January Weather in Zhanaozen Kazakhstan
Daily high temperatures are around 32°F, rarely falling below 20°F or exceeding 43°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 31°F on January 15.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 3°F, from 19°F to 17°F, rarely falling below 1°F or exceeding 30°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 17°F on January 31.
For reference, on July 21, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Zhanaozen typically range from 69°F to 94°F, while on January 30, the coldest day of the year, they range from 17°F to 32°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in January in Zhanaozen
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on January. The horizontal axis is the day, 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 January in Zhanaozen
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Lincoln, Nebraska, United States (6,328 miles away); Baoding, China (3,202 miles); and Pulandian, China (3,493 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Zhanaozen (view comparison).
The month of January in Zhanaozen experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 55% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is January 30, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 46% of the time.
For reference, on December 30, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 57%, while on July 28, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 90%.
Cloud Cover Categories in January in Zhanaozen
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Zhanaozen, the chance of a wet day over the course of January is essentially constant, remaining around 5% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 8% on March 17, and its lowest chance is 1% on August 14.
Probability of Precipitation in January in Zhanaozen
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. As with rainfall, we consider the liquid-equivalent snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall during January in Zhanaozen is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.5 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.
The highest average 31-day liquid-equivalent accumulation is 0.2 inches on January 15.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in January in Zhanaozen
Over the course of January in Zhanaozen, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 51 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 42 seconds, and weekly increase of 11 minutes, 56 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is January 1, with 9 hours, 2 minutes of daylight and the longest day is January 31, with 9 hours, 54 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January in Zhanaozen
The latest sunrise of the month in Zhanaozen is 9:01 AM on January 3 and the earliest sunrise is 16 minutes earlier at 8:45 AM on January 31.
The earliest sunset is 6:03 PM on January 1 and the latest sunset is 36 minutes later at 6:38 PM on January 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Zhanaozen during 2021.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:48 AM and sets 15 hours, 24 minutes later, at 9:12 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:57 AM and sets 8 hours, 58 minutes later, at 5:55 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January in Zhanaozen
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for January 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. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases in January in Zhanaozen
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.
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Zhanaozen is essentially constant during January, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 14, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 3% of the time, while on November 7, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in January in Zhanaozen
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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 Zhanaozen is gradually increasing during January, increasing from 11.1 miles per hour to 11.7 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on March 1, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.6 miles per hour, while on July 18, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 10.2 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during January is 11.0 miles per hour on January 12.
Average Wind Speed in January in Zhanaozen
The hourly average wind direction in Zhanaozen throughout January is predominantly from the east, with a peak proportion of 45% on January 31.
Wind Direction in January in Zhanaozen
Zhanaozen is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average surface water temperature in Zhanaozen is gradually decreasing during January, falling by 3°F, from 47°F to 44°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in January in Zhanaozen
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).
The growing season in Zhanaozen typically lasts for 6.4 months (195 days), from around April 6 to around October 18, rarely starting before March 20 or after April 24, and rarely ending before September 29 or after November 7.
The month of January in Zhanaozen is reliably fully outside of the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in January in Zhanaozen
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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.
The average accumulated growing degree days in Zhanaozen are essentially constant during January, remaining around 0°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in January in Zhanaozen
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 in Zhanaozen is gradually increasing during January, rising by 0.7 kWh, from 1.5 kWh to 2.2 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in January in Zhanaozen
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Zhanaozen are 43.341 deg latitude, 52.862 deg longitude, and 669 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Zhanaozen contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 131 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 652 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (696 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,929 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Zhanaozen is covered by bare soil (100%), within 10 miles by bare soil (99%), and within 50 miles by bare soil (95%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Zhanaozen, 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, Aktau Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Zhanaozen.
At a distance of 154 kilometers from Zhanaozen, further than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed insufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records. Consequently, the station records are blended with interpolated values from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis , and both are corrected for elevation differences according to the International Standard Atmosphere .
The weight assigned to the MERRA-2 value depends on the distance from Zhanaozen to the nearest station, increasing from 0% at 150 kilometers to 100% at 200 kilometers. In this case, the MERRA-2 weight is 7%, making the weight assigned to the weather station 93%.
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.
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 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.
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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.
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