Average Weather at Kotlas Airport Russia
At Kotlas Airport, the summers are comfortable and partly cloudy and the winters are frigid, snowy, and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 1°F to 72°F and is rarely below -25°F or above 84°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Kotlas Airport for warm-weather activities is from late June to early August.
The warm season lasts for 3.2 months, from May 24 to August 29, with an average daily high temperature above 60°F. The hottest day of the year is July 10, with an average high of 72°F and low of 53°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.6 months, from November 18 to March 5, with an average daily high temperature below 25°F. The coldest day of the year is January 17, with an average low of 1°F and high of 14°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
At Kotlas Airport, 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 Kotlas Airport begins around April 21 and lasts for 4.7 months, ending around September 12. On July 21, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 52% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 48% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 12 and lasts for 7.3 months, ending around April 21. On January 1, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 86% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 14% 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 at Kotlas Airport varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 6.6 months, from April 26 to November 13, with a greater than 26% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 38% on June 17.
The drier season lasts 5.4 months, from November 13 to April 26. The smallest chance of a wet day is 14% on January 29.
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 at Kotlas Airport changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 7.5 months, from March 26 to November 8. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 38% on June 17.
Snow alone is the most common for 4.5 months, from November 8 to March 26. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 18% on December 27.
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. Kotlas Airport experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.6 months, from March 30 to November 17, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 26, with an average total accumulation of 3.0 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.4 months, from November 17 to March 30. The least rain falls around January 25, 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. Kotlas Airport experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 7.1 months, from October 2 to May 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 December 3, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.8 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 4.9 months, from May 5 to October 2. The least snow falls around July 24, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day at Kotlas Airport varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 22, with 5 hours, 27 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 19 hours, 23 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 2:13 AM on June 19, and the latest sunrise is 6 hours, 56 minutes later at 9:09 AM on December 26. The earliest sunset is at 2:33 PM on December 17, and the latest sunset is 7 hours, 3 minutes later at 9:36 PM on June 23.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed at Kotlas Airport during 2018.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
The perceived humidity level at Kotlas Airport, 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
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed at Kotlas Airport experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.1 months, from October 15 to April 18, with average wind speeds of more than 5.3 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 25, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.7 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.9 months, from April 18 to October 15. The calmest day of the year is July 29, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction at Kotlas Airport varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 1.6 months, from May 3 to June 20 and for 1.3 months, from June 25 to August 3, with a peak percentage of 31% on May 28. The wind is most often from the west for 5.0 days, from June 20 to June 25 and for 2.2 months, from August 3 to October 10, with a peak percentage of 36% on October 9. The wind is most often from the south for 6.8 months, from October 10 to May 3, with a peak percentage of 43% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Kotlas Airport 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 Kotlas Airport for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to early August, with a peak score in the last 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 Kotlas Airport for hot-weather activities is from late June to late July, with a peak score in the second 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 at Kotlas Airport typically lasts for 3.5 months (106 days), from around May 26 to around September 9, rarely starting before May 6 or after June 14, and rarely ending before August 18 or after October 7.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms at Kotlas Airport should appear around May 20, only rarely appearing before May 11 or after June 3.
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 3.0 months, from May 7 to August 8, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 4.6 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 1, with an average of 5.7 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 4.6 months, from October 8 to February 26, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 1.2 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 23, with an average of 0.1 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Kotlas Airport are 61.237 deg latitude, 46.699 deg longitude, and 177 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Kotlas Airport is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 66 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 177 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (285 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (735 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Kotlas Airport is covered by trees (67%) and cropland (19%), within 10 miles by trees (65%) and grassland (17%), and within 50 miles by trees (90%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at Kotlas Airport, 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
Kotlas Airport 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.There are no other weather stations in our network within 200 kilometers of this location. Consequently, in the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on NASA's MERRA-2 modern-era reanalysis , adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal differences between this station and the wide-area MERRA-2 reconstructed values.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .