Average Weather in Volonne France
In Volonne, the summers are short, warm, dry, and mostly clear and the winters are very cold and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 30°F to 84°F and is rarely below 23°F or above 91°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Volonne for hot-weather activities is from early July to mid August.
The warm season lasts for 2.8 months, from June 15 to September 8, with an average daily high temperature above 76°F. The hottest day of the year is August 4, with an average high of 84°F and low of 60°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.6 months, from November 16 to March 4, with an average daily high temperature below 53°F. The coldest day of the year is January 12, with an average low of 30°F and high of 46°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 Volonne, 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 Volonne begins around June 18 and lasts for 2.9 months, ending around September 14. On July 21, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 79% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 21% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 14 and lasts for 9.1 months, ending around June 18. On May 8, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 50% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 50% 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 Volonne varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 9.4 months, from September 6 to June 19, with a greater than 18% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 25% on October 25.
The drier season lasts 2.6 months, from June 19 to September 6. The smallest chance of a wet day is 12% on July 5.
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 25% on October 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. Volonne experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Volonne. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around November 4, with an average total accumulation of 2.9 inches.
The least rain falls around July 20, with an average total accumulation of 0.8 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall in Volonne 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 Volonne varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 52 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 30 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:52 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 19 minutes later at 8:11 AM on January 4. The earliest sunset is at 4:57 PM on December 10, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 26 minutes later at 9:23 PM on June 27.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Volonne 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 Volonne, 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 Volonne experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 2.3 months, from March 2 to May 13, with average wind speeds of more than 7.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 6, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.0 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 9.7 months, from May 13 to March 2. The calmest day of the year is September 17, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Volonne varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the east for 1.6 months, from September 26 to November 14, with a peak percentage of 38% on October 28. The wind is most often from the north for 10 months, from November 14 to September 26, with a peak percentage of 44% on January 1.
Volonne 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 some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The time of year with warmer water lasts for 2.5 months, from July 2 to September 17, with an average temperature above 71°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 10, with an average temperature of 75°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.6 months, from December 11 to April 30, with an average temperature below 60°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 15, with an average temperature of 56°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Volonne 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 Volonne for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid June to mid September, with a peak score in the second week of July.
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 Volonne 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 Volonne typically lasts for 7.4 months (226 days), from around April 1 to around November 13, rarely starting before March 10 or after April 19, and rarely ending before October 23 or after December 3.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Volonne should appear around April 4, only rarely appearing before March 18 or after April 21.
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 15 to August 18, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.4 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 5, with an average of 7.6 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from October 26 to February 11, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.9 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 19, with an average of 1.7 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Volonne are 44.110 deg latitude, 6.014 deg longitude, and 1,854 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Volonne contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,355 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,795 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,469 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (10,955 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Volonne is covered by trees (47%), cropland (26%), and shrubs (11%), within 10 miles by trees (55%) and cropland (22%), and within 50 miles by trees (50%) and cropland (20%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Volonne, 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 Volonne.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Volonne 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 Volonne is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Volonne and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban Airport (96%, 5.0 kilometers, south); Cuneo International Airport (2.3%, 137 kilometers, east); and Grenoble-Isère Airport (2.0%, 150 kilometers, north).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .