Average Weather at Augusta Regional Airport Georgia, United States
At Augusta Regional Airport, the summers are hot and muggy, the winters are short and cold, and it is wet and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 35°F to 92°F and is rarely below 22°F or above 98°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Augusta Regional Airport for warm-weather activities are from mid April to early June and from early September to late October.
The hot season lasts for 3.8 months, from May 23 to September 17, with an average daily high temperature above 85°F. The hottest day of the year is July 22, with an average high of 92°F and low of 72°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.9 months, from November 29 to February 26, with an average daily high temperature below 64°F. The coldest day of the year is January 17, with an average low of 35°F and high of 57°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
At Augusta Regional Airport, 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 at Augusta Regional Airport begins around August 23 and lasts for 3.1 months, ending around November 26. On October 27, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 66% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 34% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around November 26 and lasts for 8.9 months, ending around August 23. On January 4, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 51% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 49% 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 at Augusta Regional Airport varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 3.2 months, from May 28 to September 2, with a greater than 33% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 49% on July 26.
The drier season lasts 8.8 months, from September 2 to May 28. The smallest chance of a wet day is 17% on October 30.
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 49% on July 26.
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. Augusta Regional Airport experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year at Augusta Regional Airport. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around March 1, with an average total accumulation of 3.9 inches.
The least rain falls around November 2, with an average total accumulation of 2.4 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall at Augusta Regional Airport does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 0.1 inches of 0.1 inches throughout.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day at Augusta Regional Airport varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 57 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 22 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:17 AM on June 11, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 31 minutes later at 7:48 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 5:19 PM on December 4, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 22 minutes later at 8:41 PM on June 29.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Augusta Regional Airport 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
Augusta Regional Airport experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.8 months, from May 16 to October 8, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 23% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 5, with muggy conditions 92% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is February 3, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed at Augusta Regional Airport experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.4 months, from November 3 to May 15, with average wind speeds of more than 6.9 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 8, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.3 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.6 months, from May 15 to November 3. The calmest day of the year is August 17, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction at Augusta Regional Airport varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 4.0 weeks, from May 23 to June 20 and for 2.3 weeks, from July 27 to August 12, with a peak percentage of 35% on August 2. The wind is most often from the west for 1.2 months, from June 20 to July 27 and for 6.1 months, from November 20 to May 23, with a peak percentage of 37% on July 15. The wind is most often from the east for 3.3 months, from August 12 to November 20, with a peak percentage of 40% on September 6.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Augusta Regional Airport 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 Augusta Regional Airport for general outdoor tourist activities are from mid April to early June and from early September to late October, with a peak score in the last 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 Augusta Regional Airport for hot-weather activities is from late May to late September, with a peak score in the first week of September.
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 at Augusta Regional Airport typically lasts for 7.6 months (231 days), from around March 22 to around November 8, rarely starting before March 2 or after April 11, and rarely ending before October 21 or after November 26.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms at Augusta Regional Airport should appear around January 31, only rarely appearing before January 18 or after February 17.
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 10 to August 15, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.9 kWh. The brightest day of the year is May 19, with an average of 6.8 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.8 months, from November 12 to February 5, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.5 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 26, with an average of 2.7 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Augusta Regional Airport are 33.370 deg latitude, -81.964 deg longitude, and 128 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Augusta Regional Airport contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 256 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 146 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (407 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (823 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Augusta Regional Airport is covered by artificial surfaces (50%), herbaceous vegetation (21%), and trees (19%), within 10 miles by artificial surfaces (41%) and trees (28%), and within 50 miles by trees (59%) and cropland (23%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at Augusta Regional Airport, 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
Augusta Regional Airport has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.
In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.
The stations on which we may fall back include but are not limited to Daniel Field Airport; Aiken Municipal Airport; Thomson-McDuffie County Airport; Barnwell Regional Airport; Plantation Airpark; Greenwood County Airport; Statesboro, Statesboro-Bulloch County Airport; and North AF Aux.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .