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Average Weather at Gobabis Namibia

At Gobabis, the summers are long, hot, and partly cloudy and the winters are short, cool, dry, and clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 39°F to 91°F and is rarely below 32°F or above 97°F.

Based on the beach/pool score, the best times of year to visit Gobabis for hot-weather activities are from late February to mid March and from mid September to mid January.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The hot season lasts for 5.4 months, from September 23 to March 3, with an average daily high temperature above 87°F. The hottest day of the year is December 24, with an average high of 91°F and low of 65°F.

The cool season lasts for 2.4 months, from May 23 to August 3, with an average daily high temperature below 76°F. The coldest day of the year is July 7, with an average low of 39°F and high of 73°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

Average High and Low Temperature at GobabishothotcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FJul 773°FJul 773°FDec 2491°FDec 2491°F39°F39°F65°F65°FSep 2387°FSep 2387°FMar 387°FMar 387°FMay 2376°FMay 2376°FAug 376°FAug 376°F54°F54°F64°F64°F46°F46°F41°F41°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.

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 at GobabisJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmwarmhothot
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.

Cuencamé, Mexico (8,842 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Gobabis (view comparison).

Clouds

At Gobabis, 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 Gobabis begins around March 29 and lasts for 7.1 months, ending around November 2. On June 13, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 95% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 5% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around November 2 and lasts for 4.9 months, ending around March 29. On January 29, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 49% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 51% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories at GobabisclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jun 1395%Jun 1395%Jan 2951%Jan 2951%Mar 2973%Mar 2973%Nov 273%Nov 273%NowNowclearovercastmostly clearpartly cloudy
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.

Precipitation

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

The wetter season lasts 4.5 months, from November 21 to April 6, with a greater than 18% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 35% on February 4.

The drier season lasts 7.5 months, from April 6 to November 21. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on August 4.

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 35% on February 4.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation at GobabiswetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Feb 435%Feb 435%Aug 40%Aug 40%Jan 123%Jan 123%Apr 618%Apr 618%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. Gobabis experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 6.6 months, from October 10 to April 29, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around February 2, with an average total accumulation of 2.5 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 5.4 months, from April 29 to October 10. The least rain falls around July 26, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

Average Monthly Rainfall at GobabisrainrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 in5 in5 in6 in6 inFeb 22.5 inFeb 22.5 inJul 260.0 inJul 260.0 inOct 100.5 inOct 100.5 inApr 290.5 inApr 290.5 in
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 at Gobabis varies over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is June 21, with 10 hours, 45 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 13 hours, 31 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight at GobabisJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minSep 2212 hr, 7 minSep 2213 hr, 31 minDec 2113 hr, 31 minDec 2112 hr, 8 minMar 2012 hr, 8 minMar 2010 hr, 45 minJun 2110 hr, 45 minJun 21daydaynightNowNow
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 5:50 AM on November 28, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 34 minutes later at 7:24 AM on July 4. The earliest sunset is at 6:06 PM on June 7, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 27 minutes later at 7:34 PM on January 14.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed at Gobabis during 2021.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight at GobabisJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMNov 285:50 AMNov 285:50 AM7:34 PMJan 147:34 PMJan 14Jun 76:06 PMJun 76:06 PM7:24 AMJul 47:24 AMJul 4daySolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2021. 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.

Moon

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. 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

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.

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.

The perceived humidity level at Gobabis, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 3% of 3% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels at GobabisJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jul 230%Jul 230%Feb 26%Feb 26%humidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydry
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.

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 at Gobabis experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 5.4 months, from May 21 to November 4, with average wind speeds of more than 8.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is August 15, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.7 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 6.5 months, from November 4 to May 21. The calmest day of the year is March 8, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.3 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed at GobabiswindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mphAug 159.7 mphAug 159.7 mphMar 87.3 mphMar 87.3 mphMay 218.5 mphMay 218.5 mphNov 48.5 mphNov 48.5 mphNowNow
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 at Gobabis varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the north for 6.5 months, from March 21 to October 6 and for 2.1 months, from October 14 to December 18, with a peak percentage of 55% on July 4. The wind is most often from the east for 1.1 weeks, from October 6 to October 14 and for 3.1 months, from December 18 to March 21, with a peak percentage of 31% on October 12.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction at GobabisENNEJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNoweastnorthsouthwest
northeastsouthwest
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).

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Gobabis 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 Gobabis for general outdoor tourist activities are from late March to late May and from early August to mid October, with a peak score in the first week of May.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score at Gobabisbest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810108.58.55.95.98.58.56.96.9NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudsclouds tourism 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 times of year to visit Gobabis for hot-weather activities are from late February to mid March and from mid September to mid January, with a peak score in the second week of October.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score at Gobabisbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.77.72.52.57.07.06.66.6NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturebeach/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).

The growing season at Gobabis typically lasts for 10 months (318 days), from around August 6 to around June 19, rarely starting after September 6, or ending before May 28.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season at Gobabisgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Aug 650%Aug 650%Jun 1950%Jun 1990%Sep 690%Sep 690%May 2890%May 2822%Jul 1622%Jul 16Jan 22100%Jan 22100%coldcoolcomfortablewarmhotvery 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 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 at Gobabis should appear around July 12, only rarely appearing before July 10 or after July 15.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days at GobabisJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F1,000°F1,000°F2,000°F2,000°F3,000°F3,000°F4,000°F4,000°F5,000°F5,000°F6,000°F6,000°F7,000°F7,000°FJul 1290°FJul 1290°FSep 15900°FSep 15900°FOct 261,800°FOct 261,800°FJun 306,905°FJun 306,905°FNowNow
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 significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.8 months, from October 10 to February 2, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.5 kWh. The brightest day of the year is December 25, with an average of 8.2 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.8 months, from May 8 to August 3, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.5 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 21, with an average of 4.9 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at GobabisbrightbrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWh10 kWh10 kWhDec 258.2 kWhDec 258.2 kWhJun 214.9 kWhJun 214.9 kWhOct 107.5 kWhOct 107.5 kWhFeb 27.5 kWhFeb 27.5 kWhMay 85.5 kWhMay 85.5 kWhAug 35.5 kWhAug 35.5 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.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Gobabis are -22.500 deg latitude, 18.970 deg longitude, and 4,715 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Gobabis contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 197 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 4,714 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (499 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,450 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Gobabis is covered by grassland (100%), within 10 miles by grassland (99%), and within 50 miles by grassland (100%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather at Gobabis, 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

Gobabis 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 are Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport and Windhoek, Town MET.

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 © 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.