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Average Weather in Gladstad Norway

In Gladstad, the summers are short, cool, and mostly cloudy and the winters are long, very cold, wet, windy, and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 31°F to 61°F and is rarely below 21°F or above 71°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Gladstad for warm-weather activities is from mid July to mid August.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The warm season lasts for 2.7 months, from June 21 to September 11, with an average daily high temperature above 56°F. The hottest day of the year is August 6, with an average high of 61°F and low of 52°F.

The cold season lasts for 4.4 months, from November 24 to April 4, with an average daily high temperature below 42°F. The coldest day of the year is February 4, with an average low of 31°F and high of 37°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

Average High and Low Temperature in GladstadwarmcoldcoldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FFeb 437°FFeb 437°FAug 661°FAug 661°F31°F31°F52°F52°FJun 2156°FJun 2156°FSep 1156°FSep 1156°FNov 2442°FNov 2442°FApr 442°FApr 442°F48°F48°F49°F49°F36°F36°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.

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

Average Hourly Temperature in GladstadJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldvery coldcoldcool
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.

Sitka, Alaska, United States (3,792 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Gladstad (view comparison).

Clouds

In Gladstad, 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 Gladstad begins around April 15 and lasts for 5.6 months, ending around October 2. On May 30, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 46% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 55% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 2 and lasts for 6.4 months, ending around April 15. On January 27, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 76% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 24% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in GladstadclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%May 3046%May 3046%Jan 2724%Jan 2724%Apr 1534%Apr 1534%Oct 235%Oct 235%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.

Precipitation

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

The wetter season lasts 6.6 months, from August 28 to March 16, with a greater than 43% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 56% on December 11.

The drier season lasts 5.4 months, from March 16 to August 28. The smallest chance of a wet day is 30% on June 17.

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 51% on September 26.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in GladstadwetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Dec 1156%Dec 1156%Jun 1730%Jun 1730%Aug 2843%Aug 2843%Mar 1643%Mar 1643%NowNowrainmixed
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).

Rainfall

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. Gladstad experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Gladstad. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around December 3, with an average total accumulation of 5.1 inches.

The least rain falls around May 17, with an average total accumulation of 2.2 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

Average Monthly Rainfall in GladstadJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in2 in2 in4 in4 in6 in6 in8 in8 in10 in10 inDec 35.1 inDec 35.1 inMay 172.2 inMay 172.2 inJan 245.0 inJan 245.0 inOct 95.0 inOct 95.0 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 liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Snowfall

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. Gladstad experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.4 months, from November 23 to April 6, 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 31, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.4 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 7.6 months, from April 6 to November 23. The least snow falls around July 22, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in GladstadsnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 in5 in5 inJan 310.4 inJan 310.4 inJul 220.0 inJul 220.0 inNov 230.1 inNov 230.1 inApr 60.1 inApr 60.1 in
The average liquid-equivalent 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.

Sun

The length of the day in Gladstad varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 3 hours, 4 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 23 hours, 35 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in GladstadJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 10 minMar 2012 hr, 10 minMar 2023 hr, 34 minJun 2123 hr, 34 minJun 2112 hr, 18 minSep 2212 hr, 18 minSep 223 hr, 4 minDec 213 hr, 4 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.

The earliest sunrise is at 1:26 AM on June 21, and the latest sunrise is 9 hours, 13 minutes later at 10:39 AM on December 24. The earliest sunset is at 1:41 PM on December 19, and the latest sunset is 11 hours, 20 minutes later at 1:01 AM on June 20.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Gladstad 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

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in GladstadJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 211:26 AMJun 211:26 AM1:01 AMJun 201:01 AMJun 20Dec 191:41 PMDec 191:41 PM10:39 AMDec 2410:39 AMDec 24Mar 28DSTMar 28DSTDSTOct 31DSTOct 31daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2021. 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.

Moon

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 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.

Humidity

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 Gladstad, 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

Humidity Comfort Levels in GladstadJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jan 230%Jan 230%Jul 250%Jul 250%drydrycomfortablecomfortable
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.

Wind

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 Gladstad experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 6.3 months, from October 2 to April 11, with average wind speeds of more than 12.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 23, with an average hourly wind speed of 16.6 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 5.7 months, from April 11 to October 2. The calmest day of the year is July 29, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.8 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in GladstadwindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph5 mph5 mph10 mph10 mph15 mph15 mph20 mph20 mph25 mph25 mphJan 2316.6 mphJan 2316.6 mphJul 297.8 mphJul 297.8 mphOct 212.2 mphOct 212.2 mphApr 1112.2 mphApr 1112.2 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

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

The wind is most often from the north for 2.6 months, from May 19 to August 8, with a peak percentage of 40% on June 15. The wind is most often from the south for 9.4 months, from August 8 to May 19, with a peak percentage of 42% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in GladstadSNSJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestsouthnortheast
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).

Water Temperature

Gladstad 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 2.6 months, from July 6 to September 25, with an average temperature above 53°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 12, with an average temperature of 56°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.7 months, from December 20 to May 9, with an average temperature below 44°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is March 8, with an average temperature of 41°F.

Average Water Temperature

The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Gladstad 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 Gladstad for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid July to mid August, with a peak score in the first week of August.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in GladstadJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810104.34.30.00.0NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature tourism 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 Gladstad for hot-weather activities is from mid July to early August, with a peak score in the third week of July.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in GladstadJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810100.50.50.00.0precipitationprecipitationcloudsclouds
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.

Growing Season

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 Gladstad typically lasts for 6.9 months (210 days), from around April 12 to around November 8, rarely starting before March 21 or after May 3, and rarely ending before October 13 or after December 4.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Gladstadgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Apr 1250%Apr 1250%Nov 850%Nov 890%May 390%May 390%Oct 1390%Oct 1310%Mar 2110%Mar 2110%Dec 410%Dec 40%Jan 300%Jan 30Jul 17100%Jul 17100%NowNowfreezingvery coldcoldcool
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 Gladstad should appear around June 14, only rarely appearing before May 28 or after July 7.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in GladstadJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F100°F100°F200°F200°F300°F300°F400°F400°F500°F500°F600°F600°F700°F700°F800°F800°F900°F900°FJun 1490°FJun 1490°FDec 31647°FDec 31647°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

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 2.8 months, from May 10 to August 5, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 4.4 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 17, with an average of 5.5 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 5.0 months, from October 7 to March 8, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 1.1 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 22, with an average of 0.0 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in GladstadbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWhJun 175.5 kWhJun 175.5 kWhDec 220.0 kWhDec 220.0 kWhMay 104.4 kWhMay 104.4 kWhAug 54.4 kWhAug 54.4 kWhOct 71.1 kWhOct 71.1 kWhMar 81.1 kWhMar 81.1 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.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Gladstad are 65.677 deg latitude, 11.962 deg longitude, and 72 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Gladstad contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 200 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 62 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (2,526 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (4,734 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Gladstad is covered by cropland (36%), shrubs (18%), trees (15%), and herbaceous vegetation (15%), within 10 miles by water (80%), and within 50 miles by water (65%) and sparse vegetation (14%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Gladstad, 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 Gladstad.

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

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Bronnoysund Bronnoy Airport (61%, 27 kilometers, southeast); Sandnessjøen Airport, Stokka (36%, 38 kilometers, northeast); and Norne Oil Platform (3.5%, 181 kilometers, west).

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 © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

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.