Average Weather in Dock Junction Georgia, United States
In Dock Junction, the summers are hot and oppressive, the winters are cold, and it is wet and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 42°F to 91°F and is rarely below 29°F or above 96°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Dock Junction for warm-weather activities are from early April to late May and from late September to early November.
The hot season lasts for 3.7 months, from May 24 to September 14, with an average daily high temperature above 85°F. The hottest day of the year is July 16, with an average high of 91°F and low of 74°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 30 to February 28, with an average daily high temperature below 68°F. The coldest day of the year is January 17, with an average low of 42°F and high of 62°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
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In Dock Junction, 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 Dock Junction begins around September 16 and lasts for 8.7 months, ending around June 6. 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 June 6 and lasts for 3.3 months, ending around September 16. On July 12, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 59% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 41% 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 in Dock Junction varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 3.7 months, from May 31 to September 21, with a greater than 35% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 53% on August 13.
The drier season lasts 8.3 months, from September 21 to May 31. The smallest chance of a wet day is 16% on October 31.
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 53% on August 13.
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. Dock Junction experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Dock Junction. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around August 25, with an average total accumulation of 5.1 inches.
The least rain falls around November 11, with an average total accumulation of 2.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Dock Junction varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 7 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 11 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:21 AM on June 11, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 22 minutes later at 7:43 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 5:23 PM on December 3, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 11 minutes later at 8:34 PM on June 30.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Dock Junction during 2018, starting in the spring on March 11, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 4.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
Dock Junction experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 6.2 months, from April 23 to October 29, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 26% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 7, with muggy conditions 99% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 31, with muggy conditions 2% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Dock Junction experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 8.1 months, from September 13 to May 16, with average wind speeds of more than 6.9 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 29, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.9 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 3.9 months, from May 16 to September 13. The calmest day of the year is August 5, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Dock Junction varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 2.7 months, from January 4 to March 25, with a peak percentage of 35% on January 12. The wind is most often from the south for 4.8 months, from March 25 to August 18, with a peak percentage of 45% on July 19. The wind is most often from the north for 2.5 months, from October 18 to January 4, with a peak percentage of 32% on January 1.
Dock Junction 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 3.9 months, from June 7 to October 4, with an average temperature above 79°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 9, with an average temperature of 83°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.8 months, from December 12 to April 5, with an average temperature below 65°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 21, with an average temperature of 61°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Dock Junction 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 Dock Junction for general outdoor tourist activities are from early April to late May and from late September to early November, with a peak score in the last week of April.
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 Dock Junction for hot-weather activities are from early May to late June and from late August to early October, with a peak score in the last week of May.
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.
The growing season in Dock Junction typically lasts for 9.6 months (291 days), from around February 20 to around December 8, rarely starting before January 30 or after March 18, and rarely ending before November 15 or after January 1.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Dock Junction should appear around January 18, only rarely appearing before January 11 or after January 30.
Growing Degree Days
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 2.7 months, from April 6 to June 28, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.0 kWh. The brightest day of the year is May 14, with an average of 6.8 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.8 months, from November 11 to February 4, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 21, with an average of 3.0 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Dock Junction are 31.202 deg latitude, -81.517 deg longitude, and 7 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Dock Junction is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 36 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 9 feet. Within 10 miles is also essentially flat (43 feet). Within 50 miles is essentially flat (184 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Dock Junction is covered by artificial surfaces (52%) and herbaceous vegetation (35%), within 10 miles by herbaceous vegetation (41%) and trees (33%), and within 50 miles by water (37%) and trees (35%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Dock Junction, 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 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Dock Junction.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Dock Junction 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 Dock Junction is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Dock Junction and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Brunswick Glynn Co A (72%, 7 kilometers, northeast) and Malcolm Mc Kinnon Airport (28%, 13 kilometers, southeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .