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Average Weather in Meranges Spain

In Meranges, the summers are short, cool, and dry; the winters are long, freezing, and snowy; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 17°F to 67°F and is rarely below 7°F or above 75°F.

Temperature

The warm season lasts for 2.9 months, from June 17 to September 13, with an average daily high temperature above 60°F. The hottest day of the year is August 4, with an average high of 67°F and low of 45°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.9 months, from November 16 to March 14, with an average daily high temperature below 39°F. The coldest day of the year is January 15, with an average low of 17°F and high of 33°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 MerangesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMcoldcoolfreezingvery coldcomfortable
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < very cold < 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 Meranges, 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 Meranges begins around June 21 and lasts for 2.5 months, ending around September 5. On July 20, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 73% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 27% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around September 5 and lasts for 9.5 months, ending around June 21. On November 1, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 60% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 40% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in MerangesclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 2073%Jul 2073%Nov 140%Nov 140%Jun 2156%Jun 2156%Sep 556%Sep 556%clearovercastmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudy
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 Meranges varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 9.5 months, from September 3 to June 20, with a greater than 20% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 27% on May 8.

The drier season lasts 2.5 months, from June 20 to September 3. The smallest chance of a wet day is 14% on July 14.

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 in Meranges changes throughout the year.

Rain alone is the most common for 7.3 months, from April 12 to November 19. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 22% on June 1.

Snow alone is the most common for 3.9 months, from November 19 to March 18. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 13% on January 27.

Mixed snow and rain is the most common for 3.6 weeks, from March 18 to April 12. The highest chance of a day with mixed snow and rain is 9% on April 12.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in MerangessnowrainsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%May 827%May 827%Jul 1414%Jul 1414%Mar 1817%Mar 1817%Nov 1922%Nov 1922%Jan 116%Jan 116%Sep 320%Sep 320%rainsnowmixed
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. Meranges experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 8.1 months, from March 26 to November 30, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around September 30, with an average total accumulation of 1.5 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.9 months, from November 30 to March 26. The least rain falls around February 3, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

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

We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. Colder, drier snow tends to be on the higher end of that range and warmer, wetter snow on the lower end.

As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Meranges experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 7.8 months, from October 7 to May 31, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around January 28, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.9 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 4.2 months, from May 31 to October 7. The least snow falls around August 19, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall

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 Meranges varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 4 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 18 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 6:15 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 7 minutes later at 8:22 AM on January 3. The earliest sunset is at 5:19 PM on December 8, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 14 minutes later at 9:34 PM on June 27.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Meranges 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 MerangesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 156:15 AMJun 156:15 AM9:34 PMJun 279:34 PMJun 27Dec 85:19 PMDec 85:19 PM8:22 AMJan 38:22 AMJan 3Mar 26DSTMar 26DSTDSTOct 29DSTOct 29daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
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 Meranges, 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

Humidity Comfort Levels in MerangesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jul 30%Jul 30%drydrycomfortablecomfortable
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 Meranges experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 6.7 months, from October 25 to May 16, with average wind speeds of more than 6.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 20, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.8 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 5.3 months, from May 16 to October 25. The calmest day of the year is August 27, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.0 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

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 Meranges varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the west for 1.4 weeks, from August 7 to August 17, with a peak percentage of 37% on August 14. The wind is most often from the north for 12 months, from August 17 to August 7, with a peak percentage of 49% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in MerangesNNJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%southwestnortheast
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).

Water Temperature

Meranges 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 significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The time of year with warmer water lasts for 2.7 months, from July 7 to September 28, with an average temperature above 72°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 14, with an average temperature of 77°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.9 months, from December 7 to May 2, with an average temperature below 59°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 19, with an average temperature of 55°F.

Average Water Temperature

The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

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 3.3 months, from May 9 to August 17, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.3 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 6, with an average of 7.5 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from October 28 to February 9, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.0 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 19, with an average of 1.9 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in MerangesbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWh10 kWhJul 67.5 kWhJul 67.5 kWhDec 191.9 kWhDec 191.9 kWhMay 96.3 kWhMay 96.3 kWhAug 176.3 kWhAug 176.3 kWhOct 283.0 kWhOct 283.0 kWhFeb 93.0 kWhFeb 93.0 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 Meranges are 42.445 deg latitude, 1.788 deg longitude, and 6,316 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Meranges contains extreme variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 3,999 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 6,060 feet. Within 10 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (6,722 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (9,885 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Meranges is covered by trees (51%) and shrubs (32%), within 10 miles by trees (34%) and grassland (24%), and within 50 miles by trees (55%) and cropland (16%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Meranges, 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 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Meranges.

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

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Saint-Girons - Antichan (25%, 84 kilometers, northwest); Perpignan–Rivesaltes Airport (19%, 95 kilometers, east); Carcassonne-Salvaza (20%, 96 kilometers, northeast); Aeroport de Girona - Costa Brava (20%, 101 kilometers, southeast); and Barcelona–El Prat Airport (16%, 130 kilometers, south).

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.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.