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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Stavanger Norway

In Stavanger, the summers are cool and partly cloudy; the winters are long, very cold, windy, and mostly cloudy; and it is wet year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 29°F to 66°F and is rarely below 15°F or above 75°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Stavanger for warm-weather activities is from early July to late August.

Climate in Stavanger

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Stavanger weather by month. Click on each chart for more information.

The warm season lasts for 3.0 months, from June 9 to September 11, with an average daily high temperature above 60°F. The hottest month of the year in Stavanger is July, with an average high of 65°F and low of 53°F.

The cold season lasts for 4.1 months, from November 20 to March 24, with an average daily high temperature below 44°F. The coldest month of the year in Stavanger is February, with an average low of 30°F and high of 39°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in Stavanger

Average High and Low Temperature in StavangerwarmcoldcoldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FFeb 838°FFeb 838°FAug 466°FAug 466°F29°F29°F54°F54°FJun 960°FJun 960°FSep 1160°FSep 1160°FNov 2044°FNov 2044°FMar 2444°FMar 2444°F48°F48°F50°F50°F35°F35°F33°F33°FNowNow
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.
AverageJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
High 38°F39°F42°F49°F56°F61°F65°F64°F59°F52°F45°F40°F
Temp. 34°F34°F37°F43°F50°F55°F59°F59°F55°F48°F41°F36°F
Low 30°F30°F32°F37°F44°F49°F53°F53°F49°F42°F36°F32°F

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 Stavanger

Average Hourly Temperature in StavangerJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcool
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.

Ketchikan, Alaska, United States (4,200 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Stavanger (view comparison).

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In Stavanger, 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 Stavanger begins around April 6 and lasts for 5.5 months, ending around September 22.

The clearest month of the year in Stavanger is June, during which on average the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 51% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around September 22 and lasts for 6.5 months, ending around April 6.

The cloudiest month of the year in Stavanger is January, during which on average the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 69% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories in Stavanger

Cloud Cover Categories in StavangerclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jun 1652%Jun 1652%Jan 2230%Jan 2230%Apr 640%Apr 640%Sep 2241%Sep 2241%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly 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.
FractionJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Cloudier 69%68%66%58%51%49%50%53%58%63%66%69%
Clearer 31%32%34%42%49%51%50%47%42%37%34%31%

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Stavanger varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 7.0 months, from August 19 to March 17, with a greater than 44% chance of a given day being a wet day. The month with the most wet days in Stavanger is December, with an average of 17.3 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

The drier season lasts 5.0 months, from March 17 to August 19. The month with the fewest wet days in Stavanger is May, with an average of 9.8 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. The month with the most days of rain alone in Stavanger is November, with an average of 16.1 days. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 57% on November 10.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Stavanger

Daily Chance of Precipitation in StavangerwetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Nov 1058%Nov 1058%May 130%May 130%Aug 1944%Aug 1944%Mar 1744%Mar 1744%NowNowrainmixed
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).
Days ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rain 13.9d11.1d11.9d9.6d9.8d9.9d11.4d13.2d14.8d16.1d16.1d15.3d
Mixed 2.0d1.6d1.2d0.3d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.4d1.3d
Snow 0.9d0.9d0.3d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.1d0.7d
Any 16.8d13.6d13.4d9.9d9.8d9.9d11.4d13.2d14.8d16.1d16.6d17.3d

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. Stavanger experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Stavanger. The month with the most rain in Stavanger is December, with an average rainfall of 7.2 inches.

The month with the least rain in Stavanger is May, with an average rainfall of 2.5 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Stavanger

Average Monthly Rainfall in StavangerJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in5 in5 in10 in10 in15 in15 inDec 257.3 inDec 257.3 inMay 102.5 inMay 102.5 inNowNow
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 snowfall.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rainfall 6.9″5.3″4.6″2.9″2.5″2.7″3.2″4.5″5.8″6.4″6.9″7.2″

Snowfall

As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Stavanger experiences some seasonal variation in monthly snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.0 months, from November 23 to March 22, with a sliding 31-day snowfall of at least 1.0 inches. The month with the most snow in Stavanger is January, with an average snowfall of 3.5 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 8.0 months, from March 22 to November 23. The least snow falls around July 28, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Snowfall in Stavanger

Average Monthly Snowfall in StavangersnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in2 in2 in4 in4 in6 in6 in8 in8 in10 in10 inJan 283.7 inJan 283.7 inJul 280.0 inJul 280.0 inNov 231.0 inNov 231.0 inMar 221.0 inMar 221.0 in
The average snowfall (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 rainfall.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Snowfall 3.5″2.9″1.3″0.2″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.5″2.9″

The length of the day in Stavanger varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2024, the shortest day is December 21, with 6 hours, 11 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 18 hours, 30 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Stavanger

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in StavangerJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 9 minMar 2012 hr, 9 minMar 2018 hr, 30 minJun 2018 hr, 30 minJun 2012 hr, 13 minSep 2212 hr, 13 minSep 226 hr, 11 minDec 216 hr, 11 minDec 21nightnightdayNowNow
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.
Hours ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Daylight 7.1h9.3h11.9h14.5h17.0h18.4h17.6h15.4h12.8h10.2h7.7h6.3h

The earliest sunrise is at 4:23 AM on June 18, and the latest sunrise is 5 hours, 8 minutes later at 9:31 AM on December 27. The earliest sunset is at 3:39 PM on December 15, and the latest sunset is 7 hours, 15 minutes later at 10:53 PM on June 23.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Stavanger during 2024, 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 in Stavanger

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in StavangerJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 184:23 AMJun 184:23 AM10:53 PMJun 2310:53 PMJun 23Dec 153:39 PMDec 153:39 PM9:31 AMDec 279:31 AMDec 27Mar 31DSTMar 31DSTDSTOct 27DSTOct 27daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2024. 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.

The figure below presents a compact representation of the sun's elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon) and azimuth (its compass bearing) for every hour of every day in the reporting period. The horizontal axis is the day of the year and the vertical axis is the hour of the day. For a given day and hour of that day, the background color indicates the azimuth of the sun at that moment. The black isolines are contours of constant solar elevation.

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in Stavanger

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in StavangerJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AM0000101010202030304040500001010101020203030404050854NowNow
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Solar elevation and azimuth over the course of the year 2024. The black lines are lines of constant solar elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon, in degrees). The background color fills indicate the azimuth (the compass bearing) of the sun. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries of the cardinal compass points indicate the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2024. 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 Stavanger

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

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 Stavanger, 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 Stavanger

Humidity Comfort Levels in StavangerJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Feb 100%Feb 100%Aug 30%Aug 30%NowNowdrydry
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.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Muggy days 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.1d0.1d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d

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 Stavanger experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 5.8 months, from October 3 to March 27, with average wind speeds of more than 11.6 miles per hour. The windiest month of the year in Stavanger is January, with an average hourly wind speed of 14.3 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 6.2 months, from March 27 to October 3. The calmest month of the year in Stavanger is July, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.9 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in Stavanger

Average Wind Speed in StavangerwindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph5 mph5 mph10 mph10 mph15 mph15 mph20 mph20 mphJan 1614.5 mphJan 1614.5 mphJul 138.8 mphJul 138.8 mphOct 311.6 mphOct 311.6 mphMar 2711.6 mphMar 2711.6 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Wind Speed (mph) 14.313.212.510.39.39.08.99.611.112.313.113.3

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Stavanger varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the north for 1.3 months, from May 14 to June 23, with a peak percentage of 33% on June 13. The wind is most often from the west for 1.2 months, from June 23 to July 30, with a peak percentage of 33% on July 2. The wind is most often from the south for 9.5 months, from July 30 to May 14, with a peak percentage of 35% on January 1.

Wind Direction in Stavanger

Wind Direction in StavangerSNWSJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestsoutheastnorth
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).

Stavanger 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 2.7 months, from July 5 to September 25, with an average temperature above 56°F. The month of the year in Stavanger with the warmest water is August, with an average temperature of 60°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.1 months, from December 24 to April 27, with an average temperature below 44°F. The month of the year in Stavanger with the coolest water is March, with an average temperature of 40°F.

Average Water Temperature in Stavanger

Average Water Temperature in StavangerwarmcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec35°F35°F40°F40°F45°F45°F50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°FAug 1260°FAug 1260°F40°FMar 640°FMar 6Jul 556°FJul 556°FSep 2556°FSep 2556°FDec 2444°FDec 2444°FApr 2744°FApr 2744°F
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
WaterJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temperature 42°F41°F40°F43°F48°F53°F58°F60°F58°F53°F49°F45°F

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Stavanger 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 Stavanger 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 Stavanger

Tourism Score in Stavangerbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810105.55.50.00.0NowNowtemperaturetemperature cloudscloudsprecipitationprecipitationtourism 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 Stavanger for hot-weather activities is from late July to mid August, with a peak score in the first week of August.

Beach/Pool Score in Stavanger

Beach/Pool Score in StavangerJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810101.21.20.00.0NowNowtemperaturetemperature cloudscloudsprecipitationprecipitationbeach/pool score
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.

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 Stavanger typically lasts for 6.2 months (190 days), from around April 20 to around October 28, rarely starting before March 30 or after May 9, and rarely ending before October 5 or after November 23.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Stavanger

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Stavangergrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Apr 2050%Apr 2050%Oct 2850%Oct 2890%May 990%May 990%Oct 590%Oct 510%Mar 3010%Mar 3010%Nov 2310%Nov 230%Feb 50%Feb 5Jul 20100%Jul 20100%NowNowfreezingvery coldcoldcoolcomfortable
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 Stavanger should appear around May 25, only rarely appearing before May 11 or after June 17.

Growing Degree Days in Stavanger

Growing Degree Days in StavangerJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F200°F200°F400°F400°F600°F600°F800°F800°F1,000°F1,000°F1,200°F1,200°FMay 2590°FMay 2590°FSep 5900°FSep 5900°FDec 311,075°FDec 311,075°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

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 3.0 months, from May 5 to August 6, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.0 kWh. The brightest month of the year in Stavanger is June, with an average of 6.1 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 4.5 months, from October 14 to February 28, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 1.4 kWh. The darkest month of the year in Stavanger is December, with an average of 0.2 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Stavanger

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in StavangerbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhJun 136.1 kWhJun 136.1 kWhDec 220.2 kWhDec 220.2 kWhMay 55.0 kWhMay 55.0 kWhAug 65.0 kWhAug 65.0 kWhOct 141.4 kWhOct 141.4 kWhFeb 281.4 kWhFeb 281.4 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.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Solar Energy (kWh) 0.31.02.13.95.46.15.74.42.81.30.50.2

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Stavanger are 58.970 deg latitude, 5.733 deg longitude, and 49 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Stavanger contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 302 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 72 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,421 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,498 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Stavanger is covered by artificial surfaces (54%) and water (40%), within 10 miles by water (54%) and cropland (17%), and within 50 miles by water (52%) and sparse vegetation (14%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in Stavanger, 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 Stavanger.

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

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are:

To get a sense of how much these sources agree with each other, you can view a comparison of Stavanger and the stations that contribute to our estimates of its temperature history and climate. Please note that each source's contribution is adjusted for elevation and the relative change present in the MERRA-2 data.

Other Data

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 © OpenStreetMap contributors.

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.

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