Average Weather in eMbalenhle South Africa
In eMbalenhle, the summers are long, warm, wet, and partly cloudy and the winters are short, cold, dry, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 32°F to 78°F and is rarely below 26°F or above 85°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit eMbalenhle for warm-weather activities are from mid September to mid October and from mid December to mid April.
The warm season lasts for 4.8 months, from October 29 to March 22, with an average daily high temperature above 75°F. The hottest day of the year is January 1, with an average high of 78°F and low of 57°F.
The cold season lasts for 1.9 months, from June 2 to July 30, with an average daily high temperature below 65°F. The coldest day of the year is July 8, with an average low of 32°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
In eMbalenhle, 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 eMbalenhle begins around February 24 and lasts for 7.5 months, ending around October 7. On July 21, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 89% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 11% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 7 and lasts for 4.6 months, ending around February 24. On November 25, 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 eMbalenhle varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.4 months, from October 11 to March 23, with a greater than 27% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 53% on December 17.
The drier season lasts 6.6 months, from March 23 to October 11. The smallest chance of a wet day is 2% 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 53% on December 17.
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. eMbalenhle experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 8.1 months, from September 4 to May 9, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around December 10, with an average total accumulation of 4.0 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.9 months, from May 9 to September 4. The least rain falls around July 7, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in eMbalenhle varies over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is June 21, with 10 hours, 28 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 22, with 13 hours, 49 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:02 AM on December 1, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 50 minutes later at 6:52 AM on July 3. The earliest sunset is at 5:18 PM on June 9, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 43 minutes later at 7:01 PM on January 12.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in eMbalenhle during 2018.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
The perceived humidity level in eMbalenhle, 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 eMbalenhle 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 27, with average wind speeds of more than 8.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is September 24, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.1 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 8.0 months, from November 27 to July 28. The calmest day of the year is March 31, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in eMbalenhle varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the east for 2.7 months, from January 10 to April 2, with a peak percentage of 45% on February 19. The wind is most often from the west for 4.8 months, from April 2 to August 27, with a peak percentage of 41% on June 8. The wind is most often from the north for 4.5 months, from August 27 to January 10, with a peak percentage of 36% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in eMbalenhle 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 eMbalenhle for general outdoor tourist activities are from mid September to mid October and from mid December to mid April, with a peak score in the last week of February.
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 eMbalenhle for hot-weather activities is from mid December to early 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.
The growing season in eMbalenhle typically lasts for 8.7 months (264 days), from around August 30 to around May 21, rarely starting before August 8 or after September 22, and rarely ending before April 27 or after June 10.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in eMbalenhle should appear around July 27, only rarely appearing before July 23 or after August 2.
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 4.2 months, from October 21 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 21, with an average of 4.2 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of eMbalenhle are -26.533 deg latitude, 29.067 deg longitude, and 5,184 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of eMbalenhle contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 203 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 5,187 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (489 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,709 feet).
The area within 2 miles of eMbalenhle is covered by grassland (56%), artificial surfaces (33%), and cropland (11%), within 10 miles by grassland (65%) and cropland (24%), and within 50 miles by grassland (58%) and cropland (38%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in eMbalenhle, 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 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in eMbalenhle.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and eMbalenhle 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 eMbalenhle is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between eMbalenhle and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .