Average Weather in ’Aïn el Bell Algeria
In ’Aïn el Bell, the summers are short and hot; the winters are long, cold, and windy; and it is dry and mostly clear year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 34°F to 97°F and is rarely below 28°F or above 103°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit ’Aïn el Bell for hot-weather activities is from mid June to early September.
The hot season lasts for 2.9 months, from June 12 to September 9, with an average daily high temperature above 88°F. The hottest day of the year is July 19, with an average high of 97°F and low of 72°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.8 months, from November 15 to March 9, with an average daily high temperature below 62°F. The coldest day of the year is January 11, with an average low of 34°F and high of 53°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 ’Aïn el Bell, 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 ’Aïn el Bell begins around June 14 and lasts for 2.7 months, ending around September 5. On July 30, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 93% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 7% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 5 and lasts for 9.3 months, ending around June 14. On October 8, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 41% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 59% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in ’Aïn el Bell varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 9.4 months, from August 19 to June 1, with a greater than 8% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 14% on October 5.
The drier season lasts 2.5 months, from June 1 to August 19. The smallest chance of a wet day is 3% on July 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 14% on October 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. ’Aïn el Bell experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.2 months, from August 23 to May 30, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around September 29, with an average total accumulation of 0.9 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.8 months, from May 30 to August 23. The least rain falls around July 22, with an average total accumulation of 0.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in ’Aïn el Bell varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 52 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 27 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:34 AM on June 12, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 20 minutes later at 7:54 AM on January 7. The earliest sunset is at 5:36 PM on December 5, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 27 minutes later at 8:03 PM on June 29.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in ’Aïn el Bell during 2018.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
The perceived humidity level in ’Aïn el Bell, 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
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in ’Aïn el Bell experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.7 months, from November 14 to June 5, with average wind speeds of more than 9.9 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 7, with an average hourly wind speed of 11.4 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.3 months, from June 5 to November 14. The calmest day of the year is August 23, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in ’Aïn el Bell varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 1.0 weeks, from July 4 to July 11, with a peak percentage of 34% on July 7. The wind is most often from the north for 3.9 months, from July 11 to November 8 and for 6.8 months, from December 9 to July 4, with a peak percentage of 35% on August 20. The wind is most often from the west for 1.0 months, from November 8 to December 9, with a peak percentage of 39% on December 3.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in ’Aïn el Bell 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 times of year to visit ’Aïn el Bell for general outdoor tourist activities are from late April to mid June and from early September to late October, with a peak score in the last week of September.
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 ’Aïn el Bell for hot-weather activities is from mid June to early September, with a peak score in the first week of August.
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.
The growing season in ’Aïn el Bell typically lasts for 9.3 months (282 days), from around February 27 to around December 6, rarely starting before January 29 or after March 26, and rarely ending before November 17 or after December 27.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in ’Aïn el Bell should appear around February 25, only rarely appearing before February 13 or after March 14.
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 4.0 months, from April 22 to August 21, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.0 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 10, with an average of 7.9 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from November 2 to February 6, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.0 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 17, with an average of 3.0 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of ’Aïn el Bell are 34.344 deg latitude, 3.225 deg longitude, and 3,353 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of ’Aïn el Bell contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 364 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,355 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (2,005 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (3,671 feet).
The area within 2 miles of ’Aïn el Bell is covered by sparse vegetation (53%) and bare soil (45%), within 10 miles by bare soil (60%) and sparse vegetation (39%), and within 50 miles by bare soil (53%) and sparse vegetation (41%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in ’Aïn el Bell, 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 is only a single weather station, L'Mekrareg Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of ’Aïn el Bell.
At a distance of 70 kilometers from ’Aïn el Bell, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.
The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and ’Aïn el Bell according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.
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