Average Weather at Ponikve Airport Serbia
At Ponikve Airport, the summers are comfortable and mostly clear and the winters are very cold, dry, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 24°F to 74°F and is rarely below 11°F or above 85°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Ponikve Airport for warm-weather activities is from early July to late August.
The warm season lasts for 3.3 months, from June 4 to September 12, with an average daily high temperature above 67°F. The hottest day of the year is August 5, with an average high of 74°F and low of 57°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.6 months, from November 25 to March 12, with an average daily high temperature below 44°F. The coldest day of the year is February 3, with an average low of 24°F and high of 36°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 Ponikve 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 Ponikve Airport begins around June 9 and lasts for 3.4 months, ending around September 20. On July 31, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 80% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 20% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 20 and lasts for 8.6 months, ending around June 9. On February 22, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 61% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 39% 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 Ponikve Airport varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 3.2 months, from April 19 to July 26, with a greater than 28% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 37% on June 3.
The drier season lasts 8.8 months, from July 26 to April 19. The smallest chance of a wet day is 19% on March 23.
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 Ponikve Airport changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 10 months, from February 17 to December 26. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 37% on June 3.
Snow alone is the most common for 1.7 months, from December 26 to February 17. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 10% on February 8.
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. Ponikve Airport experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year at Ponikve Airport. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 8, with an average total accumulation of 2.8 inches.
The least rain falls around January 27, with an average total accumulation of 0.6 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. Ponikve Airport experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 6.3 months, from October 19 to April 27, 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 12, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.9 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 5.7 months, from April 27 to October 19. The least snow falls around July 27, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day at Ponikve Airport varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 54 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 29 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 4:58 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 17 minutes later at 7:15 AM on January 2. The earliest sunset is at 4:03 PM on December 10, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 24 minutes later at 8:27 PM on June 26.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Ponikve Airport during 2018, starting in the spring on March 25, lasting 7.1 months, and ending in the fall on October 28.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
The perceived humidity level at Ponikve 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 1% of 1% 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 Ponikve Airport experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.2 months, from November 15 to April 23, with average wind speeds of more than 4.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 21, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.4 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.8 months, from April 23 to November 15. The calmest day of the year is August 10, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction at Ponikve Airport varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 1.1 months, from February 23 to March 27 and for 4.5 months, from May 5 to September 21, with a peak percentage of 42% on July 20. The wind is most often from the south for 1.3 months, from March 27 to May 5 and for 5.1 months, from September 21 to February 23, with a peak percentage of 30% on April 6.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Ponikve 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 Ponikve Airport for general outdoor tourist activities is from early July to late August, with a peak score in the first week of August.
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 Ponikve Airport for hot-weather activities is from mid July to mid August, with a peak score in the first week of August.
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 Ponikve Airport typically lasts for 6.1 months (187 days), from around April 16 to around October 20, rarely starting before March 27 or after May 5, and rarely ending before October 1 or after November 8.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms at Ponikve Airport should appear around April 27, only rarely appearing before April 13 or after May 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 3.2 months, from May 15 to August 21, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.0 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 9, with an average of 7.1 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from October 30 to February 15, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.6 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 22, with an average of 1.5 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Ponikve Airport are 43.899 deg latitude, 19.698 deg longitude, and 2,631 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Ponikve Airport contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,631 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,774 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,392 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (6,532 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Ponikve Airport is covered by trees (50%) and cropland (45%), within 10 miles by trees (61%) and cropland (30%), and within 50 miles by trees (59%) and cropland (33%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at Ponikve 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
Ponikve 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.
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 Morava Airport, Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport, Batajnica Air Base, Sarajevo Airport, Podgorica Airport, Podgorica / Golubovci, Tivat Airport, and Pristina International Airport (PIA).
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.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .