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Average Weather in Lokve Croatia

In Lokve, the summers are comfortable, the winters are freezing, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 24°F to 74°F and is rarely below 14°F or above 81°F.

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

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The warm season lasts for 3.1 months, from June 3 to September 8, with an average daily high temperature above 66°F. The hottest day of the year is August 2, with an average high of 74°F and low of 55°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.5 months, from November 20 to March 4, with an average daily high temperature below 42°F. The coldest day of the year is January 13, with an average low of 24°F and high of 34°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

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 LokveJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMNowNowfreezingfreezingvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortablefreezingfreezing
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.

Terrace, Canada (5,215 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Lokve (view comparison).

Clouds

In Lokve, 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 Lokve begins around June 5 and lasts for 3.6 months, ending around September 23. On July 31, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 76% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 24% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around September 23 and lasts for 8.4 months, ending around June 5. On November 19, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 65% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 35% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in LokveclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 3176%Jul 3176%Nov 1935%Nov 1935%Jun 555%Jun 555%Sep 2356%Sep 2356%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 Lokve varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 8.7 months, from March 26 to December 17, with a greater than 28% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 34% on June 4.

The drier season lasts 3.3 months, from December 17 to March 26. The smallest chance of a wet day is 22% on January 21.

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 34% on June 4.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in LokvewetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jun 434%Jun 434%Jan 2122%Jan 2122%Mar 2628%Mar 2628%Dec 1728%Dec 1728%NowNowsnowrainmixed
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. Lokve experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Lokve. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around October 2, with an average total accumulation of 4.4 inches.

The least rain falls around January 26, with an average total accumulation of 1.3 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

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. Lokve experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 6.4 months, from October 21 to May 3, 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 6, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 1.1 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 5.6 months, from May 3 to October 21. The least snow falls around July 27, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in LokvesnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in1 in2 in3 in4 inJan 61.1 inJan 61.1 inJul 270.0 inJul 270.0 inOct 210.1 inOct 210.1 inMay 30.1 inMay 30.1 inNowNow
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 Lokve varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2020, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 43 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 15 hours, 40 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

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 5:12 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 28 minutes later at 7:40 AM on January 2. The earliest sunset is at 4:17 PM on December 9, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 35 minutes later at 8:53 PM on June 25.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Lokve during 2020, starting in the spring on March 29, lasting 6.9 months, and ending in the fall on October 25.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in LokveJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 155:12 AMJun 155:12 AM8:53 PMJun 258:53 PMJun 25Dec 94:17 PMDec 94:17 PM7:40 AMJan 27:40 AMJan 2Mar 29DSTMar 29DSTDSTOct 25DSTOct 25daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2020. 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.

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 Lokve, 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, staying within 1% of 1% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in LokveJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Mar 120%Mar 120%Jul 272%Jul 272%NowNowcomfortablecomfortabledrydryhumidhumid
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 Lokve experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 5.7 months, from October 20 to April 10, with average wind speeds of more than 5.6 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 3, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.2 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 6.3 months, from April 10 to October 20. The calmest day of the year is July 19, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.1 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

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 Lokve is from the east throughout the year.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in LokveJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowsoutheastwestnorth
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

Lokve 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 2.9 months, from June 17 to September 15, with an average temperature above 70°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is July 30, with an average temperature of 75°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.0 months, from December 16 to April 17, with an average temperature below 55°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 19, with an average temperature of 50°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 Lokve 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 Lokve for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to late August, with a peak score in the first week of August.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Lokvebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468107.77.70.00.0NowNow precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism 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 Lokve for hot-weather activities is from mid July to mid August, with a peak score in the last week of July.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in LokveJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468104.34.30.00.0NowNow precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturebeach/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.

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 Lokve typically lasts for 6.1 months (187 days), from around April 18 to around October 21, rarely starting before March 30 or after May 7, and rarely ending before October 4 or after November 10.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Lokvegrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Apr 1850%Apr 1850%Oct 2150%Oct 2190%May 790%May 790%Oct 490%Oct 410%Mar 3010%Mar 3010%Nov 1010%Nov 100%Dec 200%Dec 20Jul 27100%Jul 27100%NowNowfreezingvery coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmfrigid
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 Lokve should appear around May 8, only rarely appearing before April 27 or after May 23.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in LokveJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F200°F400°F600°F800°F1,000°F1,200°F1,400°F1,600°F1,800°FMay 890°FMay 890°FJul 28900°FJul 28900°FDec 311,604°FDec 311,604°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 3.2 months, from May 10 to August 18, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.9 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 7, with an average of 7.1 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from October 27 to February 16, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.4 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 27, with an average of 1.2 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

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 Lokve are 45.359 deg latitude, 14.749 deg longitude, and 2,710 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Lokve contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,152 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,699 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,915 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (5,860 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Lokve is covered by trees (94%), within 10 miles by trees (91%), and within 50 miles by trees (61%) and cropland (15%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Lokve, 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 Lokve.

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

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Rijeka/Krk Airport (37%, 20 kilometers, southwest); Cerklje ob Krki Airport (22%, 86 kilometers, northeast); Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (22%, 99 kilometers, north); and Bihac (19%, 108 kilometers, southeast).

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 aiports 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.