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Average Weather in Zuydcoote France

In Zuydcoote, the summers are comfortable; the winters are long, very cold, and windy; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 35°F to 71°F and is rarely below 24°F or above 80°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Zuydcoote for warm-weather activities is from late June to early September.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The warm season lasts for 3.0 months, from June 17 to September 18, with an average daily high temperature above 66°F. The hottest day of the year is August 6, with an average high of 71°F and low of 56°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.8 months, from November 21 to March 13, with an average daily high temperature below 49°F. The coldest day of the year is February 8, with an average low of 35°F and high of 44°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 ZuydcooteJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMNowNowvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortable
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.

Ladner, Canada (4,815 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Zuydcoote (view comparison).

Clouds

In Zuydcoote, 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 Zuydcoote begins around April 1 and lasts for 6.3 months, ending around October 10. On July 21, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 59% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 41% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 10 and lasts for 5.7 months, ending around April 1. On December 30, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 67% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 33% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in ZuydcooteclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 2159%Jul 2159%Dec 3033%Dec 3033%Apr 146%Apr 146%Oct 1047%Oct 1047%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly 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 Zuydcoote varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 8.0 months, from May 26 to January 26, with a greater than 29% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 35% on December 22.

The drier season lasts 4.0 months, from January 26 to May 26. The smallest chance of a wet day is 22% on April 21.

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 November 12.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in ZuydcootewetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Dec 2235%Dec 2235%Apr 2122%Apr 2122%Jan 2629%Jan 2629%NowNowrain
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. Zuydcoote experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Zuydcoote. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around October 31, with an average total accumulation of 2.2 inches.

The least rain falls around April 11, with an average total accumulation of 1.2 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.

Sun

The length of the day in Zuydcoote varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2019, the shortest day is December 22, with 7 hours, 54 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 16 hours, 34 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in ZuydcooteJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 9 minMar 2012 hr, 9 minMar 2016 hr, 34 minJun 2116 hr, 34 minJun 2112 hr, 14 minSep 2312 hr, 14 minSep 237 hr, 54 minDec 227 hr, 54 minDec 22nightnightdayNowNow
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 5:34 AM on June 17, and the latest sunrise is 3 hours, 19 minutes later at 8:53 AM on December 31. The earliest sunset is at 4:43 PM on December 13, and the latest sunset is 5 hours, 26 minutes later at 10:09 PM on June 25.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Zuydcoote during 2019, starting in the spring on March 31, lasting 6.9 months, and ending in the fall on October 27.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in ZuydcooteJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 175:34 AMJun 175:34 AM10:09 PMJun 2510:09 PMJun 25Dec 134:43 PMDec 134:43 PM8:53 AMDec 318:53 AMDec 31Mar 31DSTMar 31DSTDSTOct 27DSTOct 27daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2019. 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 Zuydcoote, 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

Humidity Comfort Levels in ZuydcooteJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Mar 20%Mar 20%Aug 103%Aug 103%comfortablecomfortabledrydryhumidhumid
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 Zuydcoote experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 5.5 months, from October 10 to March 25, with average wind speeds of more than 13.0 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 15.9 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 6.5 months, from March 25 to October 10. The calmest day of the year is August 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.2 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 Zuydcoote varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the south for 2.4 weeks, from January 1 to January 18 and for 2.3 months, from October 5 to December 13, with a peak percentage of 39% on November 3. The wind is most often from the west for 2.9 months, from January 18 to April 16; for 4.5 months, from May 19 to October 5; and for 2.7 weeks, from December 13 to January 1, with a peak percentage of 47% on July 19. The wind is most often from the north for 1.1 months, from April 16 to May 19, with a peak percentage of 30% on May 17.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in ZuydcooteSWNWSWJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%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).

Water Temperature

Zuydcoote 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 3.1 months, from July 4 to October 8, with an average temperature above 60°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 17, with an average temperature of 64°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.7 months, from December 26 to April 17, with an average temperature below 48°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 25, with an average temperature of 44°F.

Average Water Temperature

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

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Zuydcoote 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 Zuydcoote for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to early September, with a peak score in the last week of July.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Zuydcootebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468107.07.00.10.1NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism 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 Zuydcoote for hot-weather activities is from late July to mid August, with a peak score in the first week of August.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in ZuydcooteJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468102.82.80.00.0NowNow precipitationprecipitationcloudsclouds
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 Zuydcoote typically lasts for 7.5 months (230 days), from around April 3 to around November 19, rarely starting before March 3 or after April 25, and rarely ending before October 23 or after December 18.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Zuydcootegrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Apr 350%Apr 350%Nov 1950%Nov 1990%Apr 2590%Apr 2590%Oct 2390%Oct 2310%Mar 310%Mar 310%Dec 1810%Dec 182%Jan 62%Jan 6Jul 22100%Jul 22100%NowNowvery coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarm
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 Zuydcoote should appear around April 29, only rarely appearing before April 14 or after May 16.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in ZuydcooteJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F500°F1,000°F1,500°F2,000°FApr 2990°FApr 2990°FJul 30900°FJul 30900°FDec 311,791°FDec 311,791°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 3.5 months, from May 3 to August 17, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.4 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 28, with an average of 6.6 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.8 months, from October 26 to February 19, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 1.9 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 23, with an average of 0.7 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in ZuydcootebrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWhJun 286.6 kWhJun 286.6 kWhDec 230.7 kWhDec 230.7 kWhMay 35.4 kWhMay 35.4 kWhAug 175.4 kWhAug 175.4 kWhOct 261.9 kWhOct 261.9 kWhFeb 191.9 kWhFeb 191.9 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 Zuydcoote are 51.061 deg latitude, 2.493 deg longitude, and 0 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Zuydcoote is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 62 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 7 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (177 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (774 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Zuydcoote is covered by cropland (49%), artificial surfaces (20%), shrubs (11%), and bare soil (10%), within 10 miles by water (42%) and cropland (40%), and within 50 miles by water (46%) and cropland (37%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Zuydcoote, 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 Zuydcoote.

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

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Koksijde (91%, 12 kilometers, east); Manston (4.6%, 85 kilometers, northwest); and Le Touquet – Côte d'Opale Airport (4.5%, 86 kilometers, southwest).

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.

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.