1. WeatherSpark.com
  2. Sudan
  3. White Nile
  4. Um Jar Al Gharbiyya

Average Weather in Um Jar Al Gharbiyya Sudan

In Um Jar Al Gharbiyya, the summers are short, sweltering, and partly cloudy; the winters are short, comfortable, windy, and mostly clear; and it is dry year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 58°F to 107°F and is rarely below 52°F or above 112°F.

Climate Summary

hotswelteringhotswelteringhotJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec78%78%28%28%clearovercastprecipitation: 3.5 inprecipitation: 3.5 in0.0 in0.0 inmuggy: 92%muggy: 92%0%0%drydrybeach/pool score: 7.8beach/pool score: 7.83.93.9
Click on each chart for more information.

Based on the beach/pool score, the best times of year to visit Um Jar Al Gharbiyya for hot-weather activities are from early February to late March and from late October to late December.

Temperature

The hot season lasts for 2.8 months, from April 3 to June 28, with an average daily high temperature above 103°F. The hottest day of the year is May 2, with an average high of 107°F and low of 78°F.

The cool season lasts for 2.0 months, from December 7 to February 8, with an average daily high temperature below 92°F. The coldest day of the year is January 10, with an average low of 58°F and high of 88°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

Average High and Low Temperature in Um Jar Al GharbiyyahotcoolcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F10°F20°F30°F40°F50°F60°F70°F80°F90°F100°F110°F120°FJan 1088°FJan 1088°FMay 2107°FMay 2107°F58°F58°F78°F78°FApr 3103°FApr 3103°FJun 28103°FJun 28103°FDec 792°FDec 792°F70°F70°F79°F79°F62°F62°F60°F60°FLowHigh
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

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

Average Hourly Temperature in Um Jar Al GharbiyyaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMcoolcoolwarmwarmhothotswelteringswelteringwarmcomfortablecomfortablecomfortablecomfortable
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < very cold < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Ndioum, Senegal (3,140 miles away) and Kununurra, Australia (6,894 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Um Jar Al Gharbiyya (view comparison).

Clouds

In Um Jar Al Gharbiyya, 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 Um Jar Al Gharbiyya begins around October 8 and lasts for 7.8 months, ending around June 2. On November 18, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 78% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 22% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around June 2 and lasts for 4.2 months, ending around October 8. On August 18, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 72% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 28% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in Um Jar Al GharbiyyaclearerclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Nov 1878%Nov 1878%Aug 1828%Aug 1828%Oct 853%Oct 853%Jun 253%Jun 253%clearmostly cloudyovercastmostly clearpartly cloudy
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Um Jar Al Gharbiyya varies very significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 2.6 months, from June 28 to September 16, with a greater than 28% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 55% on August 19.

The drier season lasts 9.4 months, from September 16 to June 28. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on January 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 55% on August 19.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Um Jar Al GharbiyyawetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Aug 1955%Aug 1955%Jan 10%Jan 10%Jan 10%Jan 10%Jun 2828%Jun 2828%Sep 1628%Sep 1628%rain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

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. Um Jar Al Gharbiyya experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 4.4 months, from May 30 to October 10, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around August 9, with an average total accumulation of 3.5 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 7.6 months, from October 10 to May 30. The least rain falls around January 1, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Um Jar Al Gharbiyya varies over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 11 hours, 19 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 12 hours, 57 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Um Jar Al GharbiyyaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minMar 2012 hr, 7 minMar 2012 hr, 57 minJun 2112 hr, 57 minJun 2112 hr, 7 minSep 2212 hr, 7 minSep 2211 hr, 19 minDec 2111 hr, 19 minDec 21nightnightday
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 6:21 AM on June 2, and the latest sunrise is 57 minutes later at 7:18 AM on January 23. The earliest sunset is at 6:19 PM on November 20, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 3 minutes later at 7:22 PM on July 9.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Um Jar Al Gharbiyya during 2017.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Um Jar Al GharbiyyaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 26:21 AMJun 26:21 AM7:22 PMJul 97:22 PMJul 9Nov 206:19 PMNov 206:19 PM7:18 AMJan 237:18 AMJan 23daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2017. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

Um Jar Al Gharbiyya experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 5.1 months, from May 21 to October 25, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 23% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 20, with muggy conditions 92% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is February 2, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in Um Jar Al GharbiyyamuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Feb 20%Feb 20%92%Aug 2092%Aug 20May 2123%May 2123%Oct 2523%Oct 2523%oppressiveoppressivemuggymuggydrydryhumidhumid
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Um Jar Al Gharbiyya experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 5.6 months, from November 8 to April 27, with average wind speeds of more than 9.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 13, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.5 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 6.4 months, from April 27 to November 8. The calmest day of the year is October 12, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.5 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in Um Jar Al GharbiyyawindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph2 mph4 mph6 mph8 mph10 mph12 mph14 mph16 mphFeb 1312.5 mphFeb 1312.5 mphOct 126.5 mphOct 126.5 mphNov 89.5 mphNov 89.5 mphApr 279.5 mphApr 279.5 mph
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Um Jar Al Gharbiyya varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the south for 5.1 months, from May 15 to October 19, with a peak percentage of 80% on July 24. The wind is most often from the north for 6.9 months, from October 19 to May 15, with a peak percentage of 98% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in Um Jar Al GharbiyyaNSNJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%southnorthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Um Jar Al Gharbiyya 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 Um Jar Al Gharbiyya for general outdoor tourist activities is from early December to mid February, with a peak score in the second week of January.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Um Jar Al Gharbiyyabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468107.57.52.52.5 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

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 Um Jar Al Gharbiyya for hot-weather activities are from early February to late March and from late October to late December, with a peak score in the third week of November.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Um Jar Al Gharbiyyabest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468107.87.83.93.97.47.46.76.7 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturebeach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

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.

Growing Season

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Temperatures in Um Jar Al Gharbiyya 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

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Um Jar Al GharbiyyaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%100%Jan 1100%Jan 1100%Jul 3100%Jul 3coolwarmhotswelteringcomfortablecold
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < very cold < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in Um Jar Al GharbiyyaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F2,000°F4,000°F6,000°F8,000°F10,000°FJan 590°FJan 590°FMar 181,800°FMar 181,800°FDec 3110,814°FDec 3110,814°F
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

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 2.3 months, from March 4 to May 14, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.0 kWh. The brightest day of the year is April 13, with an average of 7.6 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.1 months, from July 13 to September 16, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.3 kWh. The darkest day of the year is August 18, with an average of 4.8 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Um Jar Al GharbiyyabrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWhApr 137.6 kWhApr 137.6 kWhAug 184.8 kWhAug 184.8 kWhMar 47.0 kWhMar 47.0 kWhJul 135.3 kWhJul 135.3 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Um Jar Al Gharbiyya are 13.801 deg latitude, 32.408 deg longitude, and 1,257 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Um Jar Al Gharbiyya is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 39 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,255 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (112 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (548 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Um Jar Al Gharbiyya is covered by cropland (63%) and water (26%), within 10 miles by cropland (72%), and within 50 miles by cropland (76%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Um Jar Al Gharbiyya, 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, Sennar, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Um Jar Al Gharbiyya.

At a distance of 134 kilometers from Um Jar Al Gharbiyya, 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 Um Jar Al Gharbiyya 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.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . 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.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.