Average Weather in Bestwig Germany
In Bestwig, 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 27°F to 70°F and is rarely below 14°F or above 82°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Bestwig 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 70°F and low of 54°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.8 months, from November 18 to March 10, with an average daily high temperature below 43°F. The coldest day of the year is February 8, with an average low of 27°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 Bestwig, 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 Bestwig begins around March 26 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 55% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 45% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 10 and lasts for 5.5 months, ending around March 26. On December 26, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 75% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 25% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Bestwig varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 8.5 months, from May 18 to February 4, with a greater than 30% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 36% on July 11.
The drier season lasts 3.5 months, from February 4 to May 18. 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 36% on July 11.
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. Bestwig experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Bestwig. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 9, with an average total accumulation of 2.3 inches.
The least rain falls around February 22, with an average total accumulation of 1.4 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. Bestwig experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.4 months, from November 12 to March 24, 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 7.6 months, from March 24 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 Bestwig varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 7 hours, 51 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 16 hours, 37 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:09 AM on June 17, and the latest sunrise is 3 hours, 22 minutes later at 8:31 AM on December 31. The earliest sunset is at 4:17 PM on December 13, and the latest sunset is 5 hours, 29 minutes later at 9:47 PM on June 25.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Bestwig 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 Bestwig, 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
The average hourly wind speed in Bestwig experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.4 months, from October 18 to April 1, with average wind speeds of more than 10.7 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 17, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.9 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.5 months, from April 1 to October 18. The calmest day of the year is August 5, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Bestwig varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 8.6 months, from January 14 to October 2 and for 6.0 days, from December 20 to December 26, with a peak percentage of 48% on July 7. The wind is most often from the south for 2.6 months, from October 2 to December 20 and for 2.7 weeks, from December 26 to January 14, with a peak percentage of 44% on November 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Bestwig 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 Bestwig 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 Bestwig 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 Bestwig typically lasts for 6.1 months (187 days), from around April 22 to around October 26, rarely starting before April 3 or after May 11, and rarely ending before October 6 or after November 19.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Bestwig should appear around May 6, only rarely appearing before April 22 or after May 22.
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 22, 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 23, with an average of 0.6 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Bestwig are 51.367 deg latitude, 8.400 deg longitude, and 1,381 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Bestwig contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 955 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,310 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,073 feet). Within 50 miles also contains large variations in elevation (2,680 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Bestwig is covered by trees (56%), cropland (23%), and artificial surfaces (13%), within 10 miles by trees (59%) and cropland (23%), and within 50 miles by cropland (42%) and trees (36%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Bestwig, 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Bestwig.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Bestwig 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 Bestwig is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Bestwig and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Paderborn Lippstadt Airport (51%, 31 kilometers, northeast); Dortmund Airport (23%, 57 kilometers, west); Fritzlar (19%, 68 kilometers, southeast); and Wiesbaden (6%, 147 kilometers, south).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .