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Average Weather in Krems an der Donau Austria

In Krems an der Donau, the summers are comfortable, the winters are very cold and dry, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 26°F to 78°F and is rarely below 13°F or above 88°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Krems an der Donau for warm-weather activities is from mid June to early September.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The warm season lasts for 3.5 months, from May 26 to September 9, with an average daily high temperature above 69°F. The hottest day of the year is July 31, with an average high of 78°F and low of 59°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.5 months, from November 18 to March 3, with an average daily high temperature below 44°F. The coldest day of the year is January 14, with an average low of 26°F and high of 36°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 Krems an der DonauJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMfreezingfreezingvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmfreezingfreezing
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.

Hope, Canada (5,218 miles away) and Rainelle, West Virginia, United States (4,586 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Krems an der Donau (view comparison).

Clouds

In Krems an der Donau, 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 Krems an der Donau begins around May 26 and lasts for 4.0 months, ending around September 27. On July 18, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 63% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 37% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around September 27 and lasts for 8.0 months, ending around May 26. On November 19, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 63% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 37% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in Krems an der DonauclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 1863%Jul 1863%Nov 1937%Nov 1937%May 2650%May 2650%Sep 2750%Sep 2750%clearmostly 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 Krems an der Donau varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 4.5 months, from April 29 to September 14, with a greater than 25% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 36% on June 13.

The drier season lasts 7.5 months, from September 14 to April 29. The smallest chance of a wet day is 14% on January 27.

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 36% on June 13.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Krems an der DonauwetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jun 1336%Jun 1336%Jan 2714%Jan 2714%Jan 117%Jan 117%Apr 2925%Apr 2925%Sep 1425%Sep 1425%rainsnowmixed
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. Krems an der Donau experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Krems an der Donau. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 19, with an average total accumulation of 2.8 inches.

The least rain falls around January 27, with an average total accumulation of 0.5 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

Average Monthly Rainfall in Krems an der DonauJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in1 in2 in3 in4 in5 inJul 192.8 inJul 192.8 inJan 270.5 inJan 270.5 in
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

The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall in Krems an der Donau does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 0.1 inches of 0.1 inches throughout.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in Krems an der DonausnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.5 in1.0 in1.5 in2.0 in2.5 in3.0 inJan 80.2 inJan 80.2 inJul 220.0 inJul 220.0 inNov 190.1 inNov 190.1 inMar 130.1 inMar 130.1 in
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 Krems an der Donau varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 19 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 16 hours, 7 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Krems an der DonauJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 9 minMar 2012 hr, 9 minMar 2016 hr, 7 minJun 2116 hr, 7 minJun 2112 hr, 12 minSep 2312 hr, 12 minSep 238 hr, 19 minDec 218 hr, 19 minDec 21nightnightday
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 4:55 AM on June 17, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 54 minutes later at 7:49 AM on January 2. The earliest sunset is at 4:02 PM on December 11, and the latest sunset is 5 hours, 1 minute later at 9:03 PM on June 26.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Krems an der Donau 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

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in Krems an der DonauJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 174:55 AMJun 174:55 AM9:03 PMJun 269:03 PMJun 26Dec 114:02 PMDec 114:02 PM7:49 AMJan 27:49 AMJan 2Mar 25DSTMar 25DSTDSTOct 28DSTOct 28daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2018. 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 Krems an der Donau, 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

Humidity Comfort Levels in Krems an der DonauJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Mar 70%Mar 70%Jul 267%Jul 267%comfortablecomfortabledrydryhumidhumid
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 Krems an der Donau experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 4.9 months, from November 28 to April 23, with average wind speeds of more than 8.1 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 5, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.8 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 7.1 months, from April 23 to November 28. The calmest day of the year is August 10, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.5 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in Krems an der DonauwindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph2 mph4 mph6 mph8 mph10 mph12 mph14 mph16 mphFeb 59.8 mphFeb 59.8 mphAug 106.5 mphAug 106.5 mphNov 288.1 mphNov 288.1 mphApr 238.1 mphApr 238.1 mph
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 Krems an der Donau is from the west throughout the year.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in Krems an der DonauJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%westeastnorthsouth
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).

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Krems an der Donau 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 Krems an der Donau for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid June to early September, with a peak score in the second week of August.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Krems an der Donaubest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468106.96.90.00.0precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism 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 Krems an der Donau for hot-weather activities is from early July to mid August, with a peak score in the first week of August.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Krems an der DonauJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468105.15.10.00.0precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturebeach/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 Krems an der Donau typically lasts for 6.3 months (194 days), from around April 11 to around October 22, rarely starting before March 24 or after April 28, and rarely ending before October 5 or after November 11.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Krems an der Donaugrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Apr 1150%Apr 1150%Oct 2250%Oct 2290%Apr 2890%Apr 2890%Oct 590%Oct 510%Mar 2410%Mar 2410%Nov 1110%Nov 110%Jan 290%Jan 29Jul 15100%Jul 15100%freezingvery coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarm
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 Krems an der Donau should appear around April 17, only rarely appearing before April 5 or after May 1.

Growing Degree Days

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 3.5 months, from May 1 to August 17, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.6 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 29, with an average of 6.7 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from October 28 to February 14, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.2 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 22, with an average of 1.1 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Krems an der DonaubrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWhJun 296.7 kWhJun 296.7 kWhDec 221.1 kWhDec 221.1 kWhMay 15.6 kWhMay 15.6 kWhAug 175.6 kWhAug 175.6 kWhOct 282.2 kWhOct 282.2 kWhFeb 142.2 kWhFeb 142.2 kWh
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 Krems an der Donau are 48.409 deg latitude, 15.614 deg longitude, and 768 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Krems an der Donau contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 666 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 739 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,893 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (6,302 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Krems an der Donau is covered by cropland (53%), artificial surfaces (22%), trees (15%), and water (11%), within 10 miles by cropland (48%) and trees (43%), and within 50 miles by cropland (46%) and trees (41%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Krems an der Donau, 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 Krems an der Donau.

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

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Krems-Langenlois Airport (96%, 9 kilometers, northeast); Linz Airport (2.5%, 107 kilometers, west); and Zeltweg Airport (1.4%, 149 kilometers, southwest).

Other Data

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.

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.