Average Weather at Chokurdakh Airport Russia
At Chokurdakh Airport, the summers are cold and mostly cloudy and the winters are long, frigid, dry, and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from -36°F to 58°F and is rarely below -50°F or above 74°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Chokurdakh Airport for warm-weather activities is for the entire month of July.
The warm season lasts for 3.2 months, from June 4 to September 10, with an average daily high temperature above 42°F. The hottest day of the year is July 13, with an average high of 58°F and low of 45°F.
The cold season lasts for 4.3 months, from November 15 to March 24, with an average daily high temperature below -7°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of -36°F and high of -23°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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Thompson, Canada (3,135 miles away); Fermont, Canada (3,740 miles); and McMurdo Station, Antarctica (10,298 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Chokurdakh Airport (view comparison).
At Chokurdakh 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 Chokurdakh Airport begins around May 9 and lasts for 4.1 months, ending around September 13. On July 8, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 43% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 57% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 13 and lasts for 7.9 months, ending around May 9. On October 28, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 89% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 11% 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 at Chokurdakh Airport varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 3.9 months, from May 23 to September 20, with a greater than 14% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 28% on June 21.
The drier season lasts 8.1 months, from September 20 to May 23. The smallest chance of a wet day is 1% on January 19.
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 Chokurdakh Airport changes throughout the year.
Snow alone is the most common for 7.9 months, from September 28 to May 27. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 8% on May 19.
Rain alone is the most common for 4.1 months, from May 27 to September 28. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 26% on July 15.
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. Chokurdakh Airport experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 4.0 months, from May 23 to September 22, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 3, with an average total accumulation of 2.0 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 8.0 months, from September 22 to May 23. The least rain falls around November 29, 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. Chokurdakh Airport experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 9.5 months, from September 7 to June 24, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around May 22, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.4 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 2.5 months, from June 24 to September 7. The least snow falls around July 24, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
Due to its extreme latitude, Chokurdakh 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 Chokurdakh Airport during 2021, the Sun is continuously above the horizon for 2.5 months, rising at 1:09 AM on May 14, and not setting again until 12:43 AM on July 31.
In the winter at Chokurdakh Airport during 2021, the Sun is continuously below the horizon for 1.9 months, setting at 1:11 PM on November 22, and not rising again until 12:55 PM on January 20.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed at Chokurdakh Airport 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.
The perceived humidity level at Chokurdakh 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
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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 Chokurdakh Airport experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.2 months, from April 23 to August 31, with average wind speeds of more than 9.3 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is June 22, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.4 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.8 months, from August 31 to April 23. The calmest day of the year is February 18, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction at Chokurdakh Airport varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 1.7 months, from February 22 to April 14 and for 2.7 weeks, from October 8 to October 27, with a peak percentage of 39% on March 10. The wind is most often from the east for 4.8 months, from April 14 to September 7, with a peak percentage of 45% on May 16. The wind is most often from the west for 1.0 months, from September 7 to October 8 and for 3.8 months, from October 27 to February 22, with a peak percentage of 33% on October 6.
Chokurdakh Airport 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 1.9 months, from July 23 to September 18, with an average temperature above 35°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 23, with an average temperature of 37°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 7.6 months, from October 13 to June 1, with an average temperature below 30°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is April 7, with an average temperature of 29°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Chokurdakh 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 Chokurdakh Airport for general outdoor tourist activities is for the entire month of July, with a peak score in the second 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 Chokurdakh 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.
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 Chokurdakh Airport typically lasts for 2.3 months (72 days), from around June 15 to around August 26, rarely starting before May 31 or after June 30, and rarely ending before August 6 or after September 14.
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 at Chokurdakh Airport should appear around July 6, only rarely appearing before June 26 or after July 20.
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 2.8 months, from May 2 to July 28, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 4.3 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 26, with an average of 5.4 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 January 1, with an average of 0.0 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Chokurdakh Airport are 70.623 deg latitude, 147.902 deg longitude, and 151 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Chokurdakh Airport contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 164 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 46 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (217 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,634 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Chokurdakh Airport is covered by grassland (54%), shrubs (21%), and water (12%), within 10 miles by grassland (58%) and shrubs (22%), and within 50 miles by grassland (64%) and shrubs (13%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at Chokurdakh 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
Chokurdakh 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.
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.