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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Kawasaki Japan

In Kawasaki, the summers are short, warm, oppressive, and mostly cloudy; the winters are cold and mostly clear; and it is wet year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 36°F to 87°F and is rarely below 31°F or above 93°F.

Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Kawasaki for hot-weather activities is from late July to early September.

Climate in Kawasaki

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Kawasaki weather by month. Click on each chart for more information.

The hot season lasts for 2.6 months, from June 28 to September 16, with an average daily high temperature above 79°F. The hottest month of the year in Kawasaki is August, with an average high of 86°F and low of 76°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.5 months, from December 3 to March 19, with an average daily high temperature below 56°F. The coldest month of the year in Kawasaki is January, with an average low of 37°F and high of 49°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in Kawasaki

Average High and Low Temperature in KawasakihotcoolcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FJan 2849°FJan 2849°FAug 887°FAug 887°F36°F36°F76°F76°FJun 2879°FJun 2879°FSep 1679°FSep 1679°FDec 356°FDec 356°FMar 1956°FMar 1956°F70°F70°F70°F70°F44°F44°F44°F44°FNowNow
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.
AverageJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
High 49°F50°F55°F65°F72°F77°F84°F86°F80°F70°F61°F53°F
Temp. 43°F43°F49°F58°F66°F71°F78°F81°F74°F65°F56°F47°F
Low 37°F38°F43°F52°F61°F67°F74°F76°F70°F60°F50°F41°F

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 Kawasaki

Average Hourly Temperature in KawasakiJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmhotcomfortablevery coldvery cold
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 average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Southern Shores, North Carolina, United States (6,994 miles away) and Rūdsar, Iran (4,778 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Kawasaki (view comparison).

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In Kawasaki, 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 Kawasaki begins around October 3 and lasts for 5.8 months, ending around March 29.

The clearest month of the year in Kawasaki is December, during which on average the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 74% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around March 29 and lasts for 6.2 months, ending around October 3.

The cloudiest month of the year in Kawasaki is June, during which on average the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 69% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories in Kawasaki

Cloud Cover Categories in KawasakiclearerclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Dec 2676%Dec 2676%Jun 2627%Jun 2627%Oct 351%Oct 351%Mar 2952%Mar 2952%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.
FractionJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Cloudier 28%36%45%53%58%69%66%52%52%42%35%26%
Clearer 72%64%55%47%42%31%34%48%48%58%65%74%

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

The wetter season lasts 7.4 months, from March 8 to October 19, with a greater than 31% chance of a given day being a wet day. The month with the most wet days in Kawasaki is June, with an average of 13.2 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

The drier season lasts 4.6 months, from October 19 to March 8. The month with the fewest wet days in Kawasaki is January, with an average of 5.0 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. The month with the most days of rain alone in Kawasaki is June, with an average of 13.2 days. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 48% on June 23.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Kawasaki

Daily Chance of Precipitation in KawasakiwetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jun 2348%Jun 2348%Dec 2713%Dec 2713%Mar 831%Mar 831%Oct 1931%Oct 1931%NowNowrain
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).
Days ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rain 4.8d6.4d9.9d9.9d10.6d13.2d11.8d10.3d12.1d9.9d7.3d5.0d
Mixed 0.2d0.2d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.1d
Any 5.0d6.6d9.9d9.9d10.6d13.2d11.8d10.3d12.1d9.9d7.3d5.1d

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. Kawasaki experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Kawasaki. The month with the most rain in Kawasaki is September, with an average rainfall of 7.5 inches.

The month with the least rain in Kawasaki is January, with an average rainfall of 2.1 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Kawasaki

Average Monthly Rainfall in KawasakiJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in2 in2 in4 in4 in6 in6 in8 in8 in10 in10 in12 in12 in14 in14 inSep 267.8 inSep 267.8 inDec 291.9 inDec 291.9 inJun 226.6 inJun 226.6 inApr 64.8 inApr 64.8 inAug 24.5 inAug 24.5 inNowNow
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 snowfall.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rainfall 2.1″2.8″4.3″4.7″4.8″6.3″5.2″5.0″7.5″6.3″3.6″2.1″

The length of the day in Kawasaki varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2024, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 45 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 34 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Kawasaki

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in KawasakiJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 8 minMar 2012 hr, 8 minMar 2014 hr, 34 minJun 2114 hr, 34 minJun 2112 hr, 9 minSep 2212 hr, 9 minSep 229 hr, 45 minDec 219 hr, 45 minDec 21nightnightdayNowNow
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.
Hours ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Daylight 10.1h10.9h12.0h13.1h14.0h14.5h14.3h13.5h12.4h11.3h10.3h9.8h

The earliest sunrise is at 4:25 AM on June 12, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 26 minutes later at 6:51 AM on January 8. The earliest sunset is at 4:27 PM on December 5, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 33 minutes later at 7:00 PM on June 29.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Kawasaki during 2024.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Kawasaki

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in KawasakiJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PMJun 124:25 AMJun 124:25 AM7:00 PMJun 297:00 PMJun 29Dec 54:27 PMDec 54:27 PM6:51 AMJan 86:51 AMJan 8daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2024. 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.

The figure below presents a compact representation of the sun's elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon) and azimuth (its compass bearing) for every hour of every day in the reporting period. The horizontal axis is the day of the year and the vertical axis is the hour of the day. For a given day and hour of that day, the background color indicates the azimuth of the sun at that moment. The black isolines are contours of constant solar elevation.

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in Kawasaki

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in KawasakiJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AM00001010101020202020303030304040405050506060700000101010102020202030303030404040505060703178NowNow
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Solar elevation and azimuth over the course of the year 2024. The black lines are lines of constant solar elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon, in degrees). The background color fills indicate the azimuth (the compass bearing) of the sun. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries of the cardinal compass points indicate the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2024. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in Kawasaki

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil 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.

Kawasaki experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.9 months, from June 6 to October 1, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 24% of the time. The month with the most muggy days in Kawasaki is August, with 28.7 days that are muggy or worse.

The least muggy day of the year is February 11, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels in Kawasaki

Humidity Comfort Levels in KawasakimuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Feb 110%Feb 110%94%Aug 794%Aug 7Jun 624%Jun 624%Oct 124%Oct 124%NowNowmiserablemiserableoppressiveoppressivedrydryhumidhumid
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Muggy days 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.3d1.9d12.7d26.5d28.7d16.8d2.6d0.1d0.0d

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 Kawasaki experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 4.4 months, from January 5 to May 16, with average wind speeds of more than 8.6 miles per hour. The windiest month of the year in Kawasaki is March, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.6 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 7.6 months, from May 16 to January 5. The calmest month of the year in Kawasaki is August, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.7 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in Kawasaki

Average Wind Speed in KawasakiwindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mphMar 249.7 mphMar 249.7 mphJul 317.5 mphJul 317.5 mphJan 58.6 mphJan 58.6 mphMay 168.6 mphMay 168.6 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Wind Speed (mph) 8.79.39.69.48.67.87.77.78.18.18.08.3

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Kawasaki varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the south for 5.0 months, from April 14 to September 13, with a peak percentage of 53% on July 23. The wind is most often from the north for 7.0 months, from September 13 to April 14, with a peak percentage of 55% on January 1.

Wind Direction in Kawasaki

Wind Direction in KawasakiNSNJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestsouthnortheast
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The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Kawasaki 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 significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The time of year with warmer water lasts for 2.5 months, from July 13 to September 28, with an average temperature above 74°F. The month of the year in Kawasaki with the warmest water is August, with an average temperature of 78°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.0 months, from December 24 to April 24, with an average temperature below 61°F. The month of the year in Kawasaki with the coolest water is February, with an average temperature of 57°F.

Average Water Temperature in Kawasaki

Average Water Temperature in KawasakiwarmcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°F85°F85°FAug 1779°FAug 1779°F57°FFeb 2457°FFeb 24Jul 1374°FJul 1374°FSep 2874°FSep 2874°FDec 2461°FDec 2461°FApr 2461°FApr 2461°F
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
WaterJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temperature 59°F57°F58°F60°F65°F70°F75°F78°F76°F71°F67°F62°F

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Kawasaki 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 Kawasaki for general outdoor tourist activities are from late May to early June and from early September to late October, with a peak score in the last week of September.

Tourism Score in Kawasaki

Tourism Score in Kawasakibest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.46.40.10.15.85.85.25.2NowNowtemperaturetemperature cloudscloudsprecipitationprecipitationtourism 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 Kawasaki for hot-weather activities is from late July to early September, with a peak score in the second week of August.

Beach/Pool Score in Kawasaki

Beach/Pool Score in Kawasakibest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.56.50.00.0NowNowtemperaturetemperature cloudscloudsprecipitationprecipitationbeach/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.

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).

The growing season in Kawasaki typically lasts for 10 months (320 days), from around February 14 to around December 30, rarely starting after March 9, or ending before December 15.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Kawasaki

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Kawasakigrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Feb 1450%Feb 1450%Dec 3050%Dec 3090%Mar 990%Mar 990%Dec 1590%Dec 1513%Jan 1613%Jan 16Aug 5100%Aug 5100%NowNowvery coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmhotfreezing
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 percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. 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.

Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Kawasaki should appear around March 24, only rarely appearing before March 10 or after April 7.

Growing Degree Days in Kawasaki

Growing Degree Days in KawasakiJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F1,000°F1,000°F2,000°F2,000°F3,000°F3,000°F4,000°F4,000°F5,000°F5,000°FMar 2479°FMar 2479°FJun 3900°FJun 3900°FJul 121,800°FJul 121,800°FDec 314,694°FDec 314,694°F
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

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 significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 4.5 months, from April 12 to August 30, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.3 kWh. The brightest month of the year in Kawasaki is May, with an average of 5.9 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from October 31 to February 4, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.3 kWh. The darkest month of the year in Kawasaki is December, with an average of 2.6 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Kawasaki

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in KawasakibrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWhMay 225.9 kWhMay 225.9 kWhDec 192.6 kWhDec 192.6 kWhApr 125.3 kWhApr 125.3 kWhAug 305.3 kWhAug 305.3 kWhOct 313.3 kWhOct 313.3 kWhFeb 43.3 kWhFeb 43.3 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Solar Energy (kWh) 2.93.64.55.45.95.65.85.74.63.62.92.6

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Kawasaki are 35.521 deg latitude, 139.717 deg longitude, and 3 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Kawasaki contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 128 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 12 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (374 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (6,677 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Kawasaki is covered by artificial surfaces (47%) and grassland (36%), within 10 miles by water (47%) and artificial surfaces (38%), and within 50 miles by water (38%) and trees (27%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in Kawasaki, 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 Kawasaki.

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

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are:

To get a sense of how much these sources agree with each other, you can view a comparison of Kawasaki and the stations that contribute to our estimates of its temperature history and climate. Please note that each source's contribution is adjusted for elevation and the relative change present in the MERRA-2 data.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , 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 airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © OpenStreetMap contributors.

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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.

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