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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Pilate Haiti

The climate in Pilate is warm, oppressive, windy, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 68°F to 88°F and is rarely below 65°F or above 91°F.

Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Pilate for hot-weather activities is from mid November to early May.

Climate in Pilate

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Pilate weather by month. Click on each chart for more information.

Average Temperature in Pilate

The temperature in Pilate varies so little throughout the year that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss hot and cold seasons.

Average High and Low Temperature in Pilate

Average High and Low Temperature in PilateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FJan 2981°FJan 2981°FAug 588°FAug 588°F68°F68°F75°F75°FJun 1486°FJun 1486°FSep 2286°FSep 2286°FNov 1982°FNov 1982°F74°F74°F75°F75°F71°F71°FNowNow
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 in Pilate

Average Hourly Temperature in PilateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcomfortablecomfortablecomfortablecomfortablewarmhot
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Kahaluu-Keauhou, Hawaii, United States (5,368 miles away) and Vila Velha, Brazil (3,525 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Pilate (view comparison).

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Clouds

In Pilate, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Pilate begins around November 15 and lasts for 5.7 months, ending around May 7. On January 30, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 84% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 16% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around May 7 and lasts for 6.3 months, ending around November 15. On June 3, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 79% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 22% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories in Pilate

Cloud Cover Categories in PilateclearerclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jan 3084%Jan 3084%Jun 322%Jun 322%Nov 1552%Nov 1552%May 753%May 753%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

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

The wetter season lasts 9.2 months, from September 3 to June 10, with a greater than 14% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 21% on October 15.

The drier season lasts 2.8 months, from June 10 to September 3. The smallest chance of a wet day is 7% on July 4.

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 21% on October 15.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Pilate

Daily Chance of Precipitation in PilatewetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Oct 1521%Oct 1521%Jul 47%Jul 47%Jan 110%Jan 110%Sep 314%Sep 314%NowNowrain
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. Pilate experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Pilate. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around October 22, with an average total accumulation of 1.8 inches.

The least rain falls around July 8, with an average total accumulation of 0.5 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Pilate

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.

Sun

The length of the day in Pilate varies over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 57 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 13 hours, 19 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Pilate

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in PilateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 6 minMar 2013 hr, 19 minJun 2013 hr, 19 minJun 2012 hr, 7 minSep 2212 hr, 7 minSep 2210 hr, 57 minDec 2110 hr, 57 minDec 21nightnightdayNowNow
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 5:54 AM on November 7, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 5 minutes later at 6:59 AM on March 14. The earliest sunset is at 5:09 PM on November 25, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 23 minutes later at 7:33 PM on July 5.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Pilate 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 Pilate

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in PilateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMNov 75:54 AMNov 75:54 AM7:33 PMJul 57:33 PMJul 5Nov 255:09 PMNov 255:09 PM6:59 AMMar 146:59 AMMar 14Mar 14DSTMar 14DSTdaynightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2021. 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.

Moon

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 Pilate

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

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.

Pilate experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 9.5 months, from March 30 to January 15, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 61% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is October 2, with muggy conditions 98% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is March 3, with muggy conditions 49% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in Pilate

Humidity Comfort Levels in PilatemuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Mar 349%Mar 349%98%Oct 298%Oct 2Jan 1561%Jan 1561%NowNowoppressiveoppressivemuggymuggyhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortablemiserablemiserable
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

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 Pilate experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 6.3 months, from November 2 to May 12, with average wind speeds of more than 9.6 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is December 18, with an average hourly wind speed of 11.6 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 5.7 months, from May 12 to November 2. The calmest day of the year is October 3, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.7 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in Pilate

Average Wind Speed in PilatewindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mphDec 1811.6 mphDec 1811.6 mphOct 37.7 mphOct 37.7 mphMay 129.6 mphMay 129.6 mphNowNow
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 Pilate is from the east throughout the year.

Wind Direction in Pilate

Wind Direction in PilateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNoweastnorthsouth
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 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

Pilate 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 some seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The time of year with warmer water lasts for 3.4 months, from July 22 to November 5, with an average temperature above 84°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is September 14, with an average temperature of 85°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.5 months, from January 6 to April 22, with an average temperature below 81°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 21, with an average temperature of 80°F.

Average Water Temperature in Pilate

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

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Pilate 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 time of year to visit Pilate for general outdoor tourist activities is from early December to early April, with a peak score in the third week of January.

Tourism Score in Pilate

Tourism Score in Pilatebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810108.48.44.54.5NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature tourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Pilate for hot-weather activities is from mid November to early May, with a peak score in the last week of March.

Beach/Pool Score in Pilate

Beach/Pool Score in Pilatebest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.87.85.95.96.86.86.26.2NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature beach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

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.

Growing Season

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).

Temperatures in Pilate are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Pilate

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in PilateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%100%Jan 1100%Jan 1100%Jul 3100%Jul 3NowNowcomfortablewarmhotcool
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

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.

Growing Degree Days in Pilate

Growing Degree Days in PilateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F2,000°F2,000°F4,000°F4,000°F6,000°F6,000°F8,000°F8,000°F10,000°F10,000°FJan 490°FJan 490°FMar 181,800°FMar 181,800°FDec 319,713°FDec 319,713°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, 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 some seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 1.9 months, from March 7 to May 5, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.4 kWh. The brightest day of the year is April 12, with an average of 6.9 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 4.3 months, from September 3 to January 13, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.0 kWh. The darkest day of the year is October 10, with an average of 4.5 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Pilate

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in PilatebrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWhApr 126.9 kWhApr 126.9 kWhOct 104.5 kWhOct 104.5 kWhSep 35.0 kWhSep 35.0 kWhJan 135.0 kWhJan 135.0 kWhNowNow
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 Pilate are 19.667 deg latitude, -72.552 deg longitude, and 906 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Pilate contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,909 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,229 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,770 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (5,896 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Pilate is covered by cropland (48%), trees (34%), and grassland (11%), within 10 miles by cropland (45%) and trees (31%), and within 50 miles by water (50%) and cropland (21%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Pilate, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Pilate is further than 200 kilometers from the nearest reliable weather station, so the weather-related data on this page were taken entirely from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis . 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.

The temperature and dew point estimates are corrected for the difference between the reference elevation of the MERRA-2 grid cell and the elevation of Pilate, according to the International Standard Atmosphere .

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.

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.

Disclaimer

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.