Average Weather in Carlyle Illinois, United States
In Carlyle, the summers are warm and muggy, the winters are very cold and windy, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 25°F to 88°F and is rarely below 9°F or above 95°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Carlyle for warm-weather activities are from late May to early July and from mid July to late September.
The hot season lasts for 3.8 months, from May 26 to September 20, with an average daily high temperature above 78°F. The hottest day of the year is July 20, with an average high of 88°F and low of 69°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 29 to February 28, with an average daily high temperature below 49°F. The coldest day of the year is January 22, with an average low of 25°F and high of 40°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 Carlyle, 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 Carlyle begins around June 15 and lasts for 4.5 months, ending around October 30. On August 26, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 70% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 30% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 30 and lasts for 7.5 months, ending around June 15. On February 12, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 54% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 46% 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 Carlyle varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.0 months, from March 21 to August 20, with a greater than 28% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 40% on June 7.
The drier season lasts 7.0 months, from August 20 to March 21. The smallest chance of a wet day is 17% on January 16.
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 40% on June 7.
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. Carlyle experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Carlyle. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around May 9, with an average total accumulation of 4.3 inches.
The least rain falls around January 26, with an average total accumulation of 1.8 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. Carlyle experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from December 1 to March 15, 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 28, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.3 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 8.6 months, from March 15 to December 1. The least snow falls around July 25, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Carlyle varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 28 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 52 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:32 AM on June 14, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 54 minutes later at 7:26 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 4:36 PM on December 7, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 50 minutes later at 8:26 PM on June 27.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Carlyle during 2018, starting in the spring on March 11, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 4.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
Carlyle experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.1 months, from May 18 to September 22, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 17% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 24, with muggy conditions 69% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 27, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
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 Carlyle experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 7.5 months, from October 10 to May 24, with average wind speeds of more than 9.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 11.9 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.5 months, from May 24 to October 10. The calmest day of the year is July 31, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Carlyle varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 1.0 months, from January 9 to February 9, with a peak percentage of 32% on January 12. The wind is most often from the north for 1.6 weeks, from February 9 to February 20 and for 6.0 days, from March 6 to March 12, with a peak percentage of 30% on March 8. The wind is most often from the south for 2.0 weeks, from February 20 to March 6 and for 9.9 months, from March 12 to January 9, with a peak percentage of 31% on February 28.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Carlyle 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 times of year to visit Carlyle for general outdoor tourist activities are from late May to early July and from mid July to late September, with a peak score in the first week of September.
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 Carlyle for hot-weather activities is from mid June to late August, with a peak score in the last week of July.
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 Carlyle typically lasts for 6.8 months (210 days), from around April 2 to around October 29, rarely starting before March 15 or after April 20, and rarely ending before October 11 or after November 15.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Carlyle should appear around March 20, only rarely appearing before March 6 or after April 7.
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 4.2 months, from April 24 to August 30, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.9 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 2, with an average of 6.8 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from November 7 to February 8, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.0 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 23, with an average of 2.0 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Carlyle are 38.610 deg latitude, -89.373 deg longitude, and 456 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Carlyle contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 115 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 453 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (184 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (509 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Carlyle is covered by cropland (71%) and artificial surfaces (18%), within 10 miles by cropland (80%), and within 50 miles by cropland (75%) and trees (17%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Carlyle, 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Carlyle.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Carlyle 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 Carlyle is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Carlyle and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Centralia Municipal Airport (48%, 27 kilometers, southeast); Flying L Airport (25%, 42 kilometers, west); Sparta Community Airport-Hunter Field (15%, 59 kilometers, southwest); and Litchfield Municipal Airport (12%, 67 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .