Average Weather in October in Mufulira Zambia
Daily high temperatures are around 92°F, rarely falling below 84°F or exceeding 98°F. The highest daily average high temperature is 93°F on October 14.
Daily low temperatures increase by 4°F, from 62°F to 65°F, rarely falling below 58°F or exceeding 70°F.
For reference, on October 9, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Mufulira typically range from 63°F to 93°F, while on July 3, the coldest day of the year, they range from 47°F to 76°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in October
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on October. 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 October
The month of October in Mufulira experiences very rapidly increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 32% to 59%.
The clearest day of the month is October 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 68% of the time.
For reference, on January 10, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 87%, while on June 26, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 89%.
Cloud Cover Categories in October
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 Mufulira, the chance of a wet day over the course of October is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 4% and ending it at 23%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 82% on January 16, and its lowest chance is -0% on July 3.
Probability of Precipitation in October
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during October in Mufulira is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 0.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.0 inches, and ending the month at 1.9 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.7 inches or falls below 0.4 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in October
Over the course of October in Mufulira, the length of the day is gradually increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 20 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 41 seconds, and weekly increase of 4 minutes, 44 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is October 1, with 12 hours, 13 minutes of daylight and the longest day is October 31, with 12 hours, 33 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in October
The latest sunrise of the month in Mufulira is 5:50 AM on October 1 and the earliest sunrise is 16 minutes earlier at 5:34 AM on October 31.
The earliest sunset is 6:03 PM on October 1 and the latest sunset is 4 minutes later at 6:07 PM on October 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Mufulira during 2021.
For reference, on December 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:39 AM and sets 12 hours, 52 minutes later, at 6:31 PM, while on June 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:27 AM and sets 11 hours, 23 minutes later, at 5:50 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in October
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for October 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 October
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Mufulira is gradually increasing during October, rising from 0% to 3% over the course of the month.
For reference, on March 3, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 43% of the time, while on May 24, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in October
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Mufulira is decreasing during October, decreasing from 11.0 miles per hour to 9.7 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on September 27, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 11.0 miles per hour, while on February 20, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in October
The hourly average wind direction in Mufulira throughout October is predominantly from the east, with a peak proportion of 95% on October 1.
Wind Direction in October
Temperatures in Mufulira 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 October
The average accumulated growing degree days in Mufulira are rapidly increasing during October, increasing by 792°F, from 1,595°F to 2,387°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in October
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Mufulira is essentially constant during October, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 7.2 kWh throughout.
The highest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during October is 7.3 kWh on October 8.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in October
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Mufulira are -12.550 deg latitude, 28.241 deg longitude, and 4,216 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Mufulira contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 315 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 4,196 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (574 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,877 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Mufulira is covered by artificial surfaces (80%) and grassland (16%), within 10 miles by trees (39%) and shrubs (31%), and within 50 miles by trees (68%) and shrubs (22%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Mufulira, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Mufulira 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 Mufulira, according to the International Standard Atmosphere .
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .