Average Weather in July in Val Thorens France
Daily high temperatures increase by 2°F, from 54°F to 56°F, rarely falling below 44°F or exceeding 64°F. The highest daily average high temperature is 56°F on July 26.
Daily low temperatures increase by 2°F, from 34°F to 36°F, rarely falling below 27°F or exceeding 41°F. The highest daily average low temperature is 36°F on July 27.
For reference, on July 26, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Val Thorens typically range from 36°F to 56°F, while on January 12, the coldest day of the year, they range from 2°F to 17°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
The month of July in Val Thorens experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 38% to 32%. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 31% on July 25.
The clearest day of the month is July 25, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 69% of the time.
For reference, on May 9, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 58%, while on July 25, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 69%.
Cloud Cover Categories in July
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Val Thorens, the chance of a wet day over the course of July is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 27% and ending it at 24%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 36% on May 26, and its lowest chance is 21% on March 5.
Over the course of July in Val Thorens, the chance of a day with only rain remains an essentially constant 22% throughout, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain decreases from 4% to 2%, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 0% throughout.
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 Val Thorens is essentially constant, remaining about 1.8 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 3.5 inches or falling below 0.5 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in July
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 July in Val Thorens is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.5 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
The lowest average 31-day liquid-equivalent accumulation is 0.1 inches on July 28.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in July
Over the course of July in Val Thorens, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 50 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 40 seconds, and weekly decrease of 11 minutes, 37 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is July 31, with 14 hours, 46 minutes of daylight and the longest day is July 1, with 15 hours, 36 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in July
The earliest sunrise of the month in Val Thorens is 5:49 AM on July 1 and the latest sunrise is 27 minutes later at 6:16 AM on July 31.
The latest sunset is 9:25 PM on July 1 and the earliest sunset is 23 minutes earlier at 9:02 PM on July 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Val Thorens during 2018, 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 5:45 AM and sets 15 hours, 40 minutes later, at 9:25 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:09 AM and sets 8 hours, 44 minutes later, at 4:53 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 Val Thorens is essentially constant during July, remaining around 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels in July
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 Val Thorens is essentially constant during July, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 3.7 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 1, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.5 miles per hour, while on August 10, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.4 miles per hour.
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 Val Thorens typically lasts for 6.1 days, from around July 25 to around July 31, rarely starting before June 16, or ending after September 2.
The largest chance that a given day will be within the growing season in Val Thorens during July is 51% on July 28.
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 Val Thorens are gradually increasing during July, increasing by 53°F, from 32°F to 85°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 Val Thorens is essentially constant during July, remaining within 0.2 kWh of 7.2 kWh throughout.
The highest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during July is 7.4 kWh on July 6.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in July
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Val Thorens are 45.298 deg latitude, 6.584 deg longitude, and 8,517 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Val Thorens contains extreme variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 4,836 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 8,379 feet. Within 10 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (10,197 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (15,102 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Val Thorens is covered by bare soil (49%) and grassland (34%), within 10 miles by grassland (32%) and trees (27%), and within 50 miles by trees (37%) and grassland (24%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Val Thorens 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 Val Thorens.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Val Thorens 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 Val Thorens is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Val Thorens and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Chambéry Airport (24%, 67 kilometers, northwest); Aosta Airport (29%, 77 kilometers, northeast); Turin Caselle Airport (24%, 84 kilometers, east); and Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban Airport (23%, 145 kilometers, south).
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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