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Average Weather in Hukuntsi Botswana

In Hukuntsi, the summers are long, hot, and partly cloudy and the winters are short, cool, dry, and clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 42°F to 92°F and is rarely below 34°F or above 98°F.

Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Hukuntsi for hot-weather activities is from mid September to mid April.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The hot season lasts for 5.2 months, from October 6 to March 14, with an average daily high temperature above 88°F. The hottest day of the year is December 26, with an average high of 92°F and low of 69°F.

The cool season lasts for 2.4 months, from May 26 to August 7, with an average daily high temperature below 75°F. The coldest day of the year is June 29, with an average low of 42°F and high of 71°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

Average High and Low Temperature in HukuntsihothotcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FJun 2971°FJun 2971°FDec 2692°FDec 2692°F42°F42°F69°F69°FOct 688°FOct 688°FMar 1488°FMar 1488°FMay 2675°FMay 2675°FAug 775°FAug 775°F60°F60°F66°F66°F48°F48°F46°F46°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.

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

Average Hourly Temperature in HukuntsiJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmwarmwarmhothotwarm
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.

Nazas, Mexico (9,071 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Hukuntsi (view comparison).

Clouds

In Hukuntsi, 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 Hukuntsi begins around March 29 and lasts for 6.7 months, ending around October 19. On July 24, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 94% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 6% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 19 and lasts for 5.3 months, ending around March 29. On January 28, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 41% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 59% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in HukuntsiclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 2494%Jul 2494%Jan 2859%Jan 2859%Mar 2976%Mar 2976%Oct 1977%Oct 1977%NowNowclearovercastmostly clearmostly cloudypartly 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.

Precipitation

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

The wetter season lasts 4.8 months, from November 13 to April 6, with a greater than 16% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 31% on February 3.

The drier season lasts 7.2 months, from April 6 to November 13. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on August 4.

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 31% on February 3.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in HukuntsiwetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Feb 331%Feb 331%Aug 40%Aug 40%Jan 121%Jan 121%Nov 1316%Nov 1316%Apr 616%Apr 616%rain
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).

Rainfall

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. Hukuntsi experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 6.6 months, from October 9 to April 27, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around February 6, with an average total accumulation of 2.2 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 5.4 months, from April 27 to October 9. The least rain falls around July 22, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

Average Monthly Rainfall in HukuntsirainrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 in5 in5 inFeb 62.2 inFeb 62.2 inJul 220.0 inJul 220.0 inOct 90.5 inOct 90.5 inApr 270.5 inApr 270.5 in
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 liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Hukuntsi varies over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is June 21, with 10 hours, 39 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 13 hours, 37 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in HukuntsiJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minSep 2212 hr, 7 minSep 2213 hr, 37 minDec 2113 hr, 37 minDec 2112 hr, 8 minMar 2012 hr, 8 minMar 2010 hr, 39 minJun 2110 hr, 39 minJun 21daydaynightNowNow
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.

The earliest sunrise is at 5:36 AM on November 29, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 40 minutes later at 7:16 AM on July 3. The earliest sunset is at 5:52 PM on June 6, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 33 minutes later at 7:25 PM on January 13.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Hukuntsi during 2021.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in HukuntsiJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMNov 295:36 AMNov 295:36 AM7:25 PMJan 137:25 PMJan 13Jun 65:52 PMJun 65:52 PM7:16 AMJul 37:16 AMJul 3daySolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2021. 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.

Moon

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

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.

Humidity

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 Hukuntsi, 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 2% of 2% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in HukuntsiJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jul 210%Jul 210%Feb 25%Feb 25%humidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydry
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.

Wind

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 Hukuntsi experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 4.8 months, from July 7 to November 30, with average wind speeds of more than 9.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is September 27, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.3 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 7.3 months, from November 30 to July 7. The calmest day of the year is April 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.1 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in HukuntsiwindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mphSep 2710.3 mphSep 2710.3 mphApr 18.1 mphApr 18.1 mphJul 79.2 mphJul 79.2 mphNov 309.2 mphNov 309.2 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

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

The wind is most often from the east for 1.6 weeks, from January 22 to February 2 and for 2.7 weeks, from February 11 to March 2, with a peak percentage of 41% on February 22. The wind is most often from the north for 1.3 weeks, from February 2 to February 11 and for 11 months, from March 2 to January 22, with a peak percentage of 39% on February 6.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in HukuntsiNEENJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowsoutheastnorthwest
northeastsouthwest
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).

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Hukuntsi 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 Hukuntsi for general outdoor tourist activities are from early April to early June and from late July to early October, with a peak score in the first week of May.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Hukuntsibest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810108.78.75.55.58.68.67.47.4NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudsclouds tourism 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 Hukuntsi for hot-weather activities is from mid September to mid April, with a peak score in the first week of March.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Hukuntsibest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.97.92.42.47.37.3NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature beach/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.

Growing Season

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).

While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen in Hukuntsi over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is July 2, with a 57% chance.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Hukuntsigrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%90%Aug 690%Aug 690%May 3190%May 3157%Jul 357%Jul 3Jan 5100%Jan 5100%NowNowvery 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 Hukuntsi should appear around July 12, only rarely appearing before July 10 or after July 14.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in HukuntsiJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F1,000°F1,000°F2,000°F2,000°F3,000°F3,000°F4,000°F4,000°F5,000°F5,000°F6,000°F6,000°F7,000°F7,000°FJul 1290°FJul 1290°FSep 11900°FSep 11900°FOct 201,800°FOct 201,800°FJun 307,654°FJun 307,654°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

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 3.8 months, from October 20 to February 14, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.5 kWh. The brightest day of the year is December 25, with an average of 8.2 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.9 months, from May 7 to August 4, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.3 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 22, with an average of 4.6 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in HukuntsibrightbrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWh10 kWh10 kWhDec 258.2 kWhDec 258.2 kWhJun 224.6 kWhJun 224.6 kWhOct 207.5 kWhOct 207.5 kWhFeb 147.5 kWhFeb 147.5 kWhMay 75.3 kWhMay 75.3 kWhAug 45.3 kWhAug 45.3 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.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Hukuntsi are -23.999 deg latitude, 21.780 deg longitude, and 3,743 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Hukuntsi is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 62 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,737 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (230 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (597 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Hukuntsi is covered by grassland (61%) and bare soil (39%), within 10 miles by grassland (83%) and bare soil (16%), and within 50 miles by grassland (92%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Hukuntsi, 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 is only a single weather station, Tshane Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Hukuntsi.

At a distance of 11 kilometers from Hukuntsi, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.

The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and Hukuntsi according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.

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 © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

Disclaimer

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.