Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Four Corners Florida, United States
In Four Corners, the summers are long, hot, oppressive, wet, and mostly cloudy and the winters are short, cool, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 51°F to 90°F and is rarely below 37°F or above 94°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Four Corners for warm-weather activities are from mid March to mid May and from mid October to early December.
Climate in Four Corners
Average Temperature in Four Corners
The hot season lasts for 4.9 months, from May 8 to October 4, with an average daily high temperature above 86°F. The hottest day of the year is July 22, with an average high of 90°F and low of 75°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.6 months, from December 6 to February 23, with an average daily high temperature below 74°F. The coldest day of the year is January 14, with an average low of 51°F and high of 70°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in Four Corners
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 Four Corners
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Formosa, Argentina (4,080 miles away); Nantou, Taiwan (8,543 miles); and Rockhampton, Australia (9,211 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Four Corners (view comparison).
In Four Corners, 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 Four Corners begins around October 1 and lasts for 8.1 months, ending around June 6. On May 1, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 65% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 35% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around June 6 and lasts for 3.9 months, ending around October 1. On July 5, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 67% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 33% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories in Four Corners
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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 Four Corners varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 3.9 months, from May 29 to September 26, with a greater than 43% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 72% on July 30.
The drier season lasts 8.1 months, from September 26 to May 29. The smallest chance of a wet day is 14% on November 21.
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 72% on July 30.
Daily Chance of Precipitation in Four Corners
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. Four Corners experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Four Corners. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 27, with an average total accumulation of 6.3 inches.
The least rain falls around November 10, with an average total accumulation of 1.7 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in Four Corners
The length of the day in Four Corners varies over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 21 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 13 hours, 57 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Four Corners
The earliest sunrise is at 6:28 AM on June 9, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 13 minutes later at 7:42 AM on November 6. The earliest sunset is at 5:29 PM on December 1, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 58 minutes later at 8:27 PM on June 30.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Four Corners during 2021, starting in the spring on March 14, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 7.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in Four Corners
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. 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 Four Corners
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.
Four Corners experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 6.7 months, from April 24 to November 14, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 30% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 26, with muggy conditions 100% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 30, with muggy conditions 6% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in Four Corners
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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 Four Corners experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 8.0 months, from September 29 to May 31, with average wind speeds of more than 7.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 10, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.3 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.0 months, from May 31 to September 29. The calmest day of the year is August 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in Four Corners
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Four Corners varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 2.0 weeks, from February 24 to March 10 and for 1.3 months, from June 29 to August 7, with a peak percentage of 33% on July 13. The wind is most often from the east for 3.6 months, from March 10 to June 29 and for 2.7 months, from August 7 to October 30, with a peak percentage of 51% on September 11. The wind is most often from the north for 3.9 months, from October 30 to February 24, with a peak percentage of 37% on January 1.
Wind Direction in Four Corners
Four Corners 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 significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The time of year with warmer water lasts for 4.0 months, from June 6 to October 8, with an average temperature above 81°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 9, with an average temperature of 85°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.2 months, from December 18 to March 25, with an average temperature below 69°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 3, with an average temperature of 65°F.
Average Water Temperature in Four Corners
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Four Corners 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 Four Corners for general outdoor tourist activities are from mid March to mid May and from mid October to early December, with a peak score in the third week of April.
Tourism Score in Four Corners
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 Four Corners for hot-weather activities are from late April to mid June and from mid September to late October, with a peak score in the third week of May.
Beach/Pool Score in Four Corners
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).
While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen in Four Corners over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is January 16, with a 59% chance.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Four Corners
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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.
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Four Corners should appear around January 8, only rarely appearing before January 5 or after January 14.
Growing Degree Days in Four Corners
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 2.0 months, from April 2 to June 4, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.1 kWh. The brightest day of the year is May 2, with an average of 6.8 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.6 months, from November 10 to January 30, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.1 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 21, with an average of 3.4 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Four Corners
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Four Corners are 28.333 deg latitude, -81.647 deg longitude, and 112 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Four Corners contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 118 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 120 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (171 feet). Within 50 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (302 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Four Corners is covered by artificial surfaces (78%) and herbaceous vegetation (15%), within 10 miles by artificial surfaces (39%) and herbaceous vegetation (30%), and within 50 miles by herbaceous vegetation (28%) and artificial surfaces (26%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Four Corners, 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 Four Corners.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Four Corners 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 Four Corners is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Four Corners and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Kissimmee Gateway Airport (KISM, 49%, 21 kilometers, east); Winter Haven's Gilbert Airport (KGIF, 27%, 32 kilometers, south); Zephyrhills Municipal Airport (KZPH, 13%, 51 kilometers, west); and Leesburg International Airport (KLEE, 11%, 57 kilometers, north).
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , 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 airports 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.