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Average Weather in Metinaro Timor-Leste

In Metinaro, the wet season is overcast, the dry season is partly cloudy, and it is hot and oppressive year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 68°F to 96°F and is rarely below 65°F or above 98°F.

Climate Summary

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Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Metinaro for warm-weather activities is from late May to late September.

Temperature

The hot season lasts for 1.7 months, from October 5 to November 27, with an average daily high temperature above 94°F. The hottest day of the year is November 2, with an average high of 96°F and low of 76°F.

The cool season lasts for 2.3 months, from January 10 to March 19, with an average daily high temperature below 90°F. The coldest day of the year is August 4, with an average low of 68°F and high of 90°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 MetinaroJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMcomfortablecomfortablewarmwarmhotsweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < very cold < 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.

Jalapa, Mexico (9,619 miles away); Managua, Nicaragua (10,260 miles); and Santa Teresa, Venezuela (11,596 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Metinaro (view comparison).

Clouds

In Metinaro, 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 Metinaro begins around April 21 and lasts for 6.4 months, ending around November 4. On August 18, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 52% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 48% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around November 4 and lasts for 5.6 months, ending around April 21. On January 18, 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 MetinaroclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Aug 1852%Aug 1852%Jan 1811%Jan 1811%Apr 2131%Apr 2131%Nov 432%Nov 432%clearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
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 Metinaro varies significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 4.7 months, from November 22 to April 12, with a greater than 20% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 39% on February 2.

The drier season lasts 7.3 months, from April 12 to November 22. The smallest chance of a wet day is 2% on August 11.

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 39% on February 2.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in MetinarowetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Feb 239%Feb 239%Aug 112%Aug 112%Jan 133%Jan 133%Nov 2220%Nov 2220%Apr 1220%Apr 1220%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. Metinaro experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 8.3 months, from October 20 to June 29, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around January 25, with an average total accumulation of 7.4 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from June 29 to October 20. The least rain falls around August 19, with an average total accumulation of 0.2 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 Metinaro does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 37 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2018, the shortest day is June 21, with 11 hours, 38 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 22, with 12 hours, 37 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

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 6:06 AM on November 16, and the latest sunrise is 46 minutes later at 6:52 AM on July 16. The earliest sunset is at 6:24 PM on May 27, and the latest sunset is 40 minutes later at 7:04 PM on January 28.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Metinaro during 2018.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in MetinaroJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMNov 166:06 AMNov 166:06 AM7:04 PMJan 287:04 PMJan 28May 276:24 PMMay 276:24 PM6:52 AMJul 166:52 AMJul 16daynightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2018. 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.

Metinaro experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 10 months, from September 14 to July 28, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 87% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is January 26, with muggy conditions 100% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is August 10, with muggy conditions 82% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in MetinaromuggymuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Aug 1082%Aug 1082%100%Jan 26100%Jan 26Sep 1487%Sep 1487%miserablemiserableoppressiveoppressivemuggymuggyhumidhumid
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 Metinaro experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 5.2 months, from April 26 to October 2, with average wind speeds of more than 7.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is July 17, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.7 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 6.8 months, from October 2 to April 26. The calmest day of the year is November 23, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.1 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

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 Metinaro varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the east for 7.7 months, from March 27 to November 19, with a peak percentage of 63% on May 23. The wind is most often from the north for 1.7 weeks, from November 19 to December 1, with a peak percentage of 34% on November 22. The wind is most often from the west for 3.8 months, from December 1 to March 27, with a peak percentage of 70% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in MetinaroWENWJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%westeastnorthsouth
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

Metinaro 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 1.9 months, from November 2 to December 30, with an average temperature above 85°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is November 29, with an average temperature of 86°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 2.4 months, from July 6 to September 17, with an average temperature below 82°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is August 11, with an average temperature of 81°F.

Average Water Temperature

Average Water Temperature in MetinarowarmcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec78°F79°F80°F81°F82°F83°F84°F85°F86°F87°F88°FNov 2986°FNov 2986°F81°FAug 1181°FAug 11Jul 682°FJul 682°FSep 1782°FSep 1782°F
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Metinaro 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 Metinaro for general outdoor tourist activities is from late May to late September, with a peak score in the last week of July.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Metinarobest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468107.27.23.53.5 precipitationprecipitationtemperaturetemperaturetourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

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 Metinaro for hot-weather activities is from late April to early November, with a peak score in the last week of September.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Metinarobest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468106.86.84.84.86.66.66.26.2 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturebeach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

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.

Growing Season

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 Metinaro 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

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in MetinaroJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%100%Jan 1100%Jan 1100%Jul 3100%Jul 3comfortablewarmhotsweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < very cold < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within 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

Growing Degree Days in MetinaroJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F2,000°F4,000°F6,000°F8,000°F10,000°FJul 490°FJul 490°FAug 3900°FAug 3900°FJun 3011,038°FJun 3011,038°F
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, 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 experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 2.5 months, from August 25 to November 8, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is October 7, with an average of 7.3 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from December 6 to March 11, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.1 kWh. The darkest day of the year is January 18, with an average of 4.5 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in MetinarobrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWhOct 77.3 kWhOct 77.3 kWhJan 184.5 kWhJan 184.5 kWhAug 256.8 kWhAug 256.8 kWhDec 65.1 kWhDec 65.1 kWhMar 115.1 kWhMar 115.1 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 Metinaro are -8.531 deg latitude, 125.745 deg longitude, and 102 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Metinaro contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,142 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 274 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (4,334 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (9,682 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Metinaro is covered by water (50%) and cropland (38%), within 10 miles by water (48%) and cropland (26%), and within 50 miles by water (55%) and trees (19%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Metinaro, 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 is only a single weather station, Alor / Mali, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Metinaro.

At a distance of 134 kilometers from Metinaro, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.

The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and Metinaro according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.

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.

Disclaimer

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.