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Spring Weather in Estero Florida, United States

Daily high temperatures increase by 11°F, from 78°F to 89°F, rarely falling below 69°F or exceeding 92°F.

Daily low temperatures increase by 13°F, from 59°F to 72°F, rarely falling below 48°F or exceeding 75°F.

For reference, on August 7, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Estero typically range from 76°F to 90°F, while on January 18, the coldest day of the year, they range from 55°F to 74°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in the Spring in Estero

Average High and Low Temperature in the Spring in EsteroMarAprMay40°F40°F45°F45°F50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°F85°F85°F90°F90°F95°F95°F100°F100°FWinterSummerMar 178°FMar 178°F59°F59°FMay 3189°FMay 3189°F72°F72°FApr 181°FApr 181°F63°F63°FMay 185°FMay 185°F66°F66°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 Estero

Average Hourly Temperature in the Spring in EsteroMarAprMay12 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 AMWinterSummerNowNowcoolcoolcomfortablewarmhot
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.

Asunción, Paraguay (3,925 miles away) and Taichung, Taiwan (8,642 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Estero (view comparison).

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The spring in Estero experiences very rapidly increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 34% to 52%.

The clearest day of the spring is March 5, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 68% of the time.

For reference, on August 27, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 70%, while on February 21, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 68%.

Cloud Cover Categories in the Spring in Estero

Cloud Cover Categories in the Spring in EsteroMarAprMay0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%WinterSummerMar 166%Mar 166%May 3148%May 3148%Apr 165%Apr 165%May 163%May 163%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 Estero, the chance of a wet day over the course of the spring is very rapidly increasing, starting the season at 19% and ending it at 51%.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 74% on August 12, and its lowest chance is 13% on December 16.

Probability of Precipitation in the Spring in Estero

Probability of Precipitation in the Spring in EsteroMarAprMay0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%WinterSummerMar 119%Mar 119%May 3151%May 3151%Apr 122%Apr 122%May 120%May 120%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 Estero is very rapidly increasing, starting the season at 1.9 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.1 inches or falls below 0.3 inches, and ending the season at 4.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 8.3 inches or falls below 2.0 inches.

The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 1.7 inches on April 20.

Average Monthly Rainfall in the Spring in Estero

Average Monthly Rainfall in the Spring in EsteroMarAprMay0 in0 in2 in2 in4 in4 in6 in6 in8 in8 in10 in10 inWinterSummerApr 201.7 inApr 201.7 inMar 11.9 inMar 11.9 inMay 314.7 inMay 314.7 inApr 11.9 inApr 11.9 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 Estero, the length of the day is very rapidly increasing. From the start to the end of the season, the length of the day increases by 2 hours, 3 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 21 seconds, and weekly increase of 9 minutes, 26 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, 41 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Spring in Estero

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Spring in EsteroMarAprMay0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hrWinterSummerMar 1912 hr, 7 minMar 1912 hr, 7 minnightnightdaydayMay 3113 hr, 41 minMay 3113 hr, 41 minMay 113 hr, 11 minMay 113 hr, 11 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 Estero is 7:41 AM on March 10 and the earliest sunrise is 1 hour, 7 minutes earlier at 6:34 AM on May 31.

The earliest sunset is 6:28 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 47 minutes later at 8:15 PM on May 31.

Daylight saving time (DST) ends at 3:00 AM on March 10, 2024, shifting sunrise and sunset to be an hour earlier.

For reference, on June 20, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:34 AM and sets 13 hours, 48 minutes later, at 8:23 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:11 AM and sets 10 hours, 29 minutes later, at 5:40 PM.

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

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in the Spring in EsteroMarAprMay2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMWinterSummer6:34 AM6:34 AMMay 318:15 PMMay 318:15 PM6:50 AM6:50 AMMar 16:28 PMMar 16:28 PM7:17 AM7:17 AMApr 17:44 PMApr 17:44 PM6:49 AM6:49 AMMay 17:59 PMMay 17:59 PMMar 10DSTMar 10DSTSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
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 Estero

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in the Spring in EsteroMarAprMay12 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 2024. 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 2024. 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 Estero

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in the Spring in EsteroMarAprMay12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMWinterSummerFeb 96:00 PMFeb 96:00 PMFeb 247:31 AMFeb 247:31 AMMar 105:01 AMMar 105:01 AMMar 253:01 AMMar 253:01 AMApr 82:22 PMApr 82:22 PMApr 237:50 PMApr 237:50 PMMay 711:23 PMMay 711:23 PMMay 239:54 AMMay 239:54 AMJun 68:38 AMJun 68:38 AMJun 219:09 PMJun 219:09 PM7:05 AM7:05 AM6:08 PM6:08 PM5:50 PM5:50 PM7:10 AM7:10 AM7:57 AM7:57 AM8:09 PM8:09 PM7:21 PM7:21 PM7:37 AM7:37 AM7:01 AM7:01 AM7:59 PM7:59 PM7:52 PM7:52 PM7:08 AM7:08 AM7:52 PM7:52 PM7:38 PM7:38 PM6:22 AM6:22 AM6:19 AM6:19 AM8:54 PM8:54 PM8:30 PM8:30 PM6:50 AM6:50 AM
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 Estero is very rapidly increasing during the spring, rising from 22% to 87% over the course of the season.

For reference, on August 11, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 100% of the time, while on January 30, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 16% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in the Spring in Estero

Humidity Comfort Levels in the Spring in EsteroMarAprMay0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%WinterSummerMar 122%Mar 122%May 3187%May 3187%Apr 134%Apr 134%May 150%May 150%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 Estero is rapidly decreasing during the spring, decreasing from 9.6 miles per hour to 7.2 miles per hour over the course of the season.

For reference, on March 13, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.8 miles per hour, while on August 3, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.8 miles per hour.

The highest daily average wind speed during the spring is 9.8 miles per hour on March 13.

Average Wind Speed in the Spring in Estero

Average Wind Speed in the Spring in EsteroMarAprMay0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mphWinterSummerMar 139.8 mphMar 139.8 mphMay 317.2 mphMay 317.2 mphApr 19.5 mphApr 19.5 mphMay 18.3 mphMay 18.3 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 Estero throughout the spring is predominantly from the east, with a peak proportion of 43% on May 17.

Wind Direction in the Spring in Estero

Wind Direction in the Spring in EsteroNEMarAprMay0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%WinterSummerNowNowwestsoutheastnorth
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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).

Estero 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 Estero is very rapidly increasing during the spring, rising by 13°F, from 69°F to 82°F, over the course of the season.

Average Water Temperature in the Spring in Estero

Average Water Temperature in the Spring in EsteroMarAprMay65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°F85°F85°FWinterSummerMar 169°FMar 169°FMay 3182°FMay 3182°FApr 173°FApr 173°FMay 177°FMay 177°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 Estero 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 Estero

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in the Spring in Esterogrowing seasonMarAprMay0%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 16NowNowcoldcoolcomfortablewarmhot
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 Estero are very rapidly increasing during the spring, increasing by 2,102°F, from 890°F to 2,992°F, over the course of the season.

Growing Degree Days in the Spring in Estero

Growing Degree Days in the Spring in EsteroMarAprMay1,000°F1,000°F1,500°F1,500°F2,000°F2,000°F2,500°F2,500°F3,000°F3,000°FWinterSummerMar 1890°FMar 1890°FMay 312,992°FMay 312,992°FApr 11,483°FApr 11,483°FMay 12,178°FMay 12,178°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 Estero is gradually increasing during the spring, rising by 0.5 kWh, from 5.4 kWh to 6.0 kWh, over the course of the season.

The highest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during the spring is 6.8 kWh on May 1.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Spring in Estero

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Spring in EsteroMarAprMay0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWhWinterSummerMay 16.8 kWhMay 16.8 kWhMar 15.4 kWhMar 15.4 kWhMay 316.0 kWhMay 316.0 kWhApr 16.3 kWhApr 16.3 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 Estero are 26.438 deg latitude, -81.807 deg longitude, and 13 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Estero is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 10 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 11 feet. Within 10 miles is also essentially flat (26 feet). Within 50 miles is essentially flat (98 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Estero is covered by artificial surfaces (96%), within 10 miles by artificial surfaces (48%) and herbaceous vegetation (25%), and within 50 miles by water (40%) and herbaceous vegetation (25%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in Estero, 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 Estero.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Estero 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 Estero is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Estero and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are:

To get a sense of how much these sources agree with each other, you can view a comparison of Estero and the stations that contribute to our estimates of its temperature history and climate. Please note that each source's contribution is adjusted for elevation and the relative change present in the MERRA-2 data.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © OpenStreetMap contributors.

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