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Average Weather in Nawal Nepal

In Nawal, the wet season is cool and partly cloudy and the dry season is very cold and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 6°F to 58°F and is rarely below -1°F or above 62°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Nawal for warm-weather activities is from mid June to late July.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The warm season lasts for 4.1 months, from June 1 to October 3, with an average daily high temperature above 53°F. The hottest day of the year is August 7, with an average high of 58°F and low of 43°F.

The cold season lasts for 2.7 months, from December 13 to March 4, with an average daily high temperature below 38°F. The coldest day of the year is January 17, with an average low of 6°F and high of 33°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

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

Average Hourly Temperature in NawalJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMfrigidfrigidfreezingfreezingfreezingfreezingvery coldcoldcoolcoldfrigid
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.

Telluride, Colorado, United States (7,781 miles away); El Tarter, Andorra (4,554 miles); and Ischgl, Austria (4,069 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Nawal (view comparison).

Clouds

In Nawal, 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 Nawal begins around September 17 and lasts for 9.2 months, ending around June 24. On November 3, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 93% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 7% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around June 24 and lasts for 2.8 months, ending around September 17. On August 3, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 84% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 16% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in NawalclearerclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Nov 393%Nov 393%Aug 316%Aug 316%Sep 1753%Sep 1753%Jun 2454%Jun 2454%clearmostly clearpartly cloudyovercastmostly 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 Nawal varies very significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 3.5 months, from June 7 to September 22, with a greater than 27% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 53% on July 17.

The drier season lasts 8.5 months, from September 22 to June 7. The smallest chance of a wet day is 1% on November 20.

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 in Nawal changes throughout the year.

Rain alone is the most common for 6.9 months, from April 10 to November 6. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 53% on July 17.

Snow alone is the most common for 4.3 months, from November 8 to March 19. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 5% on January 9.

Mixed snow and rain is the most common for 3.4 weeks, from March 19 to April 10 and from November 6 to November 8. The highest chance of a day with mixed snow and rain is 3% on April 4.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in NawalsnowrainsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jul 1753%Jul 1753%Nov 201%Nov 201%Mar 196%Mar 196%Jun 727%Jun 727%Sep 2227%Sep 2227%rainsnowmixed
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. Nawal experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 6.2 months, from April 22 to October 27, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 16, with an average total accumulation of 6.0 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 5.8 months, from October 27 to April 22. The least rain falls around January 23, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

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.

Snowfall

We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. Colder, drier snow tends to be on the higher end of that range and warmer, wetter snow on the lower end.

As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Nawal experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 6.5 months, from October 6 to April 21, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around January 24, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.3 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 5.5 months, from April 21 to October 6. The least snow falls around July 23, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in NawalsnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in1 in2 in3 in4 in5 in6 inJan 240.3 inJan 240.3 inJul 230.0 inJul 230.0 inOct 200.2 inOct 200.2 inApr 210.1 inApr 210.1 in
The average liquid-equivalent snowfall (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 rainfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Nawal varies over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 22, with 10 hours, 19 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 13 hours, 58 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

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 5:10 AM on June 10, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 53 minutes later at 7:02 AM on January 12. The earliest sunset is at 5:11 PM on November 30, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 59 minutes later at 7:10 PM on July 1.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Nawal during 2018.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in NawalJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 105:10 AMJun 105:10 AM7:10 PMJul 17:10 PMJul 1Nov 305:11 PMNov 305:11 PM7:02 AMJan 127:02 AMJan 12daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2018. 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.

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 Nawal, 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 0% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in NawalJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jul 30%Jul 30%drydry
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 Nawal experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 6.6 months, from January 27 to August 15, with average wind speeds of more than 5.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is June 18, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.3 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 5.4 months, from August 15 to January 27. The calmest day of the year is November 8, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.4 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

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 Nawal varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the west for 3.9 weeks, from January 6 to February 2, with a peak percentage of 38% on January 11. The wind is most often from the north for 1.3 months, from February 2 to March 10 and for 2.3 months, from October 28 to January 6, with a peak percentage of 37% on March 8. The wind is most often from the south for 7.6 months, from March 10 to October 28, with a peak percentage of 82% on July 30.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in NawalWNSNJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%westsouthnorth
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 Nawal 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 Nawal for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid June to late July, with a peak score in the last week of June.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in NawalJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468100.80.80.00.0 precipitationprecipitationcloudsclouds
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 Nawal for hot-weather activities is from late August to late September, with a peak score in the third week of August.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in NawalJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468100.00.00.00.0 precipitationprecipitationcloudsclouds
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).

The growing season in Nawal typically lasts for 3.9 months (118 days), from around June 5 to around October 1, rarely starting before May 21 or after June 20, and rarely ending before September 16 or after October 16.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Nawalgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jun 550%Jun 550%Oct 150%Oct 150%Jun 2090%Jun 2090%Sep 1690%Sep 1690%May 2110%May 2110%Oct 1610%Oct 1610%0%Feb 270%Feb 27Jul 27100%Jul 27100%frigidfreezingvery coldcoldcool
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.

Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Nawal should appear around July 21, only rarely appearing before July 4 or after August 8.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in NawalJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F50°F100°F150°F200°F250°FJul 2190°FJul 2190°FDec 31220°FDec 31220°F
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 2.5 months, from April 5 to June 20, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.5 kWh. The brightest day of the year is May 26, with an average of 8.2 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.5 months, from November 15 to February 2, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.2 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 25, with an average of 4.4 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in NawalbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWh10 kWhMay 268.2 kWhMay 268.2 kWhDec 254.4 kWhDec 254.4 kWhApr 57.5 kWhApr 57.5 kWhFeb 25.2 kWhFeb 25.2 kWh
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 Nawal are 28.648 deg latitude, 84.103 deg longitude, and 13,123 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Nawal contains extreme variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 4,931 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 12,465 feet. Within 10 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (17,178 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (25,814 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Nawal is covered by shrubs (49%), grassland (29%), and sparse vegetation (12%), within 10 miles by snow and glaciers (54%) and shrubs (14%), and within 50 miles by grassland (24%) and trees (21%).

Data Sources

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

At a distance of 163 kilometers from Nawal, further than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed insufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records. Consequently, the station records are blended with interpolated values from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis , and both are corrected for elevation differences according to the International Standard Atmosphere .

The weight assigned to the MERRA-2 value depends on the distance from Nawal to the nearest station, increasing from 0% at 150 kilometers to 100% at 200 kilometers. In this case, the MERRA-2 weight is 20%, making the weight assigned to the weather station 80%.

Other Data

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.

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.