Average Weather in Penanggal Indonesia
In Penanggal, the wet season is overcast, the dry season is partly cloudy, and it is warm and oppressive year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 66°F to 85°F and is rarely below 62°F or above 88°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Penanggal for warm-weather activities is from early June to early October.
The temperature in Penanggal varies so little throughout the year that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss hot and cold seasons.
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 Penanggal, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Penanggal begins around May 2 and lasts for 5.5 months, ending around October 19. On August 2, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 47% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 53% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 19 and lasts for 6.5 months, ending around May 2. On February 3, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 90% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 10% 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 Penanggal varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.3 months, from November 16 to April 25, with a greater than 34% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 65% on February 13.
The drier season lasts 6.7 months, from April 25 to November 16. The smallest chance of a wet day is 4% on August 18.
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 65% on February 13.
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. Penanggal experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 12 months, from August 26 to August 14, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around January 29, with an average total accumulation of 10.8 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 1.8 weeks, from August 14 to August 26. The least rain falls around August 20, with an average total accumulation of 0.5 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Penanggal does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 36 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2018, the shortest day is June 21, with 11 hours, 39 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 22, with 12 hours, 36 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 4:57 AM on November 15, and the latest sunrise is 45 minutes later at 5:43 AM on July 15. The earliest sunset is at 5:15 PM on May 26, and the latest sunset is 39 minutes later at 5:55 PM on January 29.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Penanggal during 2018.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
Penanggal experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 10 months, from September 19 to July 30, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 85% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is February 13, with muggy conditions 100% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is August 13, with muggy conditions 80% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Penanggal experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.1 months, from June 1 to November 4, with average wind speeds of more than 7.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is August 25, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.7 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.9 months, from November 4 to June 1. The calmest day of the year is March 25, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.1 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Penanggal varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 5.0 days, from March 15 to March 20 and for 5.7 months, from July 5 to December 26, with a peak percentage of 83% on October 6. The wind is most often from the east for 3.5 months, from March 20 to July 5, with a peak percentage of 67% on May 10. The wind is most often from the west for 2.6 months, from December 26 to March 15, with a peak percentage of 48% on January 1.
Penanggal 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 6.0 months, from November 22 to May 21, with an average temperature above 83°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is March 24, with an average temperature of 84°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 2.4 months, from July 20 to October 2, with an average temperature below 79°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is August 28, with an average temperature of 78°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Penanggal 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 Penanggal for general outdoor tourist activities is from early June to early October, with a peak score in the second week of August.
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 Penanggal for hot-weather activities are from late April to early August and from late September to early November, with a peak score in the last week of May.
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 Penanggal 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 2.3 months, from August 18 to October 27, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.4 kWh. The brightest day of the year is September 28, with an average of 6.9 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 4.4 months, from December 3 to April 15, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.9 kWh. The darkest day of the year is February 4, with an average of 4.4 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Penanggal are -8.142 deg latitude, 113.043 deg longitude, and 1,811 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Penanggal contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,526 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,841 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (12,008 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (12,064 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Penanggal is covered by trees (39%), shrubs (34%), and cropland (22%), within 10 miles by trees (64%) and cropland (18%), and within 50 miles by water (44%) and trees (27%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Penanggal, 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 Penanggal.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Penanggal 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 Penanggal is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Penanggal and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .