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Average Weather in Tarascon-sur-Ariège France

In Tarascon-sur-Ariège, the summers are comfortable, the winters are long and chilly, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 31°F to 76°F and is rarely below 22°F or above 85°F.

The warm season lasts for 3.1 months, from June 14 to September 16, with an average daily high temperature above 70°F. The hottest day of the year is August 4, with an average high of 76°F and low of 57°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.8 months, from November 17 to March 10, with an average daily high temperature below 51°F. The coldest day of the year is January 12, with an average low of 31°F and high of 45°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 Tarascon-sur-Ariège12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecchillycoldcoolcomfortable
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 Tarascon-sur-Ariège, 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 Tarascon-sur-Ariège begins around June 17 and lasts for 3.0 months, ending around September 18. On July 20, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 76% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 24% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around September 18 and lasts for 9.0 months, ending around June 17. On November 24, 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

Cloud Cover in Tarascon-sur-Ariègeclearercloudiercloudier0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNov 2459%Nov 2459%Jul 2024%Jul 2024%Jun 1742%Jun 1742%Sep 1842%Sep 1842%overcastmostly cloudypartly cloudymostly clearclear
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 Tarascon-sur-Ariège varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 8.4 months, from September 26 to June 8, with a greater than 25% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 33% on April 30.

The drier season lasts 3.6 months, from June 8 to September 26. The smallest chance of a wet day is 17% on July 20.

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 April 30.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Tarascon-sur-Ariègewetwetdry0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecApr 3033%Apr 3033%Jul 2017%Jul 2017%Jan 123%Jan 123%Sep 2625%Sep 2625%Jun 825%Jun 825%snowrain
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. Tarascon-sur-Ariège experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Tarascon-sur-Ariège. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around May 3, with an average total accumulation of 2.2 inches.

The least rain falls around July 12, with an average total accumulation of 1.1 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

Average Monthly Rainfall in Tarascon-sur-Ariège0.0 in0.5 in1.0 in1.5 in2.0 in2.5 in3.0 in3.5 in4.0 inJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecMay 32.2 inMay 32.2 inJul 121.1 inJul 121.1 inNov 122.0 inNov 122.0 inJan 231.5 inJan 231.5 in
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 Tarascon-sur-Ariège 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 Tarascon-sur-Ariègesnow0.0 in0.5 in1.0 in1.5 in2.0 inJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJan 150.2 inJan 150.2 inAug 60.0 inAug 60.0 inDec 210.1 inDec 210.1 inFeb 190.1 inFeb 190.1 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 Tarascon-sur-Ariège varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 1 minute of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 21 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

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 6:14 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 10 minutes later at 8:24 AM on January 2. The earliest sunset is at 5:19 PM on December 9, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 17 minutes later at 9:36 PM on June 27.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Tarascon-sur-Ariège 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 Tarascon-sur-Ariège2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AM2 AMJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJun 156:14 AMJun 156:14 AM9:36 PMJun 279:36 PMJun 27Dec 95:19 PMDec 95:19 PM8:24 AMJan 28:24 AMJan 2Mar 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 Tarascon-sur-Ariège, 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 1% of 1% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in Tarascon-sur-Ariège0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecMar 140%Mar 140%Aug 41%Aug 41%humidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydry
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 Tarascon-sur-Ariège experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 6.1 months, from October 30 to May 3, with average wind speeds of more than 2.7 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 19, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.2 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 5.9 months, from May 3 to October 30. The calmest day of the year is August 12, with an average hourly wind speed of 2.2 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in Tarascon-sur-Ariègewindywindy0.0 mph0.5 mph1.0 mph1.5 mph2.0 mph2.5 mph3.0 mph3.5 mph4.0 mph4.5 mph5.0 mph5.5 mph6.0 mphJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecFeb 193.2 mphFeb 193.2 mphAug 122.2 mphAug 122.2 mphOct 302.7 mphOct 302.7 mphMay 32.7 mphMay 32.7 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 Tarascon-sur-Ariège varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the north for 4.3 weeks, from July 11 to August 10, with a peak percentage of 39% on July 22. The wind is most often from the west for 1.8 months, from August 10 to October 4 and for 8.4 months, from October 31 to July 11, with a peak percentage of 38% on September 1. The wind is most often from the south for 3.9 weeks, from October 4 to October 31, with a peak percentage of 40% on October 26.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in Tarascon-sur-AriègeWNWSW0%20%40%60%80%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecwestsoutheastnorth
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 3.2 months, from May 14 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 7.3 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from October 29 to February 12, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.8 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 19, with an average of 1.7 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Tarascon-sur-Ariègebrightdarkdark0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWhJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJul 57.3 kWhJul 57.3 kWhDec 191.7 kWhDec 191.7 kWhMay 146.2 kWhMay 146.2 kWhAug 206.2 kWhAug 206.2 kWhOct 292.8 kWhOct 292.8 kWhFeb 122.8 kWhFeb 122.8 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 Tarascon-sur-Ariège are 42.845 deg latitude, 1.603 deg longitude, and 2,431 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Tarascon-sur-Ariège contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,352 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,258 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (6,818 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (10,069 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Tarascon-sur-Ariège is covered by trees (50%), shrubs (17%), and cropland (16%), within 10 miles by trees (57%) and grassland (25%), and within 50 miles by trees (43%) and cropland (27%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Tarascon-sur-Ariège, 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 Tarascon-sur-Ariège.

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

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Saint-Girons - Antichan (69%, 45 kilometers, northwest) and Carcassonne-Salvaza (31%, 71 kilometers, northeast).

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.