Average Weather in Chkalovskoye Russia
In Chkalovskoye, the summers are long and comfortable; the winters are short, frigid, and dry; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from -12°F to 80°F and is rarely below -24°F or above 87°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Chkalovskoye for warm-weather activities is from late June to late August.
The warm season lasts for 4.1 months, from May 20 to September 23, with an average daily high temperature above 65°F. The hottest day of the year is August 1, with an average high of 80°F and low of 65°F.
The cold season lasts for 2.9 months, from November 29 to February 25, with an average daily high temperature below 22°F. The coldest day of the year is January 19, with an average low of -12°F and high of 8°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
In Chkalovskoye, 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 Chkalovskoye begins around August 22 and lasts for 2.8 months, ending around November 17. On September 25, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 67% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 33% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around November 17 and lasts for 9.2 months, ending around August 22. On May 24, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 55% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 45% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Chkalovskoye varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.8 months, from April 23 to October 17, with a greater than 21% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 39% on July 18.
The drier season lasts 6.2 months, from October 17 to April 23. The smallest chance of a wet day is 2% on January 25.
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 Chkalovskoye changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 7.8 months, from March 18 to November 11. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 39% on July 18.
Snow alone is the most common for 4.2 months, from November 11 to March 18. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 7% on November 20.
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. Chkalovskoye experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.3 months, from March 31 to November 8, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 28, with an average total accumulation of 3.4 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.7 months, from November 8 to March 31. The least rain falls around January 6, 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. Chkalovskoye experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 5.6 months, from October 15 to April 3, 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 26, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.4 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 6.4 months, from April 3 to October 15. 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 Chkalovskoye varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 22, with 8 hours, 47 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 36 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:21 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 3 hours, 24 minutes later at 8:45 AM on January 2. The earliest sunset is at 5:26 PM on December 10, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 31 minutes later at 8:58 PM on June 27.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Chkalovskoye during 2018.
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.
Chkalovskoye experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 1.9 months, from July 3 to September 1, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 11% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 2, with muggy conditions 45% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is November 18, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
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 Chkalovskoye experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from February 23 to May 29, with average wind speeds of more than 8.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 30, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.7 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 8.8 months, from May 29 to February 23. The calmest day of the year is August 9, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Chkalovskoye varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 5.5 months, from April 11 to September 27, with a peak percentage of 57% on July 8. The wind is most often from the west for 6.5 months, from September 27 to April 11, with a peak percentage of 47% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Chkalovskoye 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 Chkalovskoye for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to late August, with a peak score in the second week of August.
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 Chkalovskoye for hot-weather activities is from late July to mid August, with a peak score in the first week of August.
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 Chkalovskoye typically lasts for 5.5 months (168 days), from around April 23 to around October 8, rarely starting before April 8 or after May 7, and rarely ending before September 21 or after October 24.
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 Chkalovskoye should appear around May 12, only rarely appearing before May 2 or after May 21.
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 significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from April 30 to August 16, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.4 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 29, with an average of 6.3 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from November 2 to February 6, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.5 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 23, with an average of 1.5 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Chkalovskoye are 44.838 deg latitude, 133.043 deg longitude, and 279 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Chkalovskoye contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 203 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 292 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (699 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (3,583 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Chkalovskoye is covered by grassland (79%), trees (11%), and cropland (10%), within 10 miles by grassland (56%) and trees (42%), and within 50 miles by trees (48%) and grassland (23%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Chkalovskoye, 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, Vladivostok International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Chkalovskoye.
At a distance of 175 kilometers from Chkalovskoye, 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 Chkalovskoye to the nearest station, increasing from 0% at 150 kilometers to 100% at 200 kilometers. In this case, the MERRA-2 weight is 34%, making the weight assigned to the weather station 66%.
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.
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.