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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Bangassou Central African Republic

In Bangassou, the wet season is warm, oppressive, and overcast and the dry season is hot, humid, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 66°F to 93°F and is rarely below 61°F or above 102°F.

Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Bangassou for hot-weather activities is from mid November to mid February.

Climate in Bangassou

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

The hot season lasts for 1.7 months, from January 29 to March 19, with an average daily high temperature above 91°F. The hottest month of the year in Bangassou is March, with an average high of 91°F and low of 72°F.

The cool season lasts for 5.8 months, from May 26 to November 20, with an average daily high temperature below 83°F. The coldest month of the year in Bangassou is August, with an average low of 69°F and high of 81°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in Bangassou

Average High and Low Temperature in BangassouhotcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°F110°F110°FJan 187°FJan 187°FFeb 2093°FFeb 2093°F66°F66°F70°F70°FMay 2683°FMay 2683°FNov 2083°FNov 2083°F72°F72°F71°F71°F69°F69°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 89°F92°F91°F87°F84°F82°F81°F81°F81°F82°F83°F85°F
Temp. 77°F80°F81°F79°F77°F76°F75°F75°F75°F75°F76°F76°F
Low 67°F69°F72°F72°F71°F70°F69°F69°F70°F70°F69°F67°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 Bangassou

Average Hourly Temperature in BangassouJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 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 AMNowNowcomfortablecomfortablewarmhothotwarmcomfortable
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 Bangassou, 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 Bangassou begins around November 26 and lasts for 3.3 months, ending around March 3.

The clearest month of the year in Bangassou is January, during which on average the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 31% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around March 3 and lasts for 8.7 months, ending around November 26.

The cloudiest month of the year in Bangassou is April, during which on average the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 84% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories in Bangassou

Cloud Cover Categories in BangassouclearerclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jan 1033%Jan 1033%Apr 1416%Apr 1416%Nov 2623%Nov 2623%Mar 324%Mar 324%NowNowclearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercastmostly clear
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 69%73%79%84%79%75%74%77%80%83%80%70%
Clearer 31%27%21%16%21%25%26%23%20%17%20%30%

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

The wetter season lasts 7.9 months, from March 17 to November 12, with a greater than 40% chance of a given day being a wet day. The month with the most wet days in Bangassou is September, with an average of 21.4 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

The drier season lasts 4.1 months, from November 12 to March 17. The month with the fewest wet days in Bangassou is January, with an average of 2.7 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 Bangassou is September, with an average of 21.4 days. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 72% on August 9.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Bangassou

Daily Chance of Precipitation in BangassouwetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Aug 972%Aug 972%Jan 107%Jan 107%Mar 1740%Mar 1740%Nov 1240%Nov 1240%NowNowrain
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 2.7d5.2d12.2d16.4d19.3d18.4d20.3d22.0d21.4d20.7d11.0d3.9d

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. Bangassou experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Bangassou. The month with the most rain in Bangassou is October, with an average rainfall of 6.9 inches.

The month with the least rain in Bangassou is January, with an average rainfall of 0.5 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Bangassou

Average Monthly Rainfall in BangassouJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in2 in2 in4 in4 in6 in6 in8 in8 in10 in10 in12 in12 inOct 77.3 inOct 77.3 inJan 80.5 inJan 80.5 inAug 26.5 inAug 26.5 inMay 305.8 inMay 305.8 inNowNow
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 0.5″1.2″3.3″5.0″5.7″5.5″5.9″6.4″6.6″6.9″3.0″0.7″

The length of the day in Bangassou does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 23 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2024, the shortest day is December 21, with 11 hours, 51 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 12 hours, 24 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Bangassou

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in BangassouJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 24 minJun 2012 hr, 24 minJun 2012 hr, 7 minSep 2212 hr, 7 minSep 2211 hr, 51 minDec 2111 hr, 51 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 11.9h12.0h12.1h12.2h12.3h12.4h12.4h12.3h12.1h12.0h11.9h11.9h

The earliest sunrise is at 5:13 AM on October 24, and the latest sunrise is 31 minutes later at 5:44 AM on February 4. The earliest sunset is at 5:10 PM on November 9, and the latest sunset is 36 minutes later at 5:45 PM on July 16.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Bangassou during 2024.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Bangassou

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in BangassouJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PMOct 245:13 AMOct 245:13 AM5:45 PMJul 165:45 PMJul 16Nov 95:10 PMNov 95:10 PM5:44 AMFeb 45:44 AMFeb 4daynightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
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 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 Bangassou

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in BangassouJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 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 AM0000101010102020202030303030404040405050505060606060707070808000001010101020202020303030304040404050505050606060607070708090NowNow
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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 Bangassou

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.

Bangassou experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 10 months, from February 19 to December 19, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 51% of the time. The month with the most muggy days in Bangassou is August, with 30.7 days that are muggy or worse.

The month with the fewest muggy days in Bangassou is January, with 11.3 days that are muggy or worse.

Humidity Comfort Levels in Bangassou

Humidity Comfort Levels in BangassoumuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jan 1435%Jan 1435%100%Sep 21100%Sep 21Feb 1951%Feb 1951%Dec 1951%Dec 1951%NowNowoppressiveoppressivemuggymuggydrydry
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 11.3d14.2d23.7d28.2d30.5d29.5d30.4d30.7d29.8d30.7d27.0d17.1d

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 Bangassou does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining within 0.5 miles per hour of 2.1 miles per hour throughout.

Average Wind Speed in Bangassou

Average Wind Speed in BangassouJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 mph0.0 mph0.5 mph0.5 mph1.0 mph1.0 mph1.5 mph1.5 mph2.0 mph2.0 mph2.5 mph2.5 mph3.0 mph3.0 mph3.5 mph3.5 mphJan 222.6 mphJan 222.6 mphOct 151.7 mphOct 151.7 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) 2.52.42.11.91.91.91.91.91.81.71.82.2

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

The wind is most often from the south for 4.6 months, from February 11 to June 30, with a peak percentage of 69% on May 3. The wind is most often from the west for 4.1 months, from June 30 to November 2, with a peak percentage of 63% on August 26. The wind is most often from the east for 3.3 months, from November 2 to February 11, with a peak percentage of 41% on January 1.

Wind Direction in Bangassou

Wind Direction in BangassouESWEJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestsoutheastnorth
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).

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Bangassou 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 Bangassou for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid November to late January, with a peak score in the last week of December.

Tourism Score in Bangassou

Tourism Score in Bangassoubest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810105.55.53.53.54.94.94.44.4NowNow 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 Bangassou for hot-weather activities is from mid November to mid February, with a peak score in the third week of December.

Beach/Pool Score in Bangassou

Beach/Pool Score in Bangassoubest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.46.44.94.95.05.0NowNowtemperaturetemperature 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).

Temperatures in Bangassou 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 in Bangassou

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in BangassouJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%100%Jan 1100%Jan 1100%Jul 2100%Jul 2NowNowcomfortablewarmhotswelteringcool
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.

Growing Degree Days in Bangassou

Growing Degree Days in BangassouJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F2,000°F2,000°F4,000°F4,000°F6,000°F6,000°F8,000°F8,000°F10,000°F10,000°FJan 590°FJan 590°FMar 71,800°FMar 71,800°FDec 319,562°FDec 319,562°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 some seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 1.5 months, from January 21 to March 3, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.5 kWh. The brightest month of the year in Bangassou is February, with an average of 5.8 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 1.5 months, from September 27 to November 12, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.6 kWh. The darkest month of the year in Bangassou is October, with an average of 4.3 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Bangassou

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in BangassoubrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWhFeb 105.8 kWhFeb 105.8 kWhOct 224.2 kWhOct 224.2 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) 5.45.85.34.94.84.84.84.94.74.34.65.0

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Bangassou are 4.741 deg latitude, 22.818 deg longitude, and 1,660 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Bangassou contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 377 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,663 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (489 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,178 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Bangassou is covered by cropland (27%), grassland (25%), trees (24%), and shrubs (17%), within 10 miles by trees (53%) and cropland (20%), and within 50 miles by trees (61%) and cropland (15%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in Bangassou, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Bangassou 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 Bangassou, according to the International Standard Atmosphere .

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.

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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