Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Gabane Botswana
In Gabane, 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 40°F to 88°F and is rarely below 34°F or above 96°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Gabane for hot-weather activities is from mid September to late March.
Climate in Gabane
The hot season lasts for 5.8 months, from September 21 to March 15, with an average daily high temperature above 84°F. The hottest month of the year in Gabane is January, with an average high of 88°F and low of 67°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.2 months, from May 27 to August 3, with an average daily high temperature below 74°F. The coldest month of the year in Gabane is July, with an average low of 41°F and high of 71°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in Gabane
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 Gabane
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In Gabane, 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 Gabane begins around March 30 and lasts for 6.5 months, ending around October 14.
The clearest month of the year in Gabane is July, during which on average the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 94% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 14 and lasts for 5.5 months, ending around March 30.
The cloudiest month of the year in Gabane is December, during which on average the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 37% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories in Gabane
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Gabane varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.3 months, from October 23 to April 2, with a greater than 21% chance of a given day being a wet day. The month with the most wet days in Gabane is December, with an average of 12.2 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.
The drier season lasts 6.6 months, from April 2 to October 23. The month with the fewest wet days in Gabane 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 Gabane is December, with an average of 12.2 days. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 41% on December 16.
Daily Chance of Precipitation in Gabane
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. Gabane experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.7 months, from September 21 to May 12, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The month with the most rain in Gabane is January, with an average rainfall of 3.0 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.3 months, from May 12 to September 21. The month with the least rain in Gabane is July, with an average rainfall of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in Gabane
The length of the day in Gabane varies over the course of the year. In 2022, the shortest day is June 21, with 10 hours, 36 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 13 hours, 40 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Gabane
The earliest sunrise is at 5:19 AM on November 30, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 42 minutes later at 7:01 AM on July 3. The earliest sunset is at 5:35 PM on June 7, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 36 minutes later at 7:11 PM on January 12.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Gabane during 2022.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Gabane
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2022. 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 Gabane
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.
Gabane experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.0 months, from December 1 to April 2, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 6% of the time. The month with the most muggy days in Gabane is January, with 6.6 days that are muggy or worse.
The month with the fewest muggy days in Gabane is June, with 0.0 days that are muggy or worse.
Humidity Comfort Levels in Gabane
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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 Gabane experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 3.9 months, from August 8 to December 5, with average wind speeds of more than 8.1 miles per hour. The windiest month of the year in Gabane is October, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.6 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 8.1 months, from December 5 to August 8. The calmest month of the year in Gabane is April, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in Gabane
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Gabane varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the east for 5.9 months, from January 8 to July 4, with a peak percentage of 52% on February 23. The wind is most often from the north for 6.1 months, from July 4 to January 8, with a peak percentage of 45% on January 1.
Wind Direction in Gabane
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Gabane 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 Gabane for general outdoor tourist activities are from late March to late May and from early August to early October, with a peak score in the first week of September.
Tourism Score in Gabane
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 Gabane for hot-weather activities is from mid September to late March, with a peak score in the last week of February.
Beach/Pool Score in Gabane
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).
While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen in Gabane over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is July 5, with a 56% chance.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Gabane
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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 Gabane should appear around July 13, only rarely appearing before July 11 or after July 16.
Growing Degree Days in Gabane
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 4.5 months, from October 12 to February 27, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.1 kWh. The brightest month of the year in Gabane is December, with an average of 7.7 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.8 months, from May 8 to August 1, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.1 kWh. The darkest month of the year in Gabane is June, with an average of 4.4 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Gabane
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Gabane are -24.667 deg latitude, 25.782 deg longitude, and 3,576 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Gabane contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 568 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,634 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,168 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,057 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Gabane is covered by grassland (58%), trees (14%), shrubs (14%), and cropland (14%), within 10 miles by grassland (52%) and shrubs (16%), and within 50 miles by grassland (44%) and shrubs (30%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Gabane, 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 Gabane.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Gabane 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 Gabane is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Gabane 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 Gabane 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.
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.
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