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Average Weather in Agarakadzor Armenia

In Agarakadzor, the summers are warm and clear, the winters are freezing and partly cloudy, and it is dry year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 19°F to 88°F and is rarely below 8°F or above 94°F.

Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Agarakadzor for hot-weather activities is from early July to late August.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The hot season lasts for 3.4 months, from June 4 to September 17, with an average daily high temperature above 77°F. The hottest day of the year is July 30, with an average high of 88°F and low of 67°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.2 months, from November 26 to March 1, with an average daily high temperature below 43°F. The coldest day of the year is January 24, with an average low of 19°F and high of 32°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 AgarakadzorJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMNowNowfreezingcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmhotfreezingvery coldvery coldfreezingwarm
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 average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Lacon, Illinois, United States (6,181 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Agarakadzor (view comparison).

Clouds

In Agarakadzor, 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 Agarakadzor begins around May 28 and lasts for 4.4 months, ending around October 8. On July 31, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 98% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 2% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 8 and lasts for 7.6 months, ending around May 28. On April 11, 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 AgarakadzorclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 3198%Jul 3198%Apr 1151%Apr 1151%May 2874%May 2874%Oct 875%Oct 875%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Agarakadzor varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 6.9 months, from April 1 to October 30, with a greater than 11% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 19% on April 30.

The drier season lasts 5.0 months, from October 30 to April 1. The smallest chance of a wet day is 3% on January 19.

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 Agarakadzor changes throughout the year.

Rain alone is the most common for 9.9 months, from February 18 to December 15. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 19% on May 5.

Snow alone is the most common for 2.1 months, from December 15 to February 18. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 3% on January 10.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in AgarakadzorsnowrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Apr 3019%Apr 3019%Jan 193%Jan 193%Dec 155%Dec 155%Oct 3011%Oct 3011%NowNowrain
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. Agarakadzor experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.1 months, from March 29 to November 3, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around May 11, with an average total accumulation of 0.8 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.8 months, from November 3 to March 29. The least rain falls around January 8, 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.

Snowfall

The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall in Agarakadzor 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

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in AgarakadzorsnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.2 in0.4 in0.6 in0.8 inJan 10.1 inJan 10.1 inJul 250.0 inJul 250.0 inNov 300.1 inNov 300.1 inFeb 210.1 inFeb 210.1 inNowNow
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 Agarakadzor varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2020, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 21 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 59 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in AgarakadzorJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 6 minMar 2014 hr, 59 minJun 2114 hr, 59 minJun 2112 hr, 9 minSep 2212 hr, 9 minSep 229 hr, 21 minDec 219 hr, 21 minDec 21nightnightdayNowNow
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 5:29 AM on June 14, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 50 minutes later at 8:19 AM on January 5. The earliest sunset is at 5:33 PM on December 6, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 57 minutes later at 8:30 PM on June 27.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Agarakadzor during 2020.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in AgarakadzorJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 145:29 AMJun 145:29 AM8:30 PMJun 278:30 PMJun 27Dec 65:33 PMDec 65:33 PM8:19 AMJan 58:19 AMJan 5daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2020. 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 Agarakadzor, 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, remaining a virtually constant 0% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in AgarakadzorJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Feb 10%Feb 10%Aug 100%Aug 100%NowNowdrydry
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

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 Agarakadzor experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 7.1 months, from February 10 to September 12, with average wind speeds of more than 5.1 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is July 25, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.1 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 4.9 months, from September 12 to February 10. The calmest day of the year is December 19, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.0 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in AgarakadzorwindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph1 mph2 mph3 mph4 mph5 mph6 mph7 mph8 mph9 mph10 mph11 mphJul 256.1 mphJul 256.1 mphDec 194.0 mphDec 194.0 mphFeb 105.1 mphFeb 105.1 mphSep 125.1 mphSep 125.1 mphNowNow
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 Agarakadzor varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the south for 3.7 weeks, from May 2 to May 28 and for 1.0 months, from October 12 to November 12, with a peak percentage of 37% on November 7. The wind is most often from the east for 4.5 months, from May 28 to October 12, with a peak percentage of 62% on July 25. The wind is most often from the west for 5.7 months, from November 12 to May 2, with a peak percentage of 43% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in AgarakadzorWSESWJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestsoutheastnorth
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 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 Agarakadzor 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 Agarakadzor for general outdoor tourist activities is from early June to late September, with a peak score in the first week of September.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Agarakadzorbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468108.88.80.00.08.68.68.18.1NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism 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 Agarakadzor for hot-weather activities is from early July to late August, with a peak score in the first week of August.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Agarakadzorbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468108.98.90.00.0NowNow 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 Agarakadzor typically lasts for 7.3 months (223 days), from around March 30 to around November 8, rarely starting before March 13 or after April 19, and rarely ending before October 22 or after November 25.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Agarakadzorgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Mar 3050%Mar 3050%Nov 850%Nov 890%Apr 1990%Apr 1990%Oct 2290%Oct 2210%Mar 1310%Mar 1310%Nov 2510%Nov 250%Jan 310%Jan 31Jul 22100%Jul 22100%NowNowfreezingvery coldcoldcomfortablewarmhotcoolfrigid
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 percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. 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 Agarakadzor should appear around April 18, only rarely appearing before April 7 or after May 2.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in AgarakadzorJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F500°F1,000°F1,500°F2,000°F2,500°F3,000°F3,500°FApr 1889°FApr 1889°FJun 23900°FJun 23900°FJul 291,800°FJul 291,800°FDec 313,379°FDec 313,379°FNowNow
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 19 to August 25, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.0 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 3, with an average of 8.1 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from October 29 to February 14, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.5 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 22, with an average of 2.3 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in AgarakadzorbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWh10 kWhJul 38.1 kWhJul 38.1 kWhDec 222.3 kWhDec 222.3 kWhMay 197.0 kWhMay 197.0 kWhAug 257.0 kWhAug 257.0 kWhOct 293.5 kWhOct 293.5 kWhFeb 143.5 kWhFeb 143.5 kWhNowNow
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 Agarakadzor are 39.736 deg latitude, 45.356 deg longitude, and 4,196 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Agarakadzor contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,503 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 4,029 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (6,270 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (9,426 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Agarakadzor is covered by trees (33%), grassland (29%), shrubs (18%), and cropland (13%), within 10 miles by shrubs (37%) and grassland (28%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (27%) and cropland (18%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Agarakadzor, 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 Agarakadzor.

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

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Nakhchivan International Airport (41%, 62 kilometers, south); Erebuni Airport (30%, 88 kilometers, northwest); and Iğdır Airport (29%, 91 kilometers, southwest).

Other Data

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.

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.