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Average Weather in North Caldwell New Jersey, United States

In North Caldwell, the summers are warm, humid, and wet; the winters are chilly; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 23°F to 85°F and is rarely below 9°F or above 92°F.

The warm season lasts for 3.5 months, from May 30 to September 16, with an average daily high temperature above 75°F. The hottest day of the year is July 21, with an average high of 85°F and low of 66°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.3 months, from December 2 to March 10, with an average daily high temperature below 47°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 23°F and high of 38°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

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

Average Hourly Temperature in North Caldwell12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecfreezingchillycoldcoolcomfortablewarm
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < chilly < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Clouds

In North Caldwell, 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 North Caldwell begins around June 24 and lasts for 4.6 months, ending around November 12. On August 29, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 64% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 36% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around November 12 and lasts for 7.4 months, ending around June 24. On January 3, 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.

Cloud Cover

Cloud Cover in North Caldwellclearercloudiercloudier0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJan 354%Jan 354%Aug 2936%Aug 2936%Jun 2446%Jun 2446%Nov 1246%Nov 1246%overcastmostly cloudypartly cloudymostly clearclear
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in North Caldwell varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 4.7 months, from April 1 to August 22, with a greater than 29% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 36% on August 1.

The drier season lasts 7.3 months, from August 22 to April 1. The smallest chance of a wet day is 22% on January 29.

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 36% on August 1.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in North Caldwellwetdrydry0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAug 136%Aug 136%Jan 2922%Jan 2922%Jan 125%Jan 125%Apr 129%Apr 129%snowmixedrain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

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. North Caldwell experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in North Caldwell. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around September 30, with an average total accumulation of 3.9 inches.

The least rain falls around February 6, with an average total accumulation of 1.8 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Snowfall

We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. Colder, drier snow tends to be on the higher end of that range and warmer, wetter snow on the lower end.

As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. North Caldwell experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.8 months, from November 14 to April 9, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around February 2, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.9 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 7.2 months, from April 9 to November 14. The least snow falls around July 24, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in North Caldwellsnowsnow0 in1 in2 in3 in4 inJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecFeb 20.9 inFeb 20.9 inJul 240.0 inJul 240.0 inNov 140.1 inNov 140.1 inApr 90.1 inApr 90.1 in
The average liquid-equivalent snowfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average rainfall.

Sun

The length of the day in North Caldwell varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 14 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 7 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 5:24 AM on June 14, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 7 minutes later at 7:31 AM on November 4. The earliest sunset is at 4:29 PM on December 6, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 4 minutes later at 8:32 PM on June 27.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in North Caldwell 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

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in North Caldwell12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJun 145:24 AMJun 145:24 AM8:32 PMJun 278:32 PMJun 27Dec 64:29 PMDec 64:29 PM7:31 AMNov 47:31 AMNov 4Mar 12DSTMar 12DSTDSTNov 5DSTNov 5daynightnightnightnight
The solar day over the course of the year 2017. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

Humidity

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.

North Caldwell experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from June 2 to September 24, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 12% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 2, with muggy conditions 48% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is February 3, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in North Caldwellmuggy0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecFeb 30%Feb 30%Aug 248%Aug 248%Jun 212%Jun 212%Sep 2413%Sep 2413%oppressiveoppressivemuggymuggyhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydrymiserablemiserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

Wind

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 North Caldwell experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 6.0 months, from October 28 to April 27, with average wind speeds of more than 3.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 26, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.3 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 6.0 months, from April 27 to October 28. The calmest day of the year is August 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 2.4 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in North Caldwell varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the south for 1.7 months, from August 2 to September 22, with a peak percentage of 34% on August 2. The wind is most often from the west for 10 months, from September 22 to August 2, with a peak percentage of 46% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in North CaldwellWSW0%20%40%60%80%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecwestsoutheastnorth
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Water Temperature

North Caldwell 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 3.4 months, from June 23 to October 3, with an average temperature above 66°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 7, with an average temperature of 73°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.7 months, from December 26 to April 17, with an average temperature below 46°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 22, with an average temperature of 39°F.

Average Water Temperature

The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

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 extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.8 months, from April 29 to August 22, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 29, with an average of 6.8 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from November 5 to February 11, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.8 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 23, with an average of 1.7 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in North Caldwellbrightdarkdark0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWhJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJun 296.8 kWhJun 296.8 kWhDec 231.7 kWhDec 231.7 kWhApr 295.8 kWhApr 295.8 kWhAug 225.8 kWhAug 225.8 kWhNov 52.8 kWhNov 52.8 kWhFeb 112.8 kWhFeb 112.8 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of North Caldwell are 40.865 deg latitude, -74.258 deg longitude, and 240 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of North Caldwell contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 541 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 326 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (945 feet). Within 50 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,788 feet).

The area within 2 miles of North Caldwell is covered by artificial surfaces (93%), within 10 miles by artificial surfaces (79%) and trees (19%), and within 50 miles by trees (46%) and artificial surfaces (30%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in North Caldwell, 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 North Caldwell.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and North Caldwell 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 North Caldwell is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between North Caldwell and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Essex County Airport (89%, 2.4 kilometers, northwest); Teterboro Airport (7%, 17 kilometers, east); and Newark Liberty International Airport (4.7%, 22 kilometers, south).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , 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 aiports 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.