Average Weather in Pétange Luxembourg
In Pétange, the summers are comfortable and partly cloudy and the winters are very cold, windy, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 31°F to 74°F and is rarely below 20°F or above 85°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Pétange for warm-weather activities is from late June to late August.
The warm season lasts for 3.1 months, from June 4 to September 9, with an average daily high temperature above 67°F. The hottest day of the year is August 4, with an average high of 74°F and low of 57°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.6 months, from November 16 to March 5, with an average daily high temperature below 45°F. The coldest day of the year is February 8, with an average low of 31°F and high of 40°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 Pétange, 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 Pétange begins around March 31 and lasts for 6.3 months, ending around October 7. On July 23, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 60% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 40% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 7 and lasts for 5.7 months, ending around March 31. On December 27, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 77% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 23% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Pétange varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 8.5 months, from May 8 to January 22, with a greater than 30% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 35% on May 24.
The drier season lasts 3.5 months, from January 22 to May 8. The smallest chance of a wet day is 24% on March 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 35% on May 24.
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. Pétange experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Pétange. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 3, with an average total accumulation of 2.3 inches.
The least rain falls around March 7, with an average total accumulation of 1.6 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall in Pétange 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
The length of the day in Pétange varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 9 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 16 hours, 18 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:28 AM on June 17, and the latest sunrise is 3 hours, 4 minutes later at 8:33 AM on December 31. The earliest sunset is at 4:36 PM on December 12, and the latest sunset is 5 hours, 11 minutes later at 9:47 PM on June 25.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Pétange during 2018, starting in the spring on March 25, lasting 7.1 months, and ending in the fall on October 28.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
The perceived humidity level in Pétange, 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
The average hourly wind speed in Pétange experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.8 months, from October 16 to April 10, with average wind speeds of more than 9.6 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 17, with an average hourly wind speed of 11.4 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.2 months, from April 10 to October 16. The calmest day of the year is August 5, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Pétange varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the east for 2.3 weeks, from April 20 to May 6, with a peak percentage of 28% on April 30. The wind is most often from the west for 5.0 months, from May 6 to October 5 and for 4.2 months, from December 13 to April 20, with a peak percentage of 42% on July 3. The wind is most often from the south for 2.3 months, from October 5 to December 13, with a peak percentage of 37% on October 28.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Pétange 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 Pétange for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to late August, 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 Pétange for hot-weather activities is from mid July to mid August, with a peak score in the last week of July.
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 Pétange typically lasts for 7.0 months (213 days), from around April 7 to around November 6, rarely starting before March 14 or after April 29, and rarely ending before October 16 or after November 30.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Pétange should appear around April 25, only rarely appearing before April 10 or after May 11.
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 3.5 months, from May 3 to August 19, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.4 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 26, with an average of 6.6 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from October 27 to February 18, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 1.9 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 26, with an average of 0.7 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Pétange are 49.558 deg latitude, 5.881 deg longitude, and 1,027 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Pétange contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 512 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,023 feet. Within 10 miles also contains significant variations in elevation (810 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,031 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Pétange is covered by artificial surfaces (35%), trees (30%), and grassland (28%), within 10 miles by cropland (36%) and trees (29%), and within 50 miles by trees (38%) and cropland (35%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Pétange, 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 Pétange.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Pétange 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 Pétange is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Pétange and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Luxembourg Findel Airport (65%, 25 kilometers, east); Metz-Frescaty (19%, 57 kilometers, south); and Saint Hubert (15%, 63 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .