Average Weather in Fairchilds Texas, United States
In Fairchilds, the summers are long, hot, and oppressive; the winters are short, cool, and windy; and it is wet and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 45°F to 93°F and is rarely below 31°F or above 98°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Fairchilds for warm-weather activities are from late March to mid May and from late September to late October.
The hot season lasts for 4.0 months, from May 24 to September 24, with an average daily high temperature above 87°F. The hottest day of the year is August 4, with an average high of 93°F and low of 74°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.8 months, from November 30 to February 22, with an average daily high temperature below 69°F. The coldest day of the year is January 5, with an average low of 45°F and high of 62°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
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In Fairchilds, 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 Fairchilds begins around September 16 and lasts for 2.7 months, ending around December 6. On October 25, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 69% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 31% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around December 6 and lasts for 9.3 months, ending around September 16. On August 19, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 51% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 49% 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 Fairchilds varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.4 months, from May 13 to September 26, with a greater than 29% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 38% on September 5.
The drier season lasts 7.6 months, from September 26 to May 13. The smallest chance of a wet day is 20% on March 31.
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 38% on September 5.
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. Fairchilds experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Fairchilds. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around October 25, with an average total accumulation of 4.2 inches.
The least rain falls around July 31, with an average total accumulation of 2.6 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Fairchilds varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2020, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 16 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 14 hours, 2 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:22 AM on June 10, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 18 minutes later at 7:40 AM on March 8. The earliest sunset is at 5:24 PM on December 2, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 3 minutes later at 8:26 PM on June 30.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Fairchilds during 2020, starting in the spring on March 8, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 1.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
Fairchilds experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 6.8 months, from April 5 to October 31, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 30% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 21, with muggy conditions 99% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 23, with muggy conditions 7% of the time.
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 Fairchilds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 7.7 months, from October 16 to June 6, with average wind speeds of more than 8.6 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.3 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.3 months, from June 6 to October 16. The calmest day of the year is August 18, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Fairchilds varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 6.9 months, from February 11 to September 7 and for 1.6 months, from October 14 to December 1, with a peak percentage of 73% on June 26. The wind is most often from the east for 1.2 months, from September 7 to October 14, with a peak percentage of 40% on September 18. The wind is most often from the north for 2.4 months, from December 1 to February 11, with a peak percentage of 40% on January 1.
Fairchilds 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 significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The time of year with warmer water lasts for 4.1 months, from May 31 to October 3, with an average temperature above 80°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 16, with an average temperature of 85°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.3 months, from December 12 to March 21, with an average temperature below 65°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is January 31, with an average temperature of 60°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Fairchilds 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 Fairchilds for general outdoor tourist activities are from late March to mid May and from late September to late October, with a peak score in the last week of April.
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 Fairchilds for hot-weather activities is from early May to early July, with a peak score in the first week of June.
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.
The growing season in Fairchilds typically lasts for 9.8 months (298 days), from around February 13 to around December 7, rarely starting after March 16, or ending before November 15.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Fairchilds should appear around January 16, only rarely appearing before January 10 or after January 29.
Growing Degree Days
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 3.1 months, from April 6 to July 9, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.0 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 2, with an average of 6.7 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.6 months, from November 13 to February 2, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.8 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 23, with an average of 3.0 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Fairchilds are 29.431 deg latitude, -95.780 deg longitude, and 75 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Fairchilds is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 26 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 76 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (105 feet). Within 50 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (407 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Fairchilds is covered by cropland (100%), within 10 miles by cropland (91%), and within 50 miles by cropland (60%) and artificial surfaces (17%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Fairchilds, 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 Fairchilds.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Fairchilds 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 Fairchilds is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Fairchilds and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Houston, Sugar Land Municipal / Hull Field Airport (35%, 24 kilometers, northeast); Wharton Regional Airport (27%, 29 kilometers, southwest); Houston Southwest Airport (25%, 31 kilometers, east); and Texas Gulf Coast Regional Airport (13%, 47 kilometers, southeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .