Average Weather in Champagnier France
In Champagnier, the summers are warm, the winters are very cold, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 32°F to 80°F and is rarely below 22°F or above 89°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Champagnier for warm-weather activities is from mid June to mid September.
The warm season lasts for 3.1 months, from June 8 to September 11, with an average daily high temperature above 73°F. The hottest day of the year is August 5, with an average high of 80°F and low of 60°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.6 months, from November 18 to March 5, with an average daily high temperature below 51°F. The coldest day of the year is January 15, with an average low of 32°F and high of 44°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
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In Champagnier, 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 Champagnier begins around June 18 and lasts for 2.9 months, ending around September 15. On July 22, 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 15 and lasts for 9.1 months, ending around June 18. On May 9, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 60% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 40% 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 Champagnier varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 8.9 months, from September 26 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 32% on May 25.
The drier season lasts 3.1 months, from June 22 to September 26. The smallest chance of a wet day is 20% on August 3.
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 32% on May 25.
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. Champagnier experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Champagnier. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around October 19, with an average total accumulation of 3.1 inches.
The least rain falls around July 30, with an average total accumulation of 1.7 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Champagnier varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2019, the shortest day is December 22, 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
The earliest sunrise is at 5:49 AM on June 16, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 26 minutes later at 8:15 AM on January 2. The earliest sunset is at 4:54 PM on December 10, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 33 minutes later at 9:28 PM on June 26.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Champagnier 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
The perceived humidity level in Champagnier, 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 2% of 2% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Champagnier varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 8.6 months, from January 13 to September 30 and for 1.4 weeks, from November 21 to December 1, with a peak percentage of 50% on July 21. The wind is most often from the south for 1.7 months, from September 30 to November 21 and for 1.4 months, from December 1 to January 13, with a peak percentage of 41% on October 28.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Champagnier 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 Champagnier for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid June to mid September, with a peak score in the first week of August.
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 Champagnier for hot-weather activities is from early July to mid August, 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 Champagnier typically lasts for 7.9 months (243 days), from around March 21 to around November 19, rarely starting before February 14 or after April 14, and rarely ending before October 30 or after December 13.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Champagnier should appear around April 6, only rarely appearing before March 22 or after April 22.
Growing Degree Days
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 3.1 months, from May 16 to August 18, 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 7.3 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from October 27 to February 12, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 23, with an average of 1.5 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Champagnier are 45.113 deg latitude, 5.727 deg longitude, and 945 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Champagnier contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,230 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,083 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (7,339 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (12,943 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Champagnier is covered by trees (33%), artificial surfaces (27%), cropland (23%), and grassland (13%), within 10 miles by trees (52%) and grassland (16%), and within 50 miles by trees (41%) and cropland (24%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Champagnier, 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 6 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Champagnier.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Champagnier 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 Champagnier is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Champagnier and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Grenoble-Isère Airport (42%, 42 kilometers, northwest); Chambéry Airport (26%, 60 kilometers, north); Montélimar-Ancône (12%, 98 kilometers, southwest); Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban Airport (9%, 118 kilometers, south); Turin Caselle Airport (6%, 151 kilometers, east); and Cuneo International Airport (6%, 162 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .