Average Weather in Midstream South Africa
In Midstream, the summers are long, warm, and partly cloudy and the winters are short, cold, dry, and clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 40°F to 80°F and is rarely below 34°F or above 86°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Midstream for warm-weather activities are from early February to mid May and from mid August to late October.
The warm season lasts for 5.9 months, from September 21 to March 19, with an average daily high temperature above 77°F. The hottest day of the year is January 1, with an average high of 80°F and low of 61°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.2 months, from May 29 to August 2, with an average daily high temperature below 67°F. The coldest day of the year is July 5, with an average low of 40°F and high of 64°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
In Midstream, 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 Midstream begins around March 28 and lasts for 6.4 months, ending around October 9. On July 24, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 92% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 8% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 9 and lasts for 5.6 months, ending around March 28. On November 28, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 39% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 61% 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 Midstream varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.5 months, from October 16 to March 31, with a greater than 28% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 54% on December 13.
The drier season lasts 6.5 months, from March 31 to October 16. The smallest chance of a wet day is 1% on July 6.
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 54% on December 13.
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. Midstream experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 8.2 months, from September 6 to May 13, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around January 17, with an average total accumulation of 4.0 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.8 months, from May 13 to September 6. The least rain falls around July 14, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Midstream varies over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is June 21, with 10 hours, 31 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 13 hours, 46 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:07 AM on December 1, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 48 minutes later at 6:54 AM on July 2. The earliest sunset is at 5:23 PM on June 8, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 41 minutes later at 7:03 PM on January 12.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Midstream during 2021.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. 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
The perceived humidity level in Midstream, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 2% of 2% throughout.
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 Midstream experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.0 months, from July 28 to November 30, with average wind speeds of more than 7.8 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is September 25, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.4 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 8.0 months, from November 30 to July 28. The calmest day of the year is March 31, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Midstream varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the east for 1.2 months, from February 2 to March 9, with a peak percentage of 39% on February 19. The wind is most often from the north for 1.5 months, from March 9 to April 24 and for 6.7 months, from July 10 to February 2, with a peak percentage of 34% on March 27. The wind is most often from the south for 1.8 months, from May 15 to July 10, with a peak percentage of 31% on June 2.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Midstream 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 Midstream for general outdoor tourist activities are from early February to mid May and from mid August to late October, with a peak score in the third week of September.
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 Midstream for hot-weather activities is from mid December to mid March, with a peak score in the second week of February.
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.
While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen in Midstream over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is July 6, with a 64% chance.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Midstream should appear around July 20, only rarely appearing before July 17 or after July 26.
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 4.4 months, from October 14 to February 27, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.9 kWh. The brightest day of the year is December 30, with an average of 7.6 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 4.9 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 20, with an average of 4.2 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Midstream are -25.918 deg latitude, 28.199 deg longitude, and 4,987 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Midstream contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 479 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 4,952 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,024 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,972 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Midstream is covered by grassland (77%) and cropland (19%), within 10 miles by grassland (50%) and artificial surfaces (37%), and within 50 miles by grassland (40%) and cropland (28%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Midstream, 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 Midstream.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Midstream 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 Midstream is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Midstream and a given station.
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .