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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Lūnāvāda India

In Lūnāvāda, the wet season is oppressive and mostly cloudy, the dry season is mostly clear, and it is hot year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 56°F to 105°F and is rarely below 50°F or above 110°F.

Based on the beach/pool score, the best times of year to visit Lūnāvāda for hot-weather activities are from late February to mid April and from mid October to early November.

Climate in Lūnāvāda

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Lūnāvāda weather by month. Click on each chart for more information.

Average Temperature in Lūnāvāda

The hot season lasts for 2.1 months, from April 8 to June 12, with an average daily high temperature above 100°F. The hottest day of the year is May 12, with an average high of 105°F and low of 82°F.

The cool season lasts for 2.1 months, from December 7 to February 12, with an average daily high temperature below 86°F. The coldest day of the year is January 9, with an average low of 56°F and high of 81°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in Lūnāvāda

Average High and Low Temperature in LūnāvādahotcoolcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°F110°F110°FJan 981°FJan 981°FMay 12105°FMay 12105°F56°F56°F82°F82°FApr 8100°FApr 8100°FDec 786°FDec 786°FFeb 1286°FFeb 1286°F75°F75°F82°F82°F59°F59°F59°F59°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 Lūnāvāda

Average Hourly Temperature in LūnāvādaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcoolcoolwarmhothotswelteringcomfortablecomfortablecomfortablecomfortable
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.

Aguié, Niger (4,341 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Lūnāvāda (view comparison).

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Clouds

In Lūnāvāda, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Lūnāvāda begins around September 15 and lasts for 9.0 months, ending around June 15. On February 17, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 89% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 11% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around June 15 and lasts for 3.0 months, ending around September 15. On August 5, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 79% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 21% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories in Lūnāvāda

Cloud Cover Categories in LūnāvādaclearerclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Feb 1789%Feb 1789%Aug 521%Aug 521%Sep 1555%Sep 1555%Jun 1556%Jun 1556%NowNowclearovercastmostly clearmostly cloudypartly 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

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Lūnāvāda varies very significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 3.0 months, from June 18 to September 16, with a greater than 27% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 54% on July 28.

The drier season lasts 9.0 months, from September 16 to June 18. The smallest chance of a wet day is 1% on December 11.

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 54% on July 28.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Lūnāvāda

Daily Chance of Precipitation in LūnāvādawetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jul 2854%Jul 2854%Dec 111%Dec 111%Jun 1827%Jun 1827%Sep 1627%Sep 1627%NowNowrain
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. Lūnāvāda experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 5.2 months, from May 15 to October 22, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 27, with an average total accumulation of 10.4 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 6.8 months, from October 22 to May 15. The least rain falls around February 21, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Lūnāvāda

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 Lūnāvāda varies over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 43 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 13 hours, 34 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Lūnāvāda

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in LūnāvādaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minMar 2012 hr, 7 minMar 2013 hr, 34 minJun 2113 hr, 34 minJun 2112 hr, 8 minSep 2312 hr, 8 minSep 2310 hr, 43 minDec 2110 hr, 43 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 5:49 AM on June 7, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 30 minutes later at 7:18 AM on January 14. The earliest sunset is at 5:48 PM on November 28, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 36 minutes later at 7:25 PM on July 3.

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

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Lūnāvāda

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in LūnāvādaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 75:49 AMJun 75:49 AM7:25 PMJul 37:25 PMJul 3Nov 285:48 PMNov 285:48 PM7:18 AMJan 147:18 AMJan 14daynightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
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 Lūnāvāda

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.

Lūnāvāda experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 5.9 months, from May 2 to October 30, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 26% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 1, with muggy conditions 100% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is February 21, with muggy conditions 1% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in Lūnāvāda

Humidity Comfort Levels in LūnāvādamuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Feb 211%Feb 211%100%Aug 1100%Aug 1May 226%May 226%Oct 3026%Oct 3026%NowNowmiserablemiserableoppressiveoppressivedrydrymuggymuggyhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortable
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 Lūnāvāda experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 4.0 months, from April 26 to August 25, with average wind speeds of more than 8.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is June 25, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.0 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 8.0 months, from August 25 to April 26. The calmest day of the year is October 8, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.0 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in Lūnāvāda

Average Wind Speed in LūnāvādawindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mphJun 2512.0 mphJun 2512.0 mphOct 85.0 mphOct 85.0 mphApr 268.5 mphApr 268.5 mphAug 258.5 mphAug 258.5 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 Lūnāvāda varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the north for 2.1 weeks, from February 2 to February 17, with a peak percentage of 35% on February 6. The wind is most often from the west for 7.7 months, from February 17 to October 8, with a peak percentage of 83% on May 19. The wind is most often from the east for 3.8 months, from October 8 to February 2, with a peak percentage of 48% on January 1.

Wind Direction in Lūnāvāda

Wind Direction in LūnāvādaENWEJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwesteastnorthsouth
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 Lūnāvāda 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 Lūnāvāda for general outdoor tourist activities is from early November to early March, with a peak score in the first week of February.

Tourism Score in Lūnāvāda

Tourism Score in Lūnāvādabest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810108.28.22.32.3NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature 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 times of year to visit Lūnāvāda for hot-weather activities are from late February to mid April and from mid October to early November, with a peak score in the third week of March.

Beach/Pool Score in Lūnāvāda

Beach/Pool Score in Lūnāvādabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810108.08.03.73.77.57.54.64.6NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudsbeach/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 Lūnāvāda 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 Lūnāvāda

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in LūnāvādaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%100%Jan 1100%Jan 1100%Jul 3100%Jul 3NowNowcoolcomfortablewarmhotswelteringcold
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 Lūnāvāda

Growing Degree Days in LūnāvādaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F2,000°F2,000°F4,000°F4,000°F6,000°F6,000°F8,000°F8,000°F10,000°F10,000°FJan 590°FJan 590°FMar 211,800°FMar 211,800°FDec 3110,519°FDec 3110,519°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 significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 2.4 months, from March 28 to June 8, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.0 kWh. The brightest day of the year is May 16, with an average of 7.6 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.5 months, from November 8 to January 24, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.2 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 20, with an average of 4.6 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Lūnāvāda

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in LūnāvādabrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhMay 167.6 kWhMay 167.6 kWhDec 204.6 kWhDec 204.6 kWhMar 287.0 kWhMar 287.0 kWhJan 245.2 kWhJan 245.2 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 Lūnāvāda are 23.128 deg latitude, 73.610 deg longitude, and 341 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Lūnāvāda contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 348 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 308 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (617 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,648 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Lūnāvāda is covered by cropland (96%), within 10 miles by cropland (97%), and within 50 miles by cropland (95%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Lūnāvāda, 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, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Lūnāvāda.

At a distance of 100 kilometers from Lūnāvāda, 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 Lūnāvāda 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.

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.