Average Weather at Larantuka Airport Indonesia
At Larantuka Airport, the wet season is overcast, the dry season is partly cloudy, and it is hot and oppressive year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 73°F to 90°F and is rarely below 70°F or above 93°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Larantuka Airport for hot-weather activities is from mid May to mid October.
The temperature at Larantuka Airport varies so little throughout the year that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss hot and cold seasons.
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 Larantuka Airport, 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 Larantuka Airport begins around April 26 and lasts for 6.1 months, ending around October 30. On August 18, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 55% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 45% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 30 and lasts for 5.9 months, ending around April 26. On January 18, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 90% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 10% 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 Larantuka Airport varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.1 months, from November 21 to March 24, with a greater than 32% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 62% on February 2.
The drier season lasts 7.9 months, from March 24 to November 21. The smallest chance of a wet day is 3% on August 5.
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 62% on February 2.
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. Larantuka Airport experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.7 months, from September 25 to July 16, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around February 5, with an average total accumulation of 8.9 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.3 months, from July 16 to September 25. The least rain falls around August 15, with an average total accumulation of 0.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day at Larantuka Airport does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 36 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2019, the shortest day is June 21, with 11 hours, 39 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 22, with 12 hours, 37 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:17 AM on November 16, and the latest sunrise is 46 minutes later at 6:03 AM on July 16. The earliest sunset is at 5:35 PM on May 26, and the latest sunset is 40 minutes later at 6:15 PM on January 29.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed at Larantuka Airport during 2019.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
The perceived humidity level at Larantuka Airport, 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 5% of 95% throughout.
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 Larantuka Airport experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 2.9 months, from December 16 to March 14, with average wind speeds of more than 6.9 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 2, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.2 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 9.1 months, from March 14 to December 16. The calmest day of the year is October 30, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction at Larantuka Airport varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the east for 6.4 months, from March 30 to October 12, with a peak percentage of 64% on May 30. The wind is most often from the south for 1.4 months, from October 12 to November 23, with a peak percentage of 40% on October 16. The wind is most often from the west for 4.2 months, from November 23 to March 30, with a peak percentage of 73% on January 1.
Larantuka Airport 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 1.8 months, from October 31 to December 23, with an average temperature above 85°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is November 26, with an average temperature of 85°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 2.4 months, from July 3 to September 14, with an average temperature below 82°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is August 11, with an average temperature of 81°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Larantuka 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 time of year to visit Larantuka Airport for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid June to mid September, with a peak score in the first week of August.
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 Larantuka Airport for hot-weather activities is from mid May to mid October, with a peak score in the third week of August.
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 Larantuka Airport 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 2.5 months, from August 18 to November 2, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.5 kWh. The brightest day of the year is September 27, with an average of 7.1 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from December 1 to March 9, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.9 kWh. The darkest day of the year is January 22, with an average of 4.3 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
This report illustrates the typical weather at Larantuka 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
Larantuka 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.
In this case, the only station close and reliable enough to use as a fallback is Frans Seda Airport.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .