Average Weather in Kolan Croatia
In Kolan, the summers are short, warm, and mostly clear and the winters are long, cold, wet, windy, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 37°F to 87°F and is rarely below 29°F or above 94°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Kolan for hot-weather activities is from late June to late August.
The hot season lasts for 2.8 months, from June 14 to September 7, with an average daily high temperature above 79°F. The hottest day of the year is August 2, with an average high of 87°F and low of 67°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.9 months, from November 20 to March 15, with an average daily high temperature below 57°F. The coldest day of the year is February 9, with an average low of 37°F and high of 50°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 Kolan, 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 Kolan begins around June 12 and lasts for 3.3 months, ending around September 21. On August 1, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 81% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 19% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 21 and lasts for 8.7 months, ending around June 12. On December 6, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 56% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 44% 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 Kolan varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 9.4 months, from September 3 to June 16, with a greater than 24% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 33% on November 20.
The drier season lasts 2.6 months, from June 16 to September 3. The smallest chance of a wet day is 15% on July 20.
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 33% on November 20.
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. Kolan experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Kolan. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around November 20, with an average total accumulation of 4.1 inches.
The least rain falls around July 22, with an average total accumulation of 1.4 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Kolan varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 50 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 33 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:14 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 22 minutes later at 7:36 AM on January 2. The earliest sunset is at 4:20 PM on December 9, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 29 minutes later at 8:49 PM on June 27.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Kolan 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
Kolan experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from June 12 to September 29, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 3% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 13, with muggy conditions 12% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is March 4, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
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 Kolan experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.8 months, from October 17 to April 9, with average wind speeds of more than 7.9 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.1 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.2 months, from April 9 to October 17. The calmest day of the year is June 16, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Kolan is from the east throughout the year.
Kolan 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 71°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 6, with an average temperature of 75°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.9 months, from December 23 to April 21, with an average temperature below 57°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 26, with an average temperature of 53°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Kolan 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 Kolan for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid May to early October, with a peak score in the second week of September.
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 Kolan for hot-weather activities is from late June to late 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 Kolan typically lasts for 9.5 months (287 days), from around February 28 to around December 12, rarely starting before January 31 or after March 23, and rarely ending before November 15 or after January 3.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Kolan should appear around March 20, only rarely appearing before February 23 or after April 6.
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 3.2 months, from May 10 to August 18, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.2 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 8, with an average of 7.5 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from October 30 to February 14, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.6 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 26, with an average of 1.4 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Kolan are 44.494 deg latitude, 14.961 deg longitude, and 371 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Kolan contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 971 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 251 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,751 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (5,860 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Kolan is covered by grassland (35%), cropland (24%), water (19%), and trees (12%), within 10 miles by water (60%) and grassland (13%), and within 50 miles by water (51%) and trees (29%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Kolan, 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 Kolan.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Kolan 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 Kolan is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Kolan and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Zadar Airport (38%, 53 kilometers, southeast); Bihac (20%, 81 kilometers, northeast); Rijeka/Krk Airport (19%, 86 kilometers, north); Pula Airport (16%, 94 kilometers, northwest); and Ancona Falconara Airport (7%, 161 kilometers, southwest).
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .