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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Sugar Land Texas, United States

In Sugar Land, the summers are long, hot, and oppressive; the winters are short and cool; 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 32°F or above 98°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Sugar Land for warm-weather activities are from late March to mid May and from late September to early November.

Climate in Sugar Land

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Sugar Land weather by month. Click on each chart for more information.

The hot season lasts for 3.9 months, from May 26 to September 24, with an average daily high temperature above 87°F. The hottest month of the year in Sugar Land is August, 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 month of the year in Sugar Land is January, with an average low of 45°F and high of 63°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in Sugar Land

Average High and Low Temperature in Sugar LandhotcoolcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°F110°F110°FJan 563°FJan 563°FAug 693°FAug 693°F45°F45°F75°F75°FMay 2687°FMay 2687°FSep 2487°FSep 2487°FNov 3069°FNov 3069°FFeb 2269°FFeb 2269°F70°F70°F68°F68°F50°F50°F50°F50°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 63°F67°F73°F79°F85°F90°F92°F93°F89°F81°F73°F65°F
Temp. 53°F56°F63°F69°F76°F81°F83°F83°F79°F71°F62°F55°F
Low 45°F49°F55°F61°F68°F73°F75°F74°F70°F62°F54°F47°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 Sugar Land

Average Hourly Temperature in Sugar LandJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 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 AMNowNowcoldcoldcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmhotcomfortable
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.

Ismailia, Egypt (7,056 miles away); Ta’if, Saudi Arabia (7,873 miles); and Fuzhou, China (7,956 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Sugar Land (view comparison).

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In Sugar Land, 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 Sugar Land begins around September 16 and lasts for 2.6 months, ending around December 5.

The clearest month of the year in Sugar Land is October, during which on average the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 68% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around December 5 and lasts for 9.4 months, ending around September 16.

The cloudiest month of the year in Sugar Land is August, during which on average the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 48% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories in Sugar Land

Cloud Cover Categories in Sugar LandclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Oct 2669%Oct 2669%Aug 2050%Aug 2050%Dec 560%Dec 560%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
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 46%44%42%38%36%35%47%48%40%32%36%44%
Clearer 54%56%58%62%64%65%53%52%60%68%64%56%

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

The wetter season lasts 4.3 months, from May 14 to September 25, with a greater than 30% chance of a given day being a wet day. The month with the most wet days in Sugar Land is June, with an average of 11.1 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

The drier season lasts 7.7 months, from September 25 to May 14. The month with the fewest wet days in Sugar Land is April, with an average of 6.7 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 Sugar Land is June, with an average of 11.1 days. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 39% on June 24.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Sugar Land

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Sugar LandwetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jun 2439%Jun 2439%Apr 1521%Apr 1521%Jan 125%Jan 125%Sep 2530%Sep 2530%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 7.8d6.9d7.2d6.7d9.4d11.1d10.1d10.6d10.1d8.0d7.8d7.7d
Mixed 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d
Any 8.0d6.9d7.3d6.7d9.4d11.1d10.1d10.6d10.1d8.0d7.8d7.8d

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. Sugar Land experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Sugar Land. The month with the most rain in Sugar Land is June, with an average rainfall of 4.3 inches.

The month with the least rain in Sugar Land is February, with an average rainfall of 2.8 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Sugar Land

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 3.3″2.8″2.9″3.0″4.2″4.3″3.2″3.2″4.1″4.3″3.8″3.2″

The length of the day in Sugar Land varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2022, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 15 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 3 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Sugar Land

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Sugar LandJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 6 minMar 2014 hr, 3 minJun 2114 hr, 3 minJun 2112 hr, 8 minSep 2212 hr, 8 minSep 2210 hr, 15 minDec 2110 hr, 15 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 10.5h11.2h12.0h12.9h13.7h14.0h13.8h13.1h12.3h11.4h10.7h10.3h

The earliest sunrise is at 6:21 AM on June 10, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 17 minutes later at 7:39 AM on November 5. The earliest sunset is at 5:23 PM on December 1, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 4 minutes later at 8:26 PM on June 30.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Sugar Land during 2022, starting in the spring on March 13, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 6.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in Sugar Land

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in Sugar LandJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 106:21 AMJun 106:21 AM8:26 PMJun 308:26 PMJun 30Dec 15:23 PMDec 15:23 PM7:39 AMNov 57:39 AMNov 5Mar 13DSTMar 13DSTDSTNov 6DSTNov 6daynightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2022. 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 Sugar Land

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in Sugar LandJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AM000101010102020203030304040405050606070708000010101020202020303030404040505050606070708037NowNow
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Solar elevation and azimuth over the course of the year 2022. 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 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 Sugar Land

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.

Sugar Land experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 6.9 months, from April 7 to November 2, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 29% of the time. The month with the most muggy days in Sugar Land is July, with 30.5 days that are muggy or worse.

The month with the fewest muggy days in Sugar Land is January, with 2.2 days that are muggy or worse.

Humidity Comfort Levels in Sugar Land

Humidity Comfort Levels in Sugar LandmuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jan 296%Jan 296%99%Jul 2299%Jul 22Apr 729%Apr 729%Nov 229%Nov 229%NowNowmiserablemiserableoppressiveoppressivedrydrymuggymuggyhumidhumid
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 2.2d2.4d5.7d11.4d22.3d28.3d30.5d29.9d23.2d13.2d6.7d3.7d

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 Sugar Land experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 7.7 months, from October 18 to June 7, with average wind speeds of more than 8.1 miles per hour. The windiest month of the year in Sugar Land is March, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.7 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 4.3 months, from June 7 to October 18. The calmest month of the year in Sugar Land is August, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.5 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in Sugar Land

Average Wind Speed in Sugar LandwindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mphApr 39.8 mphApr 39.8 mphAug 196.4 mphAug 196.4 mphOct 188.1 mphOct 188.1 mphJun 78.1 mphJun 78.1 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) 9.29.59.79.68.97.86.86.57.08.18.89.2

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

The wind is most often from the south for 7.0 months, from February 11 to September 12 and for 1.7 months, from October 10 to December 2, with a peak percentage of 72% on June 27. The wind is most often from the east for 4.0 weeks, from September 12 to October 10, with a peak percentage of 39% on September 22. The wind is most often from the north for 2.3 months, from December 2 to February 11, with a peak percentage of 39% on January 1.

Wind Direction in Sugar Land

Wind Direction in Sugar LandNSESNJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowsoutheastnorthwest
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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).

Sugar Land 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 June 1 to October 3, with an average temperature above 80°F. The month of the year in Sugar Land with the warmest water is August, 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 month of the year in Sugar Land with the coolest water is February, with an average temperature of 60°F.

Average Water Temperature in Sugar Land

Average Water Temperature in Sugar LandwarmcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°F85°F85°F90°F90°FAug 1885°FAug 1885°F60°FJan 3160°FJan 31Jun 180°FJun 180°FOct 380°FOct 380°FDec 1265°FDec 1265°FMar 2165°FMar 2165°FNowNow
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
WaterJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temperature 60°F60°F64°F70°F77°F83°F85°F85°F83°F77°F70°F64°F

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Sugar Land 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 Sugar Land for general outdoor tourist activities are from late March to mid May and from late September to early November, with a peak score in the last week of April.

Tourism Score in Sugar Land

Tourism Score in Sugar Landbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.56.53.03.06.26.24.34.3NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudsclouds 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 times of year to visit Sugar Land for hot-weather activities are from early May to late June and from mid to late September, with a peak score in the first week of June.

Beach/Pool Score in Sugar Land

Beach/Pool Score in Sugar Landbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.36.30.90.95.85.8NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature 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.

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).

The growing season in Sugar Land typically lasts for 10 months (317 days), from around February 2 to around December 16, rarely starting after March 12, or ending before November 25.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Sugar Land

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Sugar Landgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Feb 250%Feb 250%Dec 1650%Dec 1690%Mar 1290%Mar 1290%Nov 2590%Nov 2525%Jan 525%Jan 5Jul 30100%Jul 30100%NowNowcoldcoolcomfortablewarmhotfreezing
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 Sugar Land should appear around January 15, only rarely appearing before January 9 or after January 26.

Growing Degree Days in Sugar Land

Growing Degree Days in Sugar LandJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°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°FJan 1590°FJan 1590°FApr 2900°FApr 2900°FMay 151,800°FMay 151,800°FDec 317,178°FDec 317,178°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 significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from April 7 to July 13, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.0 kWh. The brightest month of the year in Sugar Land is May, with an average of 6.5 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.6 months, from November 14 to February 2, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.7 kWh. The darkest month of the year in Sugar Land is December, with an average of 3.1 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Sugar Land

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Sugar LandbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhJun 36.7 kWhJun 36.7 kWhDec 243.0 kWhDec 243.0 kWhApr 76.0 kWhApr 76.0 kWhFeb 23.7 kWhFeb 23.7 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) 3.34.15.26.26.56.56.05.65.34.73.73.1

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Sugar Land are 29.620 deg latitude, -95.635 deg longitude, and 75 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Sugar Land is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 26 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 75 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (98 feet). Within 50 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (430 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Sugar Land is covered by artificial surfaces (78%) and cropland (21%), within 10 miles by artificial surfaces (55%) and cropland (35%), and within 50 miles by cropland (52%) and artificial surfaces (21%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in Sugar Land, 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 Sugar Land.

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

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