Average Weather in Franklin Georgia, United States
In Franklin, the summers are long, hot, and muggy; the winters are short, cold, and wet; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 35°F to 89°F and is rarely below 22°F or above 96°F.
The hot season lasts for 3.9 months, from May 23 to September 19, with an average daily high temperature above 82°F. The hottest day of the year is July 22, with an average high of 89°F and low of 70°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.9 months, from November 29 to February 24, with an average daily high temperature below 61°F. The coldest day of the year is January 26, with an average low of 35°F and high of 55°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 Franklin, 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 Franklin begins around July 24 and lasts for 4.1 months, ending around November 26. On October 8, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 67% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 33% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around November 26 and lasts for 7.9 months, ending around July 24. On January 4, 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.
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Franklin varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 7.2 months, from January 22 to August 27, with a greater than 32% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 45% on July 9.
The drier season lasts 4.8 months, from August 27 to January 22. The smallest chance of a wet day is 19% 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 45% on July 9.
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. Franklin experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Franklin. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around February 28, with an average total accumulation of 4.8 inches.
The least rain falls around October 19, with an average total accumulation of 2.7 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall in Franklin does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 0.1 inches of 0.1 inches throughout.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Franklin varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 57 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 21 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:30 AM on June 12, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 31 minutes later at 8:01 AM on November 4. The earliest sunset is at 5:32 PM on December 4, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 21 minutes later at 8:53 PM on June 29.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Franklin 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
Franklin experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.9 months, from May 11 to October 7, 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 24, with muggy conditions 94% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 16, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Franklin experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 7.1 months, from October 10 to May 13, with average wind speeds of more than 2.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 26, with an average hourly wind speed of 2.7 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.9 months, from May 13 to October 10. The calmest day of the year is August 6, with an average hourly wind speed of 1.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Franklin varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 2.4 weeks, from January 7 to January 24; for 1.9 weeks, from February 25 to March 10; and for 2.5 months, from May 25 to August 11, with a peak percentage of 43% on July 14. The wind is most often from the north for 1.0 months, from January 24 to February 25 and for 2.0 months, from November 7 to January 7, with a peak percentage of 30% on January 29. The wind is most often from the east for 2.9 months, from August 11 to November 7, with a peak percentage of 46% on September 8.
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 4.5 months, from April 10 to August 26, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.9 kWh. The brightest day of the year is May 20, with an average of 6.7 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.7 months, from November 13 to February 4, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.4 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 23, with an average of 2.6 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Franklin are 33.278 deg latitude, -85.098 deg longitude, and 728 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Franklin contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 246 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 722 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (548 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,054 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Franklin is covered by trees (83%), within 10 miles by trees (86%) and cropland (11%), and within 50 miles by trees (76%) and cropland (13%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Franklin, 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Franklin.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Franklin 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 Franklin is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Franklin and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: La Grange, Callaway Airport (41%, 29 kilometers, south); Newnan-Coweta County Airport (36%, 31 kilometers, east); and West Georgia Regional Airport - O V Gray Field (24%, 40 kilometers, north).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .