Average Weather in Tarascon-sur-Ariège France
In Tarascon-sur-Ariège, the summers are comfortable, the winters are long and very cold, 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.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Tarascon-sur-Ariège for warm-weather activities is from late June to early September.
The warm season lasts for 3.0 months, from June 14 to September 14, with an average daily high temperature above 70°F. The hottest day of the year is August 3, with an average high of 76°F and low of 57°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.8 months, from November 16 to March 9, 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 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 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 16 and lasts for 3.0 months, ending around September 16. On July 19, 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 16 and lasts for 9.0 months, ending around June 16. On November 23, 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 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 Tarascon-sur-Ariège varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 8.5 months, from September 24 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 29.
The drier season lasts 3.5 months, from June 8 to September 24. The smallest chance of a wet day is 17% on July 19.
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 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. 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 2, with an average total accumulation of 2.2 inches.
The least rain falls around July 11, with an average total accumulation of 1.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
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
The length of the day in Tarascon-sur-Ariège varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2020, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 1 minute of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 15 hours, 21 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:14 AM on June 14, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 10 minutes later at 8:24 AM on January 3. 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 26.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Tarascon-sur-Ariège 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 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, remaining a virtually constant 0% 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 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 29 to May 1, with average wind speeds of more than 5.0 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 21, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.0 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.9 months, from May 1 to October 29. The calmest day of the year is August 11, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Tarascon-sur-Ariège varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 3.3 weeks, from July 14 to August 6, with a peak percentage of 38% on July 21. The wind is most often from the west for 2.1 months, from August 6 to October 9 and for 8.5 months, from October 30 to July 14, with a peak percentage of 38% on August 31. The wind is most often from the south for 3.0 weeks, from October 9 to October 30, with a peak percentage of 39% on October 25.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Tarascon-sur-Ariège 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 Tarascon-sur-Ariège 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 Tarascon-sur-Ariège 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.
Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).
The growing season in Tarascon-sur-Ariège typically lasts for 6.7 months (204 days), from around April 14 to around November 4, rarely starting before March 26 or after May 5, and rarely ending before October 15 or after November 26.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Tarascon-sur-Ariège should appear around April 16, only rarely appearing before March 30 or after May 3.
Growing Degree Days
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 13 to August 18, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.2 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 4, 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 18, with an average of 1.7 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
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%).
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 3 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 (63%, 45 kilometers, northwest); Carcassonne-Salvaza (29%, 71 kilometers, northeast); and Reus Airport (9%, 192 kilometers, south).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .