Average Weather in Claxton Georgia, United States
In Claxton, the summers are 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 39°F to 93°F and is rarely below 26°F or above 98°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Claxton for warm-weather activities are from early April to late May and from mid September to late October.
The hot season lasts for 3.8 months, from May 23 to September 17, with an average daily high temperature above 87°F. The hottest day of the year is July 22, with an average high of 93°F and low of 72°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.9 months, from November 30 to February 25, with an average daily high temperature below 68°F. The coldest day of the year is January 17, with an average low of 39°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 Claxton, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Claxton begins around September 12 and lasts for 2.9 months, ending around December 7. 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 7 and lasts for 9.1 months, ending around September 12. On July 13, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 53% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 47% 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 Claxton varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 3.5 months, from May 27 to September 12, with a greater than 35% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 54% on August 4.
The drier season lasts 8.5 months, from September 12 to May 27. The smallest chance of a wet day is 17% on October 30.
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 54% on August 4.
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. Claxton experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Claxton. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around August 14, with an average total accumulation of 4.6 inches.
The least rain falls around November 9, with an average total accumulation of 2.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Claxton varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 3 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 16 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:20 AM on June 12, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 26 minutes later at 7:46 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 5:22 PM on December 4, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 16 minutes later at 8:38 PM on June 29.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Claxton 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
Claxton experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 5.9 months, from April 30 to October 25, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 27% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 8, with muggy conditions 98% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 30, with muggy conditions 3% 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 Claxton experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.7 months, from October 28 to May 17, with average wind speeds of more than 6.6 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 8, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.8 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.3 months, from May 17 to October 28. The calmest day of the year is August 9, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Claxton varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the east for 3.6 months, from August 12 to November 30, with a peak percentage of 44% on September 7. The wind is most often from the west for 8.4 months, from November 30 to August 12, with a peak percentage of 35% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Claxton 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 Claxton for general outdoor tourist activities are from early April to late May and from mid September to late October, with a peak score in the first week of May.
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 Claxton for hot-weather activities are from mid May to mid July and from mid August to early October, with a peak score in the third week of September.
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 Claxton typically lasts for 8.4 months (258 days), from around March 8 to around November 21, rarely starting before February 12 or after March 29, and rarely ending before October 31 or after December 17.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Claxton should appear around January 20, only rarely appearing before January 12 or after February 1.
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 3.3 months, from April 7 to July 17, 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 6.7 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.7 months, from November 13 to February 5, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.6 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 21, with an average of 2.8 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Claxton are 32.162 deg latitude, -81.904 deg longitude, and 131 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Claxton contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 105 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 143 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (177 feet). Within 50 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (407 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Claxton is covered by trees (39%), artificial surfaces (33%), herbaceous vegetation (14%), and cropland (14%), within 10 miles by trees (55%) and cropland (31%), and within 50 miles by trees (55%) and cropland (21%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Claxton, 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 Claxton.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Claxton 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 Claxton is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Claxton and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Metter Municipal Airport (92%, 5.3 kilometers, northeast); Vidalia Regional Airport (3.9%, 44 kilometers, west); and Ft. Stewart (3.9%, 44 kilometers, southeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .