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Average Weather in Pedrógão Grande Portugal

In Pedrógão Grande, the summers are short, warm, dry, and mostly clear and the winters are long, cold, wet, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 35°F to 86°F and is rarely below 25°F or above 98°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Pedrógão Grande for warm-weather activities is from mid June to mid September.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The hot season lasts for 2.9 months, from June 22 to September 18, with an average daily high temperature above 79°F. The hottest day of the year is July 29, with an average high of 86°F and low of 58°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.7 months, from November 16 to March 7, with an average daily high temperature below 60°F. The coldest day of the year is January 18, with an average low of 35°F and high of 54°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

Average High and Low Temperature in Pedrógão GrandehotcoolcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FJan 1854°FJan 1854°FJul 2986°FJul 2986°F35°F35°F58°F58°FJun 2279°FJun 2279°FSep 1879°FSep 1879°FNov 1660°FNov 1660°FMar 760°FMar 760°F55°F55°F54°F54°F41°F41°F39°F39°FNowNow
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

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

Average Hourly Temperature in Pedrógão GrandeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolwarmcomfortablevery cold
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Tandil, Argentina (6,245 miles away); Maryborough, Australia (10,922 miles); and Yass, Australia (11,145 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Pedrógão Grande (view comparison).

Clouds

In Pedrógão Grande, 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 in Pedrógão Grande begins around June 7 and lasts for 3.3 months, ending around September 17. On July 20, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 88% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 12% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around September 17 and lasts for 8.7 months, ending around June 7. On December 16, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 59% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 41% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in Pedrógão GrandeclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 2088%Jul 2088%Dec 1641%Dec 1641%Jun 764%Jun 764%Sep 1765%Sep 1765%NowNowclearmostly clearmostly cloudyovercastpartly cloudy
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Pedrógão Grande varies significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 8.1 months, from September 25 to May 27, with a greater than 19% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 34% on October 31.

The drier season lasts 3.9 months, from May 27 to September 25. The smallest chance of a wet day is 4% on July 21.

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 throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 34% on October 31.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Pedrógão GrandewetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Oct 3134%Oct 3134%Jul 214%Jul 214%Jan 132%Jan 132%Sep 2519%Sep 2519%May 2719%May 2719%NowNowrain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

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. Pedrógão Grande experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 10 months, from August 23 to June 28, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around November 6, with an average total accumulation of 4.1 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 1.9 months, from June 28 to August 23. The least rain falls around July 27, with an average total accumulation of 0.2 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

Average Monthly Rainfall in Pedrógão GranderainrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in2 in2 in4 in4 in6 in6 in8 in8 in10 in10 inNov 64.1 inNov 64.1 inJul 270.2 inJul 270.2 inDec 274.1 inDec 274.1 inApr 182.5 inApr 182.5 inNowNow
The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Pedrógão Grande varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 20 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 0 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Pedrógão GrandeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 6 minMar 2015 hr, 0 minJun 2115 hr, 0 minJun 2112 hr, 9 minSep 2212 hr, 9 minSep 229 hr, 20 minDec 219 hr, 20 minDec 21nightnightdayNowNow
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 6:03 AM on June 14, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 56 minutes later at 7:59 AM on October 30. The earliest sunset is at 5:07 PM on December 8, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 58 minutes later at 9:05 PM on June 27.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Pedrógão Grande 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

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in Pedrógão GrandeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 146:03 AMJun 146:03 AM9:05 PMJun 279:05 PMJun 27Dec 85:07 PMDec 85:07 PM7:59 AMOct 307:59 AMOct 30Mar 28DSTMar 28DSTDSTOct 31DSTOct 31daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2021. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

Moon

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

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Humidity

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 in Pedrógão Grande, 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

Humidity Comfort Levels in Pedrógão GrandeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Feb 70%Feb 70%Oct 91%Oct 91%NowNowhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydry
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

