Average Weather in Maridi South Sudan
In Maridi, the wet season is warm, oppressive, and overcast and the dry season is hot and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 66°F to 96°F and is rarely below 61°F or above 103°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best times of year to visit Maridi for hot-weather activities are from late August to mid September and from early November to late February.
The hot season lasts for 2.2 months, from January 23 to March 30, with an average daily high temperature above 93°F. The hottest day of the year is February 19, with an average high of 96°F and low of 69°F.
The cool season lasts for 5.3 months, from May 23 to November 1, with an average daily high temperature below 84°F. The coldest day of the year is January 1, with an average low of 66°F and high of 91°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 Maridi, 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 Maridi begins around June 10 and lasts for 3.8 months, ending around October 5. On August 31, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 40% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 60% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 5 and lasts for 8.2 months, ending around June 10. On April 10, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 82% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 17% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Maridi varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 7.5 months, from March 29 to November 13, with a greater than 42% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 80% on August 13.
The drier season lasts 4.5 months, from November 13 to March 29. The smallest chance of a wet day is 5% on January 5.
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 80% on August 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. Maridi experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 10 months, from February 8 to December 15, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around August 12, with an average total accumulation of 6.4 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 1.8 months, from December 15 to February 8. The least rain falls around January 9, with an average total accumulation of 0.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Maridi does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 24 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2018, the shortest day is December 22, with 11 hours, 50 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 12 hours, 25 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:47 AM on October 26, and the latest sunrise is 31 minutes later at 7:18 AM on February 3. The earliest sunset is at 6:43 PM on November 10, and the latest sunset is 36 minutes later at 7:19 PM on July 17.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Maridi during 2018.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
Maridi experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 9.3 months, from March 4 to December 15, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 32% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is May 17, with muggy conditions 97% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 13, with muggy conditions 11% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Maridi experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.7 months, from November 20 to April 11, with average wind speeds of more than 6.3 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 23, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.0 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.3 months, from April 11 to November 20. The calmest day of the year is September 27, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Maridi varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the east for 1.4 months, from February 7 to March 20 and for 2.6 months, from October 10 to December 29, with a peak percentage of 60% on November 26. The wind is most often from the south for 2.7 months, from March 20 to June 12, with a peak percentage of 55% on May 4. The wind is most often from the west for 3.9 months, from June 12 to October 10, with a peak percentage of 56% on July 18.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Maridi 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 Maridi for general outdoor tourist activities are from mid June to early October and from late October to late January, with a peak score in the last week of December.
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 Maridi for hot-weather activities are from late August to mid September and from early November to late February, with a peak score in the last week of December.
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.
Temperatures in Maridi are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 1.4 months, from January 23 to March 5, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.0 kWh. The brightest day of the year is February 10, with an average of 6.2 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.9 months, from April 18 to August 14, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.1 kWh. The darkest day of the year is July 19, with an average of 4.9 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Maridi are 4.917 deg latitude, 29.469 deg longitude, and 2,372 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Maridi contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 361 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,377 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (600 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,952 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Maridi is covered by cropland (75%) and shrubs (25%), within 10 miles by trees (39%) and cropland (38%), and within 50 miles by trees (62%) and shrubs (26%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Maridi, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Maridi is further than 200 kilometers from the nearest reliable weather station, so the weather-related data on this page were taken entirely from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis . 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.
The temperature and dew point estimates are corrected for the difference between the reference elevation of the MERRA-2 grid cell and the elevation of Maridi, according to the International Standard Atmosphere .
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .