Average Weather in Sawankhalok Thailand
In Sawankhalok, the wet season is oppressive and overcast, the dry season is muggy and partly cloudy, and it is hot year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 64°F to 99°F and is rarely below 58°F or above 105°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Sawankhalok for warm-weather activities is from late November to mid February.
The hot season lasts for 1.8 months, from March 14 to May 7, with an average daily high temperature above 97°F. The hottest day of the year is April 12, with an average high of 99°F and low of 79°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.8 months, from October 25 to January 20, with an average daily high temperature below 89°F. The coldest day of the year is January 3, with an average low of 64°F and high of 87°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 Sawankhalok, 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 Sawankhalok begins around October 30 and lasts for 5.5 months, ending around April 16. On February 20, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 69% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 31% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around April 16 and lasts for 6.5 months, ending around October 30. On June 16, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 92% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 8% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Sawankhalok varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.9 months, from April 28 to October 23, with a greater than 31% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 61% on September 9.
The drier season lasts 6.1 months, from October 23 to April 28. The smallest chance of a wet day is 1% on January 1.
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 61% on September 9.
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. Sawankhalok experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 8.9 months, from March 1 to November 29, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around September 10, with an average total accumulation of 7.7 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from November 29 to March 1. The least rain falls around January 20, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Sawankhalok varies over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 22, with 11 hours, 6 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 13 hours, 10 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:45 AM on June 5, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 9 minutes later at 6:54 AM on January 20. The earliest sunset is at 5:44 PM on November 24, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 15 minutes later at 6:59 PM on July 7.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Sawankhalok during 2018.
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.
Sawankhalok experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 9.8 months, from February 21 to December 14, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 44% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 25, with muggy conditions 100% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 5, with muggy conditions 26% of the time.
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 Sawankhalok experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.9 months, from March 2 to August 29, with average wind speeds of more than 4.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is June 30, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.7 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.1 months, from August 29 to March 2. The calmest day of the year is October 7, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Sawankhalok varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 8.2 months, from February 2 to October 7, with a peak percentage of 66% on June 9. The wind is most often from the east for 3.8 months, from October 7 to February 2, with a peak percentage of 48% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Sawankhalok 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 Sawankhalok for general outdoor tourist activities is from late November to mid February, with a peak score in the third week of December.
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 Sawankhalok for hot-weather activities are from late January to mid March and from mid November to early December, with a peak score in the last week of February.
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.
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 Sawankhalok 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 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
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 2.1 months, from February 17 to April 20, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is March 27, with an average of 6.2 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.6 months, from July 5 to September 24, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.8 kWh. The darkest day of the year is August 31, with an average of 4.5 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Sawankhalok are 17.316 deg latitude, 99.832 deg longitude, and 203 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Sawankhalok is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 56 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 204 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (791 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (4,131 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Sawankhalok is covered by cropland (100%), within 10 miles by cropland (96%), and within 50 miles by cropland (49%) and trees (44%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Sawankhalok, 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 Sawankhalok.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Sawankhalok 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 Sawankhalok is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Sawankhalok and a given station.
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.
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.