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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Lubbock Texas, United States

In Lubbock, the summers are long, hot, and mostly clear and the winters are short, very cold, snowy, windy, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 29°F to 93°F and is rarely below 18°F or above 101°F.

Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Lubbock for hot-weather activities is from mid June to late August.

Climate in Lubbock

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

The hot season lasts for 3.9 months, from May 17 to September 13, with an average daily high temperature above 85°F. The hottest month of the year in Lubbock is July, with an average high of 93°F and low of 70°F.

The cold season lasts for 2.9 months, from November 23 to February 19, with an average daily high temperature below 62°F. The coldest month of the year in Lubbock is January, with an average low of 29°F and high of 55°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in Lubbock

Average High and Low Temperature in LubbockhotcoldcoldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FJan 454°FJan 454°FJul 2293°FJul 2293°F29°F29°F70°F70°FMay 1785°FMay 1785°FSep 1385°FSep 1385°FNov 2362°FNov 2362°FFeb 1962°FFeb 1962°F58°F58°F62°F62°F36°F36°F33°F33°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.
AverageJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
High 55°F61°F69°F77°F85°F91°F93°F91°F84°F75°F64°F56°F
Temp. 40°F44°F52°F61°F70°F78°F81°F79°F72°F62°F50°F41°F
Low 29°F33°F40°F49°F58°F67°F70°F68°F61°F50°F39°F31°F

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 Lubbock

Average Hourly Temperature in LubbockJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfreezingvery coldvery coldvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmwarmhotfreezing
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.

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In Lubbock, 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 Lubbock begins around March 31 and lasts for 4.1 months, ending around August 3.

The clearest month of the year in Lubbock is June, during which on average the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 75% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around August 3 and lasts for 7.9 months, ending around March 31.

The cloudiest month of the year in Lubbock is February, during which on average the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 40% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories in Lubbock

Cloud Cover Categories in LubbockclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jun 1377%Jun 1377%Feb 2459%Feb 2459%Mar 3168%Mar 3168%Aug 368%Aug 368%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudyovercastmostly cloudy
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.
FractionJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Cloudier 36%40%36%30%29%25%29%31%27%26%32%36%
Clearer 64%61%64%70%71%75%71%69%73%74%68%64%

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

The wetter season lasts 4.5 months, from May 9 to September 25, with a greater than 20% chance of a given day being a wet day. The month with the most wet days in Lubbock is June, with an average of 8.8 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

The drier season lasts 7.5 months, from September 25 to May 9. The month with the fewest wet days in Lubbock is January, with an average of 2.1 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. The month with the most days of rain alone in Lubbock is June, with an average of 8.8 days. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 33% on June 5.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Lubbock

Daily Chance of Precipitation in LubbockwetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jun 533%Jun 533%Jan 116%Jan 116%Sep 2520%Sep 2520%NowNowrainsnow
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).
Days ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rain 1.3d1.9d3.1d4.2d7.3d8.8d6.5d7.4d6.4d4.1d2.2d1.6d
Mixed 0.3d0.3d0.1d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.2d0.4d
Snow 0.5d0.3d0.1d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.2d0.5d
Any 2.1d2.5d3.3d4.2d7.3d8.8d6.5d7.4d6.4d4.1d2.7d2.6d

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. Lubbock experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.9 months, from February 14 to December 11, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The month with the most rain in Lubbock is June, with an average rainfall of 2.5 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.1 months, from December 11 to February 14. The month with the least rain in Lubbock is January, with an average rainfall of 0.3 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Lubbock

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 snowfall.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rainfall 0.3″0.5″0.8″1.2″2.3″2.5″1.7″1.8″2.2″1.5″0.8″0.5″

Snowfall

As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Lubbock experiences some seasonal variation in monthly snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 2.5 months, from November 25 to February 11, with a sliding 31-day snowfall of at least 1.0 inches. The month with the most snow in Lubbock is January, with an average snowfall of 1.4 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 9.4 months, from February 11 to November 25. The least snow falls around July 19, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Snowfall in Lubbock

Average Monthly Snowfall in LubbocksnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 in5 in5 in6 in6 inJan 11.5 inJan 11.5 inJul 190.0 inJul 190.0 inNov 251.0 inNov 251.0 inFeb 111.0 inFeb 111.0 inNowNow
The average snowfall (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 rainfall.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Snowfall 1.4″0.9″0.2″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.1″0.7″1.4″

The length of the day in Lubbock varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2024, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 55 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 14 hours, 23 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Lubbock

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in LubbockJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minMar 1912 hr, 7 minMar 1914 hr, 23 minJun 2014 hr, 23 minJun 2012 hr, 9 minSep 2212 hr, 9 minSep 229 hr, 55 minDec 219 hr, 55 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.
Hours ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Daylight 10.2h11.0h12.0h13.1h13.9h14.3h14.1h13.3h12.3h11.3h10.4h10.0h

The earliest sunrise is at 6:36 AM on June 11, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 31 minutes later at 8:07 AM on November 2. The earliest sunset is at 5:38 PM on December 3, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 23 minutes later at 9:01 PM on June 28.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Lubbock during 2024, starting in the spring on March 10, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 3.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in Lubbock

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in LubbockJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 116:36 AMJun 116:36 AM9:01 PMJun 289:01 PMJun 28Dec 35:38 PMDec 35:38 PM8:07 AMNov 28:07 AMNov 2Mar 10DSTMar 10DSTDSTNov 3DSTNov 3daynightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2024. 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.

The figure below presents a compact representation of the sun's elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon) and azimuth (its compass bearing) for every hour of every day in the reporting period. The horizontal axis is the day of the year and the vertical axis is the hour of the day. For a given day and hour of that day, the background color indicates the azimuth of the sun at that moment. The black isolines are contours of constant solar elevation.

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in Lubbock

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in LubbockJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AM00010101010202020303030404040505060607000010101020202020303030404040505060703380NowNow
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Solar elevation and azimuth over the course of the year 2024. The black lines are lines of constant solar elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon, in degrees). The background color fills indicate the azimuth (the compass bearing) of the sun. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries of the cardinal compass points indicate the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2024. 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 Lubbock

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.

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.

Lubbock experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.0 months, from May 26 to September 26, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 4% of the time. The month with the most muggy days in Lubbock is July, with 4.7 days that are muggy or worse.

The least muggy day of the year is February 9, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels in Lubbock

Humidity Comfort Levels in LubbockmuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Feb 90%Feb 90%Jul 217%Jul 217%May 264%May 264%Sep 264%Sep 264%muggymuggyhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydry
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.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Muggy days 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.7d3.6d4.7d4.6d2.1d0.2d0.0d0.0d

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

The windier part of the year lasts for 5.0 months, from January 29 to June 28, with average wind speeds of more than 11.0 miles per hour. The windiest month of the year in Lubbock is April, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.7 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 7.0 months, from June 28 to January 29. The calmest month of the year in Lubbock is August, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.2 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in Lubbock

Average Wind Speed in LubbockwindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mph18 mph18 mph20 mph20 mphMar 3112.9 mphMar 3112.9 mphAug 249.1 mphAug 249.1 mphJan 2911.0 mphJan 2911.0 mphJun 2811.0 mphJun 2811.0 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Wind Speed (mph) 10.911.412.312.711.911.310.19.29.510.210.610.7

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Lubbock varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the south for 8.1 months, from March 9 to November 11, with a peak percentage of 74% on July 20. The wind is most often from the west for 3.9 months, from November 11 to March 9, with a peak percentage of 39% on January 1.

Wind Direction in Lubbock

Wind Direction in LubbockWSWJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestsouthnortheast
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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).

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Lubbock 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 Lubbock for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid May to early October, with a peak score in the first week of September.

Tourism Score in Lubbock

Tourism Score in Lubbockbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.86.81.01.06.76.7NowNow cloudscloudsprecipitationprecipitationtourism 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 Lubbock for hot-weather activities is from mid June to late August, with a peak score in the third week of July.

Beach/Pool Score in Lubbock

Beach/Pool Score in Lubbockbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.96.90.10.1NowNowtemperaturetemperature cloudscloudsprecipitationprecipitationbeach/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.

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 Lubbock typically lasts for 7.2 months (222 days), from around March 30 to around November 7, rarely starting before March 9 or after April 20, and rarely ending before October 19 or after November 26.

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

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Lubbockgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Mar 3050%Mar 3050%Nov 750%Nov 790%Apr 2090%Apr 2090%Oct 1990%Oct 1910%Mar 910%Mar 910%Nov 2610%Nov 260%Dec 270%Dec 27Jul 24100%Jul 24100%NowNowfreezingvery coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmhotsweltering
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.

Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Lubbock should appear around February 11, only rarely appearing before January 31 or after February 27.

Growing Degree Days in Lubbock

Growing Degree Days in LubbockJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F1,000°F1,000°F2,000°F2,000°F3,000°F3,000°F4,000°F4,000°F5,000°F5,000°FFeb 1188°FFeb 1188°FMay 9900°FMay 9900°FJun 171,800°FJun 171,800°FDec 315,170°FDec 315,170°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

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 significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 4.2 months, from April 7 to August 13, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.7 kWh. The brightest month of the year in Lubbock is June, with an average of 7.6 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from November 6 to February 4, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.0 kWh. The darkest month of the year in Lubbock is December, with an average of 3.2 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Lubbock

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in LubbockbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhJun 107.6 kWhJun 107.6 kWhDec 223.1 kWhDec 223.1 kWhApr 76.7 kWhApr 76.7 kWhAug 136.7 kWhAug 136.7 kWhNov 64.0 kWhNov 64.0 kWhFeb 44.0 kWhFeb 44.0 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.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Solar Energy (kWh) 3.54.55.87.07.57.67.46.75.84.83.73.2

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Lubbock are 33.578 deg latitude, -101.855 deg longitude, and 3,202 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Lubbock contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 98 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,199 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (377 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,667 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Lubbock is covered by artificial surfaces (60%), shrubs (15%), and bare soil (14%), within 10 miles by cropland (69%) and artificial surfaces (11%), and within 50 miles by cropland (65%) and grassland (23%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in Lubbock, 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 Lubbock.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Lubbock 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 Lubbock is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Lubbock and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are:

To get a sense of how much these sources agree with each other, you can view a comparison of Lubbock and the stations that contribute to our estimates of its temperature history and climate. Please note that each source's contribution is adjusted for elevation and the relative change present in the MERRA-2 data.

Other Data

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 © OpenStreetMap contributors.

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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.

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