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Average Weather on April 3 in Dongbian China

On April 3, the temperature in Dongbian typically ranges from 56°F to 66°F and is rarely below 47°F or above 79°F.

For reference, on July 22, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Dongbian typically range from 79°F to 92°F, while on January 19, the coldest day of the year, they range from 37°F to 49°F.

The coolest time of the day is from 11:30 PM to 8:30 AM, with the coldest at 5:15 AM, at which time the temperature is below 61°F three days out of four, and below 66°F nine days out of ten.

The warmest time of the day is from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM, with the hottest at 2:45 PM, at which time the temperature is above 59°F three days out of four, and above 53°F nine days out of ten.

The day has gained half its heat by 10:00 AM and lost it again by 8:15 PM.

Average Temperature on April 3

Average Temperature on April 3 in Dongbiannightdaynight12 AM3 AM6 AM9 AM12 PM3 PM6 PM9 PM12 AM45°F50°F55°F60°F65°F70°F75°F80°F2:45 PM66°F2:45 PM66°F56°F5:15 AM56°F5:15 AM58°F11:30 PM58°F11:30 PM58°F8:30 AM58°F8:30 AM12:00 PM64°F12:00 PM64°F6:00 PM64°F6:00 PM64°FNowNow
The hourly average temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the hourly average perceived temperature. Civil twilight and night are indicated by shaded overlays.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the range of temperatures experienced on April 3 throughout the historical record. The horizontal axis is the time of day and the colored stacked areas indicate the percentage of hours spent in various temperature bands.

Temperature Bands on April 3

Temperature Bands on April 3 in Dongbiannightdaynight12 AM3 AM6 AM9 AM12 PM3 PM6 PM9 PM12 AM0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowcoldcoolcomfortablewarmvery cold
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. Civil twilight and night are indicated by shaded overlays.

Āmol, Iran (3,663 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Dongbian (view comparison).

Compared to April 3 (excluding 30 days before and after), November 7 has the most similar daily average high and low temperatures.

Clouds

The average percentage of the sky covered by clouds in Dongbian on April 3 varies over the course of the day.

The cloudiest time of day is around 2:30 PM, at which time the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 60%.

The clearest time of day is around 2:30 AM, at which time the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions is 47%.

For reference, on July 4, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 78%, while on October 22, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 74%.

Cloud Cover Categories on April 3

Cloud Cover Categories on April 3 in Dongbiannightdaynight12 AM3 AM6 AM9 AM12 PM3 PM6 PM9 PM12 AM0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%2:30 PM40%2:30 PM40%2:30 AM47%2:30 AM47%NowNowclearmostly 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. Civil twilight and night are indicated by shaded overlays.

Precipitation

On average, there is a 51% chance that more than 0.04 inches of total precipitation will fall in Dongbian throughout the day on April 3, all of which can be expected to be rain.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of precipitation is 52% on March 27, and its lowest chance is 14% on December 17.

For those 51% of years with precipitation on April 3, the chart below shows when throughout the day that precipitation is more or less likely to occur, excluding hourly accumulations of less than 0.01 inches. If precipitation were equally likely throughout the day, all hours would report 4.2% (100% divided by 24 hours).

Precipitation is most likely between 2 PM and 3 PM, and least likely between 4 AM and 5 AM.

Hourly Share of Precipitation on April 3

Hourly Share of Precipitation on April 3 in Dongbian nightdaynight12 AM3 AM6 AM9 AM12 PM3 PM6 PM9 PM12 AM0%1%2%3%4%5%6%4.2%4.2%2 PM5.3%2 PM5.3%4 AM3.5%4 AM3.5%NowNowrain
The share of the day's precipitation attributable to each hour of the day, excluding trace quantities, and color-coded as rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell during the same hour). Civil twilight and night are indicated by shaded overlays.

Sun

In Dongbian on Friday, April 3, 2020, the Sun rises at 6:07 AM and sets 12 hours, 31 minutes later, at 6:38 PM. Solar noon is at 12:22 PM.

For reference, on June 20, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:24 AM and sets 13 hours, 54 minutes later, at 7:18 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:06 AM and sets 10 hours, 23 minutes later, at 5:29 PM.

Civil twilight, the period before the Sun has risen or after the Sun has set during which time it is possible to engage in most outdoor activities without artificial lighting, begins and ends 24 minutes before sunrise and after sunset, at 5:44 AM and 7:01 PM respectively.

Nautical twilight, during which time it is possible to clearly discern the horizon (e.g., for navigational purposes), begins and ends 51 minutes before sunrise and after sunset, at 5:16 AM and 7:29 PM respectively.

Astronomical twilight, outside of which it is possible to make the most sensitive of astronomical observations, begins and ends 1 hour, 19 minutes before sunrise and after sunset, at 4:48 AM and 7:57 PM respectively.

Solar Elevation on April 3, 2020

Solar Elevation on April 3, 2020 in Dongbiannightdaynight12 AM3 AM6 AM9 AM12 PM3 PM6 PM9 PM12 AM-100 deg-50 deg0 deg50 deg100 degsolar noon12:22 PMsolar noon12:22 PMrise6:07 AMrise6:07 AMset6:38 PMset6:38 PMsummer solsticesummer solsticewinter solsticewinter solsticeNowNow
Elevation of the center of the Sun above (positive) or below (negative) the horizon (black line). Yellow and gray fills indicate day and night, respectively. Light gray lines are the corresponding curves for the winter and summer solstices. Civil twilight and night are indicated by shaded overlays.

Humidity

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 of muggy, oppressive, or miserable conditions in Dongbian on April 3 varies over the course of the day, with an average daily chance of 10%.

The muggiest time of day on April 3 is around 4:30 PM, with muggy conditions 12% of the time.

The least muggy time of day is around 5:30 AM, with muggy conditions 7% of the time.

For reference, on July 11, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 100% of the time, while on December 30, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels on April 3

Humidity Comfort Levels on April 3 in Dongbian nightdaynight12 AM3 AM6 AM9 AM12 PM3 PM6 PM9 PM12 AM0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%5:30 AM7%5:30 AM7%5:30 PM12%5:30 PM12%NowNowmuggyhumidcomfortabledryoppressive
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. Civil twilight and night are indicated by shaded overlays.

Wind

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 Dongbian on April 3 varies throughout the day, with a daily average of 7.3 miles per hour.

The windiest time of day is around 12:00 PM, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.0 miles per hour, mostly staying between 5.6 miles per hour and 11.7 miles per hour, and rarely falling below 3.3 miles per hour or exceeding 16.2 miles per hour.

The calmest time of day is around 6:30 PM, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.0 miles per hour, mostly staying between 3.8 miles per hour and 7.4 miles per hour, and rarely falling below 2.5 miles per hour or exceeding 11.0 miles per hour.

For reference, on March 9, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.5 miles per hour, while on August 13, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.9 miles per hour.

Wind Speed on April 3

Wind Speed on April 3 in Dongbian nightdaynight12 AM3 AM6 AM9 AM12 PM3 PM6 PM9 PM12 AM0 mph2 mph4 mph6 mph8 mph10 mph12 mph14 mph16 mph12:00 PM9.0 mph12:00 PM9.0 mph6.0 mph6:30 PM6.0 mph6:30 PMNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. Civil twilight and night are indicated by shaded overlays.

Over the entire course of April 3 in Dongbian, the hourly average wind direction, in order of prevalence, is from the north (42%), east (26%), south (24%), and west (8%).

Wind Direction on April 3

Wind Direction on April 3 in Dongbian nightdaynight12 AM3 AM6 AM9 AM12 PM3 PM6 PM9 PM12 AM0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowsoutheastnorthwest
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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). Civil twilight and night are indicated by shaded overlays.

Shortwave Solar Power

This section discusses the incident shortwave solar power 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 peak incident shortwave solar power per square meter is 0.61 kilowatts at around 12:15 PM.

In contrast, the corresponding value on July 19, the brightest day of the year, is 0.71 kilowatts at around 11:15 AM. The corresponding value on January 7, the darkest day of the year, is 0.51 kilowatts at around 11:15 AM.

Shortwave Solar Power on April 3

Shortwave Solar Power on April 3 in Dongbian nightdaynight12 AM3 AM6 AM9 AM12 PM3 PM6 PM9 PM12 AM0.0 kW0.5 kW1.0 kW1.5 kW2.0 kW12:15 PM0.61 kW12:15 PM0.61 kWNowNow
Average incident shortwave solar power reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. Light gray lines are the corresponding curves for the days with the minimum and maximum average total solar energy reaching the ground. Civil twilight and night are indicated by shaded overlays.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Dongbian are 27.777 deg latitude, 115.126 deg longitude, and 253 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Dongbian contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 243 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 265 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,217 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,265 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Dongbian is covered by cropland (46%) and trees (44%), within 10 miles by trees (45%) and cropland (38%), and within 50 miles by trees (50%) and cropland (30%).

Data Sources

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

At a distance of 143 kilometers from Dongbian, 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 Dongbian 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 aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

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