Average Weather in Gornozavodsk Russia
In Gornozavodsk, the summers are comfortable and partly cloudy and the winters are freezing, snowy, windy, and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 7°F to 70°F and is rarely below -3°F or above 77°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Gornozavodsk for warm-weather activities is from late July to late August.
The warm season lasts for 3.4 months, from June 18 to September 29, with an average daily high temperature above 60°F. The hottest day of the year is August 17, with an average high of 70°F and low of 57°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.4 months, from December 1 to March 13, with an average daily high temperature below 32°F. The coldest day of the year is January 26, with an average low of 7°F and high of 22°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
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In Gornozavodsk, 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 Gornozavodsk begins around June 8 and lasts for 5.5 months, ending around November 23. On October 5, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 63% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 37% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around November 23 and lasts for 6.5 months, ending around June 8. On January 18, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 87% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 13% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Gornozavodsk varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 7.8 months, from April 28 to December 22, with a greater than 24% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 35% on October 11.
The drier season lasts 4.2 months, from December 22 to April 28. The smallest chance of a wet day is 13% on February 1.
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 Gornozavodsk changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 8.2 months, from March 22 to November 28. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 35% on October 4.
Snow alone is the most common for 3.7 months, from November 28 to March 22. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 17% on January 1.
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. Gornozavodsk experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.0 months, from March 21 to December 22, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around September 10, with an average total accumulation of 3.7 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from December 22 to March 21. The least rain falls around February 6, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 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. Gornozavodsk experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 6.3 months, from October 25 to May 4, 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 29, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 1.0 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 5.7 months, from May 4 to October 25. The least snow falls around July 31, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Gornozavodsk varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 22, with 8 hours, 34 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 50 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:38 AM on June 16, and the latest sunrise is 3 hours, 38 minutes later at 9:16 AM on January 1. The earliest sunset is at 5:45 PM on December 11, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 45 minutes later at 9:29 PM on June 26.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Gornozavodsk during 2021.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases
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.
Gornozavodsk experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 1.7 months, from July 16 to September 8, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 5% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 8, with muggy conditions 20% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is November 20, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
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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 Gornozavodsk experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 7.2 months, from September 23 to April 30, with average wind speeds of more than 10.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 9, with an average hourly wind speed of 13.6 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.8 months, from April 30 to September 23. The calmest day of the year is July 12, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Gornozavodsk varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 2.4 weeks, from March 20 to April 6 and for 2.8 months, from September 17 to December 12, with a peak percentage of 51% on November 23. The wind is most often from the south for 5.4 months, from April 6 to September 17, with a peak percentage of 45% on August 5. The wind is most often from the north for 3.3 months, from December 12 to March 20, with a peak percentage of 54% on January 1.
Gornozavodsk is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average water temperature experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The time of year with warmer water lasts for 2.5 months, from July 15 to October 1, with an average temperature above 58°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 23, with an average temperature of 64°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.9 months, from December 9 to May 5, with an average temperature below 40°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 3, with an average temperature of 34°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Gornozavodsk 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 Gornozavodsk for general outdoor tourist activities is from late July 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 Gornozavodsk for hot-weather activities is for the entire month of August, with a peak score in the second 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 Gornozavodsk typically lasts for 4.9 months (149 days), from around May 15 to around October 11, rarely starting before April 27 or after June 3, and rarely ending before September 25 or after October 27.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
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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 Gornozavodsk should appear around June 17, only rarely appearing before June 8 or after June 28.
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 extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from April 30 to August 20, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.0 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 5, with an average of 6.1 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from November 5 to February 17, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 1.9 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 28, with an average of 0.9 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Gornozavodsk are 46.560 deg latitude, 141.844 deg longitude, and 36 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Gornozavodsk contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 879 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 207 feet. Within 10 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,604 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,546 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Gornozavodsk is covered by trees (78%) and water (13%), within 10 miles by trees (51%) and water (47%), and within 50 miles by water (72%) and trees (25%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Gornozavodsk, 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, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Gornozavodsk.
At a distance of 76 kilometers from Gornozavodsk, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.
The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and Gornozavodsk according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.
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 airports 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.