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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Skagen Denmark

In Skagen, the summers are comfortable and windy; the winters are long, very cold, and extremely windy; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 31°F to 67°F and is rarely below 20°F or above 75°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Skagen for warm-weather activities is from late June to late August.

Climate in Skagen

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Skagen weather by month. Click on each chart for more information.

The warm season lasts for 3.0 months, from June 11 to September 10, with an average daily high temperature above 61°F. The hottest month of the year in Skagen is July, with an average high of 66°F and low of 57°F.

The cold season lasts for 4.0 months, from November 28 to March 28, with an average daily high temperature below 43°F. The coldest month of the year in Skagen is February, with an average low of 31°F and high of 37°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in Skagen

Average High and Low Temperature in SkagenwarmcoldcoldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FFeb 837°FFeb 837°FAug 367°FAug 367°F31°F31°F58°F58°FJun 1161°FJun 1161°FSep 1061°FSep 1061°FNov 2843°FNov 2843°FMar 2843°FMar 2843°F52°F52°F53°F53°F37°F37°F35°F35°FNowNow
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.
AverageJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
High 38°F37°F41°F48°F56°F62°F66°F66°F60°F53°F46°F41°F
Temp. 35°F34°F37°F44°F52°F58°F62°F62°F57°F50°F43°F38°F
Low 32°F31°F33°F39°F47°F53°F57°F57°F52°F46°F40°F35°F

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 Skagen

Average Hourly Temperature in SkagenJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortable
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 average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Metlakatla, Alaska, United States (4,364 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Skagen (view comparison).

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In Skagen, 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 Skagen begins around April 20 and lasts for 5.5 months, ending around October 6.

The clearest month of the year in Skagen is July, during which on average the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 57% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 6 and lasts for 6.5 months, ending around April 20.

The cloudiest month of the year in Skagen is January, during which on average the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 65% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories in Skagen

Cloud Cover Categories in SkagenclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 1558%Jul 1558%Jan 2634%Jan 2634%Apr 2046%Apr 2046%Oct 646%Oct 646%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.
FractionJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Cloudier 65%64%61%54%48%43%43%47%51%56%63%64%
Clearer 35%36%39%46%52%57%57%53%49%44%37%36%

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

The wetter season lasts 5.8 months, from August 10 to February 3, with a greater than 29% chance of a given day being a wet day. The month with the most wet days in Skagen is November, with an average of 10.8 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

The drier season lasts 6.2 months, from February 3 to August 10. The month with the fewest wet days in Skagen is April, with an average of 6.8 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. The month with the most days of rain alone in Skagen is October, with an average of 11.1 days. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 38% on November 2.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Skagen

Daily Chance of Precipitation in SkagenwetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Nov 238%Nov 238%Apr 2321%Apr 2321%Aug 1029%Aug 1029%Feb 329%Feb 329%NowNowrainsnowmixed
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).
Days ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rain 9.1d6.8d7.3d6.7d7.5d7.9d8.0d9.4d9.9d11.1d10.6d9.9d
Mixed 0.8d0.5d0.4d0.1d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.2d0.6d
Snow 0.5d0.7d0.4d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.4d
Any 10.5d8.0d8.0d6.8d7.5d7.9d8.0d9.4d9.9d11.1d10.8d10.9d

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. Skagen experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Skagen. The month with the most rain in Skagen is October, with an average rainfall of 3.0 inches.

The month with the least rain in Skagen is April, with an average rainfall of 1.5 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Skagen

Average Monthly Rainfall in SkagenJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 in5 in5 in6 in6 inOct 243.0 inOct 243.0 inFeb 261.5 inFeb 261.5 inJun 252.3 inJun 252.3 inApr 201.5 inApr 201.5 inNowNow
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 snowfall.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rainfall 2.1″1.6″1.6″1.5″1.7″2.2″2.1″2.6″2.8″3.0″2.7″2.3″

Snowfall

As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Skagen experiences some seasonal variation in monthly snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 2.7 months, from December 19 to March 11, with a sliding 31-day snowfall of at least 1.0 inches. The month with the most snow in Skagen is February, with an average snowfall of 1.7 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 9.3 months, from March 11 to December 19. The least snow falls around July 31, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Snowfall in Skagen

Average Monthly Snowfall in SkagensnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 in5 in5 in6 in6 inFeb 181.7 inFeb 181.7 inJul 310.0 inJul 310.0 inDec 191.0 inDec 191.0 inNowNow
The average 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.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Snowfall 1.5″1.7″0.8″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.2″0.9″

The length of the day in Skagen varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2024, the shortest day is December 21, with 6 hours, 32 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 18 hours, 6 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Skagen

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in SkagenJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 9 minMar 2012 hr, 9 minMar 2018 hr, 6 minJun 2018 hr, 6 minJun 2012 hr, 13 minSep 2212 hr, 13 minSep 226 hr, 32 minDec 216 hr, 32 minDec 21nightnightdayNowNow
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.
Hours ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Daylight 7.4h9.4h11.9h14.4h16.7h18.0h17.3h15.2h12.7h10.2h7.9h6.7h

The earliest sunrise is at 4:16 AM on June 18, and the latest sunrise is 4 hours, 45 minutes later at 9:01 AM on December 27. The earliest sunset is at 3:30 PM on December 15, and the latest sunset is 6 hours, 52 minutes later at 10:22 PM on June 23.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Skagen during 2024, starting in the spring on March 31, lasting 6.9 months, and ending in the fall on October 27.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in Skagen

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in SkagenJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 184:16 AMJun 184:16 AM10:22 PMJun 2310:22 PMJun 23Dec 153:30 PMDec 153:30 PM9:01 AMDec 279:01 AMDec 27Mar 31DSTMar 31DSTDSTOct 27DSTOct 27daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2024. 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.

