Average Weather in Benet France
In Benet, the summers are warm, the winters are very cold and windy, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 36°F to 78°F and is rarely below 25°F or above 89°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Benet for warm-weather activities is from mid June to mid September.
The warm season lasts for 3.3 months, from June 8 to September 16, with an average daily high temperature above 72°F. The hottest day of the year is August 2, with an average high of 78°F and low of 59°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.6 months, from November 17 to March 4, with an average daily high temperature below 53°F. The coldest day of the year is February 7, with an average low of 36°F and high of 48°F.
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
In Benet, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Benet begins around May 23 and lasts for 4.5 months, ending around October 6. On July 23, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 70% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 30% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 6 and lasts for 7.5 months, ending around May 23. On January 5, 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
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Benet varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 8.3 months, from September 25 to June 2, with a greater than 25% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 34% on December 29.
The drier season lasts 3.7 months, from June 2 to September 25. The smallest chance of a wet day is 16% on August 24.
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 34% on November 6.
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. Benet experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Benet. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around October 30, with an average total accumulation of 2.7 inches.
The least rain falls around August 14, with an average total accumulation of 1.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Benet varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2020, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 36 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 15 hours, 48 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:09 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 36 minutes later at 8:45 AM on January 2. The earliest sunset is at 5:15 PM on December 10, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 43 minutes later at 9:58 PM on June 25.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Benet during 2020, starting in the spring on March 29, lasting 6.9 months, and ending in the fall on October 25.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
The perceived humidity level in Benet, 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, staying within 4% of 4% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Benet experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.7 months, from October 6 to April 29, with average wind speeds of more than 9.6 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 16, with an average hourly wind speed of 11.1 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.3 months, from April 29 to October 6. The calmest day of the year is August 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.1 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Benet varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 8.2 months, from January 30 to October 6, with a peak percentage of 46% on July 10. The wind is most often from the south for 3.8 months, from October 6 to January 30, with a peak percentage of 36% on January 1.
Benet 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 3.2 months, from June 23 to September 28, with an average temperature above 64°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 7, with an average temperature of 68°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.9 months, from December 15 to April 11, with an average temperature below 53°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 19, with an average temperature of 49°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Benet 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 Benet for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid June to mid September, with a peak score in the third week of July.
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 Benet for hot-weather activities is from early July to mid August, with a peak score in the last week of July.
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.
The growing season in Benet typically lasts for 7.7 months (234 days), from around March 28 to around November 18, rarely starting before March 4 or after April 19, and rarely ending before October 24 or after December 20.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Benet should appear around March 28, only rarely appearing before March 12 or after April 15.
Growing Degree Days
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 10 to August 20, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.9 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 6, with an average of 7.1 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from October 27 to February 17, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.3 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 26, with an average of 1.1 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Benet are 46.370 deg latitude, -0.593 deg longitude, and 112 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Benet contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 246 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 114 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (410 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,004 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Benet is covered by cropland (88%) and artificial surfaces (10%), within 10 miles by cropland (71%) and grassland (17%), and within 50 miles by cropland (65%) and grassland (13%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Benet, 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Benet.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Benet 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 Benet is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Benet and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Niort-Souché (74%, 16 kilometers, southeast); La Rochelle – Île de Ré Airport (14%, 50 kilometers, southwest); La Roche-sur-Yon - Les Ajoncs (8%, 71 kilometers, northwest); and Angers-Avrillé (3.6%, 124 kilometers, north).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .