Average Weather in Sottrum Germany
In Sottrum, 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 30°F to 73°F and is rarely below 16°F or above 84°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Sottrum for warm-weather activities is from late June to early September.
The warm season lasts for 3.4 months, from May 31 to September 10, with an average daily high temperature above 66°F. The hottest day of the year is August 5, with an average high of 73°F and low of 55°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.8 months, from November 17 to March 11, with an average daily high temperature below 45°F. The coldest day of the year is February 9, with an average low of 30°F and high of 39°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 Sottrum, 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 Sottrum begins around March 31 and lasts for 6.4 months, ending around October 13. 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 13 and lasts for 5.6 months, ending around March 31. On December 18, 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
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 Sottrum varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 8.4 months, from May 26 to February 8, with a greater than 28% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 34% on July 8.
The drier season lasts 3.5 months, from February 8 to May 26. The smallest chance of a wet day is 21% 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 34% on July 8.
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. Sottrum experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Sottrum. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 2, with an average total accumulation of 2.1 inches.
The least rain falls around April 17, with an average total accumulation of 1.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall in Sottrum does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 0.1 inches of 0.1 inches throughout.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Sottrum varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 7 hours, 32 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 16 hours, 57 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 4:55 AM on June 17, and the latest sunrise is 3 hours, 41 minutes later at 8:37 AM on December 30. The earliest sunset is at 4:05 PM on December 13, and the latest sunset is 5 hours, 48 minutes later at 9:53 PM on June 24.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Sottrum during 2021, starting in the spring on March 28, lasting 7.1 months, and ending in the fall on October 31.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases
The perceived humidity level in Sottrum, 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, staying within 1% of 1% 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 Sottrum 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 11.0 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 24, with an average hourly wind speed of 13.0 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 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Sottrum varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 1.1 weeks, from October 26 to November 3, with a peak percentage of 36% on October 29. The wind is most often from the west for 12 months, from November 3 to October 26, with a peak percentage of 42% on January 1.
Sottrum 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 3.1 months, from June 18 to September 23, with an average temperature above 60°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 9, with an average temperature of 65°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.0 months, from December 6 to April 5, with an average temperature below 43°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 16, with an average temperature of 38°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Sottrum 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 Sottrum for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to early September, 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 Sottrum for hot-weather activities is from mid July to mid August, with a peak score in the first week of August.
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 Sottrum typically lasts for 6.3 months (193 days), from around April 21 to around October 31, rarely starting before April 2 or after May 10, and rarely ending before October 5 or after November 29.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Sottrum should appear around April 29, only rarely appearing before April 16 or after May 12.
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 3.7 months, from April 28 to August 17, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.0 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 13, with an average of 6.2 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.9 months, from October 24 to February 20, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 1.6 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 24, with an average of 0.5 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Sottrum are 53.117 deg latitude, 9.233 deg longitude, and 66 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Sottrum is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 92 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 67 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (279 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (643 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Sottrum is covered by cropland (49%), grassland (33%), and artificial surfaces (14%), within 10 miles by cropland (41%) and grassland (36%), and within 50 miles by cropland (44%) and grassland (24%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Sottrum, 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 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Sottrum.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Sottrum 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 Sottrum is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Sottrum and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Bremen Airport (47%, 31 kilometers, west); Bergen (18%, 58 kilometers, southeast); Wunstorf (12%, 75 kilometers, south); Hamburg Airport (12%, 76 kilometers, northeast); and Sea-Airport Cuxhaven/Nordholz (11%, 82 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .