Average Weather in October in Phalaborwa South Africa
Daily high temperatures are around 84°F, rarely falling below 71°F or exceeding 96°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 3°F, from 61°F to 64°F, rarely falling below 55°F or exceeding 70°F.
For reference, on January 1, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Phalaborwa typically range from 69°F to 87°F, while on July 8, the coldest day of the year, they range from 50°F to 75°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 Phalaborwa experiences very rapidly increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 13% to 29%.
The clearest day of the month is October 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 87% of the time.
For reference, on December 4, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 43%, while on July 25, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 96%.
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 Phalaborwa, the chance of a wet day over the course of October is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 9% and ending it at 23%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 42% on December 2, and its lowest chance is 2% on June 26.
Probability of Precipitation in October
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during October in Phalaborwa is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 0.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.9 inches, and ending the month at 1.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.3 inches or falls below 0.5 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in October
Over the course of October in Phalaborwa, 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, 21 seconds, and weekly increase of 9 minutes, 24 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is October 1, with 12 hours, 19 minutes of daylight and the longest day is October 31, with 12 hours, 59 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in October
The latest sunrise of the month in Phalaborwa is 5:35 AM on October 1 and the earliest sunrise is 26 minutes earlier at 5:09 AM on October 31.
The earliest sunset is 5:54 PM on October 1 and the latest sunset is 14 minutes later at 6:08 PM on October 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Phalaborwa during 2021.
For reference, on December 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:04 AM and sets 13 hours, 37 minutes later, at 6:42 PM, while on June 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:37 AM and sets 10 hours, 39 minutes later, at 5:16 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 Phalaborwa is rapidly increasing during October, rising from 5% to 16% over the course of the month.
For reference, on February 10, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 66% of the time, while on July 6, 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 Phalaborwa is essentially constant during October, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 9.7 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on October 13, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.9 miles per hour, while on April 27, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.8 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during October is 9.9 miles per hour on October 13.
Average Wind Speed in October
The hourly average wind direction in Phalaborwa throughout October is predominantly from the east, with a peak proportion of 54% on October 18.
Wind Direction in October
Temperatures in Phalaborwa 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 Phalaborwa are rapidly increasing during October, increasing by 669°F, from 1,443°F to 2,111°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in October
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Phalaborwa is essentially constant during October, remaining within 0.2 kWh of 6.9 kWh throughout.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in October
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Phalaborwa are -23.943 deg latitude, 31.141 deg longitude, and 1,427 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Phalaborwa contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 627 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,417 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,572 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (7,218 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Phalaborwa is covered by artificial surfaces (74%) and trees (26%), within 10 miles by trees (56%) and artificial surfaces (27%), and within 50 miles by trees (46%) and shrubs (22%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Phalaborwa, 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, Thohoyandou Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Phalaborwa.
At a distance of 124 kilometers from Phalaborwa, 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 Phalaborwa 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 .