Climate and Average Weather Year Round at Fagernes Airport, Leirin Norway
At Fagernes Airport, Leirin, the summers are cool, wet, and mostly cloudy and the winters are long, freezing, snowy, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 7°F to 62°F and is rarely below -11°F or above 72°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Fagernes Airport, Leirin for warm-weather activities is from early July to early August.
Climate at Fagernes Airport, Leirin
Average Temperature at Fagernes Airport, Leirin
The warm season lasts for 3.1 months, from June 2 to September 4, with an average daily high temperature above 54°F. The hottest day of the year is July 19, with an average high of 62°F and low of 45°F.
The cold season lasts for 4.0 months, from November 14 to March 15, with an average daily high temperature below 31°F. The coldest day of the year is January 13, with an average low of 7°F and high of 23°F.
Average High and Low Temperature at Fagernes Airport, Leirin
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 Fagernes Airport, Leirin
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At Fagernes Airport, Leirin, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year at Fagernes Airport, Leirin begins around April 21 and lasts for 4.4 months, ending around September 1. On June 1, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 48% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 52% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 1 and lasts for 7.6 months, ending around April 21. On November 11, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 66% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 34% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories at Fagernes Airport, Leirin
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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 Fagernes Airport, Leirin varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.9 months, from May 14 to November 12, with a greater than 31% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 44% on July 6.
The drier season lasts 6.1 months, from November 12 to May 14. The smallest chance of a wet day is 18% on February 8.
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 Fagernes Airport, Leirin changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 6.3 months, from April 21 to October 30. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 44% on July 6.
Snow alone is the most common for 5.7 months, from October 30 to April 21. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 23% on January 8.
Daily Chance of Precipitation at Fagernes Airport, Leirin
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. Fagernes Airport, Leirin experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.4 months, from April 10 to November 24, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 10, with an average total accumulation of 4.1 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.6 months, from November 24 to April 10. The least rain falls around January 18, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall at Fagernes Airport, Leirin
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. Fagernes Airport, Leirin experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 8.2 months, from September 23 to May 28, 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 21, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 1.4 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 3.8 months, from May 28 to September 23. The least snow falls around July 25, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall at Fagernes Airport, Leirin
The length of the day at Fagernes Airport, Leirin varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 5 hours, 31 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 19 hours, 17 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight at Fagernes Airport, Leirin
The earliest sunrise is at 3:45 AM on June 19, and the latest sunrise is 5 hours, 51 minutes later at 9:36 AM on December 26. The earliest sunset is at 3:05 PM on December 16, and the latest sunset is 7 hours, 58 minutes later at 11:03 PM on June 22.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Fagernes Airport, Leirin 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 Fagernes Airport, Leirin
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 Fagernes Airport, Leirin
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 Fagernes Airport, Leirin, 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 at Fagernes Airport, Leirin
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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 Fagernes Airport, Leirin experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.0 months, from November 15 to April 14, with average wind speeds of more than 5.1 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 23, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.3 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.0 months, from April 14 to November 15. The calmest day of the year is August 7, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed at Fagernes Airport, Leirin
The predominant average hourly wind direction at Fagernes Airport, Leirin varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 1.8 months, from June 28 to August 23, with a peak percentage of 35% on August 6. The wind is most often from the west for 10 months, from August 23 to June 28, with a peak percentage of 50% on January 1.
Wind Direction at Fagernes Airport, Leirin
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Fagernes Airport, Leirin 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 Fagernes Airport, Leirin for general outdoor tourist activities is from early July to early August, with a peak score in the third week of July.
Tourism Score at Fagernes Airport, Leirin
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 Fagernes Airport, Leirin for hot-weather activities is from mid to late July, with a peak score in the third week of July.
Beach/Pool Score at Fagernes Airport, Leirin
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 Fagernes Airport, Leirin typically lasts for 3.1 months (94 days), from around June 6 to around September 8, rarely starting before May 16 or after June 27, and rarely ending before August 18 or after September 29.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season at Fagernes Airport, Leirin
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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 Fagernes Airport, Leirin should appear around June 20, only rarely appearing before June 5 or after July 8.
Growing Degree Days at Fagernes Airport, Leirin
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 April 30 to August 6, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 4.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 13, with an average of 6.0 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 4.2 months, from October 14 to February 22, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 1.3 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 23, with an average of 0.2 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Fagernes Airport, Leirin
This report illustrates the typical weather at Fagernes Airport, Leirin, 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
Fagernes Airport, Leirin 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.
In this case, the only station close and reliable enough to use as a fallback is Oslo Airport, Gardermoen.
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 .
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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.