Daily high temperatures increase by 7°F, from 81°F to 88°F, rarely falling below 69°F or exceeding 103°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 6°F, from 53°F to 60°F, rarely falling below 45°F or exceeding 69°F.
For reference, on August 15, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Tarhuna typically range from 67°F to 95°F, while on January 20, the coldest day of the year, they range from 39°F to 60°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in May
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on May. 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.
The month of May in Tarhuna experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 31% to 25%. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 32% on May 9.
The clearest day of the month is May 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 75% of the time.
For reference, on November 3, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 35%, while on July 19, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 100%.
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Tarhuna, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 4% and ending it at 2%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 18% on January 6, and its lowest chance is 0% on July 13.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).
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 May in Tarhuna is essentially constant, remaining about 0.3 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.2 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.
Over the course of May in Tarhuna, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 40 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 20 seconds, and weekly increase of 9 minutes, 22 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 13 hours, 27 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 14 hours, 8 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.
The latest sunrise of the month in Tarhuna is 6:19 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 20 minutes earlier at 5:59 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 7:46 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 21 minutes later at 8:07 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Tarhuna during 2018.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:58 AM and sets 14 hours, 17 minutes later, at 8:15 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:02 AM and sets 10 hours, 1 minute later, at 6:04 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The solar day over the course of May. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.
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 Tarhuna is gradually increasing during May, rising from 0% to 2% over the course of the month.
For reference, on August 22, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 37% of the time, while on December 3, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.
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 Tarhuna is essentially constant during May, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 10.9 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on January 2, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 11.5 miles per hour, while on August 6, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
The wind direction in Tarhuna during May is predominantly out of the north from May 1 to May 13 and the east from May 13 to May 31.
Wind Direction in May
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).
Tarhuna 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 Tarhuna is increasing during May, rising by 4°F, from 64°F to 68°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in May
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
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 Tarhuna typically lasts for 11 months (335 days), from around February 3 to around January 4, rarely starting after March 17, or ending before December 12.
The month of May in Tarhuna is reliably fully within the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in May
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.
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 Tarhuna are rapidly increasing during May, increasing by 585°F, from 848°F to 1,433°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of May, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
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 Tarhuna is gradually increasing during May, rising by 0.6 kWh, from 7.1 kWh to 7.7 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in May
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Tarhuna are 32.435 deg latitude, 13.633 deg longitude, and 1,375 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Tarhuna contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 492 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,362 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,053 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,192 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Tarhuna is covered by cropland (78%) and artificial surfaces (15%), within 10 miles by cropland (73%) and grassland (24%), and within 50 miles by cropland (28%) and water (20%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Tarhuna year round, 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 is only a single weather station, Tripoli International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Tarhuna.
At a distance of 51 kilometers from Tarhuna, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.
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.
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