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Average Weather in Quintana del Castillo Spain

In Quintana del Castillo, the summers are comfortable, dry, and mostly clear and the winters are chilly and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 31°F to 77°F and is rarely below 23°F or above 87°F.

The warm season lasts for 3.0 months, from June 14 to September 15, with an average daily high temperature above 70°F. The hottest day of the year is July 31, with an average high of 77°F and low of 53°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.5 months, from November 16 to March 1, with an average daily high temperature below 50°F. The coldest day of the year is January 20, with an average low of 31°F and high of 43°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

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 Quintana del CastilloJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMcomfortablecoldcoolchillywarm
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < chilly < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Clouds

In Quintana del Castillo, 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 Quintana del Castillo begins around June 6 and lasts for 3.4 months, ending around September 19. On July 21, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 79% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 21% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around September 19 and lasts for 8.6 months, ending around June 6. On November 23, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 67% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 33% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in Quintana del CastilloclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 2179%Jul 2179%Nov 2333%Nov 2333%Jun 656%Jun 656%Sep 1955%Sep 1955%clearovercastmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudy
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

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

The wetter season lasts 8.4 months, from September 21 to June 3, with a greater than 18% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 28% on November 1.

The drier season lasts 3.6 months, from June 3 to September 21. The smallest chance of a wet day is 7% on July 30.

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 28% on November 1.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Quintana del CastillowetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Nov 128%Nov 128%Jul 307%Jul 307%Jan 124%Jan 124%Sep 2118%Sep 2118%Jun 318%Jun 318%rainmixed
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. Quintana del Castillo experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Quintana del Castillo. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around October 29, with an average total accumulation of 2.0 inches.

The least rain falls around July 30, with an average total accumulation of 0.5 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

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.

Snowfall

The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall in Quintana del Castillo does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 0.1 inches of 0.1 inches throughout.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in Quintana del CastillosnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.5 in1.0 in1.5 in2.0 inJan 70.2 inJan 70.2 inJul 300.0 inJul 300.0 inNov 290.1 inNov 290.1 inFeb 270.1 inFeb 270.1 in
The average liquid-equivalent snowfall (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 rainfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Quintana del Castillo varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 3 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 19 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Quintana del CastilloJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 6 minMar 2015 hr, 19 minJun 2115 hr, 19 minJun 2112 hr, 10 minSep 2212 hr, 10 minSep 229 hr, 3 minDec 219 hr, 3 minDec 21nightnightday
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 6:45 AM on June 14, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 9 minutes later at 8:54 AM on January 4. The earliest sunset is at 5:50 PM on December 9, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 16 minutes later at 10:06 PM on June 26.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Quintana del Castillo during 2017, starting in the spring on March 26, lasting 7.1 months, and ending in the fall on October 29.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in Quintana del CastilloJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AM2 AMJun 146:45 AMJun 146:45 AM10:06 PMJun 2610:06 PMJun 26Dec 95:50 PMDec 95:50 PM8:54 AMJan 48:54 AMJan 4Mar 26DSTMar 26DSTDSTOct 29DSTOct 29daynightnightnightnight
The solar day over the course of the year 2017. 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.

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 Quintana del Castillo, 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 Quintana del CastilloJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jan 170%Jan 170%Jul 210%Jul 210%drydryhumidhumid
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

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 Quintana del Castillo experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 7.3 months, from October 9 to May 17, with average wind speeds of more than 3.7 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 5, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.3 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 4.7 months, from May 17 to October 9. The calmest day of the year is August 3, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.0 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in Quintana del CastillowindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph1 mph2 mph3 mph4 mph5 mph6 mph7 mphApr 54.3 mphApr 54.3 mphAug 33.0 mphAug 33.0 mphOct 93.7 mphOct 93.7 mphMay 173.7 mphMay 173.7 mph
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 Quintana del Castillo varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the west for 3.3 months, from January 7 to April 17 and for 2.0 weeks, from November 14 to November 28, with a peak percentage of 33% on February 16. The wind is most often from the north for 5.2 months, from April 17 to September 24, with a peak percentage of 42% on July 24. The wind is most often from the south for 1.7 months, from September 24 to November 14 and for 1.3 months, from November 28 to January 7, with a peak percentage of 36% on October 28.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in Quintana del CastilloWNSWSJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%southeastwestnorth
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

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 3.3 months, from May 12 to August 21, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.5 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 6, with an average of 7.8 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from October 26 to February 14, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.8 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 22, with an average of 1.5 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Quintana del CastillobrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWh10 kWhJul 67.8 kWhJul 67.8 kWhDec 221.5 kWhDec 221.5 kWhMay 126.5 kWhMay 126.5 kWhAug 216.5 kWhAug 216.5 kWhOct 262.8 kWhOct 262.8 kWhFeb 142.8 kWhFeb 142.8 kWh
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 Quintana del Castillo are 42.660 deg latitude, -6.050 deg longitude, and 3,422 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Quintana del Castillo contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 646 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,383 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (3,114 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (7,638 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Quintana del Castillo is covered by cropland (54%) and trees (39%), within 10 miles by trees (56%) and cropland (28%), and within 50 miles by trees (41%) and cropland (27%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Quintana del Castillo, 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 Quintana del Castillo.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Quintana del Castillo 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 Quintana del Castillo is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Quintana del Castillo and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Braganca (72%, 104 kilometers, southwest) and Santiago de Compostela Airport (28%, 195 kilometers, west).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , 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 aiports 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.