Average Weather in December in Badu China
Daily high temperatures decrease by 6°F, from 62°F to 56°F, rarely falling below 45°F or exceeding 71°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 6°F, from 41°F to 35°F, rarely falling below 25°F or exceeding 52°F.
For reference, on July 24, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Badu typically range from 73°F to 90°F, while on January 19, the coldest day of the year, they range from 35°F to 54°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in December
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on December. 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 December
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The month of December in Badu experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 32% throughout the month. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 30% on December 17.
The clearest day of the month is December 17, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 70% of the time.
For reference, on July 4, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 79%, while on October 23, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 72%.
Cloud Cover Categories in December
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Badu, the chance of a wet day over the course of December is essentially constant, remaining around 14% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 53% on June 10, and its lowest chance is 13% on December 19.
Over the course of December in Badu, the chance of a day with only rain remains an essentially constant 14% throughout, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 1% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 0% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in December
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 December in Badu is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 1.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.5 inches or falls below 0.2 inches, and ending the month at 1.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.9 inches or falls below 0.2 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 1.4 inches on December 24.
Average Monthly Rainfall in December
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. As with rainfall, we consider the liquid-equivalent snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall during December in Badu is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.4 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in December
Over the course of December in Badu, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is December 22, with 10 hours, 22 minutes of daylight and the longest day is December 1, with 10 hours, 31 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in December
The earliest sunrise of the month in Badu is 6:37 AM on December 1 and the latest sunrise is 17 minutes later at 6:55 AM on December 31.
The earliest sunset is 5:08 PM on December 2 and the latest sunset is 11 minutes later at 5:18 PM on December 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Badu during 2019.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:08 AM and sets 13 hours, 55 minutes later, at 7:03 PM, while on December 22, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:51 AM and sets 10 hours, 22 minutes later, at 5:13 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in December
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 Badu is essentially constant during December, remaining around 0% throughout.
The lowest chance of a muggy day during December is 0% on December 27.
For reference, on July 24, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 99% of the time, while on December 22, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in December
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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 Badu is essentially constant during December, remaining around 4.0 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on March 10, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.3 miles per hour, while on August 25, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in December
Wind Direction in December
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 Badu typically lasts for 8.7 months (266 days), from around March 7 to around November 28, rarely starting before February 16 or after March 28, and rarely ending before November 7 or after December 18.
The month of December in Badu is more likely than not fully outside of the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season rapidly decreasing from 42% to 2% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in December
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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 Badu are gradually increasing during December, increasing by 86°F, from 5,400°F to 5,486°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in December
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 Badu is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 3.4 kWh throughout.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in December
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Badu are 27.981 deg latitude, 118.932 deg longitude, and 1,273 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Badu contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,309 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,196 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,629 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (6,024 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Badu is covered by trees (69%), cropland (15%), and shrubs (15%), within 10 miles by trees (87%), and within 50 miles by trees (79%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Badu year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Badu 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 Badu, 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 .
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