Average Weather in June in Alta Norway
Daily high temperatures increase by 8°F, from 51°F to 59°F, rarely falling below 42°F or exceeding 70°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 8°F, from 41°F to 49°F, rarely falling below 36°F or exceeding 55°F.
For reference, on July 22, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Alta typically range from 51°F to 62°F, while on January 25, the coldest day of the year, they range from 13°F to 24°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in June
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on June. 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 June
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The month of June in Alta experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 60% throughout the month. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 60% on June 6.
The clearest day of the month is June 6, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 40% of the time.
For reference, on January 3, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 82%, while on June 6, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 40%.
Cloud Cover Categories in June
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Alta, the chance of a wet day over the course of June is increasing, starting the month at 32% and ending it at 37%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 39% on October 20, and its lowest chance is 22% on March 8.
Probability of Precipitation in June
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 June in Alta is increasing, starting the month at 2.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.3 inches or falls below 0.7 inches, and ending the month at 2.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.5 inches or falls below 1.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in June
Due to its extreme latitude, Alta experiences polar day (also known as the midnight Sun) during the summer and polar night during the winter. These are periods of time in which the sun is continuously above or below the horizon for more than one day. The precise start and end dates of polar day and night vary from year to year and depend on the precise location and elevation of the observer, and the local topography.
In the summer in Alta during 2020, the Sun is continuously above the horizon for 2.3 months, rising at 12:37 AM on May 16, and not setting again until 12:23 AM on July 27. As such, the sun is continuously above the horizon for the entire month of June.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in June
Daylight saving time is observed in Alta during 2020, but it neither starts nor ends during June, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in June
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for June 2020. 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 June
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 Alta is essentially constant during June, remaining around 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels in June
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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 Alta is essentially constant during June, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 8.8 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on January 28, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 13.6 miles per hour, while on August 12, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in June
The hourly average wind direction in Alta throughout June is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 32% on June 3.
Wind Direction in June
Alta 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 Alta is increasing during June, rising by 5°F, from 43°F to 47°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in June
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 Alta typically lasts for 4.4 months (136 days), from around May 15 to around September 27, rarely starting before April 27 or after May 31, and rarely ending before September 10 or after October 17.
The month of June in Alta is very likely fully within the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season gradually increasing from 91% to 100% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in June
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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 Alta are gradually increasing during June, increasing by 91°F, from 21°F to 113°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in June
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 Alta is essentially constant during June, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 5.2 kWh throughout.
The highest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during June is 5.2 kWh on June 23.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in June
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Alta are 69.969 deg latitude, 23.272 deg longitude, and 217 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Alta contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 669 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 71 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (3,281 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (4,373 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Alta is covered by artificial surfaces (39%), cropland (24%), trees (17%), and water (14%), within 10 miles by trees (40%) and sparse vegetation (22%), and within 50 miles by sparse vegetation (39%) and water (18%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Alta, 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 Alta.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Alta 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 Alta is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Alta and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Alta Lufthavn (94%, 3.9 kilometers, east); Hasvik Airport (3.2%, 72 kilometers, northwest); Sørkjosen Airport (2.2%, 91 kilometers, west); and Enontekiö Airport (0.8%, 179 kilometers, south).
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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