Average Weather in Stanger South Africa
In Stanger, the summers are warm and muggy; the winters are short, cool, dry, and windy; and it is mostly clear year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 51°F to 83°F and is rarely below 46°F or above 91°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Stanger for hot-weather activities is from mid December to mid April.
The warm season lasts for 3.6 months, from December 11 to March 30, with an average daily high temperature above 81°F. The hottest day of the year is February 15, with an average high of 83°F and low of 70°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.7 months, from June 2 to August 25, with an average daily high temperature below 75°F. The coldest day of the year is July 5, with an average low of 51°F and high of 73°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 Stanger, 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 Stanger begins around February 7 and lasts for 7.4 months, ending around September 21. On July 25, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 86% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 14% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 21 and lasts for 4.5 months, ending around February 7. On November 14, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 41% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 59% 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 Stanger varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 6.2 months, from October 3 to April 9, with a greater than 19% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 31% on February 7.
The drier season lasts 5.8 months, from April 9 to October 3. The smallest chance of a wet day is 6% on June 27.
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 31% on February 7.
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. Stanger experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Stanger. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around February 5, with an average total accumulation of 2.8 inches.
The least rain falls around June 10, with an average total accumulation of 0.6 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Stanger varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is June 21, with 10 hours, 16 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 14 hours, 2 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 4:47 AM on December 3, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 2 minutes later at 6:49 AM on July 1. The earliest sunset is at 5:03 PM on June 10, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 56 minutes later at 6:58 PM on January 9.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Stanger 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
Stanger experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 6.3 months, from October 18 to April 28, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 21% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is February 11, with muggy conditions 83% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is July 18, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
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 Stanger experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.9 months, from August 8 to February 4, with average wind speeds of more than 10.9 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is October 25, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.5 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.1 months, from February 4 to August 8. The calmest day of the year is May 10, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Stanger varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the east for 2.4 weeks, from February 8 to February 25, with a peak percentage of 37% on February 14. The wind is most often from the south for 11 months, from February 25 to February 8, with a peak percentage of 37% on January 1.
Stanger 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 some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The time of year with warmer water lasts for 3.2 months, from January 5 to April 10, with an average temperature above 76°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is February 18, with an average temperature of 78°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.9 months, from June 25 to October 23, with an average temperature below 71°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is August 12, with an average temperature of 69°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Stanger 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 time of year to visit Stanger for general outdoor tourist activities is from early April to early October, with a peak score in the second week of May.
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 Stanger for hot-weather activities is from mid December to mid April, with a peak score in the first week of March.
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 Stanger 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 significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from November 5 to February 23, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.6 kWh. The brightest day of the year is January 1, with an average of 7.4 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from May 5 to August 9, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.2 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 23, with an average of 3.4 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Stanger are -29.328 deg latitude, 31.290 deg longitude, and 364 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Stanger contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 778 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 352 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,831 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,977 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Stanger is covered by cropland (73%) and artificial surfaces (27%), within 10 miles by cropland (71%) and water (20%), and within 50 miles by water (43%) and cropland (27%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Stanger, 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 Stanger.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Stanger 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 Stanger is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Stanger and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: King Shaka International Airport (73%, 36 kilometers, southwest); Richard Bay Airport (15%, 102 kilometers, northeast); and Prince Mangosuthu Buthelez Airport (12%, 113 kilometers, north).
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .