Average Weather in Skaun Norway
In Skaun, the summers are cool, wet, and mostly cloudy and the winters are long, freezing, and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 22°F to 63°F and is rarely below 6°F or above 74°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Skaun for warm-weather activities is from early July to mid August.
The warm season lasts for 3.0 months, from June 7 to September 9, with an average daily high temperature above 57°F. The hottest day of the year is August 4, with an average high of 63°F and low of 49°F.
The cold season lasts for 4.2 months, from November 13 to March 18, with an average daily high temperature below 37°F. The coldest day of the year is January 16, with an average low of 22°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 Skaun, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Skaun begins around April 10 and lasts for 5.4 months, ending around September 23. On May 15, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 43% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 57% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 23 and lasts for 6.6 months, ending around April 10. On January 25, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 77% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 23% 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 Skaun varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 9.8 months, from May 31 to March 25, with a greater than 42% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 51% on September 22.
The drier season lasts 2.2 months, from March 25 to May 31. The smallest chance of a wet day is 33% on May 4.
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 in Skaun changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 10 months, from February 26 to January 5. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 51% on September 22.
Snow alone is the most common for 1.1 months, from January 15 to February 16. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 19% on January 30.
Mixed snow and rain is the most common for 2.9 weeks, from January 5 to January 15 and from February 16 to February 26. The highest chance of a day with mixed snow and rain is 17% on January 23.
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. Skaun experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Skaun. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 24, with an average total accumulation of 4.5 inches.
The least rain falls around February 27, with an average total accumulation of 1.8 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. Skaun experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 7.2 months, from October 3 to May 8, 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 29, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 1.8 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 4.8 months, from May 8 to October 3. The least snow falls around July 30, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Skaun varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 4 hours, 35 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 20 hours, 29 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 3:07 AM on June 20, and the latest sunrise is 6 hours, 54 minutes later at 10:01 AM on December 25. The earliest sunset is at 2:34 PM on December 18, and the latest sunset is 9 hours, 1 minute later at 11:36 PM on June 23.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Skaun 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 Skaun, 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 Skaun experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.4 months, from October 28 to April 11, with average wind speeds of more than 6.6 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 24, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.0 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.5 months, from April 11 to October 28. The calmest day of the year is August 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Skaun varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 4.5 months, from April 24 to September 9, with a peak percentage of 40% on May 17. The wind is most often from the south for 7.5 months, from September 9 to April 24, with a peak percentage of 54% on January 1.
Skaun 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 some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The time of year with warmer water lasts for 2.5 months, from July 6 to September 21, with an average temperature above 54°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 12, with an average temperature of 57°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.5 months, from December 19 to May 4, with an average temperature below 44°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is March 7, with an average temperature of 41°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Skaun 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 Skaun for general outdoor tourist activities is from early July to mid 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 Skaun 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 Skaun typically lasts for 4.5 months (137 days), from around May 17 to around October 1, rarely starting before April 28 or after June 4, and rarely ending before September 12 or after October 22.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Skaun should appear around June 6, only rarely appearing before May 22 or after June 30.
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 3.3 months, from April 30 to August 7, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 4.2 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 1, with an average of 5.3 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 4.4 months, from October 14 to February 27, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 1.1 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 20, with an average of 0.1 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Skaun are 63.251 deg latitude, 10.052 deg longitude, and 715 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Skaun contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,165 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 601 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,303 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (5,446 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Skaun is covered by trees (48%) and cropland (41%), within 10 miles by trees (48%) and cropland (24%), and within 50 miles by trees (32%) and water (17%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Skaun, 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 Skaun.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Skaun 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 Skaun is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Skaun and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Trondheim Airport, Værnes (39%, 50 kilometers, northeast); Ørland Airport (34%, 55 kilometers, northwest); Røros Airport (14%, 99 kilometers, southeast); and Kristiansund Airport, Kvernberget (13%, 113 kilometers, west).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .