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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsWeather · 1 decade ago

What is the hottest time of the day?

So when are you most likely to get burnt?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    The hottest time of the day is around 3pm, not exactly at noon.

  • 3 years ago

    Hottest Time Of The Day

  • 1 decade ago

    The hottest time of the day and the time of maximum burning are two different things. The most intense solar radiation comes at Local Apparent Noon. This is not necessarily the same time as noon on the clock unless you live on the meridian of your time zone. The highest levels of solar radiation are an hour or so either side of this and this is the time you are most likely to get burnt..

    The hottest time of the day is later in the afternoon. The sun heats the Earth which, in turn, heats the lower troposphere. The incoming solar radiation starts each day at zero at sunrise, reaches a maximum at noon and falls back to zero at sunset. The warm earth also radiates out into space and continues to do this at night. If you plot the incoming solar radiation on a graph together with the outgoing terrestrial radiation, you will see that the two lines cross twice, once a couple of minutes after sunrise when the coldest part of the day occurs and it crosses again in the afternoon, usually between 3pm and 4pm, when the hottest part of the day occurs. While incoming solar radiation is greater than the outgoing terrestrial radiation, the temperature rises. When the terrestrial radiation is greater than the solar radiation, the temperature falls.

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    4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    The hottest part of the day is in late afternoon. The sun heats by radiation. When it reaches it's apex, it is providing the most heat, however, it keeps heating as it starts to "set." Late afternoon into early evening is the hottest part of the day since the sun has been up heating the ground all day. The ground, in turn, heats the air, so the heat continues even though the sun is not at it's highest point. This is the same for the coldest time of day. This usually occurs just after sunrise.

  • 1 decade ago

    Two different questions with two different answers. The temp is influenced by a lot of factors. But burning is a direct result of exposure to sun's UV rays. This happens when angle is most direct ( ~noon to ~ 4pm). Keep in mind that UV can penetrate moderate cloud cover.

  • 4 years ago

    the hottest time of the day is when 2PM takes the stage ;)

  • 1 decade ago

    It actually depends on a day to day basis. Early in the day there may be enough of certain clouds to cause the UV index to be smaller and you may not burn. The next day you may have cloud cover and you still burn. Still another day you may have no clouds and burn.

    It really depends on the amount of UV that passes through the atmosphere in the path from the sun to your body.

  • 1 decade ago

    Between 10:00 Am and 2:00 Pm

    Florida

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The hottest time of the day is when sun is over head... up in the middle of the sky above you... most likely from 11 o'clock to 3' o clock

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