Average Weather in Saint-Benoît Réunion
In Saint-Benoît, the wet season is hot, oppressive, and partly cloudy; the dry season is warm and mostly clear; and it is windy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 64°F to 87°F and is rarely below 61°F or above 89°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best times of year to visit Saint-Benoît for hot-weather activities are from late March to early June and from early October to mid December.
The hot season lasts for 4.0 months, from December 7 to April 6, with an average daily high temperature above 85°F. The hottest day of the year is January 29, with an average high of 87°F and low of 75°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.4 months, from June 11 to September 23, with an average daily high temperature below 79°F. The coldest day of the year is August 9, with an average low of 64°F and high of 77°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
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 Saint-Benoît, 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 Saint-Benoît begins around April 16 and lasts for 7.3 months, ending around November 25. On September 13, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 86% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 14% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around November 25 and lasts for 4.7 months, ending around April 16. On January 12, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 64% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 36% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Saint-Benoît varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.0 months, from December 23 to April 24, with a greater than 22% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 37% on February 10.
The drier season lasts 8.0 months, from April 24 to December 23. The smallest chance of a wet day is 6% on July 9.
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 37% on February 10.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
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. Saint-Benoît experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 10 months, from July 31 to June 11, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around February 16, with an average total accumulation of 5.1 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 1.6 months, from June 11 to July 31. The least rain falls around July 5, with an average total accumulation of 0.4 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Saint-Benoît varies over the course of the year. In 2019, the shortest day is June 21, with 10 hours, 51 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 22, with 13 hours, 25 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:26 AM on November 28, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 28 minutes later at 6:54 AM on July 5. The earliest sunset is at 5:42 PM on June 6, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 22 minutes later at 7:04 PM on January 16.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Saint-Benoît during 2019.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
Saint-Benoît experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 7.2 months, from October 23 to May 30, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 27% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is February 16, with muggy conditions 96% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is August 14, with muggy conditions 4% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Saint-Benoît experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from June 6 to September 27, with average wind speeds of more than 12.3 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is July 25, with an average hourly wind speed of 14.2 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 8.3 months, from September 27 to June 6. The calmest day of the year is November 26, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Saint-Benoît is from the east throughout the year.
Saint-Benoît 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 water temperature experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The time of year with warmer water lasts for 3.9 months, from December 27 to April 25, with an average temperature above 81°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is February 18, with an average temperature of 82°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.6 months, from July 3 to October 24, with an average temperature below 76°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is August 23, with an average temperature of 74°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Saint-Benoît 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 time of year to visit Saint-Benoît for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid May to early November, with a peak score in the second week of September.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Saint-Benoît for hot-weather activities are from late March to early June and from early October to mid December, with a peak score in the second week of November.
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.
Temperatures in Saint-Benoît 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
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from October 15 to January 28, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.7 kWh. The brightest day of the year is November 22, with an average of 7.4 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from May 12 to August 14, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.4 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 26, with an average of 3.6 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Saint-Benoît are -21.038 deg latitude, 55.719 deg longitude, and 20 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Saint-Benoît contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 387 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 78 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (6,463 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (10,026 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Saint-Benoît is covered by water (62%), grassland (17%), and trees (13%), within 10 miles by water (53%) and trees (27%), and within 50 miles by water (91%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Saint-Benoît, 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 Saint-Benoît.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Saint-Benoît 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 Saint-Benoît is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Saint-Benoît and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .