Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Rincon Georgia, United States
In Rincon, 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 40°F to 92°F and is rarely below 26°F or above 99°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Rincon for warm-weather activities are from early April to late May and from mid September to late October.
Climate in Rincon
Average Temperature in Rincon
The hot season lasts for 3.8 months, from May 22 to September 15, with an average daily high temperature above 86°F. The hottest day of the year is July 22, with an average high of 92°F and low of 74°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 30 to February 26, with an average daily high temperature below 67°F. The coldest day of the year is January 17, with an average low of 40°F and high of 60°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in Rincon
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 Rincon
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Bir Ali Ben Khalifa, Tunisia (5,066 miles away); Al Quwayrah, Jordan (6,472 miles); and Adana, Turkey (6,147 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Rincon (view comparison).
In Rincon, 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 Rincon begins around September 13 and lasts for 2.9 months, ending around December 10. 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 10 and lasts for 9.1 months, ending around September 13. On July 13, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 55% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 45% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories in Rincon
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 Rincon varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 3.6 months, from May 29 to September 16, with a greater than 36% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 54% on August 9.
The drier season lasts 8.4 months, from September 16 to May 29. 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 9.
Daily Chance of Precipitation in Rincon
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. Rincon experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Rincon. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around August 17, with an average total accumulation of 5.2 inches.
The least rain falls around November 10, with an average total accumulation of 2.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in Rincon
The length of the day in Rincon varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 2 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 14 hours, 16 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Rincon
The earliest sunrise is at 6:17 AM on June 11, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 29 minutes later at 7:46 AM on November 6. The earliest sunset is at 5:19 PM on December 3, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 16 minutes later at 8:35 PM on June 30.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Rincon 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 Rincon
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 Rincon
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.
Rincon experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 5.5 months, from May 6 to October 22, 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 23, with muggy conditions 98% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 31, with muggy conditions 1% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in Rincon
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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 Rincon experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 7.3 months, from October 10 to May 19, with average wind speeds of more than 5.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 9, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.3 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.7 months, from May 19 to October 10. The calmest day of the year is August 9, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in Rincon
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Rincon varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 4.7 months, from March 29 to August 20, with a peak percentage of 43% on July 15. The wind is most often from the north for 2.4 months, from October 10 to December 23, with a peak percentage of 36% on November 8. The wind is most often from the west for 3.2 months, from December 23 to March 29, with a peak percentage of 34% on January 1.
Wind Direction in Rincon
Rincon 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 3.7 months, from June 9 to September 30, with an average temperature above 79°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 8, with an average temperature of 84°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.9 months, from December 9 to April 7, with an average temperature below 65°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 22, with an average temperature of 60°F.
Average Water Temperature in Rincon
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Rincon 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 Rincon 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.
Tourism Score in Rincon
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 Rincon for hot-weather activities are from mid May to mid July and from mid August to late September, with a peak score in the second week of September.
Beach/Pool Score in Rincon
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).
The growing season in Rincon typically lasts for 8.7 months (266 days), from around March 5 to around November 25, rarely starting before February 8 or after March 26, and rarely ending before November 4 or after December 22.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Rincon
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 Rincon should appear around January 21, only rarely appearing before January 12 or after February 4.
Growing Degree Days in Rincon
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 3.1 months, from April 7 to July 11, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.9 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 2.8 months, from November 12 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 in Rincon
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Rincon are 32.296 deg latitude, -81.235 deg longitude, and 69 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Rincon is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 62 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 58 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (105 feet). Within 50 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (335 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Rincon is covered by artificial surfaces (46%), trees (40%), and herbaceous vegetation (12%), within 10 miles by trees (52%) and herbaceous vegetation (34%), and within 50 miles by trees (40%) and herbaceous vegetation (24%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Rincon, 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 6 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Rincon.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Rincon 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 Rincon is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Rincon and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Savannah International Airport (KSAV, 49%, 19 kilometers, south); Hilton Head Airport (KHXD, 11%, 51 kilometers, east); Statesboro, Statesboro-Bulloch County Airport (KTBR, 11%, 52 kilometers, northwest); Plantation Airpark (KJYL, 11%, 52 kilometers, northwest); Beaufort Mcas (KNBC, 10%, 53 kilometers, northeast); and Metter Municipal Airport (KCWV, 8%, 61 kilometers, west).
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.