Average Weather in Gironella Spain
In Gironella, the summers are warm and mostly clear; the winters are long, chilly, and partly cloudy; and it is dry year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 31°F to 86°F and is rarely below 25°F or above 92°F.
The hot season lasts for 2.9 months, from June 13 to September 11, with an average daily high temperature above 79°F. The hottest day of the year is July 29, with an average high of 86°F and low of 62°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.7 months, from November 16 to March 7, with an average daily high temperature below 58°F. The coldest day of the year is January 10, with an average low of 31°F and high of 51°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 Gironella, 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 Gironella begins around June 19 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 81% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 19% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 5 and lasts for 9.5 months, ending around June 19. On October 30, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 51% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 49% of the time.
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Gironella varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 7.7 months, from March 27 to November 18, with a greater than 17% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 23% on May 5.
The drier season lasts 4.3 months, from November 18 to March 27. The smallest chance of a wet day is 11% on December 26.
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 23% on May 5.
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. Gironella experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Gironella. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around October 11, with an average total accumulation of 1.9 inches.
The least rain falls around January 2, with an average total accumulation of 0.8 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall in Gironella 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 Gironella varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 7 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 15 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:16 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 5 minutes later at 8:20 AM on January 4. The earliest sunset is at 5:20 PM on December 8, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 12 minutes later at 9:32 PM on June 27.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Gironella 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
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 Gironella, 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
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 Gironella does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining within 0.5 miles per hour of 3.4 miles per hour throughout.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Gironella varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 4.3 months, from May 12 to September 20, with a peak percentage of 41% on July 21. The wind is most often from the north for 7.7 months, from September 20 to May 12, with a peak percentage of 51% on January 1.
Gironella 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 2.8 months, from July 6 to September 29, with an average temperature above 72°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 13, with an average temperature of 77°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.9 months, from December 7 to May 3, with an average temperature below 59°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 17, with an average temperature of 55°F.
Average Water Temperature
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 6 to August 16, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.4 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 5, with an average of 7.5 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from October 27 to February 10, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.1 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 15, with an average of 2.0 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Gironella are 42.034 deg latitude, 1.880 deg longitude, and 1,821 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Gironella contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 791 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,703 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (5,787 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (9,728 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Gironella is covered by cropland (50%), shrubs (24%), and trees (23%), within 10 miles by trees (48%) and cropland (28%), and within 50 miles by trees (52%) and cropland (23%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Gironella, 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Gironella.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Gironella 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 Gironella is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Gironella and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Aeroport de Girona - Costa Brava (34%, 74 kilometers, east); Barcelona–El Prat Airport (27%, 84 kilometers, south); Perpignan–Rivesaltes Airport (20%, 113 kilometers, northeast); and Saint-Girons - Antichan (19%, 126 kilometers, northwest).
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.