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Average Weather in Bad Laasphe Germany

In Bad Laasphe, the summers are comfortable and partly cloudy and the winters are very cold, windy, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 27°F to 70°F and is rarely below 13°F or above 81°F.

Climate Summary

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

Temperature

The warm season lasts for 3.2 months, from June 4 to September 9, with an average daily high temperature above 63°F. The hottest day of the year is August 5, with an average high of 70°F and low of 54°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.7 months, from November 17 to March 8, with an average daily high temperature below 42°F. The coldest day of the year is February 8, with an average low of 27°F and high of 36°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

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.

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

Average Hourly Temperature in Bad LaaspheJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMfreezingfreezingvery coldvery coldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablefreezing
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: 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 shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Kitimat, Canada (4,776 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Bad Laasphe (view comparison).

Clouds

In Bad Laasphe, 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 Bad Laasphe begins around March 23 and lasts for 6.5 months, ending around October 7. On July 23, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 55% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 45% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 7 and lasts for 5.5 months, ending around March 23. On November 22, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 78% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 22% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in Bad LaaspheclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 2355%Jul 2355%Nov 2222%Nov 2222%Mar 2338%Mar 2338%Oct 739%Oct 739%clearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

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

The wetter season lasts 8.4 months, from May 8 to January 21, with a greater than 30% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 36% on December 26.

The drier season lasts 3.6 months, from January 21 to May 8. The smallest chance of a wet day is 25% 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 35% on July 13.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Bad LaasphewetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Dec 2636%Dec 2636%Mar 525%Mar 525%May 830%May 830%Jan 2130%Jan 2130%rainsnow
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).

Rainfall

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. Bad Laasphe experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Bad Laasphe. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 4, with an average total accumulation of 2.3 inches.

The least rain falls around February 22, with an average total accumulation of 1.3 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

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 liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Snowfall

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. Bad Laasphe 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 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 December 21, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.3 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 7.8 months, from March 20 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

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in Bad LaasphesnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.5 in1.0 in1.5 in2.0 in2.5 inDec 210.3 inDec 210.3 inJul 220.0 inJul 220.0 inNov 120.1 inNov 120.1 inMar 200.1 inMar 200.1 in
The average liquid-equivalent 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.

Sun

The length of the day in Bad Laasphe varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 7 hours, 55 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 16 hours, 32 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Bad LaaspheJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minMar 2012 hr, 7 minMar 2016 hr, 32 minJun 2116 hr, 32 minJun 2112 hr, 12 minSep 2212 hr, 12 minSep 227 hr, 55 minDec 217 hr, 55 minDec 21nightnightday
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.

The earliest sunrise is at 5:11 AM on June 17, and the latest sunrise is 3 hours, 18 minutes later at 8:29 AM on December 31. The earliest sunset is at 4:19 PM on December 12, and the latest sunset is 5 hours, 25 minutes later at 9:44 PM on June 24.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Bad Laasphe during 2017, starting in the spring on March 26, lasting 7.1 months, and ending in the fall on October 29.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in Bad LaaspheJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 175:11 AMJun 175:11 AM9:44 PMJun 249:44 PMJun 24Dec 124:19 PMDec 124:19 PM8:29 AMDec 318:29 AMDec 31Mar 26DSTMar 26DSTDSTOct 29DSTOct 29daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2017. 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.

Humidity

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 Bad Laasphe, 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

Humidity Comfort Levels in Bad LaaspheJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Mar 140%Mar 140%Jul 10%Jul 10%comfortablecomfortabledrydryhumidhumid
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

Wind

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 Bad Laasphe experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 5.3 months, from October 26 to April 5, with average wind speeds of more than 10.1 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 17, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.2 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 6.7 months, from April 5 to October 26. The calmest day of the year is August 5, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.1 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in Bad LaasphewindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph2 mph4 mph6 mph8 mph10 mph12 mph14 mph16 mph18 mph20 mphJan 1712.2 mphJan 1712.2 mphAug 58.1 mphAug 58.1 mphOct 2610.1 mphOct 2610.1 mphApr 510.1 mphApr 510.1 mph
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

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

The wind is most often from the south for 1.3 weeks, from January 2 to January 11 and for 2.4 months, from October 5 to December 17, with a peak percentage of 41% on October 31. The wind is most often from the west for 3.5 months, from January 11 to April 26; for 5.0 months, from May 6 to October 5; and for 2.3 weeks, from December 17 to January 2, with a peak percentage of 45% on July 7. The wind is most often from the east for 1.4 weeks, from April 26 to May 6, with a peak percentage of 28% on May 5.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in Bad LaaspheWEWSWJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%westsoutheastnorth
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Bad Laasphe 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 Bad Laasphe for general outdoor tourist activities is from early July to late August, with a peak score in the first week of August.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Bad Laasphebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468106.36.30.00.0precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism 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 Bad Laasphe for hot-weather activities is from mid July to mid August, with a peak score in the last week of July.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Bad LaaspheJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468102.62.60.00.0 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature
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.

Growing Season

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 Bad Laasphe typically lasts for 6.0 months (182 days), from around April 26 to around October 25, rarely starting before April 6 or after May 16, and rarely ending before October 6 or after November 16.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Bad Laasphegrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Apr 2650%Apr 2650%Oct 2550%Oct 2590%May 1690%May 1690%Oct 690%Oct 610%Apr 610%Apr 610%Nov 1610%Nov 160%Dec 210%Dec 21Jul 30100%Jul 30100%freezingvery coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmfrigid
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands: 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 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 Bad Laasphe should appear around May 7, only rarely appearing before April 23 or after May 23.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in Bad LaaspheJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F200°F400°F600°F800°F1,000°F1,200°F1,400°F1,600°FMay 790°FMay 790°FAug 7900°FAug 7900°FDec 311,397°FDec 311,397°F
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

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 3.5 months, from May 1 to August 18, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.3 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 26, with an average of 6.4 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 26, with an average of 0.6 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Bad Laasphe are 50.931 deg latitude, 8.425 deg longitude, and 1,440 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Bad Laasphe contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,089 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,379 feet. Within 10 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,565 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,743 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Bad Laasphe is covered by trees (60%), artificial surfaces (16%), grassland (14%), and cropland (10%), within 10 miles by trees (63%) and grassland (18%), and within 50 miles by trees (44%) and cropland (31%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Bad Laasphe, 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 7 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Bad Laasphe.

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

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Fritzlar (21%, 64 kilometers, east); Paderborn Lippstadt Airport (17%, 77 kilometers, north); Dortmund Airport (14%, 86 kilometers, northwest); Cologne Bonn Airport (13%, 90 kilometers, west); Wiesbaden (12%, 98 kilometers, south); Mendig (12%, 100 kilometers, southwest); and Mebstetten / Albstadt (12%, 103 kilometers, southeast).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , 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 aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

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.