotai year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Gaotai is further than 200 kilometers from the nearest reliable weather station, so the weather-related data on this page were taken entirely from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis . 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.
The temperature and dew point estimates are corrected for the difference between the reference elevation of the MERRA-2 grid cell and the elevation of Gaotai, according to the International Standard Atmosphere .
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.
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 aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .
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