Average Weather in September in Moerai French Polynesia
Daily high temperatures are around 73°F, rarely falling below 69°F or exceeding 76°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 73°F on September 3.
Daily low temperatures are around 71°F, rarely falling below 68°F or exceeding 74°F.
For reference, on February 18, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Moerai typically range from 78°F to 80°F, while on August 13, the coldest day of the year, they range from 71°F to 73°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
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Playas, Ecuador (4,939 miles away); Belmonte, Brazil (7,166 miles); and Baie aux Huîtres, Mauritius (8,708 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Moerai (view comparison).
The month of September in Moerai experiences gradually increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 49% to 55%.
The clearest day of the month is September 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 51% of the time.
For reference, on January 8, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 78%, while on August 6, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 55%.
Cloud Cover Categories in September
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Moerai, the chance of a wet day over the course of September is essentially constant, remaining around 23% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 48% on January 4, and its lowest chance is 19% on July 30.
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 Moerai is increasing, starting the month at 2.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.4 inches or falls below 0.7 inches, and ending the month at 2.9 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.2 inches or falls below 0.6 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 2.3 inches on September 10.
Average Monthly Rainfall in September
Over the course of September in Moerai, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 37 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 16 seconds, and weekly increase of 8 minutes, 53 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is September 1, with 11 hours, 40 minutes of daylight and the longest day is September 30, with 12 hours, 17 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in September
The latest sunrise of the month in Moerai is 6:15 AM on September 1 and the earliest sunrise is 28 minutes earlier at 5:47 AM on September 30.
The earliest sunset is 5:55 PM on September 1 and the latest sunset is 8 minutes later at 6:03 PM on September 30.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Moerai during 2019.
For reference, on December 22, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:18 AM and sets 13 hours, 31 minutes later, at 6:49 PM, while on June 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:44 AM and sets 10 hours, 45 minutes later, at 5:29 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 Moerai is rapidly increasing during September, rising from 46% to 57% over the course of the month.
For reference, on January 21, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 100% of the time, while on August 8, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 44% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in September
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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 Moerai is gradually increasing during September, increasing from 13.8 miles per hour to 14.3 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 29, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 14.9 miles per hour, while on March 13, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in September
Wind Direction in September
Moerai 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 Moerai is essentially constant during September, remaining around 74°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature 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).
Temperatures in Moerai are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in September
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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 Moerai are rapidly increasing during September, increasing by 634°F, from 1,361°F to 1,994°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 Moerai is gradually increasing during September, rising by 0.8 kWh, from 4.7 kWh to 5.5 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 Moerai are -22.451 deg latitude, -151.342 deg longitude, and 0 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Moerai contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,168 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 235 feet. Within 10 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,168 feet). Within 50 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,168 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Moerai is covered by water (100%), within 10 miles by water (100%), and within 50 miles by water (100%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Moerai year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Moerai 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 Moerai, 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 .
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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