Average Weather in October in Centenary Zimbabwe
Daily high temperatures increase by 2°F, from 83°F to 85°F, rarely falling below 77°F or exceeding 91°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 3°F, from 63°F to 66°F, rarely falling below 58°F or exceeding 72°F.
For reference, on November 3, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Centenary typically range from 67°F to 85°F, while on July 9, the coldest day of the year, they range from 51°F to 71°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 Centenary 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 January 7, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 78%, while on June 19, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 95%.
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 Centenary, the chance of a wet day over the course of October is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 4% and ending it at 13%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 69% on January 18, and its lowest chance is 0% on August 25.
Probability of Precipitation in October
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during October in Centenary is increasing, starting the month at 0.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.6 inches or falls below -0.0 inches, and ending the month at 1.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.1 inches or falls below 0.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in October
Over the course of October in Centenary, the length of the day is gradually increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 27 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 55 seconds, and weekly increase of 6 minutes, 22 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is October 1, with 12 hours, 15 minutes of daylight and the longest day is October 31, with 12 hours, 42 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in October
The latest sunrise of the month in Centenary is 5:37 AM on October 1 and the earliest sunrise is 20 minutes earlier at 5:18 AM on October 31.
The earliest sunset is 5:52 PM on October 1 and the latest sunset is 8 minutes later at 6:00 PM on October 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Centenary during 2021.
For reference, on December 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:19 AM and sets 13 hours, 8 minutes later, at 6:27 PM, while on June 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:23 AM and sets 11 hours, 8 minutes later, at 5:31 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 Centenary is essentially constant during October, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on January 29, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 53% of the time, while on May 23, 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 Centenary is essentially constant during October, remaining within 0.3 miles per hour of 11.9 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on October 14, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.1 miles per hour, while on February 6, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.3 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during October is 12.1 miles per hour on October 14.
Average Wind Speed in October
The hourly average wind direction in Centenary throughout October is predominantly from the east, with a peak proportion of 96% on October 5.
Wind Direction in October
Temperatures in Centenary 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 Centenary are rapidly increasing during October, increasing by 727°F, from 1,456°F to 2,183°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in October
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Centenary is essentially constant during October, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 7.4 kWh throughout.
The highest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during October is 7.6 kWh on October 21.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in October
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Centenary are -16.723 deg latitude, 31.115 deg longitude, and 3,891 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Centenary contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 682 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,958 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,231 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (4,672 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Centenary is covered by cropland (49%), shrubs (30%), and trees (16%), within 10 miles by cropland (64%) and trees (27%), and within 50 miles by cropland (63%) and trees (28%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Centenary, 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 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Centenary.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Centenary 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 Centenary is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Centenary and a given station.
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .