May Weather in Udachny Russia
Daily high temperatures increase by 18°F, from 32°F to 50°F, rarely falling below 21°F or exceeding 64°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 18°F, from 20°F to 38°F, rarely falling below 7°F or exceeding 48°F.
For reference, on July 17, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Udachny typically range from 54°F to 69°F, while on January 3, the coldest day of the year, they range from -28°F to -16°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in May in Udachny
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on May. 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 May in Udachny
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The month of May in Udachny experiences rapidly decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 77% to 64%.
The clearest day of the month is May 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 36% of the time.
For reference, on October 24, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 88%, while on July 18, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 51%.
Cloud Cover Categories in May in Udachny
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Udachny, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 17% and ending it at 31%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 36% on June 18, and its lowest chance is 0% on February 7.
Over the course of May in Udachny, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 7% to 28%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 4% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow decreases from 6% to 0%.
Probability of Precipitation in May in Udachny
To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Udachny is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 0.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.3 inches or falls below 0.1 inches, and ending the month at 2.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.5 inches or falls below 1.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May in Udachny
As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day snowfall during May in Udachny is decreasing, starting the month at 3.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 8.5 inches or falls below 0.4 inches, and ending the month at 1.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.6 inches.
Average Monthly Snowfall in May in Udachny
Due to its extreme latitude, Udachny experiences polar day (also known as the midnight Sun) during the summer. The precise start and end dates of polar day and night vary from year to year and depend on the precise location and elevation of the observer, and the local topography.
Neither polar day nor polar night occur during the month of May.
Over the course of May in Udachny, the length of the day is very rapidly increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 4 hours, 24 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 8 minutes, 48 seconds, and weekly increase of 1 hour, 1 minute, 37 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 17 hours, 25 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 21 hours, 49 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May in Udachny
The latest sunrise of the month in Udachny is 4:46 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 2 hours, 11 minutes earlier at 2:35 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 10:11 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 14 minutes later at 12:25 AM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Udachny during 2023.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May in Udachny
The figure below presents a compact representation of the sun's elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon) and azimuth (its compass bearing) for every hour of every day in the reporting period. The horizontal axis is the day of the year and the vertical axis is the hour of the day. For a given day and hour of that day, the background color indicates the azimuth of the sun at that moment. The black isolines are contours of constant solar elevation.
Solar Elevation and Azimuth in May in Udachny
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for May 2023. 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 May in Udachny
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 Udachny is essentially constant during May, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 16, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time, while on January 1, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in May in Udachny
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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 Udachny is decreasing during May, decreasing from 6.5 miles per hour to 5.2 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on April 6, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.8 miles per hour, while on July 24, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May in Udachny
The hourly average wind direction in Udachny throughout May is predominantly from the north, with a peak proportion of 31% on May 25.
Wind Direction in May in Udachny
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 Udachny typically lasts for 3.3 months (100 days), from around May 31 to around September 8, rarely starting before May 15 or after June 15, and rarely ending before August 23 or after September 23.
During May in Udachny, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is very rapidly increasing rising from 0% to 51% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in May in Udachny
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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 Udachny are essentially constant during May, remaining within 13°F of 13°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in May in Udachny
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 Udachny is gradually increasing during May, rising by 0.9 kWh, from 4.3 kWh to 5.2 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in May in Udachny
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Udachny are 66.430 deg latitude, 112.402 deg longitude, and 919 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Udachny contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 545 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,074 feet. Within 10 miles also contains significant variations in elevation (801 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,775 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Udachny is covered by trees (36%), bare soil (30%), and grassland (24%), within 10 miles by trees (59%) and grassland (23%), and within 50 miles by trees (74%) and grassland (14%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Udachny, 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, Polyarny Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Udachny.
At a distance of 17 kilometers from Udachny, 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 Udachny 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.
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 .
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