Average Weather in Bolivar Peninsula Texas, United States
In Bolivar Peninsula, the summers are long, hot, and oppressive; the winters are cool and windy; and it is wet and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 50°F to 90°F and is rarely below 38°F or above 94°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Bolivar Peninsula for warm-weather activities are from late March to mid May and from early October to mid November.
The hot season lasts for 3.9 months, from May 27 to September 24, with an average daily high temperature above 85°F. The hottest day of the year is August 5, with an average high of 90°F and low of 80°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.0 months, from December 1 to March 2, with an average daily high temperature below 67°F. The coldest day of the year is January 6, with an average low of 50°F and high of 61°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 Bolivar Peninsula, 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 Bolivar Peninsula begins around September 17 and lasts for 2.7 months, ending around December 7. On October 26, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 68% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 32% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around December 7 and lasts for 9.3 months, ending around September 17. On August 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 53% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 47% 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 Bolivar Peninsula varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 3.8 months, from May 25 to September 20, with a greater than 31% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 41% on June 24.
The drier season lasts 8.2 months, from September 20 to May 25. The smallest chance of a wet day is 22% on April 1.
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 41% on June 24.
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. Bolivar Peninsula experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Bolivar Peninsula. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around September 7, with an average total accumulation of 5.0 inches.
The least rain falls around March 4, with an average total accumulation of 3.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Bolivar Peninsula varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 15 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 2 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:17 AM on June 10, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 15 minutes later at 7:33 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 5:19 PM on December 2, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 3 minutes later at 8:22 PM on June 30.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Bolivar Peninsula during 2018, starting in the spring on March 11, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 4.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
Bolivar Peninsula experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 7.6 months, from March 27 to November 16, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 28% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 20, with muggy conditions 100% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 29, with muggy conditions 4% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Bolivar Peninsula experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 8.3 months, from September 29 to June 9, with average wind speeds of more than 10.1 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 11, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.0 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 3.7 months, from June 9 to September 29. The calmest day of the year is August 15, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Bolivar Peninsula varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 7.0 months, from February 5 to September 5 and for 3.4 weeks, from November 12 to December 6, with a peak percentage of 72% on June 27. The wind is most often from the east for 2.2 months, from September 5 to November 12, with a peak percentage of 44% on September 20. The wind is most often from the north for 2.0 months, from December 6 to February 5, with a peak percentage of 36% on January 1.
Bolivar Peninsula 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 4.0 months, from June 1 to October 1, with an average temperature above 80°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 14, with an average temperature of 86°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.2 months, from December 11 to March 18, with an average temperature below 64°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is January 29, with an average temperature of 59°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Bolivar Peninsula 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 Bolivar Peninsula for general outdoor tourist activities are from late March to mid May and from early October to mid November, with a peak score in the third 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 times of year to visit Bolivar Peninsula for hot-weather activities are from early May to mid June and from mid September to early October, with a peak score in the third week of May.
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 Bolivar Peninsula over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is January 16, with a 67% chance.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Bolivar Peninsula should appear around January 15, only rarely appearing before January 10 or after January 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 2.9 months, from April 4 to July 1, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.9 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 3, with an average of 6.6 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.5 months, from November 15 to February 2, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 24, with an average of 3.0 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Bolivar Peninsula are 29.478 deg latitude, -94.580 deg longitude, and 0 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Bolivar Peninsula is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 10 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2 foot. Within 10 miles is also essentially flat (10 feet). Within 50 miles is essentially flat (112 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Bolivar Peninsula is covered by water (46%), herbaceous vegetation (40%), and artificial surfaces (12%), within 10 miles by water (69%) and herbaceous vegetation (26%), and within 50 miles by water (53%) and cropland (20%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Bolivar Peninsula, 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 6 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Bolivar Peninsula.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Bolivar Peninsula 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 Bolivar Peninsula is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Bolivar Peninsula and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Galveston Coast Guard Station (31%, 33 kilometers, south); Scholes Field (29%, 35 kilometers, southwest); Ellington Field (14%, 59 kilometers, west); Beaumont Municipal Airport (10%, 75 kilometers, northeast); Jack Brooks Regional Airport (9%, 75 kilometers, northeast); and Sabine Pass Coast Guard Station (7%, 92 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .