Climate and Average Weather Year Round at EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg France
At EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg, the summers are warm, the winters are very cold, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 30°F to 79°F and is rarely below 18°F or above 90°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg for warm-weather activities is from mid June to early September.
Climate at EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg
The warm season lasts for 3.2 months, from June 4 to September 10, with an average daily high temperature above 71°F. The hottest month of the year at EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg is July, with an average high of 78°F and low of 57°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.6 months, from November 16 to March 3, with an average daily high temperature below 48°F. The coldest month of the year at EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg is January, with an average low of 30°F and high of 41°F.
Average High and Low Temperature at EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg
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 EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg
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Maple Ridge, Canada (5,121 miles away) and Boone, North Carolina, United States (4,403 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg (view comparison).
At EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg, 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 EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg begins around June 11 and lasts for 3.4 months, ending around September 23.
The clearest month of the year at EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg is July, during which on average the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 63% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 23 and lasts for 8.6 months, ending around June 11.
The cloudiest month of the year at EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg is November, during which on average the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 63% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories at EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg
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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 at EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 3.8 months, from April 27 to August 19, with a greater than 34% chance of a given day being a wet day. The month with the most wet days at EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg is June, with an average of 11.9 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.
The drier season lasts 8.2 months, from August 19 to April 27. The month with the fewest wet days at EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg is February, with an average of 7.6 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. The month with the most days of rain alone at EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg is June, with an average of 11.9 days. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 42% on May 27.
Daily Chance of Precipitation at EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg
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. EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year at EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg. The month with the most rain at EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg is June, with an average rainfall of 3.3 inches.
The month with the least rain at EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg is February, with an average rainfall of 1.7 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall at EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg
As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg experiences some seasonal variation in monthly snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 2.6 months, from December 12 to February 28, with a sliding 31-day snowfall of at least 1.0 inches. The month with the most snow at EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg is January, with an average snowfall of 1.2 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 9.5 months, from February 28 to December 12. The least snow falls around July 20, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Snowfall at EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg
The length of the day at EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 26 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 59 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight at EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg
The earliest sunrise is at 5:31 AM on June 16, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 46 minutes later at 8:18 AM on January 1. The earliest sunset is at 4:38 PM on December 11, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 53 minutes later at 9:31 PM on June 25.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg 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 EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg
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 EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg
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 EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg, 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 at EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg
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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 at EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.0 months, from November 21 to April 23, with average wind speeds of more than 6.9 miles per hour. The windiest month of the year at EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg is February, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.0 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.0 months, from April 23 to November 21. The calmest month of the year at EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg is August, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed at EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg
The predominant average hourly wind direction at EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg is from the west throughout the year.
Wind Direction at EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg
To characterize how pleasant the weather is at EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg 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 EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid June to early September, with a peak score in the first week of August.
Tourism Score at EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg
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 EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg for hot-weather activities is from early July to mid August, with a peak score in the first week of August.
Beach/Pool Score at EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg
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 at EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg typically lasts for 6.6 months (204 days), from around April 11 to around October 31, rarely starting before March 21 or after May 2, and rarely ending before October 12 or after November 23.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season at EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg
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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 at EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg should appear around April 10, only rarely appearing before March 26 or after April 25.
Growing Degree Days at EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg
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 3.2 months, from May 10 to August 18, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.6 kWh. The brightest month of the year at EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg is June, with an average of 6.6 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from October 27 to February 15, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.2 kWh. The darkest month of the year at EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg is December, with an average of 1.1 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg are 47.590 deg latitude, 7.530 deg longitude, and 863 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 299 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 875 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (2,156 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (4,744 feet).
The area within 2 miles of EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg is covered by artificial surfaces (53%) and cropland (42%), within 10 miles by cropland (48%) and trees (29%), and within 50 miles by trees (44%) and cropland (35%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg, 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
EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg 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.
The stations on which we may fall back include but are not limited to Colmar-Meyenheim, Grenchen, Belfort-Fontaine, Bern-Belp Airport, Neuchatel, Black Forest Airport, Les Eplatures, and Emmen Air Base.
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.
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