Wind

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 in Pedrógão Grande does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining within 0.4 miles per hour of 5.9 miles per hour throughout.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in Pedrógão GrandeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph1 mph1 mph2 mph2 mph3 mph3 mph4 mph4 mph5 mph5 mph6 mph6 mph7 mph7 mph8 mph8 mph9 mph9 mph10 mph10 mphApr 76.2 mphApr 76.2 mphSep 175.5 mphSep 175.5 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Pedrógão Grande varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the north for 1.9 weeks, from March 21 to April 3; for 1.3 weeks, from May 8 to May 17; and for 4.0 months, from June 2 to October 2, with a peak percentage of 46% on July 24. The wind is most often from the west for 1.2 months, from April 3 to May 8; for 2.3 weeks, from May 17 to June 2; and for 1.7 weeks, from October 2 to October 14, with a peak percentage of 39% on May 28. The wind is most often from the east for 5.2 months, from October 14 to March 21, with a peak percentage of 38% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in Pedrógão GrandeENWWNEJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwesteastnorthsouth
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Water Temperature

Pedrógão Grande 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 4.0 months, from June 18 to October 16, with an average temperature above 64°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 27, with an average temperature of 66°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.7 months, from December 30 to April 19, with an average temperature below 59°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 21, with an average temperature of 57°F.

Average Water Temperature

Average Water Temperature in Pedrógão GrandewarmcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec54°F54°F56°F56°F58°F58°F60°F60°F62°F62°F64°F64°F66°F66°F68°F68°F70°F70°FAug 2766°FAug 2766°F57°FFeb 2157°FFeb 21Jun 1864°FJun 1864°FOct 1664°FOct 1664°FDec 3059°FDec 3059°FApr 1959°FApr 1959°FNowNow
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Pedrógão Grande 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 Pedrógão Grande for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid June to mid September, with a peak score in the second week of July.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Pedrógão Grandebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810108.18.11.01.0NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature tourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

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 Pedrógão Grande for hot-weather activities is from early July to late August, with a peak score in the last week of July.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Pedrógão Grandebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.27.20.00.0NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturebeach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

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.

Growing Season

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 in Pedrógão Grande typically lasts for 8.2 months (253 days), from around March 13 to around November 21, rarely starting before February 17 or after April 7, and rarely ending before October 29 or after December 17.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Pedrógão Grandegrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Mar 1350%Mar 1350%Nov 2150%Nov 2190%Apr 790%Apr 790%Oct 2990%Oct 2910%Feb 1710%Feb 1710%Dec 1710%Dec 171%Jan 111%Jan 11Jul 19100%Jul 19100%NowNowvery coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmhot
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

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 in Pedrógão Grande should appear around March 6, only rarely appearing before February 20 or after March 22.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in Pedrógão GrandeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F500°F500°F1,000°F1,000°F1,500°F1,500°F2,000°F2,000°F2,500°F2,500°F3,000°F3,000°F3,500°F3,500°FMar 689°FMar 689°FJun 19900°FJun 19900°FAug 61,800°FAug 61,800°FDec 313,200°FDec 313,200°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

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 3.1 months, from May 19 to August 21, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 7, with an average of 8.1 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from October 25 to February 15, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.1 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 20, with an average of 1.8 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Pedrógão GrandebrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhJul 78.1 kWhJul 78.1 kWhDec 201.8 kWhDec 201.8 kWhMay 196.8 kWhMay 196.8 kWhAug 216.8 kWhAug 216.8 kWhOct 253.1 kWhOct 253.1 kWhFeb 153.1 kWhFeb 153.1 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Pedrógão Grande are 39.918 deg latitude, -8.146 deg longitude, and 1,312 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Pedrógão Grande contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 912 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,152 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,127 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (6,565 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Pedrógão Grande is covered by trees (70%) and cropland (17%), within 10 miles by trees (84%) and cropland (10%), and within 50 miles by trees (57%) and cropland (30%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Pedrógão Grande, 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

There are 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Pedrógão Grande.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Pedrógão Grande according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

The estimated value at Pedrógão Grande is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Pedrógão Grande and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Monte Real Mil. (69%, 64 kilometers, west) and Ovar Mil. (31%, 119 kilometers, north).

Other Data

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.

Disclaimer

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.