Average Weather in Wiang Nuea Thailand
In Wiang Nuea, the wet season is hot, oppressive, and overcast and the dry season is warm and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 56°F to 94°F and is rarely below 51°F or above 99°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Wiang Nuea for warm-weather activities is from early November to late March.
The hot season lasts for 1.8 months, from March 14 to May 8, with an average daily high temperature above 91°F. The hottest day of the year is April 13, with an average high of 94°F and low of 70°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.3 months, from November 18 to January 27, with an average daily high temperature below 82°F. The coldest day of the year is January 25, with an average low of 56°F and high of 82°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 Wiang Nuea, 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 Wiang Nuea begins around October 27 and lasts for 5.9 months, ending around April 22. On February 20, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 78% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 22% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around April 22 and lasts for 6.1 months, ending around October 27. On August 2, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 94% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 6% 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 Wiang Nuea varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.6 months, from April 27 to October 15, with a greater than 33% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 64% on August 12.
The drier season lasts 6.4 months, from October 15 to April 27. The smallest chance of a wet day is 2% on January 26.
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 64% on August 12.
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. Wiang Nuea experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 8.9 months, from March 11 to December 7, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around August 25, with an average total accumulation of 8.2 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from December 7 to March 11. The least rain falls around February 7, with an average total accumulation of 0.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Wiang Nuea varies over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 22, with 10 hours, 58 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 13 hours, 18 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:47 AM on June 6, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 16 minutes later at 7:03 AM on January 18. The earliest sunset is at 5:46 PM on November 26, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 22 minutes later at 7:08 PM on July 5.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Wiang Nuea during 2018.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
Wiang Nuea experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 8.0 months, from April 5 to December 6, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 27% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 20, with muggy conditions 100% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 26, with muggy conditions 2% 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 Wiang Nuea experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from January 23 to May 1, with average wind speeds of more than 2.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 19, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.0 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 8.7 months, from May 1 to January 23. The calmest day of the year is September 15, with an average hourly wind speed of 2.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Wiang Nuea varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 1.1 weeks, from January 6 to January 14 and for 5.0 days, from September 13 to September 18, with a peak percentage of 35% on September 15. The wind is most often from the west for 8.0 months, from January 14 to September 13, with a peak percentage of 74% on March 26. The wind is most often from the east for 3.6 months, from September 18 to January 6, with a peak percentage of 40% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Wiang Nuea 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 Wiang Nuea for general outdoor tourist activities is from early November to late March, with a peak score in the third week of February.
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 Wiang Nuea for hot-weather activities is from mid March to late April, with a peak score in the first week of April.
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 Wiang Nuea 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 some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 2.2 months, from February 23 to April 28, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.2 kWh. The brightest day of the year is March 28, with an average of 6.6 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.5 months, from July 5 to September 22, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.0 kWh. The darkest day of the year is August 26, with an average of 4.6 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Wiang Nuea are 19.380 deg latitude, 98.446 deg longitude, and 1,949 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Wiang Nuea contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,135 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,854 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,993 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (6,617 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Wiang Nuea is covered by trees (75%) and cropland (25%), within 10 miles by trees (92%), and within 50 miles by trees (78%) and shrubs (11%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Wiang Nuea, 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Wiang Nuea.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Wiang Nuea 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 Wiang Nuea is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Wiang Nuea and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Sanam Bin Mae Hong Son (57%, 50 kilometers, west); Chiang Mai International Airport (30%, 87 kilometers, southeast); and Chiang Rai (13%, 155 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .