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January Weather at Brest Airport Belarus

Daily high temperatures are around 32°F, rarely falling below 17°F or exceeding 44°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 31°F on January 14.

Daily low temperatures are around 23°F, rarely falling below 4°F or exceeding 36°F.

For reference, on July 25, the hottest day of the year, temperatures at Brest Airport typically range from 58°F to 76°F, while on February 2, the coldest day of the year, they range from 23°F to 31°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in January at Brest Airport

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The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

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 at Brest Airport

Average Hourly Temperature in January at Brest Airport18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMDecFebfreezingvery coldvery cold
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Nakusp, Canada (5,024 miles away) and Allegany, New York, United States (4,458 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Brest Airport (view comparison).

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Clouds

The month of January at Brest Airport experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 71% throughout the month.

The clearest day of the month is January 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 30% of the time.

For reference, on November 28, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 73%, while on August 11, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 58%.

Cloud Cover Categories in January at Brest Airport

Cloud Cover Categories in January at Brest Airport1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%DecFebJan 128%Jan 128%Jan 3130%Jan 3130%Jan 1129%Jan 1129%Jan 2129%Jan 2129%clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercastmostly clear
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. At Brest Airport, the chance of a wet day over the course of January is essentially constant, remaining around 17% throughout.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 32% on June 28, and its lowest chance is 15% on February 28.

Over the course of January at Brest Airport, the chance of a day with only rain remains an essentially constant 10% throughout, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 3% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 5% throughout.

Probability of Precipitation in January at Brest Airport

Probability of Precipitation in January at Brest Airport1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%0%2%2%4%4%6%6%8%8%10%10%12%12%14%14%16%16%18%18%20%20%22%22%DecFebJan 117%Jan 117%Jan 3118%Jan 3118%Jan 1117%Jan 1117%Jan 2117%Jan 2117%snowmixedrain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

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 at Brest Airport is essentially constant, remaining about 0.5 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.2 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in January at Brest Airport

Average Monthly Rainfall in January at Brest Airport1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310.0 in0.0 in0.2 in0.2 in0.4 in0.4 in0.6 in0.6 in0.8 in0.8 in1.0 in1.0 in1.2 in1.2 in1.4 in1.4 inDecFebJan 10.6 inJan 10.6 inJan 310.5 inJan 310.5 inJan 110.5 inJan 110.5 inJan 210.5 inJan 210.5 in
The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Snowfall

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 at Brest Airport is essentially constant, remaining about 0.3 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.7 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in January at Brest Airport

Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in January at Brest Airport1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310.0 in0.0 in0.1 in0.1 in0.2 in0.2 in0.3 in0.3 in0.4 in0.4 in0.5 in0.5 in0.6 in0.6 in0.7 in0.7 inDecFebJan 10.2 inJan 10.2 inJan 310.3 inJan 310.3 inJan 110.2 inJan 110.2 inJan 210.3 inJan 210.3 in
The average liquid-equivalent snowfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average rainfall.

Sun

Over the course of January at Brest Airport, the length of the day is rapidly increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 1 hour, 14 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 28 seconds, and weekly increase of 17 minutes, 16 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is January 1, with 7 hours, 50 minutes of daylight and the longest day is January 31, with 9 hours, 4 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January at Brest Airport

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The latest sunrise of the month at Brest Airport is 9:33 AM on January 1 and the earliest sunrise is 27 minutes earlier at 9:06 AM on January 31.

The earliest sunset is 5:23 PM on January 1 and the latest sunset is 47 minutes later at 6:10 PM on January 31.

Daylight saving time is not observed at Brest Airport during 2021.

For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:03 AM and sets 16 hours, 45 minutes later, at 9:48 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 9:30 AM and sets 7 hours, 43 minutes later, at 5:14 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January at Brest Airport

The solar day over the course of January. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

Moon

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 at Brest Airport

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in January at Brest Airport18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMDecFebDec 147:17 PMDec 147:17 PMDec 306:29 AMDec 306:29 AMJan 138:01 AMJan 138:01 AMJan 2810:17 PMJan 2810:17 PMFeb 1110:06 PMFeb 1110:06 PMFeb 2711:18 AMFeb 2711:18 AM9:02 AM9:02 AM4:58 PM4:58 PM4:34 PM4:34 PM10:01 AM10:01 AM10:00 AM10:00 AM5:41 PM5:41 PM5:23 PM5:23 PM10:00 AM10:00 AM9:10 AM9:10 AM5:52 PM5:52 PM5:38 PM5:38 PM8:50 AM8:50 AM
The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Humidity

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 at Brest Airport is essentially constant during January, remaining around 0% throughout.

For reference, on July 26, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 5% 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 at Brest Airport

Humidity Comfort Levels in January at Brest Airport1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%DecFebJan 10%Jan 10%Jan 310%Jan 310%Jan 110%Jan 110%Jan 210%Jan 210%drydry
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

Wind

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 at Brest Airport is essentially constant during January, remaining within 0.3 miles per hour of 11.7 miles per hour throughout.

For reference, on January 24, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.1 miles per hour, while on August 7, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.4 miles per hour.

The highest daily average wind speed during January is 12.1 miles per hour on January 24.

Average Wind Speed in January at Brest Airport

The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The hourly average wind direction at Brest Airport throughout January is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 46% on January 1.

Wind Direction in January at Brest Airport

Wind Direction in January at Brest Airport1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%DecFebwestsoutheastnorth
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Growing Season

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 at Brest Airport typically lasts for 5.9 months (178 days), from around April 21 to around October 16, rarely starting before April 2 or after May 9, and rarely ending before September 25 or after November 5.

The month of January at Brest Airport is reliably fully outside of the growing season.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in January at Brest Airport

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in January at Brest Airport1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%DecFeb0%Jan 160%Jan 160%Feb 60%Feb 6frigidfreezingvery coldcold
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

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 at Brest Airport are essentially constant during January, remaining around 0°F throughout.

Growing Degree Days in January at Brest Airport

Growing Degree Days in January at Brest Airport1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310.0°F0.0°F0.1°F0.1°F0.2°F0.2°F0.3°F0.3°F0.4°F0.4°F0.5°F0.5°F0.6°F0.6°F0.7°F0.7°F0.8°F0.8°F0.9°F0.9°F1.0°F1.0°FDecFebJan 10°FJan 10°FJan 310°FJan 310°FJan 110°FJan 110°FJan 210°FJan 210°F
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of January, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

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 at Brest Airport is gradually increasing during January, rising by 0.5 kWh, from 0.7 kWh to 1.2 kWh, over the course of the month.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in January at Brest Airport

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in January at Brest Airport1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310.0 kWh0.0 kWh0.5 kWh0.5 kWh1.0 kWh1.0 kWh1.5 kWh1.5 kWh2.0 kWh2.0 kWh2.5 kWh2.5 kWh3.0 kWh3.0 kWhDecFebJan 10.7 kWhJan 10.7 kWhJan 311.2 kWhJan 311.2 kWhJan 110.8 kWhJan 110.8 kWhJan 211.0 kWhJan 211.0 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Brest Airport are 52.108 deg latitude, 23.897 deg longitude, and 453 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Brest Airport is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 85 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 447 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (240 feet). Within 50 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (387 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Brest Airport is covered by cropland (50%), trees (25%), and grassland (11%), within 10 miles by cropland (44%) and trees (33%), and within 50 miles by cropland (42%) and trees (42%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather at Brest Airport, 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

Brest Airport has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.

In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.

The stations on which we may fall back are Radom-Sadków Airport and Minsk Mazowiecki.

Other Data

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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