Average Weather in Abbeville Alabama, United States
In Abbeville, the summers are long, hot, and oppressive; 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 40°F to 91°F and is rarely below 27°F or above 97°F.
The hot season lasts for 4.2 months, from May 18 to September 24, with an average daily high temperature above 85°F. The hottest day of the year is July 21, with an average high of 91°F and low of 73°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.8 months, from December 1 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 40°F and high of 59°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 Abbeville, 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 in Abbeville begins around August 29 and lasts for 3.3 months, ending around December 8. 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 8 and lasts for 8.7 months, ending around August 29. On July 12, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 54% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 46% 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 Abbeville varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 3.3 months, from May 28 to September 6, with a greater than 34% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 50% on July 8.
The drier season lasts 8.7 months, from September 6 to May 28. The smallest chance of a wet day is 17% on October 15.
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 8.
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. Abbeville experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Abbeville. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around March 3, with an average total accumulation of 5.1 inches.
The least rain falls around October 17, with an average total accumulation of 2.5 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Abbeville varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 5 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 14 hours, 13 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:35 AM on June 11, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 24 minutes later at 6:59 AM on November 4. The earliest sunset is at 4:37 PM on December 3, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 13 minutes later at 7:50 PM on June 29.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Abbeville during 2017, starting in the spring on March 12, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 5.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
Abbeville experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 5.2 months, from May 7 to October 14, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 25% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 25, with muggy conditions 97% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 24, with muggy conditions 1% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Abbeville experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 7.5 months, from September 25 to May 11, with average wind speeds of more than 5.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 7, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.5 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.5 months, from May 11 to September 25. The calmest day of the year is August 8, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Abbeville varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 2.9 months, from May 18 to August 15, with a peak percentage of 42% on July 14. The wind is most often from the east for 3.1 months, from August 15 to November 19, with a peak percentage of 48% on September 8. The wind is most often from the north for 3.3 months, from November 19 to February 27, with a peak percentage of 31% on January 1.
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 3.2 months, from April 7 to July 13, 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 3.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 23, with an average of 2.9 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Abbeville are 31.572 deg latitude, -85.250 deg longitude, and 384 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Abbeville contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 223 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 386 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (420 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (627 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Abbeville is covered by trees (67%) and cropland (26%), within 10 miles by trees (78%) and cropland (19%), and within 50 miles by trees (57%) and cropland (37%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Abbeville, 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 Abbeville.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Abbeville 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 Abbeville is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Abbeville and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Dothan Regional Airport (36%, 34 kilometers, southwest); Early County Airport (29%, 39 kilometers, southeast); Weedon Field (25%, 44 kilometers, north); and Troy Municipal Airport (10%, 79 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .