Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Ramsey Isle of Man
In Ramsey, the summers are cool and windy; the winters are long, very cold, wet, and extremely windy; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 38°F to 64°F and is rarely below 31°F or above 70°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Ramsey for warm-weather activities is from early July to early September.
Climate in Ramsey
Average Temperature in Ramsey
The warm season lasts for 3.1 months, from June 15 to September 18, with an average daily high temperature above 60°F. The hottest day of the year is July 31, with an average high of 64°F and low of 55°F.
The cool season lasts for 4.1 months, from November 28 to April 1, with an average daily high temperature below 49°F. The coldest day of the year is February 18, with an average low of 38°F and high of 45°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in Ramsey
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 Ramsey
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In Ramsey, 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 Ramsey begins around April 17 and lasts for 5.8 months, ending around October 10. On July 15, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 53% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 47% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 10 and lasts for 6.2 months, ending around April 17. On January 27, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 66% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 34% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories in Ramsey
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Ramsey varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.0 months, from October 7 to February 5, with a greater than 38% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 50% on January 3.
The drier season lasts 8.0 months, from February 5 to October 7. The smallest chance of a wet day is 27% on June 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 49% on January 3.
Daily Chance of Precipitation in Ramsey
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. Ramsey experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Ramsey. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around October 26, with an average total accumulation of 3.8 inches.
The least rain falls around May 8, with an average total accumulation of 1.8 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in Ramsey
The length of the day in Ramsey varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 7 hours, 18 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 17 hours, 13 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Ramsey
The earliest sunrise is at 4:42 AM on June 18, and the latest sunrise is 3 hours, 56 minutes later at 8:38 AM on December 29. The earliest sunset is at 3:53 PM on December 14, and the latest sunset is 6 hours, 3 minutes later at 9:56 PM on June 24.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Ramsey during 2021, starting in the spring on March 28, lasting 7.1 months, and ending in the fall on October 31.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in Ramsey
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 Ramsey
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.
The perceived humidity level in Ramsey, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining a virtually constant 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels in Ramsey
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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 Ramsey experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.7 months, from October 2 to March 24, with average wind speeds of more than 16.7 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 3, with an average hourly wind speed of 21.1 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.3 months, from March 24 to October 2. The calmest day of the year is June 14, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in Ramsey
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Ramsey varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 1.9 months, from April 7 to June 5 and for 1.0 weeks, from October 5 to October 12, with a peak percentage of 34% on October 11. The wind is most often from the west for 4.0 months, from June 5 to October 5 and for 5.8 months, from October 12 to April 7, with a peak percentage of 39% on July 3.
Wind Direction in Ramsey
Ramsey 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 5 to October 16, with an average temperature above 56°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 22, with an average temperature of 59°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.7 months, from January 3 to April 25, with an average temperature below 47°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is March 2, with an average temperature of 44°F.
Average Water Temperature in Ramsey
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Ramsey 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 Ramsey for general outdoor tourist activities is from early July to early September, with a peak score in the last week of July.
Tourism Score in Ramsey
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 Ramsey for hot-weather activities is for the entire month of July, with a peak score in the third week of July.
Beach/Pool Score in Ramsey
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 Ramsey typically lasts for 8.5 months (257 days), from around March 19 to around December 1, rarely starting before January 29 or after April 19, and rarely ending before October 26 or after January 8.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Ramsey
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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 Ramsey should appear around May 26, only rarely appearing before May 14 or after June 13.
Growing Degree Days in Ramsey
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 3.3 months, from May 2 to August 11, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.1 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 22, with an average of 6.2 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 4.0 months, from October 22 to February 23, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 1.6 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 22, with an average of 0.5 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Ramsey
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Ramsey are 54.323 deg latitude, -4.385 deg longitude, and 23 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Ramsey contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,214 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 173 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,024 feet). Within 50 miles also contains large variations in elevation (3,186 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Ramsey is covered by water (37%), grassland (34%), and trees (24%), within 10 miles by water (64%) and grassland (25%), and within 50 miles by water (80%) and grassland (11%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Ramsey, 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 Ramsey.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Ramsey 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 Ramsey is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Ramsey and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Isle Of Man / Ronaldsway Airport (EGNS, 64%, 31 kilometers, southwest); West Freugh (EGOY, 19%, 69 kilometers, northwest); and Barrow/Walney Island Airport (EGNL, 17%, 76 kilometers, east).
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.