The figure below presents a compact representation of the sun's elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon) and azimuth (its compass bearing) for every hour of every day in the reporting period. The horizontal axis is the day of the year and the vertical axis is the hour of the day. For a given day and hour of that day, the background color indicates the azimuth of the sun at that moment. The black isolines are contours of constant solar elevation.

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in Skagen

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in SkagenJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AM0000101010202030304040500001010101020203030404050956NowNow
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Solar elevation and azimuth over the course of the year 2024. The black lines are lines of constant solar elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon, in degrees). The background color fills indicate the azimuth (the compass bearing) of the sun. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries of the cardinal compass points indicate the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2024. 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 in Skagen

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

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 Skagen, 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 in Skagen

Humidity Comfort Levels in SkagenJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Mar 230%Mar 230%Aug 111%Aug 111%comfortablecomfortabledrydryhumidhumid
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Muggy days 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.1d0.2d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d

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 Skagen experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 6.1 months, from September 15 to March 19, with average wind speeds of more than 15.5 miles per hour. The windiest month of the year in Skagen is January, with an average hourly wind speed of 18.5 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 5.9 months, from March 19 to September 15. The calmest month of the year in Skagen is May, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.4 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in Skagen

Average Wind Speed in SkagenwindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph5 mph5 mph10 mph10 mph15 mph15 mph20 mph20 mph25 mph25 mphJan 518.9 mphJan 518.9 mphMay 512.2 mphMay 512.2 mphSep 1515.5 mphSep 1515.5 mphMar 1915.5 mphMar 1915.5 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Wind Speed (mph) 18.517.015.713.112.412.712.613.415.617.118.018.1

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

The wind is most often from the south for 1.0 months, from October 25 to November 25, with a peak percentage of 35% on November 8. The wind is most often from the west for 11 months, from November 25 to October 25, with a peak percentage of 36% on January 1.

Wind Direction in Skagen

Wind Direction in SkagenWSWJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestsoutheastnorth
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Skagen 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 3.0 months, from June 20 to September 19, with an average temperature above 58°F. The month of the year in Skagen with the warmest water is August, with an average temperature of 62°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.0 months, from December 16 to April 15, with an average temperature below 43°F. The month of the year in Skagen with the coolest water is February, with an average temperature of 38°F.

Average Water Temperature in Skagen

Average Water Temperature in SkagenwarmcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec30°F30°F35°F35°F40°F40°F45°F45°F50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°FAug 463°FAug 463°F38°FFeb 2638°FFeb 26Jun 2058°FJun 2058°FSep 1958°FSep 1958°FDec 1643°FDec 1643°FApr 1543°FApr 1543°F
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
WaterJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temperature 39°F38°F39°F43°F51°F57°F62°F62°F59°F53°F48°F43°F

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Skagen 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 Skagen for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to late August, with a peak score in the third week of July.

Tourism Score in Skagen

Tourism Score in Skagenbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.76.70.00.0NowNowtemperaturetemperature cloudscloudsprecipitationprecipitationtourism 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 Skagen for hot-weather activities is from mid July to mid August, with a peak score in the first week of August.

Beach/Pool Score in Skagen

Beach/Pool Score in SkagenJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810101.91.90.00.0NowNowtemperaturetemperature cloudscloudsprecipitationprecipitationbeach/pool score
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.

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 Skagen typically lasts for 7.3 months (223 days), from around April 6 to around November 15, rarely starting before March 15 or after April 26, and rarely ending before October 20 or after December 18.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Skagen

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Skagengrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Apr 650%Apr 650%Nov 1550%Nov 1590%Apr 2690%Apr 2690%Oct 2090%Oct 2010%Mar 1510%Mar 1510%Dec 1810%Dec 180%Jan 280%Jan 28Jul 25100%Jul 25100%freezingvery coldcoldcoolcomfortable
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 percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. 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 Skagen should appear around May 24, only rarely appearing before May 12 or after June 8.

Growing Degree Days in Skagen

Growing Degree Days in SkagenJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F200°F200°F400°F400°F600°F600°F800°F800°F1,000°F1,000°F1,200°F1,200°F1,400°F1,400°F1,600°F1,600°FMay 2490°FMay 2490°FAug 12900°FAug 12900°FDec 311,396°FDec 311,396°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

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 3.1 months, from May 5 to August 9, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.3 kWh. The brightest month of the year in Skagen is June, with an average of 6.5 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 4.3 months, from October 16 to February 26, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 1.5 kWh. The darkest month of the year in Skagen is December, with an average of 0.3 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Skagen

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in SkagenbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhJun 216.5 kWhJun 216.5 kWhDec 220.3 kWhDec 220.3 kWhMay 55.3 kWhMay 55.3 kWhAug 95.3 kWhAug 95.3 kWhOct 161.5 kWhOct 161.5 kWhFeb 261.5 kWhFeb 261.5 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Solar Energy (kWh) 0.51.22.44.25.76.56.24.83.21.60.60.3

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Skagen are 57.721 deg latitude, 10.584 deg longitude, and 10 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Skagen is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 52 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 6 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (128 feet). Within 50 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (466 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Skagen is covered by water (39%), artificial surfaces (22%), shrubs (20%), and grassland (13%), within 10 miles by water (90%), and within 50 miles by water (82%) and cropland (12%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in Skagen, 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 Skagen.

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

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are:

To get a sense of how much these sources agree with each other, you can view a comparison of Skagen and the stations that contribute to our estimates of its temperature history and climate. Please note that each source's contribution is adjusted for elevation and the relative change present in the MERRA-2 data.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , 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 airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © OpenStreetMap contributors.

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.

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