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Climate and Average Weather Year Round at Ålesund Airport, Vigra Norway

At Ålesund Airport, Vigra, the summers are short, cool, and mostly cloudy; the winters are long, very cold, windy, and overcast; and it is wet year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 34°F to 62°F and is rarely below 26°F or above 69°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Ålesund Airport, Vigra for warm-weather activities is from mid July to late August.

Climate at Ålesund Airport, Vigra

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Ålesund Airport, Vigra weather by month. Click on each chart for more information.

Average Temperature at Ålesund Airport, Vigra

The warm season lasts for 2.7 months, from June 25 to September 15, with an average daily high temperature above 57°F. The hottest day of the year is August 7, with an average high of 62°F and low of 54°F.

The cool season lasts for 4.5 months, from November 22 to April 5, with an average daily high temperature below 45°F. The coldest day of the year is February 16, with an average low of 34°F and high of 40°F.

Average High and Low Temperature at Ålesund Airport, Vigra

Average High and Low Temperature at Ålesund Airport, VigrawarmcoolcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FFeb 1640°FFeb 1640°FAug 762°FAug 762°F34°F34°F54°F54°FJun 2557°FJun 2557°FSep 1557°FSep 1557°FNov 2245°FNov 2245°FApr 545°FApr 545°F50°F50°F50°F50°F38°F38°F37°F37°FNowNow
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 at Ålesund Airport, Vigra

Average Hourly Temperature at Ålesund Airport, VigraJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcool
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.

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Clouds

At Ålesund Airport, Vigra, 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 at Ålesund Airport, Vigra begins around April 7 and lasts for 6.3 months, ending around October 15. On May 15, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 45% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 55% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 15 and lasts for 5.7 months, ending around April 7. On January 24, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 78% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 22% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories at Ålesund Airport, Vigra

Cloud Cover Categories at Ålesund Airport, VigraclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%May 1545%May 1545%Jan 2422%Jan 2422%Apr 733%Apr 733%Oct 1534%Oct 1534%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 at Ålesund Airport, Vigra varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 7.2 months, from August 15 to March 21, with a greater than 47% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 61% on December 17.

The drier season lasts 4.8 months, from March 21 to August 15. The smallest chance of a wet day is 34% on May 6.

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 throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 55% on September 26.

Daily Chance of Precipitation at Ålesund Airport, Vigra

Daily Chance of Precipitation at Ålesund Airport, VigrawetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Dec 1761%Dec 1761%May 634%May 634%Aug 1547%Aug 1547%Mar 2147%Mar 2147%NowNowmixedrain
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. Ålesund Airport, Vigra experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year at Ålesund Airport, Vigra. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around December 6, with an average total accumulation of 5.8 inches.

The least rain falls around May 10, with an average total accumulation of 2.6 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall at Ålesund Airport, Vigra

Average Monthly Rainfall at Ålesund Airport, VigraJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in2 in2 in4 in4 in6 in6 in8 in8 in10 in10 in12 in12 inDec 65.8 inDec 65.8 inMay 102.6 inMay 102.6 inSep 285.4 inSep 285.4 inNowNow
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. Ålesund Airport, Vigra experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.3 months, from November 27 to April 5, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around February 8, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.3 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 7.7 months, from April 5 to November 27. The least snow falls around July 26, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall at Ålesund Airport, Vigra

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall at Ålesund Airport, VigrasnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 in5 in5 in6 in6 inFeb 80.3 inFeb 80.3 inJul 260.0 inJul 260.0 inNov 270.1 inNov 270.1 inApr 50.1 inApr 50.1 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 at Ålesund Airport, Vigra varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 4 hours, 55 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 20 hours, 3 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight at Ålesund Airport, Vigra

Hours of Daylight and Twilight at Ålesund Airport, VigraJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 9 minMar 2012 hr, 9 minMar 2020 hr, 3 minJun 2120 hr, 3 minJun 2112 hr, 16 minSep 2212 hr, 16 minSep 224 hr, 55 minDec 214 hr, 55 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 3:35 AM on June 19, and the latest sunrise is 6 hours, 32 minutes later at 10:07 AM on December 26. The earliest sunset is at 3:00 PM on December 17, and the latest sunset is 8 hours, 39 minutes later at 11:39 PM on June 22.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Ålesund Airport, Vigra during 2021, starting in the spring on March 28, lasting 7.1 months, and ending in the fall on October 31.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time at Ålesund Airport, Vigra

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time at Ålesund Airport, VigraJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 193:35 AMJun 193:35 AM11:39 PMJun 2211:39 PMJun 22Dec 173:00 PMDec 173:00 PM10:07 AMDec 2610:07 AMDec 26Mar 28DSTMar 28DSTDSTOct 31DSTOct 31daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2021. 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. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

Moon

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 at Ålesund Airport, Vigra

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

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 at Ålesund Airport, Vigra, 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 at Ålesund Airport, Vigra

Humidity Comfort Levels at Ålesund Airport, VigraJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Feb 90%Feb 90%Aug 110%Aug 110%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 at Ålesund Airport, Vigra experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 6.0 months, from October 8 to April 7, with average wind speeds of more than 10.9 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 5, with an average hourly wind speed of 14.4 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 6.0 months, from April 7 to October 8. The calmest day of the year is August 3, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.5 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed at Ålesund Airport, Vigra

Average Wind Speed at Ålesund Airport, VigrawindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph5 mph5 mph10 mph10 mph15 mph15 mph20 mph20 mphJan 514.4 mphJan 514.4 mphAug 37.5 mphAug 37.5 mphOct 810.9 mphOct 810.9 mphApr 710.9 mphApr 710.9 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 at Ålesund Airport, Vigra varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the north for 3.2 months, from May 11 to August 16, with a peak percentage of 46% on June 16. The wind is most often from the south for 8.8 months, from August 16 to May 11, with a peak percentage of 51% on January 1.

Wind Direction at Ålesund Airport, Vigra

Wind Direction at Ålesund Airport, VigraSNSJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestsouthnortheast
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).

Water Temperature

Ålesund Airport, Vigra 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 some seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The time of year with warmer water lasts for 2.6 months, from July 11 to September 28, with an average temperature above 54°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 16, with an average temperature of 57°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.4 months, from December 27 to May 8, with an average temperature below 45°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is March 14, with an average temperature of 42°F.

Average Water Temperature at Ålesund Airport, Vigra

Average Water Temperature at Ålesund Airport, VigrawarmcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec40°F40°F45°F45°F50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°FAug 1657°FAug 1657°F42°FMar 1442°FMar 14Jul 1154°FJul 1154°FSep 2854°FSep 2854°FDec 2745°FDec 2745°FMay 845°FMay 845°FNowNow
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Ålesund Airport, Vigra 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 Ålesund Airport, Vigra for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid July to late August, with a peak score in the first week of August.

Tourism Score at Ålesund Airport, Vigra

Tourism Score at Ålesund Airport, Vigrabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810104.54.50.00.0NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature tourism 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 Ålesund Airport, Vigra for hot-weather activities is from late July to mid August, with a peak score in the first week of August.

Beach/Pool Score at Ålesund Airport, Vigra

Beach/Pool Score at Ålesund Airport, VigraJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810100.30.30.00.0NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature
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 at Ålesund Airport, Vigra typically lasts for 7.6 months (232 days), from around April 8 to around November 25, rarely starting before March 10 or after May 1, and rarely ending before October 28 or after December 25.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season at Ålesund Airport, Vigra

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season at Ålesund Airport, Vigragrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Apr 850%Apr 850%Nov 2550%Nov 2590%May 190%May 190%Oct 2890%Oct 2810%Mar 1010%Mar 1010%Dec 2510%Dec 250%Jan 240%Jan 24Jul 26100%Jul 26100%NowNowvery coldcoldcoolcomfortable
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 at Ålesund Airport, Vigra should appear around June 13, only rarely appearing before May 27 or after July 4.

Growing Degree Days at Ålesund Airport, Vigra

Growing Degree Days at Ålesund Airport, VigraJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F200°F200°F400°F400°F600°F600°F800°F800°F1,000°F1,000°FJun 1390°FJun 1390°FDec 31747°FDec 31747°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 3.0 months, from May 4 to August 5, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 4.4 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 25, with an average of 5.5 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 4.7 months, from October 12 to March 4, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 1.2 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 22, with an average of 0.1 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Ålesund Airport, Vigra

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Ålesund Airport, VigrabrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWhJun 255.5 kWhJun 255.5 kWhDec 220.1 kWhDec 220.1 kWhMay 44.4 kWhMay 44.4 kWhAug 54.4 kWhAug 54.4 kWhOct 121.2 kWhOct 121.2 kWhMar 41.2 kWhMar 41.2 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 Ålesund Airport, Vigra are 62.560 deg latitude, 6.110 deg longitude, and 66 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Ålesund Airport, Vigra contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 384 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 18 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (2,559 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (6,033 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Ålesund Airport, Vigra is covered by water (49%), cropland (24%), and herbaceous vegetation (10%), within 10 miles by water (73%), and within 50 miles by water (62%) and trees (13%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather at Ålesund Airport, Vigra, 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

Ålesund Airport, Vigra has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.

In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.

In this case, the only station close and reliable enough to use as a fallback is Kristiansund Airport, Kvernberget.

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 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.

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.