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Winter Weather in Dori Burkina Faso

Daily high temperatures increase by 4°F, from 94°F to 98°F, rarely falling below 81°F or exceeding 104°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 88°F on January 7.

Daily low temperatures increase by 4°F, from 65°F to 69°F, rarely falling below 55°F or exceeding 76°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 60°F on January 3.

For reference, on April 26, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Dori typically range from 83°F to 107°F, while on January 1, the coldest day of the year, they range from 60°F to 88°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in the Winter in Dori

Average High and Low Temperature in the Winter in DoriDecJanFeb55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°F85°F85°F90°F90°F95°F95°F100°F100°F105°F105°F110°F110°FFallSpringJan 688°FJan 688°F60°F60°FDec 194°FDec 194°F65°F65°FFeb 2898°FFeb 2898°F69°F69°FFeb 192°FFeb 192°F63°F63°F
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 winter 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 Winter in Dori

Average Hourly Temperature in the Winter in DoriDecJanFeb12 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 AMFallSpringcoolcomfortablecomfortablewarmwarmwarmhotswelteringsweltering
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.

Gadhada, Gujarat, India (4,704 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Dori (view comparison).

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The winter in Dori experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 37% throughout the season. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 32% on January 19.

The clearest day of the winter is January 19, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 68% of the time.

For reference, on August 17, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 67%, while on January 19, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 68%.

Cloud Cover Categories in the Winter in Dori

Cloud Cover Categories in the Winter in DoriDecJanFeb0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%FallSpringAug 1733%Aug 1733%Dec 158%Dec 158%Feb 2861%Feb 2861%Jan 167%Jan 167%Feb 166%Feb 166%clearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly 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.

Over the course of the winter in Dori, the length of the day is gradually increasing. From the start to the end of the season, the length of the day increases by 30 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 20 seconds, and weekly increase of 2 minutes, 21 seconds.

The shortest day of the winter is December 20, with 11 hours, 18 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 51 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Winter in Dori

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Winter in DoriDecJanFeb0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hrFallSpringDec 2111 hr, 18 minDec 2111 hr, 18 minnightnightdaydayFeb 2811 hr, 51 minFeb 2811 hr, 51 minFeb 111 hr, 32 minFeb 111 hr, 32 min
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 earliest sunrise of the winter in Dori is 6:08 AM on December 1 and the latest sunrise is 20 minutes later at 6:28 AM on January 22.

The earliest sunset is 5:30 PM on December 1 and the latest sunset is 38 minutes later at 6:08 PM on February 28.

Daylight saving time is not observed in Dori during 2024.

For reference, on June 20, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:33 AM and sets 12 hours, 57 minutes later, at 6:30 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:19 AM and sets 11 hours, 18 minutes later, at 5:37 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in the Winter in Dori

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in the Winter in DoriDecJanFeb12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMFallSpring6:08 AM6:08 AMDec 15:30 PMDec 15:30 PM6:17 AM6:17 AMFeb 286:08 PMFeb 286:08 PM6:28 AM6:28 AMJan 225:55 PMJan 225:55 PM6:24 AM6:24 AMJan 15:43 PMJan 15:43 PMSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day in the winter. 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 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 Winter in Dori

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in the Winter in DoriDecJanFeb12 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 AMFallSpring0010202030304050506000101020303040405060
northeastsouthwest
Solar elevation and azimuth in the the winter 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 winter 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 Winter in Dori

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in the Winter in DoriDecJanFeb12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMFallSpringNov 112:48 PMNov 112:48 PMNov 159:29 PMNov 159:29 PMDec 16:22 AMDec 16:22 AMDec 159:02 AMDec 159:02 AMDec 3010:28 PMDec 3010:28 PMJan 1310:28 PMJan 1310:28 PMJan 2912:37 PMJan 2912:37 PMFeb 121:54 PMFeb 121:54 PMFeb 2812:45 AMFeb 2812:45 AMMar 146:55 AMMar 146:55 AMMar 2910:58 AMMar 2910:58 AM5:43 AM5:43 AM5:07 PM5:07 PM6:28 AM6:28 AM6:14 AM6:14 AM4:43 PM4:43 PM6:18 AM6:18 AM5:22 PM5:22 PM5:32 PM5:32 PM6:58 AM6:58 AM6:28 AM6:28 AM6:08 PM6:08 PM6:10 PM6:10 PM7:01 AM7:01 AM6:34 AM6:34 AM5:42 PM5:42 PM6:11 AM6:11 AM5:49 AM5:49 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 Dori is essentially constant during the winter, remaining within 1% of 1% throughout.

The lowest chance of a muggy day during the winter is 0% on December 13.

For reference, on August 10, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 100% of the time, while on December 13, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in the Winter in Dori

Humidity Comfort Levels in the Winter in DoriDecJanFeb0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%FallSpringDec 130%Dec 130%Feb 281%Feb 281%Jan 10%Jan 10%Feb 10%Feb 10%drydrymuggymuggyhumidhumid
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 Dori is gradually increasing during the winter, increasing from 9.2 miles per hour to 9.9 miles per hour over the course of the season.

For reference, on January 22, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 10.5 miles per hour, while on October 11, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.3 miles per hour.

The highest daily average wind speed during the winter is 10.5 miles per hour on January 24.

Average Wind Speed in the Winter in Dori

Average Wind Speed in the Winter in DoriDecJanFeb0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mphFallSpringJan 2410.5 mphJan 2410.5 mphDec 19.2 mphDec 19.2 mphFeb 289.9 mphFeb 289.9 mphJan 110.4 mphJan 110.4 mph
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 Dori throughout the winter is predominantly from the east, with a peak proportion of 72% on December 28.

Wind Direction in the Winter in Dori

Wind Direction in the Winter in DoriDecJanFeb0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%FallSpringeastnorthwestsouth
northeastsouthwest
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).

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 Dori 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 Winter in Dori

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in the Winter in DoriDecJanFeb0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%FallSpring100%Jan 15100%Jan 15coolcomfortablewarmhotsweltering
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 Dori are very rapidly decreasing during the winter, decreasing by 9,179°F, from 10,656°F to 1,477°F, over the course of the season.

Growing Degree Days in the Winter in Dori

Growing Degree Days in the Winter in DoriDecJanFeb2,000°F2,000°F4,000°F4,000°F6,000°F6,000°F8,000°F8,000°F10,000°F10,000°FFallSpringDec 110,656°FDec 110,656°FFeb 281,477°FFeb 281,477°F
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the winter, 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 Dori is increasing during the winter, rising by 1.0 kWh, from 5.4 kWh to 6.5 kWh, over the course of the season.

The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during the winter is 5.3 kWh on December 18.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Winter in Dori

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Winter in DoriDecJanFeb0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWhFallSpringDec 185.3 kWhDec 185.3 kWhDec 15.4 kWhDec 15.4 kWhFeb 286.5 kWhFeb 286.5 kWhFeb 15.9 kWhFeb 15.9 kWh
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 Dori are 14.035 deg latitude, -0.034 deg longitude, and 925 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Dori is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 62 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 918 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (279 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (702 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Dori is covered by grassland (56%) and sparse vegetation (15%), within 10 miles by grassland (78%), and within 50 miles by grassland (65%) and trees (11%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in Dori, 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, Dori Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Dori.

At a distance of 0 kilometers from Dori, 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 Dori 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.

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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