Average Weather in October in Piggs Peak Swaziland
Daily high temperatures are around 73°F, rarely falling below 60°F or exceeding 86°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 2°F, from 55°F to 57°F, rarely falling below 49°F or exceeding 62°F.
For reference, on January 20, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Piggs Peak typically range from 63°F to 77°F, while on July 8, the coldest day of the year, they range from 46°F to 67°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 Piggs Peak experiences rapidly increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 23% to 37%.
The clearest day of the month is October 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 77% of the time.
For reference, on December 1, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 45%, while on June 13, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 91%.
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 Piggs Peak, the chance of a wet day over the course of October is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 15% and ending it at 36%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 50% on December 18, and its lowest chance is 2% on July 6.
Probability of Precipitation in October
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during October in Piggs Peak is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 1.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.9 inches or falls below 0.2 inches, and ending the month at 3.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.4 inches or falls below 1.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in October
Over the course of October in Piggs Peak, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 44 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 28 seconds, and weekly increase of 10 minutes, 18 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is October 1, with 12 hours, 20 minutes of daylight and the longest day is October 31, with 13 hours, 4 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in October
The latest sunrise of the month in Piggs Peak is 5:34 AM on October 1 and the earliest sunrise is 28 minutes earlier at 5:06 AM on October 31.
The earliest sunset is 5:54 PM on October 1 and the latest sunset is 16 minutes later at 6:11 PM on October 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Piggs Peak during 2021.
For reference, on December 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:00 AM and sets 13 hours, 46 minutes later, at 6:46 PM, while on June 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:41 AM and sets 10 hours, 31 minutes later, at 5:12 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 Piggs Peak is gradually increasing during October, rising from 0% to 3% over the course of the month.
For reference, on February 8, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 23% of the time, while on June 1, 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 Piggs Peak is gradually decreasing during October, decreasing from 7.1 miles per hour to 6.5 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on September 25, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.1 miles per hour, while on March 31, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in October
The wind direction in Piggs Peak during October is predominantly out of the north from October 1 to October 8 and the east from October 8 to October 31.
Wind Direction in October
Temperatures in Piggs Peak 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 Piggs Peak are increasing during October, increasing by 418°F, from 894°F to 1,311°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in October
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Piggs Peak is essentially constant during October, remaining within 0.2 kWh of 6.5 kWh throughout.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in October
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Piggs Peak are -25.961 deg latitude, 31.247 deg longitude, and 3,340 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Piggs Peak contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 981 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,227 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,610 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (6,102 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Piggs Peak is covered by cropland (90%), within 10 miles by cropland (42%) and grassland (35%), and within 50 miles by cropland (34%) and grassland (28%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Piggs Peak, 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, Nelspruit Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Piggs Peak.
At a distance of 64 kilometers from Piggs Peak, 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.
The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and Piggs Peak according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .