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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Murat France

In Murat, the summers are short and comfortable, the winters are very cold, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 25°F to 70°F and is rarely below 14°F or above 81°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Murat for warm-weather activities is from early July to mid August.

Climate in Murat

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Murat weather by month. Click on each chart for more information.

Average Temperature in Murat

The warm season lasts for 2.9 months, from June 13 to September 10, with an average daily high temperature above 63°F. The hottest day of the year is August 4, with an average high of 70°F and low of 49°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.7 months, from November 17 to March 7, with an average daily high temperature below 44°F. The coldest day of the year is February 7, with an average low of 25°F and high of 38°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in Murat

Average High and Low Temperature in MuratwarmcoldcoldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FFeb 738°FFeb 738°FAug 470°FAug 470°F25°F25°F49°F49°FJun 1363°FJun 1363°FSep 1063°FSep 1063°FNov 1744°FNov 1744°FMar 744°FMar 744°F45°F45°F44°F44°F31°F31°F28°F28°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 Murat

Average Hourly Temperature in MuratJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfreezingfreezingfreezingvery coldvery coldcoldcoolcomfortablecoolfreezing
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.

Petersburg, Alaska, United States (4,952 miles away); El Calafate, Argentina (7,986 miles); and Río Pico, Argentina (7,669 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Murat (view comparison).

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Clouds

In Murat, 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 Murat begins around June 12 and lasts for 3.3 months, ending around September 21. On July 21, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 70% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 30% 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 Murat

Cloud Cover Categories in MuratclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 2170%Jul 2170%Dec 3134%Dec 3134%Jun 1251%Jun 1251%Sep 2152%Sep 2152%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 Murat varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 9.0 months, from September 19 to June 20, 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 8.

The drier season lasts 3.0 months, from June 20 to September 19. The smallest chance of a wet day is 20% 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 34% on May 22.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Murat

Daily Chance of Precipitation in MuratwetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%May 835%May 835%Jul 3020%Jul 3020%Jan 125%Jan 125%Sep 1927%Sep 1927%Jun 2027%Jun 2027%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. Murat experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Murat. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around September 30, with an average total accumulation of 2.9 inches.

The least rain falls around January 31, with an average total accumulation of 1.3 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Murat

Average Monthly Rainfall in MuratJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 in5 in5 in6 in6 inSep 302.9 inSep 302.9 inJan 311.3 inJan 311.3 inMay 142.9 inMay 142.9 inJul 211.8 inJul 211.8 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

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. Murat experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 5.7 months, from November 5 to April 26, 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 29, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.4 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 6.3 months, from April 26 to November 5. The least snow falls around July 28, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in Murat

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in MuratsnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 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 inJan 290.4 inJan 290.4 inJul 280.0 inJul 280.0 inNov 50.1 inNov 50.1 inApr 260.1 inApr 260.1 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 Murat varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 45 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 38 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Murat

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in MuratJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 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, 45 minDec 218 hr, 45 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 6:00 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 26 minutes later at 8:27 AM on January 2. The earliest sunset is at 5:06 PM on December 10, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 33 minutes later at 9:39 PM on June 26.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Murat 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 Murat

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in MuratJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 156:00 AMJun 156:00 AM9:39 PMJun 269:39 PMJun 26Dec 105:06 PMDec 105:06 PM8:27 AMJan 28:27 AMJan 2Mar 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 Murat

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 Murat, 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 in Murat

Humidity Comfort Levels in MuratJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jan 240%Jan 240%Jul 120%Jul 120%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 Murat experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 7.2 months, from October 5 to May 11, with average wind speeds of more than 8.0 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 20, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.5 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 4.8 months, from May 11 to October 5. The calmest day of the year is August 10, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.5 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in Murat

Average Wind Speed in MuratwindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mphFeb 209.5 mphFeb 209.5 mphAug 106.5 mphAug 106.5 mphOct 58.0 mphOct 58.0 mphMay 118.0 mphMay 118.0 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 Murat varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the north for 2.9 months, from February 1 to April 27; for 1.4 weeks, from July 21 to July 31; and for 1.1 weeks, from September 7 to September 15, with a peak percentage of 34% on July 27. The wind is most often from the south for 4.1 weeks, from April 27 to May 26 and for 4.5 months, from September 15 to February 1, with a peak percentage of 32% on May 5. The wind is most often from the west for 1.8 months, from May 26 to July 21 and for 1.2 months, from July 31 to September 7, with a peak percentage of 36% on July 5.

Wind Direction in Murat

Wind Direction in MuratSNSWWSJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%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 Murat 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 Murat for general outdoor tourist activities is from early July to mid August, with a peak score in the last week of July.

Tourism Score in Murat

Tourism Score in Muratbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.76.70.00.0NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature 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 Murat 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 Murat

Beach/Pool Score in MuratJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810102.72.70.00.0NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature
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 Murat typically lasts for 4.4 months (135 days), from around May 17 to around September 29, rarely starting before April 23 or after June 7, and rarely ending before September 4 or after October 26.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Murat

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Muratgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%May 1750%May 1750%Sep 2950%Sep 2950%Jun 790%Jun 790%Sep 490%Sep 490%Apr 2310%Apr 2310%Oct 2610%Oct 2610%0%Feb 110%Feb 11Jul 20100%Jul 20100%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 Murat should appear around May 16, only rarely appearing before May 3 or after June 3.

Growing Degree Days in Murat

Growing Degree Days in MuratJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F200°F200°F400°F400°F600°F600°F800°F800°F1,000°F1,000°F1,200°F1,200°FMay 1690°FMay 1690°FAug 26900°FAug 26900°FDec 311,157°FDec 311,157°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 3.2 months, from May 14 to August 20, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.1 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 7, with an average of 7.3 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from October 28 to February 14, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.5 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 27, with an average of 1.3 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Murat

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in MuratbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhJul 77.3 kWhJul 77.3 kWhDec 271.3 kWhDec 271.3 kWhMay 146.1 kWhMay 146.1 kWhAug 206.1 kWhAug 206.1 kWhOct 282.5 kWhOct 282.5 kWhFeb 142.5 kWhFeb 142.5 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 Murat are 45.108 deg latitude, 2.867 deg longitude, and 2,933 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Murat contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,198 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,360 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,802 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (5,630 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Murat is covered by grassland (69%) and trees (19%), within 10 miles by grassland (65%) and trees (19%), and within 50 miles by trees (40%) and grassland (38%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Murat, 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 Murat.

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

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Aurillac Airport (LFLW, 51%, 43 kilometers, southwest); Le Puy – Loudes Airport (LFHP, 30%, 71 kilometers, east); and Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport (LFLC, 19%, 79 kilometers, north).

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.