Average Weather at Touggourt Algeria
At Touggourt, the summers are sweltering, arid, and clear and the winters are cold, dry, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 41°F to 105°F and is rarely below 35°F or above 113°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best times of year to visit Touggourt for hot-weather activities are from late April to mid June and from early September to mid October.
The hot season lasts for 3.2 months, from June 6 to September 12, with an average daily high temperature above 97°F. The hottest day of the year is August 3, with an average high of 105°F and low of 81°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.6 months, from November 19 to March 6, with an average daily high temperature below 70°F. The coldest day of the year is January 12, with an average low of 41°F and high of 62°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 Touggourt, 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 at Touggourt begins around June 13 and lasts for 2.9 months, ending around September 10. On July 27, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 97% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 3% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 10 and lasts for 9.1 months, ending around June 13. On October 10, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 35% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 65% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
Touggourt does not experience significant seasonal variation in the frequency of wet days (i.e., those with greater than 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation). The frequency ranges from 0% to 5%, with an average value of 3%.
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 5% on November 15.
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. Touggourt experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year at Touggourt. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around January 20, with an average total accumulation of 0.4 inches.
The least rain falls around June 28, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day at Touggourt varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 58 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 20 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:26 AM on June 12, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 13 minutes later at 7:39 AM on January 8. The earliest sunset is at 5:28 PM on December 4, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 20 minutes later at 7:48 PM on June 30.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed at Touggourt during 2018.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
Touggourt experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.9 months, from June 20 to October 17, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 4% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 27, with muggy conditions 14% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is February 6, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed at Touggourt experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.1 months, from February 19 to July 22, with average wind speeds of more than 8.8 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is June 3, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.0 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.9 months, from July 22 to February 19. The calmest day of the year is October 30, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction at Touggourt varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 1.8 months, from February 19 to April 13 and for 1.7 weeks, from November 1 to November 13, with a peak percentage of 33% on March 22. The wind is most often from the east for 6.6 months, from April 13 to November 1, with a peak percentage of 63% on July 6. The wind is most often from the west for 3.2 months, from November 13 to February 19, with a peak percentage of 36% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Touggourt 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 Touggourt for general outdoor tourist activities are from early March to early May and from mid October to mid November, with a peak score in the first week of April.
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 Touggourt for hot-weather activities are from late April to mid June and from early September to mid October, with a peak score in the third 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 at Touggourt 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 significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 4.2 months, from April 16 to August 23, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.9 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 20, with an average of 7.9 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from November 1 to February 3, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.1 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 19, with an average of 3.2 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Touggourt are 33.068 deg latitude, 6.089 deg longitude, and 249 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Touggourt contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 125 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 256 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (279 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (850 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Touggourt is covered by bare soil (77%) and cropland (12%), within 10 miles by bare soil (93%), and within 50 miles by bare soil (99%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at Touggourt, 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
Touggourt 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.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .