Average Weather in Magistral’nyy Russia
In Magistral’nyy, the summers are comfortable and partly cloudy and the winters are frigid, dry, and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from -21°F to 76°F and is rarely below -43°F or above 87°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Magistral’nyy for warm-weather activities is from late June to early August.
The warm season lasts for 3.5 months, from May 23 to September 7, with an average daily high temperature above 60°F. The hottest day of the year is July 17, with an average high of 76°F and low of 55°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.2 months, from November 19 to February 26, with an average daily high temperature below 12°F. The coldest day of the year is January 16, with an average low of -21°F and high of -4°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
Farmers Loop, Alaska, United States (3,198 miles away); Fort Smith, Canada (4,131 miles); and Thompson, Canada (4,580 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Magistral’nyy (view comparison).
In Magistral’nyy, 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 Magistral’nyy begins around April 12 and lasts for 5.8 months, ending around October 6. On July 23, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 50% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 50% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 6 and lasts for 6.2 months, ending around April 12. On November 16, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 81% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 19% 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 Magistral’nyy varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 6.1 months, from April 12 to October 16, with a greater than 17% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 31% on July 7.
The drier season lasts 5.9 months, from October 16 to April 12. The smallest chance of a wet day is 3% on February 26.
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 Magistral’nyy changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 6.5 months, from April 5 to October 21. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 31% on July 7.
Snow alone is the most common for 5.5 months, from October 21 to April 5. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 10% on November 17.
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. Magistral’nyy experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 6.0 months, from April 16 to October 15, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 25, with an average total accumulation of 2.5 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 6.0 months, from October 15 to April 16. The least rain falls around December 19, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
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. Magistral’nyy experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 7.3 months, from September 28 to May 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 November 8, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.3 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 4.7 months, from May 6 to September 28. The least snow falls around July 18, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Magistral’nyy varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 22, with 6 hours, 55 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 17 hours, 40 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 4:01 AM on June 18, and the latest sunrise is 5 hours, 21 minutes later at 9:23 AM on December 29. The earliest sunset is at 4:13 PM on December 15, and the latest sunset is 5 hours, 28 minutes later at 9:42 PM on June 24.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Magistral’nyy during 2018.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
The perceived humidity level in Magistral’nyy, 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 1% of 1% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Magistral’nyy experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 7.6 months, from October 12 to May 31, with average wind speeds of more than 4.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 12, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.5 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.4 months, from May 31 to October 12. The calmest day of the year is July 20, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Magistral’nyy varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 4.1 months, from January 31 to June 2 and for 3.0 months, from September 6 to December 7, with a peak percentage of 47% on March 16. The wind is most often from the north for 3.1 months, from June 2 to September 6, with a peak percentage of 51% on July 15. The wind is most often from the south for 1.8 months, from December 7 to January 31, with a peak percentage of 50% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Magistral’nyy 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 Magistral’nyy for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to early August, with a peak score in the third week of July.
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 Magistral’nyy for hot-weather activities is for the entire month of July, with a peak score in the third 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.
The growing season in Magistral’nyy typically lasts for 3.6 months (111 days), from around May 26 to around September 14, rarely starting before May 12 or after June 10, and rarely ending before August 30 or after September 29.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Magistral’nyy should appear around May 29, only rarely appearing before May 19 or after June 7.
Growing Degree Days
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 5 to August 10, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.1 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 19, with an average of 6.2 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 4.0 months, from October 19 to February 20, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 1.6 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 21, with an average of 0.4 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Magistral’nyy are 56.171 deg latitude, 107.442 deg longitude, and 1,339 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Magistral’nyy contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 594 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,348 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,529 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,872 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Magistral’nyy is covered by trees (71%), herbaceous vegetation (17%), and water (11%), within 10 miles by trees (97%), and within 50 miles by trees (94%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Magistral’nyy, 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 is only a single weather station, Kirensk Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Magistral’nyy.
At a distance of 182 kilometers from Magistral’nyy, further than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed insufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records. Consequently, the station records are blended with interpolated values from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis , and both are corrected for elevation differences according to the International Standard Atmosphere .
The weight assigned to the MERRA-2 value depends on the distance from Magistral’nyy to the nearest station, increasing from 0% at 150 kilometers to 100% at 200 kilometers. In this case, the MERRA-2 weight is 39%, making the weight assigned to the weather station 61%.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .