Average Weather in Soucelles France
In Soucelles, the summers are warm and partly cloudy and the winters are very cold, windy, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 36°F to 78°F and is rarely below 25°F or above 88°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Soucelles for warm-weather activities is from mid June to mid September.
The warm season lasts for 3.1 months, from June 10 to September 13, with an average daily high temperature above 72°F. The hottest day of the year is August 3, with an average high of 78°F and low of 58°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.7 months, from November 16 to March 6, with an average daily high temperature below 53°F. The coldest day of the year is February 8, with an average low of 36°F and high of 48°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 Soucelles, 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 Soucelles begins around May 14 and lasts for 4.9 months, ending around October 12. On July 23, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 66% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 34% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 12 and lasts for 7.1 months, ending around May 14. On January 3, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 72% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 28% 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 Soucelles varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 8.3 months, from September 24 to June 3, with a greater than 24% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 32% on December 29.
The drier season lasts 3.7 months, from June 3 to September 24. The smallest chance of a wet day is 17% on August 4.
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 31% on December 29.
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. Soucelles experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Soucelles. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around December 27, with an average total accumulation of 2.1 inches.
The least rain falls around August 14, with an average total accumulation of 1.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Soucelles varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2020, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 26 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 15 hours, 59 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:03 AM on June 16, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 46 minutes later at 8:49 AM on January 2. The earliest sunset is at 5:10 PM on December 10, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 53 minutes later at 10:03 PM on June 25.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Soucelles during 2020, starting in the spring on March 29, lasting 6.9 months, and ending in the fall on October 25.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
The perceived humidity level in Soucelles, 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, staying within 3% of 3% throughout.
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 Soucelles experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.3 months, from October 12 to April 22, with average wind speeds of more than 9.7 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 16, with an average hourly wind speed of 11.3 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.7 months, from April 22 to October 12. The calmest day of the year is August 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Soucelles varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 8.4 months, from January 24 to October 6, with a peak percentage of 45% on July 5. The wind is most often from the south for 3.6 months, from October 6 to January 24, with a peak percentage of 35% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Soucelles 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 Soucelles for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid June to mid September, with a peak score in the first week of August.
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 Soucelles 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 Soucelles typically lasts for 7.5 months (228 days), from around March 30 to around November 13, rarely starting before March 7 or after April 21, and rarely ending before October 21 or after December 13.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Soucelles should appear around April 1, only rarely appearing before March 17 or after April 19.
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 3.4 months, from May 8 to August 21, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.6 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 6, with an average of 6.8 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from October 28 to February 17, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.1 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 26, with an average of 0.9 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Soucelles are 47.568 deg latitude, -0.418 deg longitude, and 85 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Soucelles contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 190 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 85 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (387 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,306 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Soucelles is covered by cropland (57%), grassland (19%), and trees (14%), within 10 miles by cropland (46%) and grassland (27%), and within 50 miles by cropland (56%) and grassland (25%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Soucelles, 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 Soucelles.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Soucelles 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 Soucelles is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Soucelles and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Angers – Loire Airport (70%, 8 kilometers, east); Angers-Avrillé (26%, 17 kilometers, southwest); and Laval-Entrammes (4.1%, 57 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .