Average Weather in July in Megève France
Daily high temperatures increase by 2°F, from 67°F to 69°F, rarely falling below 57°F or exceeding 78°F.
Daily low temperatures are around 47°F, rarely falling below 40°F or exceeding 54°F. The highest daily average low temperature is 48°F on July 27.
For reference, on July 26, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Megève typically range from 48°F to 69°F, while on January 12, the coldest day of the year, they range from 15°F to 29°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in July
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on July. 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 July
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Smithers, Canada (4,983 miles away); Black Diamond, Canada (4,896 miles); and Cripple Creek, Colorado, United States (5,234 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Megève (view comparison).
The month of July in Megève experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 41% to 35%. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 35% on July 23.
The clearest day of the month is July 23, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 65% of the time.
For reference, on May 8, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 60%, while on July 23, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 65%.
Cloud Cover Categories in July
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Megève, the chance of a wet day over the course of July is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 33% and ending it at 31%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 39% on May 27, and its lowest chance is 23% on March 3.
Probability of Precipitation in July
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 July in Megève is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 2.9 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.0 inches or falls below 1.1 inches, and ending the month at 2.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.3 inches or falls below 1.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in July
Over the course of July in Megève, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 51 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 41 seconds, and weekly decrease of 11 minutes, 47 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is July 31, with 14 hours, 50 minutes of daylight and the longest day is July 1, with 15 hours, 40 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in July
The earliest sunrise of the month in Megève is 5:47 AM on July 1 and the latest sunrise is 28 minutes later at 6:14 AM on July 31.
The latest sunset is 9:27 PM on July 1 and the earliest sunset is 23 minutes earlier at 9:04 PM on July 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Megève during 2019, but it neither starts nor ends during July, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:43 AM and sets 15 hours, 44 minutes later, at 9:27 PM, while on December 22, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:12 AM and sets 8 hours, 40 minutes later, at 4:51 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in July
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 Megève is essentially constant during July, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 6, 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 July
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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 Megève is essentially constant during July, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 3.9 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on February 19, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.3 miles per hour, while on August 12, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.7 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during July is 4.0 miles per hour on July 5.
Average Wind Speed in July
Wind Direction in July
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 Megève typically lasts for 4.2 months (129 days), from around May 19 to around September 25, rarely starting before April 27 or after June 8, and rarely ending before September 3 or after October 14.
The month of July in Megève is reliably fully within the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in July
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 Megève are increasing during July, increasing by 272°F, from 312°F to 585°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in July
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 Megève is essentially constant during July, remaining within 0.2 kWh of 7.0 kWh throughout.
The highest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during July is 7.2 kWh on July 6.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in July
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Megève are 45.852 deg latitude, 6.613 deg longitude, and 4,672 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Megève contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,605 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 4,322 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (11,450 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (15,016 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Megève is covered by grassland (44%), trees (37%), and artificial surfaces (19%), within 10 miles by trees (38%) and grassland (30%), and within 50 miles by trees (36%) and grassland (22%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Megève 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Megève.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Megève 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 Megève is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Megève and a given station.
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , 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 aiports 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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