Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Comoros Comoros
In Comoros, the wet season is hot and mostly cloudy; the dry season is warm, windy, and mostly clear; and it is oppressive year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 70°F to 88°F and is rarely below 68°F or above 90°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Comoros for hot-weather activities is from late May to late October.
Climate in Comoros
The temperature in Comoros varies so little throughout the year that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss hot and cold seasons.
Average High and Low Temperature in Comoros
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 Comoros
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In Comoros, 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 in Comoros begins around April 12 and lasts for 7.6 months, ending around November 30.
The clearest month of the year in Comoros is August, during which on average the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 86% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around November 30 and lasts for 4.4 months, ending around April 12.
The cloudiest month of the year in Comoros is February, during which on average the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 81% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories in Comoros
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Comoros varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.3 months, from December 16 to April 25, with a greater than 28% chance of a given day being a wet day. The month with the most wet days in Comoros is February, with an average of 14.2 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.
The drier season lasts 7.7 months, from April 25 to December 16. The month with the fewest wet days in Comoros is September, with an average of 1.5 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. The month with the most days of rain alone in Comoros is February, with an average of 14.2 days. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 53% on February 6.
Daily Chance of Precipitation in Comoros
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. Comoros experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.2 months, from November 1 to August 9, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The month with the most rain in Comoros is January, with an average rainfall of 5.9 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.8 months, from August 9 to November 1. The month with the least rain in Comoros is September, with an average rainfall of 0.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in Comoros
The length of the day in Comoros does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 50 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2023, the shortest day is June 21, with 11 hours, 24 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 22, with 12 hours, 51 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Comoros
The earliest sunrise is at 5:26 AM on November 19, and the latest sunrise is 58 minutes later at 6:24 AM on July 11. The earliest sunset is at 5:43 PM on May 31, and the latest sunset is 52 minutes later at 6:35 PM on January 25.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Comoros during 2023.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Comoros
The figure below presents a compact representation of the sun's elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon) and azimuth (its compass bearing) for every hour of every day in the reporting period. The horizontal axis is the day of the year and the vertical axis is the hour of the day. For a given day and hour of that day, the background color indicates the azimuth of the sun at that moment. The black isolines are contours of constant solar elevation.
Solar Elevation and Azimuth in Comoros
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2023. 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 in Comoros
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.
Comoros experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 9.9 months, from August 28 to June 26, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 88% of the time. The month with the most muggy days in Comoros is March, with 31.0 days that are muggy or worse.
The month with the fewest muggy days in Comoros is July, with 26.2 days that are muggy or worse.
Humidity Comfort Levels in Comoros
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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 Comoros experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 3.8 months, from April 24 to August 19, with average wind speeds of more than 10.2 miles per hour. The windiest month of the year in Comoros is June, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.4 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 8.2 months, from August 19 to April 24. The calmest month of the year in Comoros is March, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in Comoros
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Comoros varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the east for 1.2 months, from March 8 to April 14 and for 3.5 months, from August 30 to December 16, with a peak percentage of 82% on November 2. The wind is most often from the south for 4.5 months, from April 14 to August 30, with a peak percentage of 81% on July 3. The wind is most often from the north for 2.7 months, from December 16 to March 8, with a peak percentage of 63% on January 1.
Wind Direction in Comoros
Comoros 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 4.7 months, from December 15 to May 4, with an average temperature above 83°F. The month of the year in Comoros with the warmest water is March, with an average temperature of 85°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.3 months, from July 5 to October 13, with an average temperature below 79°F. The month of the year in Comoros with the coolest water is August, with an average temperature of 78°F.
Average Water Temperature in Comoros
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Comoros 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 Comoros for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to late September, with a peak score in the third week of August.
Tourism Score in Comoros
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 Comoros for hot-weather activities is from late May to late October, with a peak score in the third week of August.
Beach/Pool Score in Comoros
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).
Temperatures in Comoros 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 in Comoros
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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.
Growing Degree Days in Comoros
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 some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 2.4 months, from September 19 to December 1, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.9 kWh. The brightest month of the year in Comoros is October, with an average of 7.3 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from January 1 to April 6, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.5 kWh. The darkest month of the year in Comoros is February, with an average of 5.1 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Comoros
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Comoros are -12.233 deg latitude, 44.446 deg longitude, and 0 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Comoros is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 0 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 0 feet. Within 10 miles is also essentially flat (0 feet). Within 50 miles is also essentially flat (0 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Comoros is covered by cropland (54%) and trees (38%), within 10 miles by water (55%) and trees (21%), and within 50 miles by water (98%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Comoros, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
The details of the data sources used for this report can be found on the Prince Said Ibrahim International Airport page.
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