Average Weather in September in Makapanstad South Africa
Daily high temperatures increase by 5°F, from 80°F to 85°F, rarely falling below 70°F or exceeding 93°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 7°F, from 52°F to 59°F, rarely falling below 45°F or exceeding 66°F.
For reference, on January 1, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Makapanstad typically range from 67°F to 87°F, while on June 25, the coldest day of the year, they range from 41°F to 70°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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Cuencamé, Mexico (9,449 miles away); La Mendieta, Argentina (5,704 miles); and Churāchāndpur, India (5,566 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Makapanstad (view comparison).
The month of September in Makapanstad experiences gradually increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 9% to 16%.
The clearest day of the month is September 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 91% of the time.
For reference, on December 11, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 40%, while on July 24, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 94%.
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 Makapanstad, the chance of a wet day over the course of September is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 3% and ending it at 12%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 49% on January 10, and its lowest chance is 1% on July 9.
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 Makapanstad is increasing, starting the month at 0.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.0 inches or falls below -0.0 inches, and ending the month at 0.9 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.3 inches or falls below 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in September
Over the course of September in Makapanstad, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 42 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 27 seconds, and weekly increase of 10 minutes, 8 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is September 1, with 11 hours, 36 minutes of daylight and the longest day is September 30, with 12 hours, 18 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in September
The latest sunrise of the month in Makapanstad is 6:19 AM on September 1 and the earliest sunrise is 31 minutes earlier at 5:48 AM on September 30.
The earliest sunset is 5:55 PM on September 1 and the latest sunset is 11 minutes later at 6:06 PM on September 30.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Makapanstad during 2021.
For reference, on December 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:14 AM and sets 13 hours, 43 minutes later, at 6:57 PM, while on June 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:52 AM and sets 10 hours, 34 minutes later, at 5:26 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in September
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for September 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 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 Makapanstad is essentially constant during September, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on February 4, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 14% of the time, while on May 20, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% 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 Makapanstad is gradually increasing during September, increasing from 8.0 miles per hour to 8.5 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on October 2, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.6 miles per hour, while on April 2, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in September
The hourly average wind direction in Makapanstad throughout September is predominantly from the north, with a peak proportion of 39% on September 24.
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).
Temperatures in Makapanstad 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
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 Makapanstad are rapidly increasing during September, increasing by 553°F, from 627°F to 1,180°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 Makapanstad is gradually increasing during September, rising by 0.9 kWh, from 5.9 kWh to 6.8 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 Makapanstad are -25.244 deg latitude, 28.126 deg longitude, and 3,402 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Makapanstad contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 144 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,408 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (377 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (2,608 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Makapanstad is covered by artificial surfaces (40%), cropland (28%), and bare soil (26%), within 10 miles by bare soil (50%) and cropland (24%), and within 50 miles by cropland (28%) and grassland (18%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Makapanstad, 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Makapanstad.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Makapanstad 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 Makapanstad is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Makapanstad and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Pretoria (40%, 55 kilometers, south); Pilanesberg International Airport (21%, 96 kilometers, west); Rustenburg (20%, 97 kilometers, southwest); and Thabazimbi (19%, 103 kilometers, northwest).
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.
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.
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 airports 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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We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.
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