Average Weather in Elvestad Norway
In Elvestad, the summers are comfortable and partly cloudy and the winters are long, freezing, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 19°F to 69°F and is rarely below 0°F or above 78°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Elvestad for warm-weather activities is from late June to mid August.
The warm season lasts for 3.4 months, from May 26 to September 8, with an average daily high temperature above 61°F. The hottest day of the year is July 19, with an average high of 69°F and low of 53°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.8 months, from November 19 to March 12, with an average daily high temperature below 37°F. The coldest day of the year is February 7, with an average low of 19°F and high of 30°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 Elvestad, 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 Elvestad begins around April 22 and lasts for 5.4 months, ending around October 4. On July 18, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 55% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 46% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 4 and lasts for 6.6 months, ending around April 22. On January 26, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 71% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 29% 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 Elvestad varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 7.9 months, from May 26 to January 23, with a greater than 30% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 37% on November 9.
The drier season lasts 4.1 months, from January 23 to May 26. The smallest chance of a wet day is 23% on March 3.
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 September 25.
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. Elvestad experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Elvestad. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around October 8, with an average total accumulation of 3.4 inches.
The least rain falls around February 18, with an average total accumulation of 0.9 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. Elvestad experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 6.1 months, from October 22 to April 27, 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 0.9 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 5.9 months, from April 27 to October 22. The least snow falls around July 28, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Elvestad varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 5 hours, 59 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 18 hours, 44 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 3:55 AM on June 19, and the latest sunrise is 5 hours, 20 minutes later at 9:16 AM on December 27. The earliest sunset is at 3:12 PM on December 16, and the latest sunset is 7 hours, 27 minutes later at 10:40 PM on June 23.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Elvestad 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 Elvestad, 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 Elvestad experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.6 months, from September 3 to March 24, with average wind speeds of more than 5.1 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 6, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.6 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.3 months, from March 24 to September 3. The calmest day of the year is August 3, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Elvestad varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 1.4 weeks, from January 31 to February 10 and for 1.1 months, from November 26 to December 30, with a peak percentage of 35% on December 20. The wind is most often from the south for 9.5 months, from February 10 to November 26 and for 1.0 months, from December 30 to January 31, with a peak percentage of 51% on July 22.
Elvestad 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 24 to September 17, with an average temperature above 58°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 7, with an average temperature of 63°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.1 months, from December 15 to April 19, with an average temperature below 42°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 27, with an average temperature of 36°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Elvestad 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 Elvestad for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to mid August, with a peak score in the third 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 Elvestad for hot-weather activities is from mid July to early August, with a peak score in the third 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 Elvestad typically lasts for 4.9 months (151 days), from around May 3 to around October 1, rarely starting before April 15 or after May 20, and rarely ending before September 12 or after October 23.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Elvestad should appear around May 21, only rarely appearing before May 9 or after June 5.
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 3.1 months, from May 6 to August 9, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.0 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 21, with an average of 6.1 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 4.4 months, from October 15 to February 26, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 1.4 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 Elvestad are 59.624 deg latitude, 10.951 deg longitude, and 384 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Elvestad contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 430 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 365 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (945 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,897 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Elvestad is covered by trees (54%) and cropland (46%), within 10 miles by trees (56%) and cropland (37%), and within 50 miles by trees (62%) and water (16%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Elvestad, 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Elvestad.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Elvestad 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 Elvestad is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Elvestad and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .