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Average Weather in Akhaltsikhe Georgia

In Akhaltsikhe, the summers are warm and mostly clear and the winters are freezing, snowy, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 17°F to 79°F and is rarely below 7°F or above 88°F.

Climate Summary

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Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Akhaltsikhe for warm-weather activities is from late June to early September.

Temperature

The warm season lasts for 3.3 months, from June 10 to September 20, with an average daily high temperature above 70°F. The hottest day of the year is August 3, with an average high of 79°F and low of 58°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.4 months, from November 30 to March 12, with an average daily high temperature below 43°F. The coldest day of the year is January 25, with an average low of 17°F and high of 34°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 AkhaltsikheJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMcoldcoldcoolwarmfreezingfreezingfreezingvery coldvery coldcomfortablefreezing
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.

Arundel, Maine, United States (5,264 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Akhaltsikhe (view comparison).

Clouds

In Akhaltsikhe, 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 Akhaltsikhe begins around June 12 and lasts for 3.4 months, ending around September 25. On August 2, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 91% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 9% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around September 25 and lasts for 8.6 months, ending around June 12. On January 17, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 57% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 43% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in AkhaltsikheclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Aug 291%Aug 291%Jan 1743%Jan 1743%Jun 1267%Jun 1267%Sep 2568%Sep 2568%clearpartly cloudyovercastmostly clearmostly 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

Akhaltsikhe does not experience significant seasonal variation in the frequency of wet days (i.e., those with greater than 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation). The frequency ranges from 23% to 33%, with an average value of 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 in Akhaltsikhe changes throughout the year.

Rain alone is the most common for 8.9 months, from March 12 to December 8. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 32% on June 15.

Snow alone is the most common for 3.1 months, from December 8 to March 12. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 23% on January 24.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in AkhaltsikhesnowrainsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Nov 833%Nov 833%Jul 2023%Jul 2023%Mar 1226%Mar 1226%Dec 827%Dec 827%Sep 2028%Sep 2028%rainsnowmixed
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. Akhaltsikhe experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 11 months, from February 13 to January 11, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around October 28, with an average total accumulation of 2.9 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 1.1 months, from January 11 to February 13. The least rain falls around January 25, with an average total accumulation of 0.4 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. Akhaltsikhe experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 5.8 months, from October 23 to April 17, 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 24, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 1.9 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 6.2 months, from April 17 to October 23. The least snow falls around July 26, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall

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 Akhaltsikhe varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 9 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 12 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in AkhaltsikheJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 9 minMar 2012 hr, 9 minMar 2015 hr, 12 minJun 2115 hr, 12 minJun 2112 hr, 10 minSep 2312 hr, 10 minSep 239 hr, 9 minDec 219 hr, 9 minDec 21nightnightday
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 5:33 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 3 hours, 2 minutes later at 8:35 AM on January 5. The earliest sunset is at 5:37 PM on December 7, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 9 minutes later at 8:46 PM on June 27.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Akhaltsikhe during 2017.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in AkhaltsikheJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 155:33 AMJun 155:33 AM8:46 PMJun 278:46 PMJun 27Dec 75:37 PMDec 75:37 PM8:35 AMJan 58:35 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 Akhaltsikhe, 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 2% of 2% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in AkhaltsikheJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Mar 110%Mar 110%Jul 265%Jul 265%drydryhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortable
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 Akhaltsikhe experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 4.8 months, from November 20 to April 15, with average wind speeds of more than 5.8 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 7, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.7 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 7.2 months, from April 15 to November 20. The calmest day of the year is July 10, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.8 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in AkhaltsikhewindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph1 mph2 mph3 mph4 mph5 mph6 mph7 mph8 mph9 mph10 mph11 mphFeb 76.7 mphFeb 76.7 mphJul 104.8 mphJul 104.8 mphNov 205.8 mphNov 205.8 mphApr 155.8 mphApr 155.8 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 Akhaltsikhe varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the west for 2.8 months, from March 24 to June 17 and for 1.3 months, from September 6 to October 14, with a peak percentage of 41% on April 5. The wind is most often from the north for 2.6 months, from June 17 to September 6, with a peak percentage of 40% on July 18. The wind is most often from the south for 5.3 months, from October 14 to March 24, with a peak percentage of 59% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in AkhaltsikheSWNWSJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%southeastwestnorth
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).

Water Temperature

Akhaltsikhe 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 water temperature experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The time of year with warmer water lasts for 3.4 months, from June 20 to October 1, with an average temperature above 72°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 12, with an average temperature of 78°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.0 months, from December 21 to April 22, with an average temperature below 54°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is March 3, with an average temperature of 47°F.

Average Water Temperature

The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Akhaltsikhe 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 Akhaltsikhe for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to early September, with a peak score in the last week of July.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Akhaltsikhebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468108.08.00.00.0 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 Akhaltsikhe for hot-weather activities is from mid July to late August, with a peak score in the first week of August.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in AkhaltsikheJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468105.35.30.00.0 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 Akhaltsikhe typically lasts for 6.4 months (195 days), from around April 16 to around October 28, rarely starting before March 25 or after May 8, and rarely ending before October 9 or after November 17.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Akhaltsikhegrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Apr 1650%Apr 1650%Oct 2850%Oct 2890%May 890%May 890%Oct 990%Oct 910%Mar 2510%Mar 2510%Nov 1710%Nov 170%Jan 310%Jan 31Jul 24100%Jul 24100%very coldwarmcoldcoolfreezingcomfortablefrigid
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 Akhaltsikhe should appear around May 4, only rarely appearing before April 20 or after May 19.

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 13 to August 25, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.1 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 7, with an average of 7.2 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from October 31 to February 9, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.0 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 24, with an average of 1.9 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in AkhaltsikhebrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWhJul 77.2 kWhJul 77.2 kWhDec 241.9 kWhDec 241.9 kWhMay 136.1 kWhMay 136.1 kWhAug 256.1 kWhAug 256.1 kWhOct 313.0 kWhOct 313.0 kWhFeb 93.0 kWhFeb 93.0 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 Akhaltsikhe are 41.639 deg latitude, 42.983 deg longitude, and 3,586 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Akhaltsikhe contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,591 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,538 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (5,696 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (10,771 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Akhaltsikhe is covered by shrubs (38%), trees (23%), grassland (21%), and cropland (18%), within 10 miles by trees (46%) and shrubs (20%), and within 50 miles by trees (47%) and grassland (22%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Akhaltsikhe, 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 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Akhaltsikhe.

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

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Kutaisi International Airport (24%, 73 kilometers, northwest); Batumi International Airport (17%, 115 kilometers, west); Kars Airport (20%, 120 kilometers, south); Shirak Airport (23%, 123 kilometers, southeast); and Tbilisi (16%, 149 kilometers, east).

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.