Average Weather in Gospić Croatia
In Gospić, the summers are short, warm, and mostly clear and the winters are very cold, wet, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 28°F to 81°F and is rarely below 18°F or above 89°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Gospić for warm-weather activities is from mid June to early September.
The warm season lasts for 2.9 months, from June 12 to September 7, with an average daily high temperature above 73°F. The hottest day of the year is August 2, with an average high of 81°F and low of 59°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.7 months, from November 20 to March 10, with an average daily high temperature below 48°F. The coldest day of the year is February 7, with an average low of 28°F and high of 41°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 Gospić, 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 Gospić begins around June 9 and lasts for 3.4 months, ending around September 22. On August 1, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 80% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 20% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 22 and lasts for 8.6 months, ending around June 9. On December 6, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 59% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 41% 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 Gospić varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 9.5 months, from September 3 to June 19, with a greater than 25% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 33% on November 17.
The drier season lasts 2.5 months, from June 19 to September 3. The smallest chance of a wet day is 17% on August 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 throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 31% on October 9.
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. Gospić experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Gospić. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around November 14, with an average total accumulation of 4.1 inches.
The least rain falls around July 22, with an average total accumulation of 1.5 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. Gospić experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.0 months, from November 18 to March 18, 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 15, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.4 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 8.0 months, from March 18 to November 18. The least snow falls around July 29, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Gospić varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 49 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 34 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:12 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 22 minutes later at 7:35 AM on January 2. The earliest sunset is at 4:18 PM on December 10, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 29 minutes later at 8:47 PM on June 27.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Gospić 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 Gospić, 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
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Gospić experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.6 months, from October 23 to April 11, with average wind speeds of more than 6.9 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.7 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.4 months, from April 11 to October 23. The calmest day of the year is June 16, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.1 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Gospić varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 2.1 months, from March 31 to June 2, with a peak percentage of 35% on May 8. The wind is most often from the east for 9.9 months, from June 2 to March 31, with a peak percentage of 44% on January 1.
Gospić 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 4, 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 52°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Gospić 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 Gospić for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid June to early September, with a peak score in the second 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 Gospić for hot-weather activities is from early July to mid 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 Gospić typically lasts for 6.9 months (212 days), from around April 5 to around November 3, rarely starting before March 12 or after April 28, and rarely ending before October 14 or after November 25.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Gospić should appear around April 23, only rarely appearing before April 9 or after May 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 3.2 months, from May 12 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 7.4 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from October 29 to February 15, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.6 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 15, with an average of 1.3 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Gospić are 44.546 deg latitude, 15.375 deg longitude, and 1,850 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Gospić contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 138 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,851 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (3,458 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (5,961 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Gospić is covered by cropland (51%), trees (28%), and artificial surfaces (21%), within 10 miles by trees (66%) and cropland (19%), and within 50 miles by trees (42%) and water (28%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Gospić, 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 Gospić.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Gospić 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 Gospić is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Gospić and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .