Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Chaudes-Aigues France
In Chaudes-Aigues, the summers are short and 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 27°F to 73°F and is rarely below 16°F or above 83°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Chaudes-Aigues for warm-weather activities is from early July to late August.
Climate in Chaudes-Aigues
Average Temperature in Chaudes-Aigues
The warm season lasts for 2.9 months, from June 14 to September 10, with an average daily high temperature above 66°F. The hottest day of the year is August 4, with an average high of 73°F and low of 52°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.7 months, from November 17 to March 8, with an average daily high temperature below 46°F. The coldest day of the year is February 7, with an average low of 27°F and high of 40°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in Chaudes-Aigues
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 Chaudes-Aigues
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Lake Cowichan, Canada (5,225 miles away); Pine Mountain Club, California, United States (5,855 miles); and Esquel, Argentina (7,600 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Chaudes-Aigues (view comparison).
In Chaudes-Aigues, 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 Chaudes-Aigues begins around June 12 and lasts for 3.3 months, ending around September 20. On July 21, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 71% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 29% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 20 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 65% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 35% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories in Chaudes-Aigues
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Chaudes-Aigues varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 9.1 months, from September 20 to June 22, with a greater than 26% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 34% on May 8.
The drier season lasts 2.9 months, from June 22 to September 20. The smallest chance of a wet day is 19% on July 31.
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 33% on May 8.
Daily Chance of Precipitation in Chaudes-Aigues
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. Chaudes-Aigues experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Chaudes-Aigues. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around October 10, with an average total accumulation of 3.0 inches.
The least rain falls around January 31, with an average total accumulation of 1.4 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in Chaudes-Aigues
The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall in Chaudes-Aigues 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 Chaudes-Aigues
The length of the day in Chaudes-Aigues varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 47 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 36 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Chaudes-Aigues
The earliest sunrise is at 6:01 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 25 minutes later at 8:25 AM on January 2. The earliest sunset is at 5:06 PM on December 9, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 32 minutes later at 9:38 PM on June 26.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Chaudes-Aigues 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 Chaudes-Aigues
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 Chaudes-Aigues
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 Chaudes-Aigues, 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 Chaudes-Aigues
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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 Chaudes-Aigues experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 7.3 months, from October 5 to May 13, with average wind speeds of more than 8.3 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.8 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.7 months, from May 13 to October 5. The calmest day of the year is August 10, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in Chaudes-Aigues
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Chaudes-Aigues varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 3.6 months, from January 13 to May 1; for 1.4 months, from May 23 to July 4; and for 2.3 months, from July 9 to September 19, with a peak percentage of 37% on July 27. The wind is most often from the south for 3.1 weeks, from May 1 to May 23 and for 3.8 months, from September 19 to January 13, with a peak percentage of 31% on May 5. The wind is most often from the west for 5.0 days, from July 4 to July 9, with a peak percentage of 35% on July 5.
Wind Direction in Chaudes-Aigues
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Chaudes-Aigues 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 Chaudes-Aigues for general outdoor tourist activities is from early July to late August, with a peak score in the last week of July.
Tourism Score in Chaudes-Aigues
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 Chaudes-Aigues 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 Chaudes-Aigues
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.
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 Chaudes-Aigues typically lasts for 5.5 months (168 days), from around May 3 to around October 18, rarely starting before April 11 or after May 26, and rarely ending before September 24 or after November 7.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Chaudes-Aigues
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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 Chaudes-Aigues should appear around May 7, only rarely appearing before April 22 or after May 26.
Growing Degree Days in Chaudes-Aigues
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 6.2 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 6, with an average of 7.4 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from October 27 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 Chaudes-Aigues
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Chaudes-Aigues are 44.853 deg latitude, 3.004 deg longitude, and 2,493 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Chaudes-Aigues contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,165 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,919 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,211 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (5,597 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Chaudes-Aigues is covered by trees (38%), grassland (30%), and cropland (26%), within 10 miles by grassland (49%) and trees (33%), and within 50 miles by trees (37%) and grassland (37%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Chaudes-Aigues, 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 Chaudes-Aigues.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Chaudes-Aigues 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 Chaudes-Aigues is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Chaudes-Aigues and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Aurillac Airport (LFLW, 38%, 46 kilometers, west); Rodez-Marcillac Airport (LFCR, 23%, 64 kilometers, southwest); Le Puy – Loudes Airport (LFHP, 24%, 65 kilometers, northeast); Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport (LFLC, 10%, 105 kilometers, north); and Nîmes-Courbessac (LFME, 6%, 156 kilometers, southeast).
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.
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.