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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Folégandros Greece

In Folégandros, the summers are warm, humid, arid, and clear; the winters are long, cool, wet, and partly cloudy; and it is windy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 50°F to 85°F and is rarely below 43°F or above 90°F.

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

Climate in Folégandros

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

The hot season lasts for 3.2 months, from June 9 to September 16, with an average daily high temperature above 80°F. The hottest month of the year in Folégandros is July, with an average high of 85°F and low of 74°F.

The cool season lasts for 4.0 months, from November 30 to March 29, with an average daily high temperature below 63°F. The coldest month of the year in Folégandros is February, with an average low of 50°F and high of 58°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in Folégandros

Average High and Low Temperature in FolégandroshotcoolcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FFeb 657°FFeb 657°FJul 2785°FJul 2785°F50°F50°F75°F75°FJun 980°FJun 980°FSep 1680°FSep 1680°FNov 3063°FNov 3063°FMar 2963°FMar 2963°F68°F68°F70°F70°F55°F55°F53°F53°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 58°F58°F60°F66°F73°F81°F85°F84°F80°F73°F66°F60°F
Temp. 54°F54°F56°F61°F68°F75°F79°F79°F75°F68°F62°F56°F
Low 50°F50°F52°F56°F62°F70°F74°F74°F70°F64°F57°F53°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 Folégandros

Average Hourly Temperature in FolégandrosJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 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 AMNowNowcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablecomfortablewarmcoldcold
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 Folégandros, 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 Folégandros begins around May 26 and lasts for 4.2 months, ending around October 1.

The clearest month of the year in Folégandros is July, during which on average the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 99% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 1 and lasts for 7.8 months, ending around May 26.

The cloudiest month of the year in Folégandros is December, during which on average the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 39% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories in Folégandros

Cloud Cover Categories in FolégandrosclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 19100%Jul 19100%Nov 2860%Nov 2860%May 2679%May 2679%Oct 180%Oct 180%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 37%36%33%30%24%8%1%2%11%29%38%39%
Clearer 63%64%67%70%76%92%99%98%89%71%62%61%

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

The wetter season lasts 5.2 months, from October 19 to March 27, with a greater than 18% chance of a given day being a wet day. The month with the most wet days in Folégandros is December, with an average of 10.4 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

The drier season lasts 6.8 months, from March 27 to October 19. The month with the fewest wet days in Folégandros is July, with an average of 0.2 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 Folégandros is December, with an average of 10.4 days. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 35% on December 23.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Folégandros

Daily Chance of Precipitation in FolégandroswetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Dec 2335%Dec 2335%Jul 270%Jul 270%Oct 1918%Oct 1918%Mar 2718%Mar 2718%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 9.8d9.3d7.0d4.0d2.4d0.8d0.2d0.4d1.7d5.1d8.4d10.4d

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. Folégandros experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.4 months, from September 23 to May 3, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The month with the most rain in Folégandros is December, with an average rainfall of 2.9 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.6 months, from May 3 to September 23. The month with the least rain in Folégandros is July, with an average rainfall of 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Folégandros

Average Monthly Rainfall in FolégandrosrainrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 in5 in5 in6 in6 inDec 162.9 inDec 162.9 inJul 250.0 inJul 250.0 inSep 230.5 inSep 230.5 inMay 30.5 inMay 30.5 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 2.6″2.5″1.6″0.8″0.4″0.1″0.0″0.0″0.3″1.3″2.4″2.9″

The length of the day in Folégandros varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2024, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 39 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 14 hours, 40 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Folégandros

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in FolégandrosJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minMar 2012 hr, 7 minMar 2014 hr, 40 minJun 2014 hr, 40 minJun 2012 hr, 8 minSep 2212 hr, 8 minSep 229 hr, 39 minDec 219 hr, 39 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 10.0h10.9h12.0h13.2h14.1h14.6h14.4h13.5h12.4h11.2h10.2h9.7h

The earliest sunrise is at 6:01 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 37 minutes later at 7:38 AM on October 26. The earliest sunset is at 5:04 PM on December 5, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 39 minutes later at 8:42 PM on June 28.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Folégandros during 2024, starting in the spring on March 31, lasting 6.9 months, and ending in the fall on October 27.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in Folégandros

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in FolégandrosJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 136:01 AMJun 136:01 AM8:42 PMJun 288:42 PMJun 28Dec 55:04 PMDec 55:04 PM7:38 AMOct 267:38 AMOct 26Mar 31DSTMar 31DSTDSTOct 27DSTOct 27daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
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 Folégandros

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in FolégandrosJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 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 AM00001010102020203030303040405050606070000101010102020203030304040405050607077NowNow
northeastsouthwest
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 Folégandros

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.

Folégandros experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.1 months, from June 11 to October 16, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 11% of the time. The month with the most muggy days in Folégandros is August, with 12.3 days that are muggy or worse.

The least muggy day of the year is February 26, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels in Folégandros

Humidity Comfort Levels in FolégandrosmuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Feb 260%Feb 260%Aug 1342%Aug 1342%Jun 1111%Jun 1111%Oct 1611%Oct 1611%NowNowmuggymuggyhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydryoppressiveoppressive
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 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.4d4.5d10.1d12.3d7.9d3.4d0.3d0.0d

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

The windier part of the year lasts for 5.3 months, from October 22 to March 31, with average wind speeds of more than 13.4 miles per hour. The windiest month of the year in Folégandros is February, with an average hourly wind speed of 16.0 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 6.7 months, from March 31 to October 22. The calmest month of the year in Folégandros is May, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.9 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in Folégandros

Average Wind Speed in FolégandroswindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph5 mph5 mph10 mph10 mph15 mph15 mph20 mph20 mph25 mph25 mphFeb 616.2 mphFeb 616.2 mphJun 110.5 mphJun 110.5 mphOct 2213.4 mphOct 2213.4 mphMar 3113.4 mphMar 3113.4 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) 15.716.014.512.510.911.213.613.812.813.214.015.1

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Folégandros is from the north throughout the year.

Wind Direction in Folégandros

Wind Direction in FolégandrosJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestnorthsoutheast
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).

Folégandros 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 3.5 months, from June 21 to October 4, with an average temperature above 73°F. The month of the year in Folégandros with the warmest water is August, with an average temperature of 76°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.5 months, from December 13 to April 29, with an average temperature below 63°F. The month of the year in Folégandros with the coolest water is February, with an average temperature of 60°F.

Average Water Temperature in Folégandros

Average Water Temperature in FolégandroswarmcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°FAug 1676°FAug 1676°F60°FMar 260°FMar 2Jun 2173°FJun 2173°FOct 473°FOct 473°FDec 1363°FDec 1363°FApr 2963°FApr 2963°FNowNow
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
WaterJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temperature 61°F60°F60°F62°F66°F72°F75°F76°F74°F71°F67°F63°F

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

Tourism Score in Folégandros

Tourism Score in Folégandrosbest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810108.88.83.53.58.88.87.67.6NowNowtemperaturetemperature 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 Folégandros for hot-weather activities is from mid June to mid September, with a peak score in the last week of July.

Beach/Pool Score in Folégandros

Beach/Pool Score in Folégandrosbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810109.69.60.00.0NowNow 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 Folégandros 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 Folégandros

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in FolégandrosJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%100%Feb 29100%Feb 2997%Jan 2397%Jan 23Jul 24100%Jul 24100%NowNowcoldcoolcomfortablewarmhotvery cold
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 Folégandros

Growing Degree Days in FolégandrosJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°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°FJan 2090°FJan 2090°FMay 6900°FMay 6900°FJun 191,800°FJun 191,800°FDec 315,792°FDec 315,792°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 extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from May 5 to August 22, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.1 kWh. The brightest month of the year in Folégandros is June, with an average of 8.2 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from November 1 to February 14, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.5 kWh. The darkest month of the year in Folégandros is December, with an average of 2.3 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Folégandros

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in FolégandrosbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhJun 288.4 kWhJun 288.4 kWhDec 202.2 kWhDec 202.2 kWhMay 57.1 kWhMay 57.1 kWhAug 227.1 kWhAug 227.1 kWhNov 13.5 kWhNov 13.5 kWhFeb 143.5 kWhFeb 143.5 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) 2.63.55.06.47.48.28.27.45.94.22.92.3

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Folégandros are 36.628 deg latitude, 24.920 deg longitude, and 676 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Folégandros contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,345 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 319 feet. Within 10 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,391 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,274 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Folégandros is covered by water (55%), sparse vegetation (12%), grassland (11%), and cropland (10%), within 10 miles by water (96%), and within 50 miles by water (94%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in Folégandros, 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 Folégandros.

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

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are:

  • Paros National Airport (LGPA, 46%, 29 mi, northeast, -558 ft elevation change)
  • Santorini Airport (LGSR, 37%, 35 mi, southeast, -551 ft elevation change)
  • Souda Bay Crete (KQNC, 10%, 87 mi, southwest, -197 ft elevation change)
  • Kithira Airport (LGKC, 7%, 109 mi, west, 367 ft elevation change)

To get a sense of how much these sources agree with each other, you can view a comparison of Folégandros 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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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.

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