Average Weather in Anse Boileau Seychelles
The climate in Anse Boileau is warm, oppressive, windy, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 76°F to 87°F and is rarely below 74°F or above 89°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 Anse Boileau, 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 Anse Boileau begins around July 22 and lasts for 4.7 months, ending around December 14. On October 6, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 49% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 51% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around December 14 and lasts for 7.3 months, ending around July 22. On January 11, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 73% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 27% of the time.
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Anse Boileau varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.0 months, from October 20 to March 19, with a greater than 34% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 59% on December 30.
The drier season lasts 7.0 months, from March 19 to October 20. The smallest chance of a wet day is 9% on July 27.
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 59% on December 30.
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. Anse Boileau experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Anse Boileau. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around January 5, with an average total accumulation of 7.5 inches.
The least rain falls around July 25, with an average total accumulation of 0.8 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Anse Boileau does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 23 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2017, the shortest day is June 21, with 11 hours, 51 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 12 hours, 24 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:52 AM on November 11, and the latest sunrise is 35 minutes later at 6:27 AM on July 20. The earliest sunset is at 6:09 PM on October 23, and the latest sunset is 31 minutes later at 6:40 PM on February 3.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Anse Boileau during 2017.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
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 Anse Boileau, 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, remaining a virtually constant 100% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels
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 Anse Boileau experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.8 months, from May 18 to October 13, with average wind speeds of more than 6.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is August 19, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.2 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.2 months, from October 13 to May 18. The calmest day of the year is April 7, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Anse Boileau varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 2.6 months, from January 6 to March 26, with a peak percentage of 62% on February 13. The wind is most often from the west for 1.6 weeks, from March 26 to April 6 and for 1.5 months, from November 22 to January 6, with a peak percentage of 32% on April 4. The wind is most often from the south for 6.5 months, from May 6 to November 22, with a peak percentage of 92% on July 10.
Anse Boileau 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 2.4 months, from March 4 to May 16, with an average temperature above 84°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is April 14, with an average temperature of 85°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 2.4 months, from June 23 to September 5, with an average temperature below 80°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is July 27, with an average temperature of 79°F.
Average Water Temperature
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 1.4 months, from September 18 to October 31, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.0 kWh. The brightest day of the year is October 7, with an average of 6.3 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.5 months, from April 26 to July 11, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.3 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 6, with an average of 5.1 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Anse Boileau are -4.717 deg latitude, 55.483 deg longitude, and 161 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Anse Boileau contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,998 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 366 feet. Within 10 miles also contains large variations in elevation (2,989 feet). Within 50 miles also contains large variations in elevation (2,989 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Anse Boileau is covered by water (46%), trees (34%), and grassland (12%), within 10 miles by water (86%), and within 50 miles by water (99%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Anse Boileau, 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, Seychelles International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Anse Boileau.
At a distance of 6 kilometers from Anse Boileau, 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 Anse Boileau 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.
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , 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.