Average Weather in Strensall United Kingdom
In Strensall, the summers are short, comfortable, and partly cloudy and the winters are long, very cold, windy, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 35°F to 69°F and is rarely below 26°F or above 77°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Strensall for warm-weather activities is from late June to late August.
The warm season lasts for 2.9 months, from June 14 to September 11, with an average daily high temperature above 64°F. The hottest day of the year is August 3, with an average high of 69°F and low of 54°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.9 months, from November 17 to March 15, with an average daily high temperature below 49°F. The coldest day of the year is February 5, with an average low of 35°F and high of 44°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
In Strensall, 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 Strensall begins around April 25 and lasts for 5.3 months, ending around October 3. On July 21, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 54% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 46% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 3 and lasts for 6.7 months, ending around April 25. On January 25, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 68% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 32% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Strensall varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 8.0 months, from May 27 to January 29, with a greater than 26% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 32% on November 3.
The drier season lasts 4.0 months, from January 29 to May 27. The smallest chance of a wet day is 20% on March 2.
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 32% on November 3.
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. Strensall experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Strensall. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around October 28, with an average total accumulation of 2.0 inches.
The least rain falls around February 22, with an average total accumulation of 1.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Strensall varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 7 hours, 22 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 17 hours, 9 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 4:30 AM on June 18, and the latest sunrise is 3 hours, 53 minutes later at 8:23 AM on December 29. The earliest sunset is at 3:41 PM on December 14, and the latest sunset is 5 hours, 60 minutes later at 9:40 PM on June 24.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Strensall 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 in Strensall, 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
The average hourly wind speed in Strensall experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.8 months, from October 12 to April 5, with average wind speeds of more than 11.8 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 24, with an average hourly wind speed of 14.0 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.2 months, from April 5 to October 12. The calmest day of the year is July 27, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Strensall is from the west throughout the year.
Strensall 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 2.9 months, from July 4 to October 1, with an average temperature above 55°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 11, with an average temperature of 59°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.9 months, from December 29 to April 27, with an average temperature below 46°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is March 2, with an average temperature of 43°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Strensall 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 Strensall for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to late August, with a peak score in the third 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 Strensall for hot-weather activities is from mid July to mid August, with a peak score in the last 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.
The growing season in Strensall typically lasts for 6.3 months (193 days), from around April 22 to around November 1, rarely starting before April 1 or after May 14, and rarely ending before October 9 or after November 24.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Strensall should appear around May 8, only rarely appearing before April 26 or after May 25.
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 3.6 months, from April 30 to August 16, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.0 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 1, with an average of 6.1 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.9 months, from October 23 to February 20, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 1.6 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 22, with an average of 0.5 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Strensall are 54.040 deg latitude, -1.035 deg longitude, and 66 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Strensall is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 62 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 65 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (696 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,461 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Strensall is covered by cropland (41%), grassland (27%), shrubs (18%), and artificial surfaces (14%), within 10 miles by cropland (67%) and grassland (20%), and within 50 miles by cropland (42%) and grassland (20%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Strensall, 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Strensall.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Strensall 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 Strensall is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Strensall and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .