Average Weather in Sankt Oswald bei Plankenwarth Austria
In Sankt Oswald bei Plankenwarth, the summers are comfortable and wet, the winters are freezing and dry, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 21°F to 77°F and is rarely below 10°F or above 86°F.
The warm season lasts for 3.6 months, from May 24 to September 11, with an average daily high temperature above 68°F. The hottest day of the year is August 3, with an average high of 77°F and low of 57°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.2 months, from November 21 to February 26, with an average daily high temperature below 43°F. The coldest day of the year is January 13, with an average low of 21°F and high of 34°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 Sankt Oswald bei Plankenwarth, 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 Sankt Oswald bei Plankenwarth begins around June 16 and lasts for 3.2 months, ending around September 23. On July 22, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 64% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 35% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 23 and lasts for 8.8 months, ending around June 16. On November 19, 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 Sankt Oswald bei Plankenwarth varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.0 months, from April 26 to September 28, with a greater than 27% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 41% on June 16.
The drier season lasts 7.0 months, from September 28 to April 26. The smallest chance of a wet day is 12% 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 41% 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. Sankt Oswald bei Plankenwarth experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 11 months, from January 31 to January 8, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around August 6, with an average total accumulation of 3.7 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.4 weeks, from January 8 to January 31. 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. Sankt Oswald bei Plankenwarth experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.6 months, from November 4 to March 24, 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 7.3 months, from March 24 to November 4. 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 Sankt Oswald bei Plankenwarth varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 30 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 55 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, 42 minutes later at 7:45 AM on January 1. The earliest sunset is at 4:09 PM on December 11, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 49 minutes later at 8:58 PM on June 26.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Sankt Oswald bei Plankenwarth during 2017, starting in the spring on March 26, lasting 7.1 months, and ending in the fall on October 29.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
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 Sankt Oswald bei Plankenwarth, 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 3% of 3% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels
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 Sankt Oswald bei Plankenwarth experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.5 months, from December 14 to May 31, with average wind speeds of more than 4.9 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 17, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.7 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.5 months, from May 31 to December 14. The calmest day of the year is August 10, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.1 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Sankt Oswald bei Plankenwarth varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 7.5 months, from February 10 to September 24, with a peak percentage of 42% on July 21. The wind is most often from the south for 1.2 months, from September 24 to October 31, with a peak percentage of 32% on October 4. The wind is most often from the west for 3.4 months, from October 31 to February 10, with a peak percentage of 45% on January 1.
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 3.7 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 8, with an average of 6.5 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from October 29 to February 11, 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 Sankt Oswald bei Plankenwarth are 47.083 deg latitude, 15.267 deg longitude, and 1,604 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Sankt Oswald bei Plankenwarth contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,106 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,640 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,927 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (7,316 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Sankt Oswald bei Plankenwarth is covered by trees (46%), grassland (32%), and cropland (21%), within 10 miles by trees (51%) and grassland (17%), and within 50 miles by trees (58%) and cropland (22%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Sankt Oswald bei Plankenwarth, 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 Sankt Oswald bei Plankenwarth.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Sankt Oswald bei Plankenwarth 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 Sankt Oswald bei Plankenwarth is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Sankt Oswald bei Plankenwarth and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Graz Airport (71%, 17 kilometers, southeast); Zeltweg Airport (25%, 42 kilometers, west); and Fliegerhorst Brumowski (3.9%, 152 kilometers, northeast).
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , 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.
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.