Average Weather in Pajok South Sudan
In Pajok, the wet season is hot, humid, and overcast and the dry season is sweltering and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 67°F to 99°F and is rarely below 65°F or above 104°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Pajok for hot-weather activities is from mid August to mid February.
The hot season lasts for 2.7 months, from January 11 to April 1, with an average daily high temperature above 96°F. The hottest day of the year is March 1, with an average high of 99°F and low of 73°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.0 months, from June 6 to September 6, with an average daily high temperature below 86°F. The coldest day of the year is August 3, with an average low of 67°F and high of 83°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
Average Hourly Temperature
In Pajok, 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 Pajok begins around July 23 and lasts for 2.5 months, ending around October 6. On September 1, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 50% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 50% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 6 and lasts for 9.5 months, ending around July 23. On April 19, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 81% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 19% 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 Pajok varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 7.2 months, from April 3 to November 10, with a greater than 31% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 57% on August 4.
The drier season lasts 4.8 months, from November 10 to April 3. The smallest chance of a wet day is 5% on January 17.
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 57% on August 4.
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. Pajok experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 10 months, from February 14 to December 16, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around May 12, with an average total accumulation of 4.7 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.0 months, from December 16 to February 14. The least rain falls around January 13, with an average total accumulation of 0.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Pajok does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 20 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 11 hours, 54 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 12 hours, 21 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:34 AM on October 27, and the latest sunrise is 31 minutes later at 7:04 AM on February 5. The earliest sunset is at 6:32 PM on November 8, and the latest sunset is 33 minutes later at 7:05 PM on July 19.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Pajok during 2017.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
Pajok experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 8.0 months, from March 26 to November 28, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 18% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is May 19, with muggy conditions 67% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 28, with muggy conditions 1% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Pajok experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.3 months, from November 11 to April 20, with average wind speeds of more than 5.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.5 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.7 months, from April 20 to November 11. The calmest day of the year is July 8, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Pajok varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 2.0 months, from May 7 to July 6, with a peak percentage of 40% on June 10. The wind is most often from the north for 2.2 months, from July 28 to October 3, with a peak percentage of 37% on August 21. The wind is most often from the east for 7.1 months, from October 3 to May 7, with a peak percentage of 63% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Pajok 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 Pajok for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to late September, with a peak score in the last 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 Pajok for hot-weather activities is from mid August to mid February, with a peak score in the second week of September.
Temperatures in Pajok 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 2.5 months, from January 2 to March 20, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.1 kWh. The brightest day of the year is February 17, with an average of 6.4 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.0 months, from June 5 to August 5, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.3 kWh. The darkest day of the year is July 10, with an average of 5.0 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Pajok are 3.865 deg latitude, 32.482 deg longitude, and 2,753 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Pajok contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 266 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,729 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,831 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (8,678 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Pajok is covered by shrubs (72%) and cropland (16%), within 10 miles by shrubs (78%) and trees (16%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (57%) and grassland (19%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Pajok, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Pajok 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 Pajok, according to the International Standard Atmosphere .
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .