Average Weather at Norilsk-Alykel Airport Russia
At Norilsk-Alykel Airport, the summers are short, cool, and mostly cloudy and the winters are long, frigid, snowy, windy, and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from -18°F to 64°F and is rarely below -40°F or above 77°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Norilsk-Alykel Airport for warm-weather activities is for the entire month of July.
The warm season lasts for 2.7 months, from June 13 to September 4, with an average daily high temperature above 50°F. The hottest day of the year is July 17, with an average high of 64°F and low of 51°F.
The cold season lasts for 4.4 months, from November 9 to March 23, with an average daily high temperature below 7°F. The coldest day of the year is January 12, with an average low of -18°F and high of -7°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 Norilsk-Alykel 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 Norilsk-Alykel Airport begins around May 14 and lasts for 3.2 months, ending around August 22. On July 15, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 49% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 51% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around August 22 and lasts for 8.8 months, ending around May 14. On November 2, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 82% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 18% 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 Norilsk-Alykel Airport varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.4 months, from May 22 to November 2, with a greater than 23% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 34% on August 25.
The drier season lasts 6.6 months, from November 2 to May 22. The smallest chance of a wet day is 11% on January 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 at Norilsk-Alykel Airport changes throughout the year.
Snow alone is the most common for 7.3 months, from October 9 to May 18. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 20% on November 5.
Rain alone is the most common for 4.7 months, from May 18 to October 9. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 34% on August 25.
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. Norilsk-Alykel Airport experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 5.4 months, from May 9 to October 21, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 27, with an average total accumulation of 2.5 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 6.6 months, from October 21 to May 9. The least rain falls around January 23, 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. Norilsk-Alykel Airport experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 9.0 months, from September 11 to June 11, 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 1, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 1.1 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from June 11 to September 11. The least snow falls around July 30, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
Due to its extreme latitude, Norilsk-Alykel Airport experiences polar day (also known as the midnight Sun) during the summer and polar night during the winter. These are periods of time in which the sun is continuously above or below the horizon for more than one day. The precise start and end dates of polar day and night vary from year to year and depend on the precise location and elevation of the observer, and the local topography.
In the summer at Norilsk-Alykel Airport during 2020, the Sun is continuously above the horizon for 2.2 months, rising at 1:26 AM on May 19, and not setting again until 12:44 AM on July 25.
In the winter at Norilsk-Alykel Airport during 2020, the Sun is continuously below the horizon for 1.5 months, setting at 1:24 PM on November 28, and not rising again until 12:53 PM on January 14.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed at Norilsk-Alykel Airport during 2020.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
The perceived humidity level at Norilsk-Alykel 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, remaining a virtually constant 0% 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 Norilsk-Alykel Airport experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.2 months, from October 28 to May 4, with average wind speeds of more than 11.9 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is December 13, with an average hourly wind speed of 14.4 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.8 months, from May 4 to October 28. The calmest day of the year is August 14, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction at Norilsk-Alykel Airport varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 3.8 months, from April 22 to August 17, with a peak percentage of 44% on July 5. The wind is most often from the south for 8.2 months, from August 17 to April 22, with a peak percentage of 72% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Norilsk-Alykel 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 Norilsk-Alykel Airport for general outdoor tourist activities is for the entire month of July, with a peak score in the third 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 Norilsk-Alykel Airport for hot-weather activities is for the entire month of 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 Norilsk-Alykel Airport typically lasts for 3.0 months (92 days), from around June 8 to around September 8, rarely starting before May 23 or after June 24, and rarely ending before August 22 or after September 25.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms at Norilsk-Alykel Airport should appear around June 27, only rarely appearing before June 15 or after July 12.
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 2.8 months, from May 3 to July 30, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 4.4 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 27, with an average of 5.5 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 5.3 months, from September 29 to March 8, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 1.1 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 12, with an average of 0.0 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Norilsk-Alykel Airport are 69.311 deg latitude, 87.332 deg longitude, and 410 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Norilsk-Alykel Airport contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 292 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 462 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,138 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,789 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Norilsk-Alykel Airport is covered by grassland (66%) and trees (24%), within 10 miles by grassland (66%) and shrubs (19%), and within 50 miles by grassland (63%) and shrubs (17%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at Norilsk-Alykel 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
Norilsk-Alykel 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 .