Average Weather in Gössendorf Austria
In Gössendorf, the summers are warm, the winters are freezing and dry, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 23°F to 79°F and is rarely below 11°F or above 89°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Gössendorf for warm-weather activities is from mid June to mid September.
The warm season lasts for 3.6 months, from May 23 to September 11, with an average daily high temperature above 71°F. The hottest day of the year is July 31, with an average high of 79°F and low of 59°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.2 months, from November 20 to February 26, with an average daily high temperature below 45°F. The coldest day of the year is January 13, with an average low of 23°F and high of 36°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 Gössendorf, 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 Gössendorf begins around June 14 and lasts for 3.4 months, ending around September 27. On July 22, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 65% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 35% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 27 and lasts for 8.6 months, ending around June 14. 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
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Gössendorf varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.1 months, from April 26 to September 28, with a greater than 25% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 39% on June 16.
The drier season lasts 6.9 months, from September 28 to April 26. The smallest chance of a wet day is 11% on January 15.
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 39% on June 16.
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. Gössendorf experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Gössendorf. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around August 6, with an average total accumulation of 3.4 inches.
The least rain falls around January 18, with an average total accumulation of 0.5 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. Gössendorf experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.3 months, from November 7 to March 16, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around December 27, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.3 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 7.7 months, from March 16 to November 7. The least snow falls around July 31, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Gössendorf varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 31 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 54 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:02 AM on June 16, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 41 minutes later at 7:43 AM on January 1. The earliest sunset is at 4:08 PM on December 11, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 48 minutes later at 8:57 PM on June 26.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Gössendorf 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
Gössendorf experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 2.7 months, from June 10 to September 1, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 3% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 27, with muggy conditions 12% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is February 23, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Gössendorf experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.2 months, from January 27 to June 2, with average wind speeds of more than 5.8 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 3, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.6 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.8 months, from June 2 to January 27. The calmest day of the year is August 10, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Gössendorf varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 7.7 months, from February 3 to September 25, with a peak percentage of 41% on July 21. The wind is most often from the south for 1.2 months, from September 25 to November 1, with a peak percentage of 31% on October 3. The wind is most often from the west for 3.1 months, from November 1 to February 3, with a peak percentage of 43% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Gössendorf 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 Gössendorf for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid June to mid September, with a peak score in the second 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 Gössendorf for hot-weather activities is from early July to mid August, with a peak score in the last 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 Gössendorf typically lasts for 6.3 months (193 days), from around April 12 to around October 22, rarely starting before March 25 or after May 1, and rarely ending before October 4 or after November 13.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Gössendorf should appear around April 13, only rarely appearing before March 31 or after April 29.
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 3.7 months, from April 28 to August 18, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.5 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 9, with an average of 6.6 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from October 29 to February 12, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.3 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 16, with an average of 1.2 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Gössendorf are 46.983 deg latitude, 15.483 deg longitude, and 1,089 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Gössendorf contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 381 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,088 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,555 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (7,352 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Gössendorf is covered by cropland (40%), artificial surfaces (40%), and trees (21%), within 10 miles by cropland (39%) and trees (36%), and within 50 miles by trees (55%) and cropland (28%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Gössendorf, 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 Gössendorf.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Gössendorf 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 Gössendorf is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Gössendorf and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Graz Airport (98%, 3.4 kilometers, west); Maribor Edvard Rusjan Airport (1.4%, 58 kilometers, south); and Szombathely (0.7%, 93 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .