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Average Weather in Abraham’s Bay Bahamas

In Abraham’s Bay, the temperature typically varies from 75°F to 84°F over the course of the year, and is rarely below 72°F or above 85°F.

The warm season lasts for 123 days, from June 20 to October 21, with an average daily high temperature above 83°F. The hottest day of the year is August 18, with an average high of 84°F and low of 82°F.

The cool season lasts for 117 days, from December 21 to April 17, with an average daily high temperature below 78°F. The coldest day of the year is March 1, with an average low of 75°F and high of 77°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature with percentile bands, 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

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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.

Sun

The length of the day in Abraham’s Bay varies over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 46 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 13 hours, 30 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 5:58 AM on November 5, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 5 minutes later at 7:03 AM on March 12. The earliest sunset is at 5:06 PM on November 27, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 34 minutes later at 7:40 PM on July 3.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Abraham’s Bay during 2017, starting in the spring on March 12, lasting 237 days, and ending in the fall on November 5.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time

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.

Clouds

In Abraham’s Bay, 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 Abraham’s Bay begins around November 9 and lasts for 180 days, ending around May 8. On February 15, 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 8 and lasts for 185 days, ending around November 9. On June 3, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 69% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 31% of the time.

Cloud Cover

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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 Abraham’s Bay varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 272 days, from September 17 to June 16, with a greater than 17% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 28% on October 15.

The drier season lasts 93 days, from June 16 to September 17. The smallest chance of a wet day is 6% on July 13.

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 28% on October 15.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

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 in the year. Abraham’s Bay experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 341 days, from July 31 to July 7, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around October 26, with an average total accumulation of 2.3 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 24 days, from July 7 to July 31. The least rain falls around July 22, with and average total accumulation of 0.4 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.

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.

Abraham’s Bay experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 303 days, from March 26 to January 23, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 82% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 11, with muggy conditions 100% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is March 5, with muggy conditions 76% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels

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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 Abraham’s Bay experiences mildly seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 168 days, from October 29 to April 15, with average wind speeds of more than 7.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is December 24, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.5 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 197 days, from April 15 to October 29. The calmest day of the year is October 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.5 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

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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 Abraham’s Bay is from the east throughout the year.

Wind Direction

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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

Abraham’s Bay 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 117 days, from July 6 to October 31, with an average temperature above 83°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is September 12, with an average temperature of 84°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 114 days, from January 1 to April 25, with an average temperature below 79°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is March 1, with an average temperature of 77°F.

Average Water Temperature

The daily average water temperature (purple line) with percentile bands, 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 58 days, from March 16 to May 13, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.3 kWh. The brightest day of the year is April 22, with an average of 6.9 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 131 days, from September 16 to January 25, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.8 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 16, with an average of 4.2 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

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 Abraham’s Bay are 22.367 deg latitude, -72.967 deg longitude, and 0 ft elevation (map ).

The topography within 2 miles of Abraham’s Bay is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 82 feet, and an average elevation above sea level of 15 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (141 feet). Within 50 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (138 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Abraham’s Bay is covered by water (60%) and trees (23%), within 10 miles by water (83%), and within 50 miles by water (99%).

Data Sources

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

Abraham’s Bay 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 Abraham’s Bay, 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 Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , 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 aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .