Average Weather in December in Gironella Spain
Daily high temperatures decrease by 3°F, from 54°F to 52°F, rarely falling below 43°F or exceeding 63°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 2°F, from 34°F to 32°F, rarely falling below 25°F or exceeding 43°F.
For reference, on July 29, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Gironella typically range from 62°F to 86°F, while on January 10, the coldest day of the year, they range from 31°F to 51°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in December
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on December. 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 December
The month of December in Gironella experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 45% throughout the month. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 44% on December 24.
The clearest day of the month is December 24, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 56% of the time.
For reference, on October 30, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 51%, while on July 20, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 81%.
Cloud Cover Categories in December
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Gironella, the chance of a wet day over the course of December is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 14% and ending it at 12%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 23% on May 6, and its lowest chance is 11% on December 26.
Over the course of December in Gironella, the chance of a day with only rain decreases from 14% to 10%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 1% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 0% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in December
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during December in Gironella is decreasing, starting the month at 1.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.3 inches or falls below 0.1 inches, and ending the month at 0.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.1 inches or falls below 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in December
Over the course of December in Gironella, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is December 22, with 9 hours, 7 minutes of daylight and the longest day is December 1, with 9 hours, 21 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in December
The earliest sunrise of the month in Gironella is 8:00 AM on December 1 and the latest sunrise is 20 minutes later at 8:20 AM on December 31.
The earliest sunset is 5:20 PM on December 9 and the latest sunset is 10 minutes later at 5:30 PM on December 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Gironella during 2018, but it neither starts nor ends during December, so the entire month is in standard time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:16 AM and sets 15 hours, 15 minutes later, at 9:31 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:17 AM and sets 9 hours, 7 minutes later, at 5:23 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in December
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Gironella is essentially constant during December, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 16, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 3% 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 December
The average hourly wind speed in Gironella is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 6.4 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 6, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.2 miles per hour, while on September 9, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in December
Wind Direction in December
Gironella 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 Gironella is gradually decreasing during December, falling by 3°F, from 60°F to 57°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in December
The growing season in Gironella typically lasts for 7.3 months (223 days), from around April 5 to around November 14, rarely starting before March 14 or after April 27, and rarely ending before October 24 or after December 6.
The month of December in Gironella is more likely than not fully outside of the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season decreasing from 15% to 0% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in December
The average accumulated growing degree days in Gironella are essentially constant during December, remaining within 12°F of 3,352°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in December
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Gironella is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 2.0 kWh throughout.
The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during December is 2.0 kWh on December 15.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in December
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Gironella are 42.034 deg latitude, 1.880 deg longitude, and 1,821 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Gironella contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 791 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,703 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (5,787 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (9,728 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Gironella is covered by cropland (50%), shrubs (24%), and trees (23%), within 10 miles by trees (48%) and cropland (28%), and within 50 miles by trees (52%) and cropland (23%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Gironella year round, 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 are 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Gironella.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Gironella according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Gironella is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Gironella and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Aeroport de Girona - Costa Brava (34%, 74 kilometers, east); Barcelona–El Prat Airport (27%, 84 kilometers, south); Perpignan–Rivesaltes Airport (20%, 113 kilometers, northeast); and Saint-Girons - Antichan (19%, 126 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .