Average Weather in Georgetown Georgia, United States
In Georgetown, the summers are long, 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 39°F to 93°F and is rarely below 26°F or above 98°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Georgetown for warm-weather activities are from mid April to late May and from mid September to late October.
The hot season lasts for 4.1 months, from May 19 to September 22, with an average daily high temperature above 86°F. The hottest day of the year is July 22, with an average high of 93°F and low of 73°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.9 months, from November 30 to February 23, with an average daily high temperature below 66°F. The coldest day of the year is January 17, with an average low of 39°F and high of 60°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
In Georgetown, 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 in Georgetown begins around August 27 and lasts for 3.3 months, ending around December 6. 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 December 6 and lasts for 8.7 months, ending around August 27. On July 12, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 53% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 47% 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 in Georgetown varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 3.2 months, from May 27 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 50% on July 10.
The drier season lasts 8.8 months, from September 2 to May 27. The smallest chance of a wet day is 17% on October 16.
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 50% on July 10.
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. Georgetown experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Georgetown. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around March 3, with an average total accumulation of 4.9 inches.
The least rain falls around October 17, with an average total accumulation of 2.4 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Georgetown varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 4 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 14 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:34 AM on June 11, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 24 minutes later at 7:58 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 5:35 PM on December 4, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 14 minutes later at 8:50 PM on June 29.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Georgetown 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
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.
Georgetown experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 5.0 months, from May 11 to October 11, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 24% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 25, with muggy conditions 95% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 24, with muggy conditions 1% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels
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 Georgetown experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 7.5 months, from September 28 to May 11, with average wind speeds of more than 4.7 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 26, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.8 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.5 months, from May 11 to September 28. The calmest day of the year is August 8, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Georgetown varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 1.1 weeks, from January 11 to January 19; for 3.4 weeks, from February 18 to March 14; and for 2.9 months, from May 18 to August 14, with a peak percentage of 43% on July 15. The wind is most often from the north for 4.3 weeks, from January 19 to February 18 and for 1.5 months, from November 28 to January 11, with a peak percentage of 30% on January 28. The wind is most often from the east for 3.5 months, from August 14 to November 28, with a peak percentage of 48% on September 8.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Georgetown 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 Georgetown for general outdoor tourist activities are from mid April to late May and from mid September to late October, with a peak score in the first week of October.
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 Georgetown for hot-weather activities are from mid May to early July and from late July 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.
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 Georgetown typically lasts for 8.7 months (265 days), from around March 1 to around November 21, rarely starting before February 3 or after March 28, and rarely ending before November 1 or after December 16.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and 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 Georgetown should appear around January 23, only rarely appearing before January 14 or after February 6.
Growing Degree Days
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 3.6 months, from April 8 to July 27, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.0 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 2.6 months, from November 14 to February 3, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.6 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 23, with an average of 2.8 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Georgetown are 31.885 deg latitude, -85.107 deg longitude, and 253 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Georgetown contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 197 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 237 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (394 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (686 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Georgetown is covered by water (45%), trees (22%), and cropland (17%), within 10 miles by trees (73%), and within 50 miles by trees (70%) and cropland (24%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Georgetown, 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 Georgetown.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Georgetown 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 Georgetown is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Georgetown and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Weedon Field (90%, 8 kilometers, north); Early County Airport (4.4%, 58 kilometers, south); Dothan Regional Airport (3.2%, 71 kilometers, southwest); and Jimmy Carter Regional Airport (2.2%, 90 kilometers, east).
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , 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 aiports 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.
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.