Average Weather in January in Banfora Burkina Faso
Daily high temperatures increase by 3°F, from 91°F to 94°F, rarely falling below 85°F or exceeding 98°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 3°F, from 68°F to 72°F, rarely falling below 64°F or exceeding 77°F.
For reference, on March 20, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Banfora typically range from 79°F to 98°F, while on January 1, the coldest day of the year, they range from 68°F to 91°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in January
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on January. 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 January
The month of January in Banfora experiences gradually increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 32% to 39%. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 32% on January 2.
The clearest day of the month is January 2, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 68% of the time.
For reference, on April 29, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 73%, while on January 2, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 68%.
Cloud Cover Categories in January
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 Banfora, the chance of a wet day over the course of January is essentially constant, remaining around 1% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 92% on August 19, and its lowest chance is 0% on December 10.
Probability of Precipitation in January
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during January in Banfora is essentially constant, remaining about 0.0 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.2 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in January
Over the course of January in Banfora, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is January 1, with 11 hours, 31 minutes of daylight and the longest day is January 31, with 11 hours, 40 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January
The earliest sunrise of the month in Banfora is 6:37 AM on January 1 and the latest sunrise is 5 minutes later at 6:42 AM on January 27.
The earliest sunset is 6:08 PM on January 1 and the latest sunset is 14 minutes later at 6:22 PM on January 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Banfora during 2021.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:58 AM and sets 12 hours, 45 minutes later, at 6:43 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:32 AM and sets 11 hours, 30 minutes later, at 6:02 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for January 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 January
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Banfora is gradually increasing during January, rising from 1% to 3% over the course of the month.
For reference, on August 13, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 100% of the time, while on December 29, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 1% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in January
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Banfora is essentially constant during January, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 9.0 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on January 24, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.2 miles per hour, while on September 23, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.8 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during January is 9.2 miles per hour on January 24.
Average Wind Speed in January
The hourly average wind direction in Banfora throughout January is predominantly from the east, with a peak proportion of 60% on January 1.
Wind Direction in January
Temperatures in Banfora 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 January
The average accumulated growing degree days in Banfora are rapidly increasing during January, increasing by 873°F, from 1°F to 874°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in January
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Banfora is essentially constant during January, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 5.8 kWh throughout.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in January
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Banfora are 10.633 deg latitude, -4.767 deg longitude, and 981 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Banfora contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 243 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 960 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,463 feet). Within 50 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,729 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Banfora is covered by cropland (39%), grassland (24%), trees (18%), and shrubs (18%), within 10 miles by cropland (43%) and shrubs (22%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (34%) and cropland (32%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Banfora, 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 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Banfora.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Banfora 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 Banfora is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Banfora and a given station.
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.
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .