Average Weather in Alp Spain
In Alp, the summers are short and comfortable, the winters are long and chilly, and it is dry and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 25°F to 76°F and is rarely below 16°F or above 83°F.
The warm season lasts for 2.9 months, from June 16 to September 13, with an average daily high temperature above 68°F. The hottest day of the year is August 4, with an average high of 76°F and low of 54°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.9 months, from November 16 to March 13, with an average daily high temperature below 48°F. The coldest day of the year is January 15, with an average low of 25°F and high of 41°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 Alp, 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 Alp begins around June 20 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 75% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 25% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 5 and lasts for 9.5 months, ending around June 20. On October 29, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 58% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 42% 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 Alp varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 9.4 months, from September 6 to June 19, with a greater than 20% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 26% on May 8.
The drier season lasts 2.6 months, from June 19 to September 6. The smallest chance of a wet day is 13% 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 throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 26% on May 8.
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. Alp experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Alp. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around May 9, with an average total accumulation of 1.7 inches.
The least rain falls around January 8, with an average total accumulation of 0.6 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
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. Alp experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.1 months, from November 18 to March 22, 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 13, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.4 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 7.9 months, from March 22 to November 18. The least snow falls around July 29, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Alp 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, 17 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:14 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 7 minutes later at 8:21 AM on January 4. The earliest sunset is at 5:19 PM on December 9, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 14 minutes later at 9:33 PM on June 27.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Alp 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
The perceived humidity level in Alp, 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
The average hourly wind speed in Alp 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 15, with average wind speeds of more than 3.3 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 20, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.0 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.3 months, from May 15 to October 25. The calmest day of the year is August 27, with an average hourly wind speed of 2.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Alp varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 2.1 weeks, from May 13 to May 28 and for 4.7 months, from June 6 to October 29, with a peak percentage of 43% on August 26. The wind is most often from the north for 1.3 weeks, from May 28 to June 6 and for 6.5 months, from October 29 to May 13, with a peak percentage of 35% on June 5.
Alp 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 6 to September 28, with an average temperature above 72°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 12, with an average temperature of 76°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
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 8 to August 18, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.3 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 5, with an average of 7.4 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
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Alp are 42.373 deg latitude, 1.887 deg longitude, and 4,016 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Alp contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,425 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 4,162 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (6,919 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (9,964 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Alp is covered by cropland (47%), trees (36%), and shrubs (10%), within 10 miles by trees (45%) and grassland (21%), and within 50 miles by trees (57%) and cropland (16%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Alp, 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 Alp.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Alp 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 Alp is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Alp and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Aeroport de Girona - Costa Brava (21%, 89 kilometers, southeast); Perpignan–Rivesaltes Airport (19%, 90 kilometers, northeast); Saint-Girons - Antichan (25%, 95 kilometers, northwest); Carcassonne-Salvaza (19%, 100 kilometers, north); and Barcelona–El Prat Airport (15%, 121 kilometers, south).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .