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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Al Mindak Saudi Arabia

In Al Mindak, the summers are long, hot, arid, and partly cloudy and the winters are cool, dry, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 48°F to 88°F and is rarely below 42°F or above 92°F.

Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Al Mindak for hot-weather activities is from late May to late September.

Climate in Al Mindak

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Al Mindak weather by month. Click on each chart for more information.

Average Temperature in Al Mindak

The hot season lasts for 4.4 months, from May 17 to September 30, with an average daily high temperature above 84°F. The hottest day of the year is June 18, with an average high of 88°F and low of 71°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 26 to February 25, with an average daily high temperature below 71°F. The coldest day of the year is January 11, with an average low of 48°F and high of 66°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in Al Mindak

Average High and Low Temperature in Al MindakhotcoolcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FJan 1166°FJan 1166°FJun 1888°FJun 1888°F48°F48°F71°F71°FMay 1784°FMay 1784°FSep 3084°FSep 3084°FNov 2671°FNov 2671°FFeb 2571°FFeb 2571°F66°F66°F66°F66°F52°F52°F52°F52°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 entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, 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 Al Mindak

Average Hourly Temperature in Al MindakJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcoldcoldcoolcoolcoolcoolcomfortablewarmwarmhot
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.

Gobernador Juan E. Martínez, Argentina (7,484 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Al Mindak (view comparison).

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Clouds

In Al Mindak, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Al Mindak begins around October 25 and lasts for 6.8 months, ending around May 18. On November 20, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 84% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 16% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around May 18 and lasts for 5.2 months, ending around October 25. On October 5, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 46% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 54% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories in Al Mindak

Cloud Cover Categories in Al MindakclearerclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Nov 2084%Nov 2084%Oct 554%Oct 554%Oct 2569%Oct 2569%May 1870%May 1870%NowNowclearmostly clearovercastpartly cloudymostly 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.

Precipitation

Al Mindak does not experience significant seasonal variation in the frequency of wet days (i.e., those with greater than 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation). The frequency ranges from 1% to 6%, with an average value of 3%.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 6% on May 6.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Al Mindak

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Al MindakJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%May 66%May 66%Sep 61%Sep 61%Jan 13%Jan 13%Mar 243%Mar 243%NowNow
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 months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Al Mindak experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Al Mindak. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around April 28, with an average total accumulation of 0.3 inches.

The least rain falls around September 18, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Al Mindak

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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 liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Al Mindak varies over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 55 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 13 hours, 21 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Al Mindak

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Al MindakJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minMar 2012 hr, 7 minMar 2013 hr, 21 minJun 2113 hr, 21 minJun 2112 hr, 7 minSep 2212 hr, 7 minSep 2210 hr, 55 minDec 2110 hr, 55 minDec 21nightnightdayNowNow
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 is at 5:34 AM on June 6, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 19 minutes later at 6:52 AM on January 17. The earliest sunset is at 5:33 PM on November 26, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 25 minutes later at 6:58 PM on July 5.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Al Mindak during 2021.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Al Mindak

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Al MindakJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 65:34 AMJun 65:34 AM6:58 PMJul 56:58 PMJul 5Nov 265:33 PMNov 265:33 PM6:52 AMJan 176:52 AMJan 17daynightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2021. 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.

Moon

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. 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.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in Al Mindak

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.

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 perceived humidity level in Al Mindak, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 2% of 2% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels in Al Mindak

Humidity Comfort Levels in Al MindakJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jan 130%Jan 130%Aug 134%Aug 134%NowNowcomfortablecomfortabledrydryhumidhumid
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.

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 Al Mindak experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 6.9 months, from October 8 to May 4, with average wind speeds of more than 7.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 14, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.5 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 5.1 months, from May 4 to October 8. The calmest day of the year is September 5, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.3 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in Al Mindak

Average Wind Speed in Al MindakwindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mphMar 148.5 mphMar 148.5 mphSep 56.3 mphSep 56.3 mphMay 47.4 mphMay 47.4 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Al Mindak varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the west for 4.0 months, from May 8 to September 7, with a peak percentage of 58% on August 2. The wind is most often from the east for 3.0 months, from September 7 to December 6, with a peak percentage of 58% on October 8. The wind is most often from the south for 5.1 months, from December 6 to May 8, with a peak percentage of 40% on January 1.

Wind Direction in Al Mindak

Wind Direction in Al MindakSWESJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestsoutheastnorth
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).

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Al Mindak throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.

The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Al Mindak for general outdoor tourist activities are from late February to late May and from early October to late November, with a peak score in the last week of April.

Tourism Score in Al Mindak

Tourism Score in Al Mindakbest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810108.58.56.46.48.48.46.96.9NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature tourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Al Mindak for hot-weather activities is from late May to late September, with a peak score in the first week of September.

Beach/Pool Score in Al Mindak

Beach/Pool Score in Al Mindakbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810108.48.40.80.88.18.17.67.6NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature beach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.

Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.

Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.

Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.

Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.

Growing Season

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 Al Mindak 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 Al Mindak

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Al MindakJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%100%Feb 21100%Feb 2197%Jan 1997%Jan 19Jul 21100%Jul 21100%NowNowcoldcoolcomfortablewarmhotvery 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. 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.

Growing Degree Days in Al Mindak

Growing Degree Days in Al MindakJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F1,000°F1,000°F2,000°F2,000°F3,000°F3,000°F4,000°F4,000°F5,000°F5,000°F6,000°F6,000°F7,000°F7,000°FJan 1290°FJan 1290°FMar 27900°FMar 27900°FMay 121,800°FMay 121,800°FDec 317,038°FDec 317,038°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

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 experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 2.6 months, from May 19 to August 5, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.3 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 26, with an average of 7.9 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.7 months, from November 6 to January 28, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.6 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 15, with an average of 5.0 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Al Mindak

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Al MindakbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhJun 267.9 kWhJun 267.9 kWhDec 155.0 kWhDec 155.0 kWhMay 197.3 kWhMay 197.3 kWhAug 57.3 kWhAug 57.3 kWhNov 65.6 kWhNov 65.6 kWhJan 285.6 kWhJan 285.6 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.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Al Mindak are 20.159 deg latitude, 41.283 deg longitude, and 6,581 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Al Mindak contains extreme variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 4,062 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 6,293 feet. Within 10 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (6,831 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,701 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Al Mindak is covered by bare soil (64%) and cropland (24%), within 10 miles by bare soil (63%) and sparse vegetation (20%), and within 50 miles by bare soil (85%) and sparse vegetation (11%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Al Mindak, 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 Al Mindak.

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

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Al-Baha Domestic Airport (OEBA, 86%, 40 kilometers, northeast) and Taif Regional Airport (OETF, 14%, 167 kilometers, northwest).

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

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.