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Average Weather on May 25 in Gaza Palestinian Territories

On May 25, the temperature in Gaza typically ranges from 65°F to 79°F and is rarely below 61°F or above 86°F.

For reference, on August 7, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Gaza typically range from 74°F to 86°F, while on January 26, the coldest day of the year, they range from 50°F to 63°F.

The coolest time of the day is from 11:30 PM to 7:00 AM, with the coldest at 5:15 AM, at which time the temperature is below 67°F three days out of four, and below 70°F nine days out of ten.

The warmest time of the day is from 10:30 AM to 5:45 PM, with the hottest at 2:15 PM, at which time the temperature is above 75°F three days out of four, and above 73°F nine days out of ten.

The day has gained half its heat by 8:30 AM and lost it again by 8:15 PM.

Average Temperature on May 25

Average Temperature on May 25 in Gazanightdaynight12 AM3 AM6 AM9 AM12 PM3 PM6 PM9 PM12 AM60°F65°F70°F75°F80°F85°F2:15 PM79°F2:15 PM79°F65°F5:15 AM65°F5:15 AM69°F11:30 PM69°F11:30 PM68°F7:00 AM68°F7:00 AM10:30 AM76°F10:30 AM76°F5:45 PM76°F5:45 PM76°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 May 25 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 May 25

Temperature Bands on May 25 in Gazanightdaynight12 AM3 AM6 AM9 AM12 PM3 PM6 PM9 PM12 AM0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowcoolcomfortablewarmhot
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.

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, United States (6,455 miles away); Porto Alegre, Brazil (7,048 miles); and Brisbane, Australia (8,789 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Gaza (view comparison).

Compared to May 25 (excluding 30 days before and after), October 25 has the most similar daily average high and low temperatures.

Clouds

In Gaza on May 25, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds does not show significant systematic variation over the course of the day, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 14% throughout the day.

For reference, on December 11, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 33%, while on June 29, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 100%.

Cloud Cover Categories on May 25

Cloud Cover Categories on May 25 in Gazanightdaynight12 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%85%12:30 AM85%12:30 AM87%9:30 AM87%9:30 AMNowNowclearmostly clearovercastpartly cloudy
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

Precipitation of any form is extremely unlikely on May 25.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of precipitation is 19% on January 19, and its lowest chance is 0% on July 21.

For those 0% of years with precipitation on May 25, 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 11 AM and 12 PM, and least likely between 5 PM and 6 PM.

Hourly Share of Precipitation on May 25

Hourly Share of Precipitation on May 25 in Gaza nightdaynight12 AM3 AM6 AM9 AM12 PM3 PM6 PM9 PM12 AM0%2%4%6%8%10%12%4.2%4.2%11 AM12.3%11 AM12.3%5 PM-0.0%5 PM-0.0%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 Gaza on Monday, May 25, 2020, the Sun rises at 5:40 AM and sets 13 hours, 58 minutes later, at 7:38 PM. Solar noon is at 12:39 PM.

For reference, on June 20, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:37 AM and sets 14 hours, 12 minutes later, at 7:49 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:37 AM and sets 10 hours, 6 minutes later, at 4:43 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 27 minutes before sunrise and after sunset, at 5:13 AM and 8:05 PM respectively.

Nautical twilight, during which time it is possible to clearly discern the horizon (e.g., for navigational purposes), begins and ends 1 hour, 0 minutes before sunrise and after sunset, at 4:40 AM and 8:38 PM respectively.

Astronomical twilight, outside of which it is possible to make the most sensitive of astronomical observations, begins and ends 1 hour, 36 minutes before sunrise and after sunset, at 4:04 AM and 9:13 PM respectively.

Solar Elevation on May 25, 2020

Solar Elevation on May 25, 2020 in Gazanightdaynight12 AM3 AM6 AM9 AM12 PM3 PM6 PM9 PM12 AM-100 deg-50 deg0 deg50 deg100 degsolar noon12:39 PMsolar noon12:39 PMrise5:40 AMrise5:40 AMset7:38 PMset7:38 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 Gaza on May 25 varies over the course of the day, with an average daily chance of 22%.

The muggiest time of day on May 25 is around 9:30 PM, with muggy conditions 37% of the time.

The least muggy time of day is around 5:30 AM, with muggy conditions 12% of the time.

For reference, on August 6, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 96% of the time, while on January 27, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels on May 25

Humidity Comfort Levels on May 25 in Gaza nightdaynight12 AM3 AM6 AM9 AM12 PM3 PM6 PM9 PM12 AM0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%5:30 AM12%5:30 AM12%9:30 PM37%9:30 PM37%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 Gaza on May 25 varies throughout the day, with a daily average of 7.3 miles per hour.

The windiest time of day is around 4:30 PM, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.4 miles per hour, mostly staying between 9.3 miles per hour and 11.7 miles per hour, and rarely falling below 7.9 miles per hour or exceeding 13.0 miles per hour.

The calmest time of day is around 5:45 AM, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.5 miles per hour, mostly staying between 3.8 miles per hour and 6.9 miles per hour, and rarely falling below 2.4 miles per hour or exceeding 8.9 miles per hour.

For reference, on February 7, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.7 miles per hour, while on May 10, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.2 miles per hour.

Wind Speed on May 25

Wind Speed on May 25 in Gaza nightdaynight12 AM3 AM6 AM9 AM12 PM3 PM6 PM9 PM12 AM0 mph2 mph4 mph6 mph8 mph10 mph12 mph4:30 PM10.4 mph4:30 PM10.4 mph5.5 mph5:45 AM5.5 mph5:45 AMNowNow
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 May 25 in Gaza, the hourly average wind direction, in order of prevalence, is from the north (46%), west (44%), south (5%), and east (5%).

Wind Direction on May 25

Wind Direction on May 25 in Gaza nightdaynight12 AM3 AM6 AM9 AM12 PM3 PM6 PM9 PM12 AM0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestnorthsoutheast
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). Civil twilight and night are indicated by shaded overlays.

Water Temperature

Gaza 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 May 25 in Gaza is 72°F, mostly staying between 71°F and 73°F, and rarely falling below 70°F or exceeding 74°F.

For reference, the year's highest average is 83°F on August 25, and its lowest average is 63°F on March 3.

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 0.99 kilowatts at around 12:30 PM.

In contrast, the corresponding value on June 20, the brightest day of the year, is 1.02 kilowatts at around 11:30 AM. The corresponding value on December 23, the darkest day of the year, is 0.50 kilowatts at around 10:45 AM.

Shortwave Solar Power on May 25

Shortwave Solar Power on May 25 in Gaza nightdaynight12 AM3 AM6 AM9 AM12 PM3 PM6 PM9 PM12 AM0.0 kW0.5 kW1.0 kW1.5 kW2.0 kW12:30 PM0.99 kW12:30 PM0.99 kWDec 23Dec 23NowNow
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 Gaza are 31.500 deg latitude, 34.467 deg longitude, and 148 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Gaza contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 226 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 153 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (564 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (3,379 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Gaza is covered by sparse vegetation (50%), grassland (17%), trees (14%), and shrubs (11%), within 10 miles by water (37%) and cropland (27%), and within 50 miles by water (43%) and bare soil (30%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Gaza, 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Gaza.

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

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Beer-Sheva (58%, 34 kilometers, southeast); Ben Gurion Airport (23%, 69 kilometers, northeast); and El Arish International Airport (20%, 77 kilometers, southwest).

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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