1. WeatherSpark.com
  2. Russia
  3. Kabardino-Balkariya
  4. Terek

Average Weather in Terek Russia

In Terek, the summers are warm and mostly clear and the winters are freezing, dry, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 22°F to 84°F and is rarely below 7°F or above 94°F.

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

Climate Summary

very coldcoldcoolwarmcoolcoldvery coldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec82%82%41%41%clearovercastprecipitation: 3.3 inprecipitation: 3.3 in0.6 in0.6 inmuggy: 30%muggy: 30%0%0%drydrytourism score: 7.5tourism score: 7.50.00.0
Click on each chart for more information.

Temperature

The warm season lasts for 3.4 months, from May 29 to September 11, with an average daily high temperature above 74°F. The hottest day of the year is July 30, with an average high of 84°F and low of 66°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.7 months, from November 20 to March 11, with an average daily high temperature below 44°F. The coldest day of the year is February 3, with an average low of 22°F and high of 35°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 TerekJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMfreezingfreezingvery coldcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmvery coldfreezingfreezing
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.

Lima, Ohio, United States (5,793 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Terek (view comparison).

Clouds

In Terek, 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 Terek begins around June 16 and lasts for 3.4 months, ending around September 29. On August 2, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 82% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 18% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around September 29 and lasts for 8.6 months, ending around June 16. On March 1, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 59% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 41% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in TerekclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Aug 282%Aug 282%Mar 141%Mar 141%Jun 1661%Jun 1661%Sep 2962%Sep 2962%clearmostly clearpartly cloudyovercastmostly 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 Terek varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 3.9 months, from April 11 to August 9, with a greater than 25% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 38% on June 8.

The drier season lasts 8.1 months, from August 9 to April 11. The smallest chance of a wet day is 11% on February 4.

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 Terek changes throughout the year.

Rain alone is the most common for 9.7 months, from February 27 to December 20. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 38% on June 8.

Snow alone is the most common for 2.3 months, from December 20 to February 27. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 8% on January 20.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in TereksnowrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jun 838%Jun 838%Feb 411%Feb 411%Dec 2013%Dec 2013%Apr 1125%Apr 1125%Aug 925%Aug 925%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. Terek experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.1 months, from March 5 to December 7, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 16, with an average total accumulation of 3.3 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.9 months, from December 7 to March 5. The least rain falls around January 28, 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. Terek experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 5.2 months, from October 30 to April 6, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around February 1, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.4 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 6.8 months, from April 6 to October 30. The least snow falls around July 16, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in TereksnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.5 in1.0 in1.5 in2.0 in2.5 in3.0 in3.5 inFeb 10.4 inFeb 10.4 inJul 160.0 inJul 160.0 inOct 300.1 inOct 300.1 inApr 60.1 inApr 60.1 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 Terek varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 22, with 8 hours, 57 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 25 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 4:21 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 3 hours, 15 minutes later at 7:36 AM on January 3. The earliest sunset is at 4:27 PM on December 9, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 21 minutes later at 7:48 PM on June 27.

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

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in TerekJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 154:21 AMJun 154:21 AM7:48 PMJun 277:48 PMJun 27Dec 94:27 PMDec 94:27 PM7:36 AMJan 37:36 AMJan 3daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
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.

Terek experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 2.9 months, from June 10 to September 7, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 8% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 30, with muggy conditions 30% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is November 28, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in TerekmuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Nov 280%Nov 280%Jul 3030%Jul 3030%Jun 108%Jun 108%Sep 78%Sep 78%muggymuggyhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydryoppressiveoppressive
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 Terek experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 4.7 months, from January 30 to June 21, with average wind speeds of more than 5.8 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 20, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.8 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 7.3 months, from June 21 to January 30. The calmest day of the year is December 20, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.9 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

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 Terek is from the east throughout the year.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in TerekJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%eastnorthwestsouth
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 Terek 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 Terek for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid June to mid September, with a peak score in the last week of August.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Terekbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468107.57.50.00.0 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 Terek for hot-weather activities is from early July to late August, with a peak score in the last week of July.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Terekbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468107.27.20.00.0 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 Terek typically lasts for 6.8 months (209 days), from around April 1 to around October 28, rarely starting before March 16 or after April 18, and rarely ending before October 9 or after November 14.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Terekgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Apr 150%Apr 150%Oct 2850%Oct 2890%Apr 1890%Apr 1890%Oct 990%Oct 910%Mar 1610%Mar 1610%Nov 1410%Nov 140%Dec 160%Dec 16Jul 15100%Jul 15100%freezingvery coldcoolcomfortablewarmfrigidhotcold
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 Terek should appear around April 13, only rarely appearing before March 30 or after April 29.

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 3.5 months, from May 9 to August 23, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.7 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 7, with an average of 6.8 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from October 29 to February 9, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.6 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 22, with an average of 1.6 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 Terek are 43.483 deg latitude, 44.136 deg longitude, and 846 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Terek contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 118 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 844 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (755 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (14,357 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Terek is covered by cropland (58%), trees (26%), and grassland (13%), within 10 miles by cropland (63%) and trees (20%), and within 50 miles by cropland (49%) and trees (25%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Terek, 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 Terek.

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

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Nalchik Airport (71%, 40 kilometers, west) and Beslan Airport (29%, 67 kilometers, southeast).

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.