Average Weather in Abraham’s Bay Bahamas
The climate in Abraham’s Bay is warm, oppressive, windy, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 75°F to 84°F and is rarely below 72°F or above 85°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Abraham’s Bay for hot-weather activities is from mid November to early May.
The temperature in Abraham’s Bay varies so little throughout the year that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss hot and cold seasons.
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
Neiafu, Tonga (7,388 miles away); Sokoni, Tanzania (7,833 miles); and San Vicente, Philippines (9,444 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Abraham’s Bay (view comparison).
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 10 and lasts for 6.0 months, 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 6.0 months, ending around November 10. 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 Categories
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 9.0 months, from September 16 to June 17, 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 3.0 months, from June 17 to September 16. 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
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. Abraham’s Bay experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 11 months, from July 31 to July 8, 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 3.3 weeks, from July 8 to July 31. The least rain falls around July 22, with an average total accumulation of 0.4 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Abraham’s Bay varies over the course of the year. In 2018, 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 earliest sunrise is at 5:57 AM on November 4, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 7 minutes later at 7:04 AM on March 11. 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 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
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 10.0 months, from March 25 to January 24, 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
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 significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.5 months, from October 30 to April 14, with average wind speeds of more than 13.8 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is December 24, with an average hourly wind speed of 15.7 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.5 months, from April 14 to October 30. The calmest day of the year is October 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Abraham’s Bay is from the east throughout the year.
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 3.8 months, 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 3.8 months, from January 2 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
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Abraham’s Bay 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 Abraham’s Bay for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid December to mid April, with a peak score in the first week of March.
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 Abraham’s Bay for hot-weather activities is from mid November to early May, with a peak score in the first week of March.
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).
Temperatures in Abraham’s Bay 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
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
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 16 to May 12, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.4 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 4.2 months, from September 17 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
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.
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 is essentially flat (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%).
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 .
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.