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Daily high temperatures increase by 7°F, from 79°F to 86°F, rarely falling below 75°F or exceeding 89°F.

Daily low temperatures increase by 7°F, from 70°F to 77°F, rarely falling below 66°F or exceeding 79°F.

For reference, on August 6, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Bahamas typically range from 79°F to 88°F, while on January 15, the coldest day of the year, they range from 70°F to 79°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in the Spring in Bahamas

Average High and Low Temperature in the Spring in BahamasMarAprMay65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°F85°F85°F90°F90°F95°F95°FWinterSummerMar 179°FMar 179°F70°F70°FMay 3186°FMay 3186°F77°F77°FApr 181°FApr 181°F72°F72°FMay 183°FMay 183°F74°F74°FNowNow
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average spring temperatures. 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 the Spring in Bahamas

Average Hourly Temperature in the Spring in BahamasMarAprMay12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMWinterSummerNowNowcomfortablecomfortablewarmhot
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.
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The spring in Bahamas experiences very rapidly increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 22% to 65%.

The clearest day of the spring is March 7, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 79% of the time.

For reference, on June 14, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 68%, while on February 25, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 79%.

Cloud Cover Categories in the Spring in Bahamas

Cloud Cover Categories in the Spring in BahamasMarAprMay0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%WinterSummerMar 178%Mar 178%May 3135%May 3135%Apr 174%Apr 174%May 166%May 166%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Bahamas, the chance of a wet day over the course of the spring is very rapidly increasing, starting the season at 8% and ending it at 29%.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 30% on June 2, and its lowest chance is 6% on December 27.

Probability of Precipitation in the Spring in Bahamas

Probability of Precipitation in the Spring in BahamasMarAprMay0%0%5%5%10%10%15%15%20%20%25%25%30%30%WinterSummerMar 268%Mar 268%Mar 18%Mar 18%May 3129%May 3129%May 112%May 112%NowNowrain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the season and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.

The average sliding 31-day rainfall during the spring in Bahamas is rapidly increasing, starting the season at 0.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.5 inches, and ending the season at 2.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.6 inches or falls below 0.2 inches.

The highest average 31-day accumulation is 2.1 inches on May 31. The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 0.5 inches on March 30.

Average Monthly Rainfall in the Spring in Bahamas

Average Monthly Rainfall in the Spring in BahamasMarAprMay0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 in5 in5 inWinterSummerMay 312.1 inMay 312.1 inMar 300.5 inMar 300.5 inMar 10.6 inMar 10.6 inMay 11.0 inMay 11.0 inNowNow
The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average snowfall.

Over the course of the spring in Bahamas, the length of the day is rapidly increasing. From the start to the end of the season, the length of the day increases by 1 hour, 56 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 16 seconds, and weekly increase of 8 minutes, 55 seconds.

The shortest day of the spring is March 1, with 11 hours, 39 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 13 hours, 35 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Spring in Bahamas

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Spring in BahamasMarAprMay0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hrWinterSummerMar 2012 hr, 7 minMar 2012 hr, 7 minnightnightdaydayMay 3113 hr, 35 minMay 3113 hr, 35 minMay 113 hr, 6 minMay 113 hr, 6 minNowNow
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The latest sunrise of the spring in Bahamas is 7:21 AM on March 12 and the earliest sunrise is 1 hour, 2 minutes earlier at 6:19 AM on May 31.

The earliest sunset is 6:11 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 43 minutes later at 7:54 PM on May 31.

Daylight saving time (DST) starts at 3:00 AM on March 12, 2023, shifting sunrise and sunset to be an hour later.

For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:20 AM and sets 13 hours, 42 minutes later, at 8:02 PM, while on December 22, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:50 AM and sets 10 hours, 35 minutes later, at 5:25 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in the Spring in Bahamas

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in the Spring in BahamasMarAprMay2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMWinterSummer6:19 AM6:19 AMMay 317:54 PMMay 317:54 PM6:32 AM6:32 AMMar 16:11 PMMar 16:11 PM7:01 AM7:01 AMApr 17:25 PMApr 17:25 PM6:33 AM6:33 AMMay 17:39 PMMay 17:39 PMMar 12DSTMar 12DSTSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day in the spring. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

The figure below presents a compact representation of the sun's elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon) and azimuth (its compass bearing) for every hour of every day in the reporting period. The horizontal axis is the day of the year and the vertical axis is the hour of the day. For a given day and hour of that day, the background color indicates the azimuth of the sun at that moment. The black isolines are contours of constant solar elevation.

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in the Spring in Bahamas

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in the Spring in BahamasMarAprMay12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMWinterSummer001020303040506070800101020304040506070NowNow
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Solar elevation and azimuth in the the spring of 2023. The black lines are lines of constant solar elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon, in degrees). The background color fills indicate the azimuth (the compass bearing) of the sun. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries of the cardinal compass points indicate the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for the spring of 2023. 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 the Spring in Bahamas

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in the Spring in BahamasMarAprMay12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMWinterSummerFeb 51:29 PMFeb 51:29 PMFeb 202:06 AMFeb 202:06 AMMar 77:41 AMMar 77:41 AMMar 211:24 PMMar 211:24 PMApr 612:35 AMApr 612:35 AMApr 2012:13 AMApr 2012:13 AMMay 51:35 PMMay 51:35 PMMay 1911:54 AMMay 1911:54 AMJun 311:42 PMJun 311:42 PMJun 1812:38 AMJun 1812:38 AM5:59 PM5:59 PM7:36 AM7:36 AM6:45 PM6:45 PM5:40 PM5:40 PM6:41 AM6:41 AM7:32 PM7:32 PM7:11 PM7:11 PM7:13 AM7:13 AM7:18 PM7:18 PM7:54 PM7:54 PM7:00 AM7:00 AM8:07 PM8:07 PM7:47 PM7:47 PM6:28 AM6:28 AM7:55 PM7:55 PM
The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The chance that a given day will be muggy in Bahamas is very rapidly increasing during the spring, rising from 48% to 99% over the course of the season.

For reference, on June 13, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 100% of the time, while on February 19, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 48% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in the Spring in Bahamas

Humidity Comfort Levels in the Spring in BahamasMarAprMay0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%WinterSummerMar 148%Mar 148%May 3199%May 3199%Apr 157%Apr 157%May 173%May 173%NowNowmiserablemiserableoppressiveoppressivemuggymuggyhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydry
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Bahamas is decreasing during the spring, decreasing from 14.1 miles per hour to 12.1 miles per hour over the course of the season.

For reference, on November 27, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 15.2 miles per hour, while on September 19, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 11.5 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in the Spring in Bahamas

Average Wind Speed in the Spring in BahamasMarAprMay0 mph0 mph5 mph5 mph10 mph10 mph15 mph15 mph20 mph20 mphWinterSummerMar 114.1 mphMar 114.1 mphMay 3112.1 mphMay 3112.1 mphApr 113.7 mphApr 113.7 mphMay 112.9 mphMay 112.9 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The hourly average wind direction in Bahamas throughout the spring is predominantly from the east, with a peak proportion of 76% on May 18.

Wind Direction in the Spring in Bahamas

Wind Direction in the Spring in BahamasMarAprMay0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%WinterSummerNowNoweastnorthsouth
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The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Bahamas 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 Bahamas is increasing during the spring, rising by 5°F, from 76°F to 81°F, over the course of the season.

Average Water Temperature in the Spring in Bahamas

Average Water Temperature in the Spring in BahamasMarAprMay74°F74°F76°F76°F78°F78°F80°F80°F82°F82°F84°F84°F86°F86°FWinterSummerMar 176°FMar 176°FMay 3181°FMay 3181°FApr 177°FApr 177°FMay 179°FMay 179°FNowNow
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Temperatures in Bahamas 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 the Spring in Bahamas

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in the Spring in BahamasMarAprMay0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%WinterSummer100%Apr 16100%Apr 16NowNowcomfortablewarmhotcool
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

The average accumulated growing degree days in Bahamas are very rapidly increasing during the spring, increasing by 2,454°F, from 1,426°F to 3,881°F, over the course of the season.

Growing Degree Days in the Spring in Bahamas

Growing Degree Days in the Spring in BahamasMarAprMay1,500°F1,500°F2,000°F2,000°F2,500°F2,500°F3,000°F3,000°F3,500°F3,500°F4,000°F4,000°FWinterSummerMar 11,426°FMar 11,426°FMay 313,881°FMay 313,881°FApr 12,192°FApr 12,192°FMay 12,997°FMay 12,997°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the spring, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Bahamas is essentially constant during the spring, remaining within 0.6 kWh of 6.2 kWh throughout.

The highest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during the spring is 6.9 kWh on April 27.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Spring in Bahamas

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Spring in BahamasMarAprMay0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWhWinterSummerApr 276.9 kWhApr 276.9 kWhMar 15.8 kWhMar 15.8 kWhMay 315.6 kWhMay 315.6 kWhApr 16.6 kWhApr 16.6 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Bahamas are 25.041 deg latitude, -77.371 deg longitude, and 0 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Bahamas is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 0 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 0 feet. Within 10 miles is also essentially flat (0 feet). Within 50 miles is also essentially flat (0 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Bahamas is covered by grassland (60%), trees (19%), and shrubs (17%), within 10 miles by water (83%), and within 50 miles by water (93%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in Bahamas, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

The details of the data sources used for this report can be found on the George Town Airport page.

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