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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Saint-Cernin France

In Saint-Cernin, the summers are comfortable, the winters are very cold and windy, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 28°F to 73°F and is rarely below 18°F or above 84°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Saint-Cernin for warm-weather activities is from late June to late August.

Climate in Saint-Cernin

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Saint-Cernin weather by month. Click on each chart for more information.

Average Temperature in Saint-Cernin

The warm season lasts for 3.0 months, from June 13 to September 11, with an average daily high temperature above 67°F. The hottest day of the year is August 4, with an average high of 73°F and low of 53°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.7 months, from November 18 to March 7, with an average daily high temperature below 47°F. The coldest day of the year is February 7, with an average low of 28°F and high of 43°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in Saint-Cernin

Average High and Low Temperature in Saint-CerninwarmcoldcoldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FFeb 743°FFeb 743°FAug 473°FAug 473°F28°F28°F53°F53°FJun 1367°FJun 1367°FSep 1167°FSep 1167°FNov 1847°FNov 1847°FMar 747°FMar 747°F48°F48°F48°F48°F34°F34°F31°F31°FNowNow
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 in Saint-Cernin

Average Hourly Temperature in Saint-CerninJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfreezingvery coldvery coldcoldcoolcoolcomfortable
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 average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Anmore, Canada (5,138 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Saint-Cernin (view comparison).

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Clouds

In Saint-Cernin, 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 Saint-Cernin begins around June 12 and lasts for 3.3 months, ending around September 21. On July 30, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 69% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 31% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around September 21 and lasts for 8.7 months, ending around June 12. On December 31, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 66% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 34% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories in Saint-Cernin

Cloud Cover Categories in Saint-CerninclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 3069%Jul 3069%Dec 3134%Dec 3134%Jun 1251%Jun 1251%Sep 2151%Sep 2151%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Saint-Cernin varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 9.2 months, from September 18 to June 23, with a greater than 27% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 35% on May 23.

The drier season lasts 2.8 months, from June 23 to September 18. The smallest chance of a wet day is 19% on July 30.

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 35% on May 23.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Saint-Cernin

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Saint-CerninwetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%May 2335%May 2335%Jul 3019%Jul 3019%Jan 129%Jan 129%Sep 1827%Sep 1827%NowNowrainmixedsnow
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. Saint-Cernin experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Saint-Cernin. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around May 14, with an average total accumulation of 3.2 inches.

The least rain falls around July 24, with an average total accumulation of 1.9 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Saint-Cernin

Average Monthly Rainfall in Saint-CerninJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 in5 in5 in6 in6 in7 in7 inMay 143.2 inMay 143.2 inJul 241.9 inJul 241.9 inSep 303.1 inSep 303.1 inFeb 112.0 inFeb 112.0 inNowNow
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 Saint-Cernin 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 in Saint-Cernin

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in Saint-CerninsnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.0 in0.5 in0.5 in1.0 in1.0 in1.5 in1.5 in2.0 in2.0 in2.5 in2.5 in3.0 in3.0 in3.5 in3.5 inJan 130.2 inJan 130.2 inAug 10.0 inAug 10.0 inNov 270.1 inNov 270.1 inFeb 280.1 inFeb 280.1 inNowNow
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 Saint-Cernin varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 46 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 38 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Saint-Cernin

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Saint-CerninJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 6 minMar 2015 hr, 38 minJun 2115 hr, 38 minJun 2112 hr, 10 minSep 2212 hr, 10 minSep 228 hr, 46 minDec 218 hr, 46 minDec 21nightnightdayNowNow
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 6:02 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 26 minutes later at 8:28 AM on January 1. The earliest sunset is at 5:08 PM on December 10, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 33 minutes later at 9:41 PM on June 26.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Saint-Cernin during 2021, starting in the spring on March 28, lasting 7.1 months, and ending in the fall on October 31.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in Saint-Cernin

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in Saint-CerninJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 156:02 AMJun 156:02 AM9:41 PMJun 269:41 PMJun 26Dec 105:08 PMDec 105:08 PM8:28 AMJan 18:28 AMJan 1Mar 28DSTMar 28DSTDSTOct 31DSTOct 31daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2021. 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.

Moon

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in Saint-Cernin

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

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 Saint-Cernin, 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 in Saint-Cernin

Humidity Comfort Levels in Saint-CerninJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Mar 20%Mar 20%Aug 51%Aug 51%NowNowcomfortablecomfortabledrydryhumidhumid
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

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 Saint-Cernin experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 7.4 months, from October 2 to May 13, with average wind speeds of more than 8.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.0 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 4.6 months, from May 13 to October 2. The calmest day of the year is August 10, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.9 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in Saint-Cernin

Average Wind Speed in Saint-CerninwindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mphApr 110.0 mphApr 110.0 mphAug 106.9 mphAug 106.9 mphOct 28.5 mphOct 28.5 mphMay 138.5 mphMay 138.5 mphNowNow
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 Saint-Cernin varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the south for 1.1 weeks, from February 10 to February 18; for 2.4 weeks, from April 27 to May 14; and for 4.6 months, from September 12 to February 1, with a peak percentage of 29% on May 5. The wind is most often from the north for 2.3 months, from February 18 to April 27, with a peak percentage of 29% on April 21. The wind is most often from the west for 3.9 months, from May 14 to September 12, with a peak percentage of 35% on July 5.

Wind Direction in Saint-Cernin

Wind Direction in Saint-CerninSNSWSJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestsouthnortheast
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Saint-Cernin 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 Saint-Cernin for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to late August, with a peak score in the last week of July.

Tourism Score in Saint-Cernin

Tourism Score in Saint-Cerninbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.27.20.00.0NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature tourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

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 Saint-Cernin for hot-weather activities is from early July to mid August, with a peak score in the last week of July.

Beach/Pool Score in Saint-Cernin

Beach/Pool Score in Saint-CerninJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810103.83.80.00.0NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudsclouds beach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

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.

Growing Season

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 Saint-Cernin typically lasts for 5.5 months (169 days), from around May 2 to around October 18, rarely starting before April 10 or after May 24, and rarely ending before September 24 or after November 7.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Saint-Cernin

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Saint-Cerningrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%May 250%May 250%Oct 1850%Oct 1850%May 2490%May 2490%Sep 2490%Sep 2490%Apr 1010%Apr 1010%Nov 710%Nov 710%0%Feb 100%Feb 10Jul 25100%Jul 25100%NowNowfreezingvery coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmfrigid
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 percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within 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 Saint-Cernin should appear around April 28, only rarely appearing before April 11 or after May 17.

Growing Degree Days in Saint-Cernin

Growing Degree Days in Saint-CerninJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F200°F200°F400°F400°F600°F600°F800°F800°F1,000°F1,000°F1,200°F1,200°F1,400°F1,400°F1,600°F1,600°F1,800°F1,800°FApr 2890°FApr 2890°FJul 29900°FJul 29900°FDec 311,655°FDec 311,655°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, 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 14 to August 22, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.0 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 7, with an average of 7.2 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from October 28 to February 15, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.4 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 27, with an average of 1.2 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Saint-Cernin

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Saint-CerninbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhJul 77.2 kWhJul 77.2 kWhDec 271.2 kWhDec 271.2 kWhMay 146.0 kWhMay 146.0 kWhAug 226.0 kWhAug 226.0 kWhOct 282.4 kWhOct 282.4 kWhFeb 152.4 kWhFeb 152.4 kWhNowNow
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 Saint-Cernin are 45.057 deg latitude, 2.422 deg longitude, and 2,507 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Saint-Cernin contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,083 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,501 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,783 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (5,833 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Saint-Cernin is covered by grassland (60%), trees (24%), and cropland (13%), within 10 miles by grassland (56%) and trees (23%), and within 50 miles by grassland (39%) and trees (38%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Saint-Cernin, 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 Saint-Cernin.

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

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Aurillac Airport (LFLW, 77%, 19 kilometers, south); Brive-La Roche Airport (historical) (LFBV, 8%, 76 kilometers, west); Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport (LFLC, 7%, 100 kilometers, northeast); and Le Puy – Loudes Airport (LFHP, 8%, 105 kilometers, east).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , 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 airports 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.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.