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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Pader Uganda

In Pader, the dry season is windy and it is hot and mostly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 65°F to 97°F and is rarely below 62°F or above 101°F.

Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Pader for hot-weather activities is from mid August to mid March.

Climate in Pader

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Pader weather by month. Click on each chart for more information.

Average Temperature in Pader

The hot season lasts for 2.5 months, from January 14 to March 31, with an average daily high temperature above 94°F. The hottest day of the year is March 1, with an average high of 97°F and low of 69°F.

The cool season lasts for 2.8 months, from June 5 to August 29, with an average daily high temperature below 85°F. The coldest day of the year is August 4, with an average low of 65°F and high of 82°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in Pader

Average High and Low Temperature in PaderhotcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FAug 482°FAug 482°FMar 197°FMar 197°F65°F65°F69°F69°FJan 1494°FJan 1494°FMar 3194°FMar 3194°FJun 585°FJun 585°F66°F66°F69°F69°F66°F66°F65°F65°FNowNow
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 in Pader

Average Hourly Temperature in PaderJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcomfortablecomfortablewarmhothotwarm
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 average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Arauquita, Colombia (7,202 miles away); Villa de Cura, Venezuela (6,916 miles); and Kindia, Guinea (3,200 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Pader (view comparison).

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Clouds

In Pader, 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 Pader begins around July 4 and lasts for 3.0 months, ending around October 5. On August 31, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 49% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 51% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 5 and lasts for 9.0 months, ending around July 4. On April 18, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 80% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 20% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories in Pader

Cloud Cover Categories in PaderclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Aug 3149%Aug 3149%Apr 1820%Apr 1820%Jul 434%Jul 434%Oct 535%Oct 535%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

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

The wetter season lasts 7.1 months, from April 5 to November 8, with a greater than 29% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 54% on August 12.

The drier season lasts 4.9 months, from November 8 to April 5. The smallest chance of a wet day is 5% on January 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 54% on August 12.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Pader

Daily Chance of Precipitation in PaderwetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Aug 1254%Aug 1254%Jan 155%Jan 155%Jan 16%Jan 16%Apr 529%Apr 529%Nov 829%Nov 829%NowNowrain
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. Pader experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.8 months, from February 21 to December 13, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around May 10, with an average total accumulation of 5.2 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.2 months, from December 13 to February 21. The least rain falls around January 21, with an average total accumulation of 0.3 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Pader

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 Pader does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 17 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 11 hours, 57 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 12 hours, 18 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Pader

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in PaderJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minMar 2012 hr, 7 minMar 2012 hr, 18 minJun 2112 hr, 18 minJun 2112 hr, 7 minSep 2212 hr, 7 minSep 2211 hr, 57 minDec 2111 hr, 57 minDec 21nightnightdayNowNow
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 6:30 AM on October 28, and the latest sunrise is 31 minutes later at 7:01 AM on February 6. The earliest sunset is at 6:30 PM on November 7, and the latest sunset is 31 minutes later at 7:01 PM on February 17.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Pader during 2021.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Pader

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in PaderJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMOct 286:30 AMOct 286:30 AM7:01 PMFeb 177:01 PMFeb 17Nov 76:30 PMNov 76:30 PM7:01 AMFeb 67:01 AMFeb 6daynightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2021. 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.

Moon

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 in Pader

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

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.

Pader experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 7.6 months, from March 29 to November 15, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 11% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is May 16, with muggy conditions 44% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is January 15, with muggy conditions 1% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in Pader

Humidity Comfort Levels in PadermuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jan 151%Jan 151%May 1644%May 1644%Mar 2911%Mar 2911%Nov 1511%Nov 1511%NowNowmuggymuggyhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydry
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

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 Pader experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 5.8 months, from October 27 to April 20, with average wind speeds of more than 6.9 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 6, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.1 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 6.2 months, from April 20 to October 27. The calmest day of the year is July 8, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.8 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in Pader

Average Wind Speed in PaderwindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mphMar 610.1 mphMar 610.1 mphJul 83.8 mphJul 83.8 mphOct 276.9 mphOct 276.9 mphApr 206.9 mphApr 206.9 mphNowNow
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 Pader varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the west for 2.9 months, from June 5 to September 2, with a peak percentage of 39% on July 11. The wind is most often from the east for 9.1 months, from September 2 to June 5, with a peak percentage of 87% on January 1.

Wind Direction in Pader

Wind Direction in PaderEWEJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwesteastnorthsouth
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 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 Pader 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 Pader for general outdoor tourist activities are from mid June to late September and from mid November to mid December, with a peak score in the third week of August.

Tourism Score in Pader

Tourism Score in Paderbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810105.85.83.93.94.94.9NowNowprecipitationprecipitationtemperaturetemperature tourism 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 time of year to visit Pader for hot-weather activities is from mid August to mid March, with a peak score in the second week of December.

Beach/Pool Score in Pader

Beach/Pool Score in Paderbest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.36.35.05.06.26.2NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature beach/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 Pader 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 in Pader

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in PaderJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%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 3NowNowcoolcomfortablewarmhotsweltering
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 percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. 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 in Pader

Growing Degree Days in PaderJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F2,000°F2,000°F4,000°F4,000°F6,000°F6,000°F8,000°F8,000°F10,000°F10,000°FJan 390°FJan 390°FDec 319,482°FDec 319,482°FNowNow
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 2.2 months, from January 18 to March 24, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.6 kWh. The brightest day of the year is March 1, with an average of 6.9 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.1 months, from June 4 to August 7, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.6 kWh. The darkest day of the year is July 12, with an average of 5.3 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Pader

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in PaderbrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhMar 16.9 kWhMar 16.9 kWhJul 125.3 kWhJul 125.3 kWhJan 186.6 kWhJan 186.6 kWhJun 45.6 kWhJun 45.6 kWhNowNow
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 Pader are 3.050 deg latitude, 33.217 deg longitude, and 3,481 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Pader contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 472 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,472 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (3,107 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (5,394 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Pader is covered by grassland (68%) and shrubs (26%), within 10 miles by grassland (70%) and cropland (17%), and within 50 miles by grassland (36%) and shrubs (35%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Pader, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Pader 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 Pader, according to the International Standard Atmosphere .

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.

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 airports 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.