Average Weather in May in Nsoko Swaziland
Daily high temperatures decrease by 3°F, from 85°F to 82°F, rarely falling below 77°F or exceeding 91°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 6°F, from 63°F to 57°F, rarely falling below 51°F or exceeding 68°F.
For reference, on January 31, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Nsoko typically range from 73°F to 92°F, while on July 6, the coldest day of the year, they range from 55°F to 80°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in May
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.
Average Hourly Temperature in May
The month of May in Nsoko experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 13% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is May 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 89% of the time.
For reference, on December 2, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 41%, while on July 23, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 92%.
Cloud Cover Categories in May
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 Nsoko, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 12% and ending it at 6%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 47% on December 18, and its lowest chance is 4% on July 8.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Nsoko is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 0.9 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.0 inches or falls below 0.1 inches, and ending the month at 0.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.4 inches or falls below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
Over the course of May in Nsoko, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 31 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 2 seconds, and weekly decrease of 7 minutes, 11 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 31, with 10 hours, 33 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 1, with 11 hours, 4 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The earliest sunrise of the month in Nsoko is 6:17 AM on May 1 and the latest sunrise is 16 minutes later at 6:33 AM on May 31.
The latest sunset is 5:21 PM on May 1 and the earliest sunset is 15 minutes earlier at 5:06 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Nsoko during 2021.
For reference, on December 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 4:54 AM and sets 13 hours, 51 minutes later, at 6:45 PM, while on June 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:40 AM and sets 10 hours, 26 minutes later, at 5:07 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for May 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 May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Nsoko is very rapidly decreasing during May, falling from 30% to 4% over the course of the month.
For reference, on January 29, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 89% of the time, while on June 25, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 1% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in May
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Nsoko is essentially constant during May, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 7.8 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on September 25, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 10.6 miles per hour, while on April 27, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
The hourly average wind direction in Nsoko throughout May is predominantly from the south, with a peak proportion of 34% on May 1.
Wind Direction in May
Nsoko 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 Nsoko is gradually decreasing during May, falling by 2°F, from 78°F to 76°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in May
Temperatures in Nsoko 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 May
The average accumulated growing degree days in Nsoko are rapidly increasing during May, increasing by 605°F, from 7,495°F to 8,100°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Nsoko is gradually decreasing during May, falling by 0.7 kWh, from 4.6 kWh to 4.0 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in May
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Nsoko are -27.033 deg latitude, 31.950 deg longitude, and 584 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Nsoko contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 240 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 604 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (2,083 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (4,695 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Nsoko is covered by cropland (84%), within 10 miles by cropland (40%) and shrubs (33%), and within 50 miles by cropland (29%) and shrubs (21%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Nsoko, 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, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelez Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Nsoko.
At a distance of 153 kilometers from Nsoko, further than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed insufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records. Consequently, the station records are blended with interpolated values from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis , and both are corrected for elevation differences according to the International Standard Atmosphere .
The weight assigned to the MERRA-2 value depends on the distance from Nsoko to the nearest station, increasing from 0% at 150 kilometers to 100% at 200 kilometers. In this case, the MERRA-2 weight is 5%, making the weight assigned to the weather station 95%.
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .