Average Weather in Wildwood Texas, United States
In Wildwood, the summers are long, hot, and oppressive; the winters are short and cold; and it is wet and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 42°F to 94°F and is rarely below 29°F or above 99°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Wildwood for warm-weather activities are from late March to late May and from mid September to late October.
The hot season lasts for 4.0 months, from May 25 to September 24, with an average daily high temperature above 87°F. The hottest day of the year is August 5, with an average high of 94°F and low of 73°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.8 months, from November 28 to February 22, with an average daily high temperature below 67°F. The coldest day of the year is January 7, with an average low of 42°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 Wildwood, 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 Wildwood begins around September 14 and lasts for 2.3 months, ending around November 24. On October 12, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 70% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 30% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around November 24 and lasts for 9.7 months, ending around September 14. On January 3, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 49% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 51% 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 Wildwood varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 3.8 months, from May 19 to September 11, with a greater than 33% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 42% on June 18.
The drier season lasts 8.2 months, from September 11 to May 19. The smallest chance of a wet day is 23% on April 15.
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 42% on June 18.
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. Wildwood experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Wildwood. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 8, with an average total accumulation of 4.9 inches.
The least rain falls around August 1, with an average total accumulation of 2.8 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Wildwood varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 10 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 7 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:14 AM on June 11, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 19 minutes later at 7:33 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 5:16 PM on December 3, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 8 minutes later at 8:24 PM on June 30.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Wildwood 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
Wildwood experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 6.5 months, from April 12 to October 28, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 27% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 22, with muggy conditions 98% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 23, with muggy conditions 4% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Wildwood experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 7.5 months, from October 17 to June 1, with average wind speeds of more than 4.1 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 2, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.9 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.5 months, from June 1 to October 17. The calmest day of the year is August 16, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Wildwood varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 7.7 months, from February 3 to September 24 and for 2.3 months, from September 30 to December 8, with a peak percentage of 67% on June 27. The wind is most often from the east for 6.0 days, from September 24 to September 30, with a peak percentage of 34% on September 24. The wind is most often from the north for 1.8 months, from December 8 to February 3, with a peak percentage of 37% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Wildwood 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 Wildwood for general outdoor tourist activities are from late March to late May and from mid September to late October, with a peak score in the last 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 time of year to visit Wildwood for hot-weather activities is from early May to late September, with a peak score in the first week of June.
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 Wildwood typically lasts for 8.9 months (270 days), from around February 26 to around November 23, rarely starting before January 29 or after March 22, and rarely ending before November 1 or after December 18.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Wildwood should appear around January 19, only rarely appearing before January 11 or after February 1.
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 4.3 months, from April 5 to August 16, 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 2.6 months, from November 15 to February 3, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.6 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 24, with an average of 2.9 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Wildwood are 30.524 deg latitude, -94.442 deg longitude, and 108 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Wildwood is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 69 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 107 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (210 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (577 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Wildwood is covered by trees (53%) and herbaceous vegetation (40%), within 10 miles by trees (60%) and herbaceous vegetation (35%), and within 50 miles by trees (41%) and herbaceous vegetation (37%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Wildwood, 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Wildwood.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Wildwood 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 Wildwood is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Wildwood and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Beaumont Municipal Airport (34%, 55 kilometers, southeast); Jasper, Jasper County-Bell Field Airport (33%, 56 kilometers, northeast); Angelina County Airport (18%, 85 kilometers, north); and Montgomery County Airport (15%, 95 kilometers, west).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .