Average Weather in Al Burayqah Libya
In Al Burayqah, the summers are long, hot, humid, arid, and clear and the winters are cool, dry, windy, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 52°F to 88°F and is rarely below 48°F or above 95°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Al Burayqah for hot-weather activities is from early June to mid October.
The hot season lasts for 4.3 months, from June 1 to October 10, with an average daily high temperature above 83°F. The hottest day of the year is August 21, with an average high of 88°F and low of 76°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.3 months, from December 5 to March 15, with an average daily high temperature below 68°F. The coldest day of the year is February 2, with an average low of 52°F and high of 63°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 Al Burayqah, 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 Al Burayqah begins around June 6 and lasts for 4.0 months, ending around October 5. On July 16, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 100% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 0% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 5 and lasts for 8.0 months, ending around June 6. On December 2, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 31% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 69% 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 Al Burayqah varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 2.9 months, from November 28 to February 25, with a greater than 6% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 13% on December 22.
The drier season lasts 9.1 months, from February 25 to November 28. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on August 2.
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 13% on December 22.
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. Al Burayqah experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from November 26 to February 25, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around December 25, with an average total accumulation of 0.8 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 9.0 months, from February 25 to November 26. The least rain falls around August 10, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Al Burayqah varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2019, the shortest day is December 22, with 10 hours, 11 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 7 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:39 AM on June 11, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 1 minute later at 7:39 AM on January 10. The earliest sunset is at 5:40 PM on December 3, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 7 minutes later at 7:47 PM on June 30.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Al Burayqah during 2019.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
Al Burayqah experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.0 months, from June 13 to October 11, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 18% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 10, with muggy conditions 73% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is February 16, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
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 Al Burayqah experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.9 months, from December 2 to May 31, with average wind speeds of more than 10.8 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 9, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.2 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.1 months, from May 31 to December 2. The calmest day of the year is October 18, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Al Burayqah varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 9.0 months, from February 13 to November 12, with a peak percentage of 89% on August 1. The wind is most often from the south for 3.7 weeks, from November 12 to December 8, with a peak percentage of 32% on November 17. The wind is most often from the west for 2.2 months, from December 8 to February 13, with a peak percentage of 37% on January 1.
Al Burayqah 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 3.1 months, from July 10 to October 13, with an average temperature above 77°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 21, with an average temperature of 81°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.0 months, from January 2 to May 4, with an average temperature below 66°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is March 1, with an average temperature of 62°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Al Burayqah 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 times of year to visit Al Burayqah for general outdoor tourist activities are from mid March to mid July and from late September to early December, with a peak score in the first week of November.
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 Al Burayqah for hot-weather activities is from early June to mid October, with a peak score in the second 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.
Temperatures in Al Burayqah 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
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 3.5 months, from May 12 to August 28, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.3 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 1, with an average of 8.3 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from November 6 to February 6, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.1 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 24, with an average of 3.1 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Al Burayqah are 30.406 deg latitude, 19.574 deg longitude, and 0 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Al Burayqah contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 236 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 12 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (318 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (764 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Al Burayqah is covered by water (38%), shrubs (24%), artificial surfaces (19%), and bare soil (12%), within 10 miles by water (50%) and shrubs (22%), and within 50 miles by water (42%) and bare soil (26%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Al Burayqah, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Al Burayqah 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 Al Burayqah, according to the International Standard Atmosphere .
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .