Average Weather in Saint-Pé-de-Bigorre France
In Saint-Pé-de-Bigorre, the summers are comfortable, the winters are very cold, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 34°F to 76°F and is rarely below 25°F or above 87°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Saint-Pé-de-Bigorre for warm-weather activities is from late June to early September.
The warm season lasts for 3.2 months, from June 12 to September 20, with an average daily high temperature above 71°F. The hottest day of the year is August 4, with an average high of 76°F and low of 59°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.7 months, from November 18 to March 8, with an average daily high temperature below 55°F. The coldest day of the year is January 15, with an average low of 34°F and high of 49°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 Saint-Pé-de-Bigorre, 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 Saint-Pé-de-Bigorre begins around June 15 and lasts for 3.1 months, ending around September 19. On July 21, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 77% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 23% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 19 and lasts for 8.9 months, ending around June 15. On November 24, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 62% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 38% 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 in Saint-Pé-de-Bigorre varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 8.4 months, from September 25 to June 7, with a greater than 27% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 36% on April 30.
The drier season lasts 3.6 months, from June 7 to September 25. The smallest chance of a wet day is 18% on August 22.
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 35% on April 30.
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. Saint-Pé-de-Bigorre experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Saint-Pé-de-Bigorre. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around November 11, with an average total accumulation of 2.7 inches.
The least rain falls around July 24, with an average total accumulation of 1.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Saint-Pé-de-Bigorre varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 59 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 23 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:20 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 12 minutes later at 8:32 AM on January 3. The earliest sunset is at 5:25 PM on December 9, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 19 minutes later at 9:44 PM on June 27.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Saint-Pé-de-Bigorre 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
Saint-Pé-de-Bigorre experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 2.7 months, from June 19 to September 9, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 3% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 4, with muggy conditions 11% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is November 25, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Saint-Pé-de-Bigorre experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 7.3 months, from October 3 to May 14, with average wind speeds of more than 6.0 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 5, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.0 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.7 months, from May 14 to October 3. The calmest day of the year is August 9, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Saint-Pé-de-Bigorre varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 4.8 months, from January 25 to June 20, with a peak percentage of 39% on February 17. The wind is most often from the north for 2.7 months, from June 20 to September 12, with a peak percentage of 40% on July 24. The wind is most often from the south for 4.4 months, from September 12 to January 25, with a peak percentage of 42% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Saint-Pé-de-Bigorre 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 Saint-Pé-de-Bigorre for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to early September, with a peak score in the last 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 Saint-Pé-de-Bigorre 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 in Saint-Pé-de-Bigorre typically lasts for 7.5 months (228 days), from around April 1 to around November 15, rarely starting before February 26 or after April 28, and rarely ending before October 24 or after December 12.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Saint-Pé-de-Bigorre should appear around March 21, only rarely appearing before March 4 or after April 7.
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 3.1 months, from May 17 to August 20, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.2 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 5, with an average of 7.4 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from October 28 to February 15, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 27, with an average of 1.6 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Saint-Pé-de-Bigorre are 43.104 deg latitude, -0.159 deg longitude, and 1,490 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Saint-Pé-de-Bigorre contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 3,104 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,581 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (5,404 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (10,971 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Saint-Pé-de-Bigorre is covered by trees (57%), grassland (29%), and cropland (11%), within 10 miles by trees (38%) and cropland (27%), and within 50 miles by trees (36%) and cropland (33%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Saint-Pé-de-Bigorre, 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 Saint-Pé-de-Bigorre.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Saint-Pé-de-Bigorre 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 Saint-Pé-de-Bigorre is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Saint-Pé-de-Bigorre and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .