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.
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 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
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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
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 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
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
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
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 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
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
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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%).
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%.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .