Average Weather in December in Velikiye Luki Russia
Daily high temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 32°F to 27°F, rarely falling below 11°F or exceeding 42°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 6°F, from 24°F to 18°F, rarely falling below -4°F or exceeding 36°F.
For reference, on July 24, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Velikiye Luki typically range from 55°F to 74°F, while on February 5, the coldest day of the year, they range from 14°F to 26°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
Prince George, Canada (4,676 miles away); Calgary, Canada (4,752 miles); and Dover, Vermont, United States (4,271 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Velikiye Luki (view comparison).
The month of December in Velikiye Luki experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 80% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is December 4, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 21% of the time.
For reference, on January 2, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 82%, while on July 31, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 55%.
Cloud Cover Categories in December
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 Velikiye Luki, the chance of a wet day over the course of December is essentially constant, remaining around 24% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 39% on June 27, and its lowest chance is 17% on February 26.
Over the course of December in Velikiye Luki, the chance of a day with only rain decreases from 12% to 9%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 5% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow increases from 9% to 11%.
Probability of Precipitation in December
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during December in Velikiye Luki is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 0.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.6 inches or falls below 0.2 inches, and ending the month at 0.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in December
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 December in Velikiye Luki is essentially constant, remaining about 0.6 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.3 inches or falling below 0.1 inches.
The highest average 31-day liquid-equivalent accumulation is 0.6 inches on December 31.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in December
Over the course of December in Velikiye Luki, the length of the day is gradually decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 21 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 42 seconds, and weekly decrease of 4 minutes, 52 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is December 21, with 6 hours, 52 minutes of daylight and the longest day is December 1, with 7 hours, 20 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in December
The earliest sunrise of the month in Velikiye Luki is 9:06 AM on December 1 and the latest sunrise is 25 minutes later at 9:31 AM on December 28.
The earliest sunset is 4:20 PM on December 14 and the latest sunset is 10 minutes later at 4:30 PM on December 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Velikiye Luki during 2021.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 4:08 AM and sets 17 hours, 43 minutes later, at 9:50 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 9:29 AM and sets 6 hours, 52 minutes later, at 4:22 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in December
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
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Velikiye Luki is essentially constant during December, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 21, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 6% 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
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Velikiye Luki is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 5.7 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on January 24, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.0 miles per hour, while on July 22, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in December
The hourly average wind direction in Velikiye Luki throughout December is predominantly from the south, with a peak proportion of 46% on December 1.
Wind Direction in December
The growing season in Velikiye Luki typically lasts for 5.0 months (151 days), from around May 5 to around October 3, rarely starting before April 15 or after May 26, and rarely ending before September 10 or after October 27.
The month of December in Velikiye Luki is reliably fully outside of the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in December
The average accumulated growing degree days in Velikiye Luki are essentially constant during December, remaining around 1,603°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in December
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Velikiye Luki is essentially constant during December, remaining around 0.4 kWh throughout.
The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during December is 0.3 kWh on December 21.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in December
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Velikiye Luki are 56.340 deg latitude, 30.545 deg longitude, and 338 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Velikiye Luki contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 141 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 337 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (335 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (764 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Velikiye Luki is covered by water (36%), trees (25%), cropland (21%), and grassland (12%), within 10 miles by trees (47%) and cropland (30%), and within 50 miles by trees (81%) and cropland (11%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Velikiye Luki, 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 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Velikiye Luki.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Velikiye Luki 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 Velikiye Luki is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Velikiye Luki and a given station.
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