January Weather in Kuril’sk Russia
Daily high temperatures decrease by 3°F, from 31°F to 28°F, rarely falling below 22°F or exceeding 36°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 27°F to 23°F, rarely falling below 17°F or exceeding 32°F.
For reference, on August 20, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Kuril’sk typically range from 57°F to 61°F, while on February 16, the coldest day of the year, they range from 22°F to 27°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in January in Kuril’sk
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 Kuril’sk
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The month of January in Kuril’sk experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 83% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 85% on January 20.
The clearest day of the month is January 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 19% of the time.
For reference, on January 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 85%, while on October 14, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 59%.
Cloud Cover Categories in January in Kuril’sk
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Kuril’sk, the chance of a wet day over the course of January is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 16% and ending it at 13%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 37% on October 28, and its lowest chance is 12% on January 24.
Over the course of January in Kuril’sk, the chance of a day with only rain decreases from 9% to 3%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 2% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow increases from 4% to 6%.
Probability of Precipitation in January in Kuril’sk
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 January in Kuril’sk is decreasing, starting the month at 0.9 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.7 inches or falls below 0.2 inches, and ending the month at 0.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.7 inches or falls below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in January in Kuril’sk
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 Kuril’sk is essentially constant, remaining about 0.3 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.0 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in January in Kuril’sk
Over the course of January in Kuril’sk, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 55 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 49 seconds, and weekly increase of 12 minutes, 46 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is January 1, with 8 hours, 49 minutes of daylight and the longest day is January 31, with 9 hours, 44 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January in Kuril’sk
The latest sunrise of the month in Kuril’sk is 6:47 AM on January 2 and the earliest sunrise is 17 minutes earlier at 6:30 AM on January 31.
The earliest sunset is 3:36 PM on January 1 and the latest sunset is 37 minutes later at 4:13 PM on January 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Kuril’sk during 2021.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 3:20 AM and sets 15 hours, 39 minutes later, at 6:59 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:44 AM and sets 8 hours, 44 minutes later, at 3:28 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January in Kuril’sk
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 Kuril’sk
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 Kuril’sk is essentially constant during January, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on September 5, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 1% 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 January in Kuril’sk
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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 Kuril’sk is decreasing during January, decreasing from 19.9 miles per hour to 18.5 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on December 28, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 20.1 miles per hour, while on July 27, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in January in Kuril’sk
The hourly average wind direction in Kuril’sk throughout January is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 52% on January 1.
Wind Direction in January in Kuril’sk
Kuril’sk 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 Kuril’sk is gradually decreasing during January, falling by 3°F, from 38°F to 35°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in January in Kuril’sk
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 Kuril’sk typically lasts for 7.0 months (215 days), from around April 25 to around November 25, rarely starting before April 9 or after May 10, and rarely ending before November 9 or after December 12.
The month of January in Kuril’sk is reliably fully outside of the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in January in Kuril’sk
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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 Kuril’sk are essentially constant during January, remaining around 0°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in January in Kuril’sk
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 Kuril’sk is essentially constant during January, remaining within 0.2 kWh of 1.1 kWh throughout.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in January in Kuril’sk
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Kuril’sk are 45.227 deg latitude, 147.878 deg longitude, and 20 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Kuril’sk contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 407 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 80 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (5,112 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (5,318 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Kuril’sk is covered by trees (56%) and water (43%), within 10 miles by trees (58%) and water (41%), and within 50 miles by water (91%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Kuril’sk, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Kuril’sk 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 Kuril’sk, 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.
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