Average Weather in Hluti Swaziland
In Hluti, the wet season is hot, muggy, and mostly clear and the dry season is warm and clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 51°F to 90°F and is rarely below 45°F or above 95°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Hluti for hot-weather activities is from late January to early May.
The hot season lasts for 1.4 months, from January 13 to February 25, with an average daily high temperature above 87°F. The hottest day of the year is January 31, with an average high of 90°F and low of 70°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.6 months, from May 29 to August 15, with an average daily high temperature below 80°F. The coldest day of the year is July 6, with an average low of 51°F and high of 77°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 Hluti, 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 Hluti begins around February 14 and lasts for 7.6 months, ending around October 3. On July 23, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 91% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 9% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 3 and lasts for 4.4 months, ending around February 14. On December 1, 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 Hluti varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.8 months, from October 10 to April 2, with a greater than 27% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 50% on November 26.
The drier season lasts 6.2 months, from April 2 to October 10. The smallest chance of a wet day is 3% on June 25.
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 50% on November 26.
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. Hluti experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.7 months, from July 31 to May 21, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around January 28, with an average total accumulation of 4.3 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.3 months, from May 21 to July 31. The least rain falls around June 26, with an average total accumulation of 0.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Hluti varies over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is June 21, with 10 hours, 25 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 13 hours, 52 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 4:50 AM on December 2, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 53 minutes later at 6:43 AM on July 2. The earliest sunset is at 5:06 PM on June 8, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 46 minutes later at 6:52 PM on January 11.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Hluti 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
Hluti experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 6.3 months, from October 16 to April 24, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 20% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is January 30, with muggy conditions 80% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is July 17, 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 Hluti experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.3 months, from August 6 to December 15, with average wind speeds of more than 8.1 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is September 25, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.5 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.7 months, from December 15 to August 6. The calmest day of the year is April 27, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Hluti varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 1.4 months, from March 29 to May 9 and for 5.2 months, from July 24 to December 29, with a peak percentage of 39% on September 30. The wind is most often from the west for 2.3 months, from May 15 to July 24, with a peak percentage of 36% on June 14. The wind is most often from the east for 2.6 months, from December 29 to March 17, with a peak percentage of 35% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Hluti 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 Hluti for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid April to mid September, with a peak score in the first week of August.
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 Hluti for hot-weather activities is from late January to early May, with a peak score in the third 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 Hluti 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 3.9 months, from November 4 to March 1, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.7 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 3.0 months, from May 8 to August 6, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.5 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 23, with an average of 3.8 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Hluti are -27.217 deg latitude, 31.617 deg longitude, and 1,739 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Hluti contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,102 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,631 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,329 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (4,987 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Hluti is covered by cropland (54%) and shrubs (31%), within 10 miles by cropland (49%) and shrubs (17%), and within 50 miles by grassland (32%) and cropland (30%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Hluti, 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 is only a single weather station, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelez Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Hluti.
At a distance of 124 kilometers from Hluti, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.
The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and Hluti according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .