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Average Weather in Sosnovka Russia

In Sosnovka, the summers are comfortable and partly cloudy and the winters are long, frigid, snowy, and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 4°F to 77°F and is rarely below -15°F or above 88°F.

Climate Summary

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

Temperature

The warm season lasts for 3.5 months, from May 17 to September 3, with an average daily high temperature above 65°F. The hottest day of the year is July 21, with an average high of 77°F and low of 58°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.9 months, from November 17 to March 14, with an average daily high temperature below 29°F. The coldest day of the year is February 6, with an average low of 4°F and high of 17°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 SosnovkaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMfrigidfreezingfreezingcoldcoldcoolcomfortablevery coldfrigidvery coldwarm
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.

Edmonton, Canada (4,806 miles away); Warroad, Minnesota, United States (4,927 miles); and Sainte-Thècle, Canada (4,616 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Sosnovka (view comparison).

Clouds

In Sosnovka, 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 Sosnovka begins around April 17 and lasts for 5.1 months, ending around September 20. On July 26, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 62% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 38% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around September 20 and lasts for 6.9 months, ending around April 17. On January 12, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 83% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 17% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in SosnovkaclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 2662%Jul 2662%Jan 1217%Jan 1217%Apr 1739%Apr 1739%Sep 2040%Sep 2040%clearmostly clearmostly cloudyovercastpartly 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 Sosnovka varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 6.5 months, from May 10 to November 25, with a greater than 22% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 29% on June 18.

The drier season lasts 5.5 months, from November 25 to May 10. The smallest chance of a wet day is 15% on March 23.

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 Sosnovka changes throughout the year.

Rain alone is the most common for 7.7 months, from March 21 to November 11. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 29% on June 18.

Snow alone is the most common for 4.3 months, from November 11 to March 21. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 16% on December 15.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in SosnovkasnowrainsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jun 1829%Jun 1829%Mar 2315%Mar 2315%Nov 1123%Nov 1123%Jan 118%Jan 118%May 1022%May 1022%snowrain
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. Sosnovka experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.7 months, from March 28 to November 19, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 20, with an average total accumulation of 1.9 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.3 months, from November 19 to March 28. The least rain falls around January 23, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 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. Sosnovka experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 6.6 months, from October 10 to April 27, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around December 16, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.8 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 5.5 months, from April 27 to October 10. The least snow falls around July 26, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in SosnovkasnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.5 in1.0 in1.5 in2.0 inDec 160.8 inDec 160.8 inJul 260.0 inJul 260.0 inOct 100.1 inOct 100.1 inApr 270.1 inApr 270.1 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 Sosnovka varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 22, with 6 hours, 53 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 17 hours, 41 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 2:45 AM on June 18, and the latest sunrise is 5 hours, 23 minutes later at 8:08 AM on December 29. The earliest sunset is at 2:58 PM on December 14, and the latest sunset is 5 hours, 30 minutes later at 8:27 PM on June 24.

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

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in SosnovkaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PMJun 182:45 AMJun 182:45 AM8:27 PMJun 248:27 PMJun 24Dec 142:58 PMDec 142:58 PM8:08 AMDec 298:08 AMDec 29daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
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.

The perceived humidity level in Sosnovka, 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

Humidity Comfort Levels in SosnovkaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Mar 20%Mar 20%Jul 177%Jul 177%comfortablecomfortabledrydrymuggymuggy
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 Sosnovka experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 7.5 months, from September 28 to May 14, with average wind speeds of more than 6.7 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 10, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.1 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 4.5 months, from May 14 to September 28. The calmest day of the year is July 21, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.2 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 Sosnovka varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the west for 2.3 months, from April 17 to June 27 and for 2.7 months, from August 16 to November 6, with a peak percentage of 40% on October 29. The wind is most often from the north for 1.6 months, from June 27 to August 16, with a peak percentage of 37% on July 25. The wind is most often from the south for 5.4 months, from November 6 to April 17, with a peak percentage of 44% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in SosnovkaSWNWSJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%westsouthnortheast
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 Sosnovka 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 Sosnovka for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to mid August, with a peak score in the last week of July.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Sosnovkabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468106.86.80.00.0 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 Sosnovka for hot-weather activities is from early July to early August, with a peak score in the third week of July.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in SosnovkaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468104.34.30.00.0 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 Sosnovka typically lasts for 5.0 months (152 days), from around May 4 to around October 3, rarely starting before April 13 or after May 29, and rarely ending before September 15 or after October 20.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Sosnovkagrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%May 450%May 450%Oct 350%Oct 350%May 2990%May 2990%Sep 1590%Sep 1590%Apr 1310%Apr 1310%Oct 2010%Oct 2010%0%Dec 40%Dec 4Jul 27100%Jul 27100%frigidfreezingcoolcomfortablewarmcoldvery coldhot
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 Sosnovka should appear around May 8, only rarely appearing before April 29 or after May 18.

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 3.3 months, from May 4 to August 13, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.1 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 5, with an average of 6.3 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 4.2 months, from October 16 to February 21, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 1.5 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 22, with an average of 0.4 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 Sosnovka are 56.255 deg latitude, 51.284 deg longitude, and 299 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Sosnovka contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 223 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 257 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (505 feet). Within 50 miles also contains significant variations in elevation (741 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Sosnovka is covered by cropland (49%), trees (28%), and grassland (10%), within 10 miles by trees (52%) and cropland (35%), and within 50 miles by trees (44%) and cropland (38%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Sosnovka, 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 Sosnovka.

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

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Begishevo Airport (66%, 92 kilometers, southeast) and Kazan International Airport (34%, 144 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 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.