Average Weather at Pingtung South Air Force Base Taiwan
At Pingtung South Air Force Base, the wet season is hot, oppressive, and overcast and the dry season is warm, humid, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 59°F to 92°F and is rarely below 53°F or above 95°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Pingtung South Air Force Base for warm-weather activities is from early November to early April.
The hot season lasts for 5.0 months, from May 4 to October 5, with an average daily high temperature above 89°F. The hottest day of the year is July 9, with an average high of 92°F and low of 79°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.5 months, from December 9 to February 23, with an average daily high temperature below 79°F. The coldest day of the year is January 15, with an average low of 59°F and high of 76°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 Pingtung South Air Force Base, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year at Pingtung South Air Force Base begins around October 7 and lasts for 6.6 months, ending around April 27. On January 16, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 75% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 25% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around April 27 and lasts for 5.4 months, ending around October 7. On June 9, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 84% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 16% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days at Pingtung South Air Force Base varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.5 months, from May 8 to September 24, with a greater than 29% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 52% on August 22.
The drier season lasts 7.5 months, from September 24 to May 8. The smallest chance of a wet day is 7% on January 6.
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 52% on August 22.
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. Pingtung South Air Force Base experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year at Pingtung South Air Force Base. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around August 8, with an average total accumulation of 12.9 inches.
The least rain falls around December 28, with an average total accumulation of 0.5 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day at Pingtung South Air Force Base varies over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 22, with 10 hours, 45 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 13 hours, 32 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:12 AM on June 8, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 28 minutes later at 6:40 AM on January 16. The earliest sunset is at 5:12 PM on November 28, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 35 minutes later at 6:47 PM on July 4.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed at Pingtung South Air Force Base during 2018.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
Pingtung South Air Force Base experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 9.5 months, from February 28 to December 10, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 33% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 23, with muggy conditions 100% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 19, with muggy conditions 10% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed at Pingtung South Air Force Base experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 2.7 months, from June 7 to August 30, with average wind speeds of more than 7.7 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is July 5, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.1 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 9.2 months, from August 30 to June 7. The calmest day of the year is October 15, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction at Pingtung South Air Force Base varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the east for 2.7 months, from February 21 to May 12 and for 2.9 months, from September 5 to December 1, with a peak percentage of 55% on October 27. The wind is most often from the west for 3.9 weeks, from May 12 to June 8 and for 1.5 months, from July 19 to September 5, with a peak percentage of 40% on August 16. The wind is most often from the north for 2.7 months, from December 1 to February 21, with a peak percentage of 53% on January 1.
Pingtung South Air Force Base 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 4.2 months, from May 31 to October 5, with an average temperature above 82°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is July 15, with an average temperature of 84°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.2 months, from December 14 to March 21, with an average temperature below 77°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is January 27, with an average temperature of 75°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Pingtung South Air Force Base 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 Pingtung South Air Force Base for general outdoor tourist activities is from early November to early April, with a peak score in the first week of December.
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 Pingtung South Air Force Base for hot-weather activities are from late March to late April and from early October to mid November, with a peak score in the last week of October.
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 Pingtung South Air Force Base 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 some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 2.3 months, from March 15 to May 24, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.6 kWh. The brightest day of the year is April 11, with an average of 6.0 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.2 months, from November 20 to January 26, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.3 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 19, with an average of 3.8 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Pingtung South Air Force Base are 22.672 deg latitude, 120.462 deg longitude, and 72 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Pingtung South Air Force Base contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 154 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 67 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,201 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (11,978 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Pingtung South Air Force Base is covered by artificial surfaces (84%) and shrubs (11%), within 10 miles by shrubs (35%) and cropland (27%), and within 50 miles by water (68%) and trees (22%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at Pingtung South Air Force Base, 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
Pingtung South Air Force Base 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 Pingtung North Air Force Base, Kaohsiung International Airport, Kangshan Tw-Afb, Tainan Airport, Hengchun Airport, Chihhang Tw-Afb, Chiayi Airport, and Magong Airport.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .