This report describes the typical weather at the Palanga International Airport (Palanga, Lithuania) weather station over the course of an average year. It is based on the historical records from 1999 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Palanga has a humid continental climate with warm summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by oceans and seas (52%), croplands (32%), and grasslands (15%).
Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from 23Â°F to 73Â°F and is rarely below 7Â°F or above 81Â°F.
The warm season lasts from June 9 to September 12 with an average daily high temperature above 64Â°F. The hottest day of the year is August 7, with an average high of 73Â°F and low of 59Â°F.
The cold season lasts from December 4 to March 17 with an average daily high temperature below 40Â°F. The coldest day of the year is February 2, with an average low of 23Â°F and high of 31Â°F.
The length of the day varies significantly over the course of the year. The shortest day is December 21 with 6:56 hours of daylight; the longest day is June 20 with 17:38 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 4:48am on June 19 and the latest sunset is at 10:27pm on June 22. The latest sunrise is at 9:08am on December 30 and the earliest sunset is at 4:01pm on December 12.
Daylight savings time (DST) is observed in this location during 2012, starting in the spring on March 25 and ending in the fall on October 28.
The median cloud cover ranges from 71% (partly cloudy) to 95% (mostly cloudy). The sky is cloudiest on January 21 and clearest on May 26. The clearer part of the year begins around April 6. The cloudier part of the year begins around October 3.
On May 26, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 22% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 21% of the time.
On January 21, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast, mostly cloudy, or partly cloudy 64% of the time, and clear or mostly clear 2% of the time.
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the year. Precipitation is most likely around December 9, occurring in 68% of days. Precipitation is least likely around May 10, occurring in 36% of days.
Over the entire year, the most common forms of precipitation are light rain, moderate rain, moderate snow, and light snow.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 38% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around October 27, when it is observed during 32% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 23% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 9, when it is observed during 17% of all days.
Moderate snow is the most severe precipitation observed during 13% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around January 27, when it is observed during 21% of all days.
Light snow is the most severe precipitation observed during 12% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around February 10, when it is observed during 19% of all days.
During the warm season, which lasts from June 9 to September 12, there is a 46% average chance that precipitation will be observed at some point during a given day. When precipitation does occur it is most often in the form of light rain (43% of days with precipitation have at worst light rain), moderate rain (32%), and thunderstorms (24%).
During the cold season, which lasts from December 4 to March 17, there is a 62% average chance that precipitation will be observed at some point during a given day. When precipitation does occur it is most often in the form of moderate snow (29% of days with precipitation have at worst moderate snow), light snow (25%), light rain (23%), and moderate rain (14%).
The likelihood of snow falling is highest around February 10, occurring in 43% of days. The season in which it is relatively likely for snow to fall spans from November 15 to April 5.
Either snow rarely accumulates at this location or snow depth measurements are unavailable or unreliable.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 53% (mildly humid) to 98% (very humid) over the course of the year, rarely dropping below 31% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around April 29, at which time the relative humidity drops below 66% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around December 19, exceeding 97% (very humid) three days out of four.
Dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find the weather than relative humidity because it more directly relates to whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid.
Over the course of a year, the dew point typically varies from 20Â°F (dry) to 64Â°F (mildy humid) and is rarely below 2Â°F (dry) or above 70Â°F (muggy).
The time of the year between May 16 and October 6 is the most comfortable, with dew points that are neither too dry nor too muggy.
Over the course of the year typical wind speeds vary from 2 mph to 15 mph (light air to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 21 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 10 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around December 7, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 14 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 7 mph (light breeze) occurs around July 23, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 12 mph (gentle breeze).