December Weather in Schoonhoven Netherlands
Daily high temperatures decrease by 3°F, from 45°F to 42°F, rarely falling below 31°F or exceeding 54°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 2°F, from 36°F to 34°F, rarely falling below 21°F or exceeding 46°F.
For reference, on August 5, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Schoonhoven typically range from 56°F to 73°F, while on February 7, the coldest day of the year, they range from 33°F to 42°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in December in Schoonhoven
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 in Schoonhoven
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The month of December in Schoonhoven experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 69% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 70% on December 27.
The clearest day of the month is December 2, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 32% of the time.
For reference, on December 27, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 70%, while on July 22, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 57%.
Cloud Cover Categories in December in Schoonhoven
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Schoonhoven, the chance of a wet day over the course of December is increasing, starting the month at 32% and ending it at 36%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 36% on December 23, and its lowest chance is 22% on April 23.
Over the course of December in Schoonhoven, the chance of a day with only rain remains an essentially constant 32% throughout, 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 1% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in December in Schoonhoven
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 December in Schoonhoven is essentially constant, remaining about 2.2 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 3.9 inches or falling below 0.8 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 2.3 inches on December 27.
Average Monthly Rainfall in December in Schoonhoven
Over the course of December in Schoonhoven, the length of the day is gradually decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 16 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 33 seconds, and weekly decrease of 3 minutes, 48 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is December 21, with 7 hours, 45 minutes of daylight and the longest day is December 1, with 8 hours, 7 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in December in Schoonhoven
The earliest sunrise of the month in Schoonhoven is 8:26 AM on December 1 and the latest sunrise is 22 minutes later at 8:48 AM on December 30.
The earliest sunset is 4:29 PM on December 12 and the latest sunset is 10 minutes later at 4:39 PM on December 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Schoonhoven during 2021, 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 5:20 AM and sets 16 hours, 43 minutes later, at 10:04 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:46 AM and sets 7 hours, 45 minutes later, at 4:31 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in December in Schoonhoven
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for December 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 December in Schoonhoven
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 Schoonhoven is essentially constant during December, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 24, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 4% of the time, while on October 7, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in December in Schoonhoven
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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 Schoonhoven is increasing during December, increasing from 12.1 miles per hour to 13.5 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on January 6, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 13.7 miles per hour, while on August 4, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in December in Schoonhoven
The wind direction in Schoonhoven during December is predominantly out of the south from December 1 to December 18 and from December 27 to December 31 and the west from December 18 to December 27.
Wind Direction in December in Schoonhoven
Schoonhoven 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 Schoonhoven is decreasing during December, falling by 4°F, from 49°F to 44°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in December in Schoonhoven
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 Schoonhoven typically lasts for 6.8 months (206 days), from around April 15 to around November 8, rarely starting before March 20 or after May 3, and rarely ending before October 13 or after December 10.
The month of December in Schoonhoven 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 16% to 2% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in December in Schoonhoven
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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 Schoonhoven are essentially constant during December, remaining within 4°F of 1,921°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in December in Schoonhoven
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 Schoonhoven is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 0.6 kWh throughout.
The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during December is 0.6 kWh on December 22.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in December in Schoonhoven
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Schoonhoven are 51.947 deg latitude, 4.849 deg longitude, and 0 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Schoonhoven is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 43 feet and an average elevation above sea level of -5 feet. Within 10 miles is also essentially flat (79 feet). Within 50 miles is essentially flat (525 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Schoonhoven is covered by grassland (68%) and artificial surfaces (19%), within 10 miles by grassland (77%) and artificial surfaces (14%), and within 50 miles by cropland (28%) and water (25%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Schoonhoven, 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 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Schoonhoven.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Schoonhoven 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 Schoonhoven is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Schoonhoven and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Rotterdam The Hague Airport (EHRD, 30%, 28 kilometers, west); De Bilt (EHDB, 29%, 29 kilometers, northeast); Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (EHAM, 17%, 41 kilometers, north); Gilze-Rijen (EHGR, 16%, 43 kilometers, south); and Volkel Airport (EHVK, 8%, 68 kilometers, southeast).
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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