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Average Weather in Melikhovo Russia

In Melikhovo, the summers are comfortable and partly cloudy and the winters are long, freezing, snowy, windy, and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 11°F to 76°F and is rarely below -9°F or above 86°F.

Climate Summary

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Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Melikhovo for warm-weather activities is from late June to mid August.

Temperature

The warm season lasts for 3.5 months, from May 16 to September 2, with an average daily high temperature above 65°F. The hottest day of the year is July 23, with an average high of 76°F and low of 57°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.9 months, from November 15 to March 12, with an average daily high temperature below 34°F. The coldest day of the year is February 5, with an average low of 11°F and high of 24°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature

Average Hourly Temperature in MelikhovoJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMfreezingfreezingvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortablevery cold
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < very cold < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Hancock, Michigan, United States (4,718 miles away); Shelburne, Canada (4,686 miles); and Washington, Vermont, United States (4,464 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Melikhovo (view comparison).

Clouds

In Melikhovo, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Melikhovo begins around April 21 and lasts for 5.0 months, ending around September 22. On August 2, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 61% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 39% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around September 22 and lasts for 7.0 months, ending around April 21. On December 21, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 76% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 24% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in MelikhovoclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Aug 261%Aug 261%Dec 2124%Dec 2124%Apr 2142%Apr 2142%Sep 2243%Sep 2243%clearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Melikhovo varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 5.0 months, from May 23 to October 22, with a greater than 25% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 34% on June 23.

The drier season lasts 7.0 months, from October 22 to May 23. The smallest chance of a wet day is 16% on March 22.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation in Melikhovo changes throughout the year.

Rain alone is the most common for 8.4 months, from March 16 to November 26. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 34% on June 23.

Snow alone is the most common for 3.6 months, from November 26 to March 16. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 14% on January 18.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in MelikhovosnowrainsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jun 2334%Jun 2334%Mar 2216%Mar 2216%Nov 2621%Nov 2621%May 2325%May 2325%Oct 2225%Oct 2225%snowrainmixed
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Melikhovo experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 8.5 months, from March 20 to December 5, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 27, with an average total accumulation of 2.4 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from December 5 to March 20. The least rain falls around February 1, with an average total accumulation of 0.2 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Snowfall

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. Colder, drier snow tends to be on the higher end of that range and warmer, wetter snow on the lower end.

As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Melikhovo experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 5.9 months, from October 16 to April 14, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around January 7, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.7 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 6.1 months, from April 14 to October 16. The least snow falls around July 11, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in MelikhovosnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.5 in1.0 in1.5 in2.0 in2.5 inJan 70.7 inJan 70.7 inJul 110.0 inJul 110.0 inOct 160.1 inOct 160.1 inApr 140.1 inApr 140.1 in
The average liquid-equivalent snowfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average rainfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Melikhovo varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 22, with 7 hours, 9 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 17 hours, 24 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 3:48 AM on June 18, and the latest sunrise is 5 hours, 7 minutes later at 8:55 AM on December 30. The earliest sunset is at 3:59 PM on December 14, and the latest sunset is 5 hours, 14 minutes later at 9:13 PM on June 24.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Melikhovo during 2018.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in MelikhovoJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 183:48 AMJun 183:48 AM9:13 PMJun 249:13 PMJun 24Dec 143:59 PMDec 143:59 PM8:55 AMDec 308:55 AMDec 30daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2018. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

Humidity

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 perceived humidity level in Melikhovo, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 3% of 3% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in MelikhovoJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Nov 160%Nov 160%Jul 237%Jul 237%comfortablecomfortabledrydryhumidhumidmuggymuggy
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

Wind

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 Melikhovo experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 6.0 months, from October 9 to April 10, with average wind speeds of more than 10.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 25, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.7 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 6.0 months, from April 10 to October 9. The calmest day of the year is July 29, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.7 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in MelikhovowindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph2 mph4 mph6 mph8 mph10 mph12 mph14 mph16 mph18 mph20 mphJan 2512.7 mphJan 2512.7 mphJul 297.7 mphJul 297.7 mphOct 910.2 mphOct 910.2 mphApr 1010.2 mphApr 1010.2 mph
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Melikhovo varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the south for 1.2 months, from February 10 to March 16 and for 1.0 months, from March 21 to April 22, with a peak percentage of 35% on February 17. The wind is most often from the west for 5.0 days, from March 16 to March 21 and for 9.6 months, from April 22 to February 10, with a peak percentage of 33% on March 16.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in MelikhovoWSSWJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%westsouthnortheast
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Melikhovo throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.

The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Melikhovo for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to mid August, with a peak score in the last week of July.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Melikhovobest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468106.76.70.00.0 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Melikhovo for hot-weather activities is from early July to early August, with a peak score in the last week of July.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in MelikhovoJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468104.04.00.00.0 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturebeach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.

Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.

Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.

Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.

Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.

Growing Season

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 Melikhovo typically lasts for 5.0 months (152 days), from around May 4 to around October 3, rarely starting before April 13 or after May 24, and rarely ending before September 15 or after October 21.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Melikhovogrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%May 450%May 450%Oct 350%Oct 350%May 2490%May 2490%Sep 1590%Sep 1590%Apr 1310%Apr 1310%Oct 2110%Oct 2110%0%Feb 90%Feb 9Jul 21100%Jul 21100%frigidfreezingvery coldcoolcomfortablewarmcold
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < very cold < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

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.

Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Melikhovo should appear around May 5, only rarely appearing before April 27 or after May 15.

Growing Degree Days

The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

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 experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from May 3 to August 16, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.0 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 19, with an average of 6.2 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 4.0 months, from October 18 to February 19, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 1.6 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 19, with an average of 0.4 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Melikhovo are 55.114 deg latitude, 37.648 deg longitude, and 604 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Melikhovo contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 121 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 613 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (318 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (636 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Melikhovo is covered by trees (70%) and cropland (21%), within 10 miles by trees (64%) and cropland (22%), and within 50 miles by trees (49%) and cropland (28%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Melikhovo, 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 Melikhovo.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Melikhovo 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 Melikhovo is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Melikhovo and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Domodedovo International Airport (57%, 37 kilometers, northeast) and Ostafyevo International Airport (43%, 45 kilometers, north).

Other Data

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.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

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.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.