Average Weather on September 23 at Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport China
On September 23, the temperature at Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport typically ranges from 76°F to 85°F and is rarely below 71°F or above 90°F.
For reference, on July 17, the hottest day of the year, temperatures at Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport typically range from 79°F to 90°F, while on January 27, the coldest day of the year, they range from 51°F to 62°F.
The coolest time of the day is from 10:15 PM to 7:30 AM, with the coldest at 4:45 AM, at which time the temperature is below 78°F three days out of four, and below 80°F nine days out of ten.
The warmest time of the day is from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, with the hottest at 12:45 PM, at which time the temperature is above 82°F three days out of four, and above 78°F nine days out of ten.
The day has gained half its heat by 9:00 AM and lost it again by 6:30 PM.
Average Temperature on September 23
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the range of temperatures experienced on September 23 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 September 23
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
Jamaica Beach, Texas, United States (8,131 miles away) and Beirut, Lebanon (4,899 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport (view comparison).
Compared to September 23 (excluding 30 days before and after), June 13 has the most similar daily average high and low temperatures.
The average percentage of the sky covered by clouds at Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport on September 23 varies over the course of the day.
The cloudiest time of day is around 3:30 AM, at which time the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 57%.
The clearest time of day is around 1:30 PM, at which time the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions is 55%.
For reference, on June 22, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 80%, while on December 27, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 81%.
Cloud Cover Categories on September 23
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
On average, there is a 21% chance that more than 0.04 inches of total precipitation will fall at Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport throughout the day on September 23, all of which can be expected to be rain.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of precipitation is 45% on June 10, and its lowest chance is 6% on October 25.
For those 21% of years with precipitation on September 23, 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 1 PM and 2 PM, and least likely between 6 AM and 7 AM.
Hourly Share of Precipitation on September 23
At Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport on Monday, September 23, 2019, the Sun rises at 5:56 AM and sets 12 hours, 7 minutes later, at 6:03 PM. Solar noon is at 11:59 AM.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:19 AM and sets 13 hours, 40 minutes later, at 6:59 PM, while on December 22, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:47 AM and sets 10 hours, 37 minutes later, at 5:24 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 23 minutes before sunrise and after sunset, at 5:33 AM and 6:26 PM respectively.
Nautical twilight, during which time it is possible to clearly discern the horizon (e.g., for navigational purposes), begins and ends 49 minutes before sunrise and after sunset, at 5:06 AM and 6:52 PM respectively.
Astronomical twilight, outside of which it is possible to make the most sensitive of astronomical observations, begins and ends 1 hour, 16 minutes before sunrise and after sunset, at 4:40 AM and 7:19 PM respectively.
Solar Elevation on September 23, 2019
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 at Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport on September 23 varies over the course of the day, with an average daily chance of 79%.
The muggiest time of day on September 23 is around 6:30 PM, with muggy conditions 82% of the time.
The least muggy time of day is around 4:30 AM, with muggy conditions 75% of the time.
For reference, on July 23, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 100% of the time, while on January 21, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels on September 23
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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 at Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport on September 23 varies throughout the day, with a daily average of 11.2 miles per hour.
The windiest time of day is around 9:30 AM, with an average hourly wind speed of 13.0 miles per hour, mostly staying between 8.6 miles per hour and 17.3 miles per hour, and rarely falling below 4.8 miles per hour or exceeding 21.2 miles per hour.
The calmest time of day is around 11:30 PM, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.9 miles per hour, mostly staying between 6.5 miles per hour and 13.1 miles per hour, and rarely falling below 3.7 miles per hour or exceeding 17.2 miles per hour.
For reference, on December 2, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 13.8 miles per hour, while on August 4, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.5 miles per hour.
Wind Speed on September 23
Over the entire course of September 23 at Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport, the hourly average wind direction, in order of prevalence, is from the north (44%), east (40%), south (12%), and west (4%).
Wind Direction on September 23
Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport 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 does not change appreciably over the course of the day, so this section does not include a chart.
The average surface water temperature on September 23 at Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport is 80°F, mostly staying between 79°F and 81°F, and rarely falling below 78°F or exceeding 82°F.
For reference, the year's highest average is 82°F on August 19, and its lowest average is 59°F on February 8.
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 0.77 kilowatts at around 12:15 PM.
In contrast, the corresponding value on July 2, the brightest day of the year, is 0.73 kilowatts at around 11:15 AM. The corresponding value on December 23, the darkest day of the year, is 0.61 kilowatts at around 11:15 AM.
Shortwave Solar Power on September 23
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport are 24.544 deg latitude, 118.128 deg longitude, and 0 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 184 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 28 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,332 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,990 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport is covered by water (44%) and artificial surfaces (37%), within 10 miles by water (53%) and artificial surfaces (17%), and within 50 miles by water (41%) and trees (24%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport, 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
Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.
In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.
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.
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