Average Weather in Meinerzhagen Germany
In Meinerzhagen, the summers are comfortable and partly cloudy and the winters are long, very cold, windy, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 28°F to 71°F and is rarely below 15°F or above 82°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Meinerzhagen for warm-weather activities is from early July to late August.
The warm season lasts for 3.1 months, from June 6 to September 9, with an average daily high temperature above 64°F. The hottest day of the year is August 5, with an average high of 71°F and low of 54°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.7 months, from November 17 to March 9, with an average daily high temperature below 44°F. The coldest day of the year is February 8, with an average low of 28°F and high of 37°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 Meinerzhagen, 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 Meinerzhagen begins around March 28 and lasts for 6.5 months, ending around October 10. On July 22, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 56% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 44% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 10 and lasts for 5.5 months, ending around March 28. On December 26, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 76% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 24% 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 Meinerzhagen varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 8.3 months, from May 24 to February 4, with a greater than 33% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 39% on December 23.
The drier season lasts 3.6 months, from February 4 to May 24. The smallest chance of a wet day is 27% 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 throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 36% on July 12.
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. Meinerzhagen experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Meinerzhagen. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 3, with an average total accumulation of 2.4 inches.
The least rain falls around April 11, with an average total accumulation of 1.7 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. Meinerzhagen experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.2 months, from November 12 to March 19, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around December 22, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.3 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 7.8 months, from March 19 to November 12. The least snow falls around July 22, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Meinerzhagen varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 7 hours, 54 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 16 hours, 34 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:13 AM on June 17, and the latest sunrise is 3 hours, 19 minutes later at 8:33 AM on December 31. The earliest sunset is at 4:22 PM on December 13, and the latest sunset is 5 hours, 26 minutes later at 9:48 PM on June 25.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Meinerzhagen 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 Meinerzhagen, 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
The average hourly wind speed in Meinerzhagen experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.5 months, from October 18 to April 3, with average wind speeds of more than 10.3 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 17, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.5 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.5 months, from April 3 to October 18. The calmest day of the year is August 5, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Meinerzhagen varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 8.2 months, from January 24 to September 30, with a peak percentage of 46% on July 7. The wind is most often from the south for 3.8 months, from September 30 to January 24, with a peak percentage of 42% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Meinerzhagen 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 Meinerzhagen for general outdoor tourist activities is from early July 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 Meinerzhagen 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 Meinerzhagen typically lasts for 6.1 months (186 days), from around April 23 to around October 27, rarely starting before April 4 or after May 14, and rarely ending before October 8 or after November 21.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Meinerzhagen should appear around May 5, only rarely appearing before April 21 or after May 20.
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 3.6 months, from April 30 to August 18, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.2 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 26, with an average of 6.3 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from October 26 to February 18, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 1.8 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 23, with an average of 0.6 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Meinerzhagen are 51.107 deg latitude, 7.648 deg longitude, and 1,430 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Meinerzhagen contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 906 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,462 feet. Within 10 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,657 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,110 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Meinerzhagen is covered by trees (44%), grassland (28%), artificial surfaces (18%), and cropland (11%), within 10 miles by trees (49%) and grassland (24%), and within 50 miles by trees (35%) and cropland (32%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Meinerzhagen, 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 Meinerzhagen.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Meinerzhagen 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 Meinerzhagen is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Meinerzhagen and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Cologne Bonn Airport (37%, 44 kilometers, southwest); Dortmund Airport (39%, 46 kilometers, north); and Düsseldorf International Airport (24%, 65 kilometers, west).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .