Average Weather in Strai Norway
In Strai, the summers are cool and partly cloudy and the winters are long, freezing, wet, windy, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 24°F to 67°F and is rarely below 9°F or above 75°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Strai for warm-weather activities is from early July to mid August.
The warm season lasts for 3.1 months, from June 5 to September 8, with an average daily high temperature above 61°F. The hottest day of the year is July 23, with an average high of 67°F and low of 52°F.
The cold season lasts for 4.1 months, from November 20 to March 24, with an average daily high temperature below 42°F. The coldest day of the year is February 8, with an average low of 24°F and high of 36°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 Strai, 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 Strai begins around April 17 and lasts for 5.5 months, ending around October 2. 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 2 and lasts for 6.5 months, ending around April 17. On January 26, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 68% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 32% 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 Strai varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.3 months, from August 24 to February 3, with a greater than 36% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 47% on October 30.
The drier season lasts 6.6 months, from February 3 to August 24. The smallest chance of a wet day is 25% on April 24.
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 45% on October 18.
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. Strai experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Strai. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around October 26, with an average total accumulation of 5.4 inches.
The least rain falls around March 1, with an average total accumulation of 2.1 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. Strai experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 5.6 months, from November 2 to April 20, 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 19, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 1.0 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 6.4 months, from April 20 to November 2. The least snow falls around July 25, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Strai varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 6 hours, 24 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 18 hours, 15 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 4:22 AM on June 19, and the latest sunrise is 4 hours, 53 minutes later at 9:16 AM on December 28. The earliest sunset is at 3:37 PM on December 15, and the latest sunset is 7 hours, 0 minutes later at 10:37 PM on June 23.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Strai 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 Strai, 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 Strai experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.0 months, from September 21 to March 23, with average wind speeds of more than 9.8 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 7, with an average hourly wind speed of 11.8 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.0 months, from March 23 to September 21. The calmest day of the year is May 27, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Strai is from the west throughout the year.
Strai 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 2.8 months, from June 25 to September 19, with an average temperature above 58°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 6, with an average temperature of 63°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.0 months, from December 21 to April 23, with an average temperature below 44°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is March 4, with an average temperature of 39°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Strai 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 Strai for general outdoor tourist activities is from early July to mid August, with a peak score in the last 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 Strai 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 Strai typically lasts for 5.2 months (160 days), from around May 4 to around October 10, rarely starting before April 16 or after May 21, and rarely ending before September 21 or after November 2.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Strai should appear around May 27, only rarely appearing before May 15 or after June 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 3.0 months, from May 8 to August 9, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.2 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 25, with an average of 6.4 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 4.4 months, from October 15 to February 27, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 1.5 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 23, with an average of 0.2 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Strai are 58.189 deg latitude, 7.928 deg longitude, and 397 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Strai contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 873 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 367 feet. Within 10 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,247 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,422 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Strai is covered by trees (89%), within 10 miles by trees (72%) and water (16%), and within 50 miles by water (53%) and trees (35%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Strai, 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 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Strai.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Strai 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 Strai is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Strai and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .