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Average Weather in Karangan Indonesia

The climate in Karangan is hot, oppressive, and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 73°F to 90°F and is rarely below 71°F or above 93°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 KaranganJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMhotwarmcomfortable
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < chilly < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Clouds

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

The clearer part of the year in Karangan begins around May 16 and lasts for 3.5 months, ending around August 31. On June 29, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 28% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 71% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around August 31 and lasts for 8.5 months, ending around May 16. On January 19, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 89% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 11% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in KaranganclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jun 2928%Jun 2928%Jan 1911%Jan 1911%May 1620%May 1620%Aug 3120%Aug 3120%mostly clearpartly cloudyovercastmostly cloudy
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

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

The wetter season lasts 7.0 months, from October 5 to May 6, with a greater than 53% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 70% on November 17.

The drier season lasts 5.0 months, from May 6 to October 5. The smallest chance of a wet day is 36% on August 7.

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 70% on November 17.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in KaranganwetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Nov 1770%Nov 1770%Aug 736%Aug 736%Jan 166%Jan 166%Oct 553%Oct 553%May 653%May 653%rain
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. Karangan experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Karangan. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around January 6, with an average total accumulation of 14.1 inches.

The least rain falls around August 13, with an average total accumulation of 6.0 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.

Sun

The length of the day in Karangan does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 9 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 12 hours, 6 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 12 hours, 9 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in KaranganJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minMar 2012 hr, 7 minMar 2012 hr, 9 minJun 2112 hr, 9 minJun 2112 hr, 7 minSep 2312 hr, 7 minSep 2312 hr, 6 minDec 2112 hr, 6 minDec 21nightnightday
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 5:23 AM on November 3, and the latest sunrise is 31 minutes later at 5:53 AM on February 11. The earliest sunset is at 5:28 PM on November 3, and the latest sunset is 31 minutes later at 5:59 PM on February 11.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Karangan during 2017.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in KaranganJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PMNov 35:23 AMNov 35:23 AM5:59 PMFeb 115:59 PMFeb 11Nov 35:28 PMNov 35:28 PM5:53 AMFeb 115:53 AMFeb 11daynightnight
The solar day over the course of the year 2017. 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 Karangan, 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 100% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in KaranganJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Aug 31100%Aug 31100%100%May 16100%May 16miserablemiserableoppressiveoppressive
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

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 Karangan does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining within 0.3 miles per hour of 1.7 miles per hour throughout.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in KaranganJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 mph0.5 mph1.0 mph1.5 mph2.0 mph2.5 mph3.0 mphJan 272.0 mphJan 272.0 mphApr 281.4 mphApr 281.4 mph
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 Karangan varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the west for 1.6 months, from March 19 to May 8 and for 2.6 months, from October 3 to December 21, with a peak percentage of 60% on November 11. The wind is most often from the south for 4.8 months, from May 8 to October 3, with a peak percentage of 74% on August 7. The wind is most often from the north for 2.9 months, from December 21 to March 19, with a peak percentage of 54% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in KaranganNWSWNJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%northwestsoutheast
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Water Temperature

Karangan is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average water temperature experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The time of year with warmer water lasts for 3.1 months, from April 20 to July 22, with an average temperature above 85°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is June 4, with an average temperature of 86°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 1.8 months, from January 8 to March 2, with an average temperature below 83°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 1, with an average temperature of 82°F.

Average Water Temperature

The daily average water temperature (purple line), 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 per square meter does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining within 0.4 kilowatt-hours of 4.5 kilowatt-hours throughout.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in KaranganJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWhMar 84.9 kWhMar 84.9 kWhDec 114.1 kWhDec 114.1 kWhOct 154.3 kWhOct 154.3 kWhJan 104.3 kWhJan 104.3 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 Karangan are 0.560 deg latitude, 109.376 deg longitude, and 154 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Karangan contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 413 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 144 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (2,700 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (5,492 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Karangan is covered by trees (51%) and cropland (39%), within 10 miles by trees (53%) and cropland (36%), and within 50 miles by trees (45%) and cropland (26%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Karangan, 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 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Karangan.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Karangan 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 Karangan is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Karangan and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Supadio Airport (72%, 79 kilometers, south) and Kuching International Airport (28%, 149 kilometers, northeast).

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.