Average Weather in Archis Armenia
In Archis, the summers are warm and mostly clear, the winters are very cold and partly cloudy, and it is dry year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 24°F to 87°F and is rarely below 16°F or above 95°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Archis for hot-weather activities is from early July to late August.
The hot season lasts for 3.4 months, from June 2 to September 15, with an average daily high temperature above 78°F. The hottest day of the year is July 29, with an average high of 87°F and low of 66°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.5 months, from November 23 to March 7, with an average daily high temperature below 50°F. The coldest day of the year is January 23, with an average low of 24°F and high of 41°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
Withamsville, Ohio, United States (6,044 miles away) and Shawnee Land, Virginia, United States (5,843 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Archis (view comparison).
In Archis, 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 Archis begins around June 6 and lasts for 3.7 months, ending around September 27. On August 1, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 94% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 6% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 27 and lasts for 8.3 months, ending around June 6. On April 11, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 53% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 47% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
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. The chance of wet days in Archis varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 2.9 months, from April 6 to July 1, with a greater than 16% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 26% on May 5.
The drier season lasts 9.1 months, from July 1 to April 6. The smallest chance of a wet day is 6% on January 6.
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 Archis changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 11 months, from February 9 to January 21. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 26% on May 5.
Snow alone is the most common for 2.7 weeks, from January 21 to February 9. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 4% on February 6.
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. Archis experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.8 months, from March 22 to November 14, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around May 14, with an average total accumulation of 1.3 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.2 months, from November 14 to March 22. The least rain falls around January 19, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall in Archis does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 0.1 inches of 0.1 inches throughout.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Archis varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2020, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 12 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 9 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:27 AM on June 14, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 59 minutes later at 8:26 AM on January 4. The earliest sunset is at 5:31 PM on December 8, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 6 minutes later at 8:37 PM on June 27.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Archis during 2020.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
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 Archis, 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
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
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 Archis experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from May 31 to September 11, with average wind speeds of more than 5.3 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is July 13, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.1 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 8.6 months, from September 11 to May 31. The calmest day of the year is October 17, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Archis varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the east for 6.0 months, from April 20 to October 20, with a peak percentage of 56% on July 26. The wind is most often from the west for 6.0 months, from October 20 to April 20, with a peak percentage of 59% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Archis 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 Archis for general outdoor tourist activities is from early June to late September, with a peak score in the first week of September.
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 Archis for hot-weather activities is from early July to late August, with a peak score in the last week of July.
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.
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 Archis typically lasts for 7.4 months (227 days), from around March 29 to around November 11, rarely starting before March 10 or after April 18, and rarely ending before October 23 or after November 28.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and 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 Archis should appear around April 7, only rarely appearing before March 25 or after April 22.
Growing Degree Days
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 3.0 months, from May 21 to August 22, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.3 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 5, with an average of 7.4 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from October 26 to February 13, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.1 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 22, with an average of 2.0 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Archis are 41.164 deg latitude, 44.876 deg longitude, and 2,448 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Archis contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,520 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,578 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (5,308 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (9,934 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Archis is covered by trees (46%) and cropland (35%), within 10 miles by trees (56%) and shrubs (19%), and within 50 miles by trees (44%) and cropland (22%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Archis, 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Archis.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Archis 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 Archis is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Archis and a given station.
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , 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.