Average Weather in Akpınar Turkey
In Akpınar, the summers are sweltering, arid, and clear and the winters are very cold and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 36°F to 102°F and is rarely below 29°F or above 107°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best times of year to visit Akpınar for hot-weather activities are from late May to early July and from mid August to late September.
The hot season lasts for 3.2 months, from June 10 to September 16, with an average daily high temperature above 91°F. The hottest day of the year is July 27, with an average high of 102°F and low of 78°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.7 months, from November 24 to March 15, with an average daily high temperature below 59°F. The coldest day of the year is January 23, with an average low of 36°F and high of 48°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
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
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In Akpınar, 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 Akpınar begins around May 15 and lasts for 4.8 months, ending around October 10. On August 2, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 100% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 0% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 10 and lasts for 7.2 months, ending around May 15. On December 23, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 49% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 51% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Akpınar varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 7.2 months, from October 15 to May 20, with a greater than 13% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 25% on February 7.
The drier season lasts 4.8 months, from May 20 to October 15. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on August 28.
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 throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 23% on February 5.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
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. Akpınar experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.8 months, from October 2 to May 28, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around January 30, with an average total accumulation of 1.8 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.2 months, from May 28 to October 2. The least rain falls around August 21, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Akpınar varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 22, with 9 hours, 34 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 46 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:05 AM on June 14, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 37 minutes later at 7:42 AM on January 6. The earliest sunset is at 5:08 PM on December 7, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 44 minutes later at 7:52 PM on June 28.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Akpınar during 2018.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
The perceived humidity level in Akpınar, 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 1% of 1% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Akpınar experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from June 2 to September 8, with average wind speeds of more than 8.3 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is July 2, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.3 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 8.8 months, from September 8 to June 2. The calmest day of the year is November 5, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Akpınar varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 1.7 weeks, from January 18 to January 30; for 1.5 months, from February 14 to March 29; and for 6.2 months, from June 1 to December 8, with a peak percentage of 57% on July 2. The wind is most often from the east for 2.1 weeks, from January 30 to February 14 and for 1.3 months, from December 8 to January 18, with a peak percentage of 37% on January 31. The wind is most often from the west for 2.1 months, from March 29 to June 1, with a peak percentage of 40% on May 28.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Akpınar 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 times of year to visit Akpınar for general outdoor tourist activities are from early May to early June and from mid September to late October, with a peak score in the first week of October.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Akpınar for hot-weather activities are from late May to early July and from mid August to late September, with a peak score in the second week of September.
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.
The growing season in Akpınar typically lasts for 9.9 months (300 days), from around February 17 to around December 15, rarely starting before January 21 or after March 14, and rarely ending before November 20 or after January 9.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Akpınar should appear around March 15, only rarely appearing before March 1 or after March 31.
Growing Degree Days
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 3.2 months, from May 17 to August 24, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.4 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 29, with an average of 8.7 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from November 2 to February 17, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.5 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 24, with an average of 2.1 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Akpınar are 37.574 deg latitude, 38.221 deg longitude, and 1,929 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Akpınar contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 499 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,955 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,457 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (7,779 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Akpınar is covered by cropland (85%), within 10 miles by cropland (64%) and water (17%), and within 50 miles by cropland (51%) and grassland (20%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Akpınar, 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 Akpınar.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Akpınar 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 Akpınar is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Akpınar and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Adiyaman Airport (72%, 20 kilometers, north); Şanlıurfa GAP Airport (14%, 59 kilometers, east); Gaziantep Oğuzeli International Airport (8%, 96 kilometers, southwest); and Kahramanmaraş Airport (6%, 114 kilometers, west).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .