Average Weather in Huez France
In Huez, the summers are cool, the winters are freezing and snowy, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 16°F to 67°F and is rarely below 7°F or above 75°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Huez for warm-weather activities is from early July to mid August.
The warm season lasts for 3.2 months, from June 7 to September 13, with an average daily high temperature above 60°F. The hottest day of the year is August 5, with an average high of 67°F and low of 47°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.6 months, from November 19 to March 6, with an average daily high temperature below 38°F. The coldest day of the year is January 18, with an average low of 16°F and high of 31°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 Huez, 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 Huez begins around June 20 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 68% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 32% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 15 and lasts for 9.1 months, ending around June 20. 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 Huez varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 9.3 months, from April 4 to January 13, with a greater than 26% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 33% on May 25.
The drier season lasts 2.7 months, from January 13 to April 4. The smallest chance of a wet day is 20% on March 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 in Huez changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 8.7 months, from March 4 to November 25. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 32% on May 25.
Snow alone is the most common for 3.3 months, from November 25 to March 4. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 17% on January 14.
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. Huez experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 11 months, from February 15 to January 10, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around October 12, with an average total accumulation of 2.7 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 1.2 months, from January 10 to February 15. The least rain falls around January 29, with an average total accumulation of 0.4 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. Colder, drier snow tends to be on the higher end of that range and warmer, wetter snow on the lower end.
As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Huez experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 6.8 months, from October 17 to May 12, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around January 2, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 1.7 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 5.2 months, from May 12 to October 17. The least snow falls around August 2, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Huez varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, 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 5:48 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 26 minutes later at 8:14 AM on January 2. The earliest sunset is at 4:53 PM on December 10, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 33 minutes later at 9:26 PM on June 26.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Huez 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 Huez, 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
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 Huez varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 7.5 months, from February 14 to September 29 and for 3.0 days, from November 16 to November 19, with a peak percentage of 40% on July 3. The wind is most often from the south for 1.1 months, from September 29 to November 3, with a peak percentage of 32% on October 17. The wind is most often from the east for 1.9 weeks, from November 3 to November 16 and for 2.8 months, from November 19 to February 14, with a peak percentage of 31% on November 15.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Huez 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 Huez for general outdoor tourist activities is from early July to mid 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 Huez for hot-weather activities is from mid July to early 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 Huez typically lasts for 4.4 months (132 days), from around May 21 to around October 1, rarely starting before April 29 or after June 12, and rarely ending before September 5 or after October 21.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Huez should appear around June 3, only rarely appearing before May 22 or after June 19.
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 3.2 months, from May 13 to August 18, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.3 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 3.4 months, from October 27 to February 9, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.8 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 21, with an average of 1.6 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Huez are 45.083 deg latitude, 6.058 deg longitude, and 4,918 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Huez contains extreme variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 4,757 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 5,050 feet. Within 10 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (9,898 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (12,792 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Huez is covered by grassland (52%) and trees (32%), within 10 miles by trees (29%) and grassland (29%), and within 50 miles by trees (42%) and grassland (20%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Huez, 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 Huez.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Huez 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 Huez is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Huez and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Chambéry Airport (19%, 63 kilometers, north); Grenoble-Isère Airport (22%, 65 kilometers, northwest); Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban Airport (16%, 113 kilometers, south); Aosta Airport (16%, 124 kilometers, northeast); Turin Caselle Airport (14%, 126 kilometers, east); and Cuneo International Airport (13%, 137 kilometers, southeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .