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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.

Climate Summary

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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.

Temperature

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 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 AkpınarJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolwarmhotcoolswelteringvery coldhotvery 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.

Sandy Valley, Nevada, United States (7,105 miles away); Mannford, Oklahoma, United States (6,581 miles); and Hangzhou, China (4,579 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Akpınar (view comparison).

Clouds

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

Cloud Cover Categories in AkpınarclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Aug 2100%Aug 2100%Dec 2351%Dec 2351%May 1575%May 1575%Oct 1076%Oct 1076%clearovercastmostly cloudymostly clearpartly cloudy
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 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

Daily Chance of Precipitation in AkpınarwetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Feb 725%Feb 725%Aug 280%Aug 280%Jan 120%Jan 120%Oct 1513%Oct 1513%May 2013%May 2013%rain
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. 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 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.

Sun

The length of the day in Akpınar varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, 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 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 5:05 AM on June 14, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 37 minutes later at 7:42 AM on January 5. The earliest sunset is at 5:08 PM on December 6, 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 2017.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in AkpınarJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 145:05 AMJun 145:05 AM7:52 PMJun 287:52 PMJun 28Dec 65:08 PMDec 65:08 PM7:42 AMJan 57:42 AMJan 5daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2017. 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 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

Humidity Comfort Levels in AkpınarJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Feb 180%Feb 180%Aug 12%Aug 12%drydrycomfortablecomfortablehumidhumid
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 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

Average Wind Speed in AkpınarwindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph2 mph4 mph6 mph8 mph10 mph12 mph14 mph16 mphJul 210.3 mphJul 210.3 mphNov 56.4 mphNov 56.4 mphSep 88.3 mphSep 88.3 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 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.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in AkpınarENENWNEJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%eastwestnorthsouth
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 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.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in AkpınarJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468108.08.00.40.47.77.74.54.5precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism 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 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.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in AkpınarJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468108.98.90.00.08.88.87.57.5 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 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

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Akpınargrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Feb 1750%Feb 1750%Dec 1550%Dec 1590%Mar 1490%Mar 1490%Nov 2090%Nov 2010%Jan 2110%Jan 21Jul 20100%Jul 20100%warmhotcoldcoolvery coldswelteringcomfortable
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 Akpınar should appear around March 15, only rarely appearing before March 1 or after March 31.

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 3.2 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

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in AkpınarbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWh10 kWhJun 298.7 kWhJun 298.7 kWhDec 242.1 kWhDec 242.1 kWhMay 177.4 kWhMay 177.4 kWhAug 247.4 kWhAug 247.4 kWhNov 23.5 kWhNov 23.5 kWhFeb 173.5 kWhFeb 173.5 kWh
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 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%).

Data Sources

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).

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.