Average Weather in Lekenik Croatia
In Lekenik, the summers are warm, the winters are chilly, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 26°F to 82°F and is rarely below 13°F or above 92°F.
The warm season lasts for 3.5 months, from May 28 to September 12, with an average daily high temperature above 73°F. The hottest day of the year is August 1, with an average high of 82°F and low of 60°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.2 months, from November 21 to February 28, with an average daily high temperature below 47°F. The coldest day of the year is January 14, with an average low of 26°F and high of 38°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 Lekenik, 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 Lekenik begins around May 19 and lasts for 4.7 months, ending around October 9. On July 23, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 73% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 27% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 9 and lasts for 7.3 months, ending around May 19. On December 7, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 69% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 31% 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 Lekenik varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 8.0 months, from April 1 to December 1, with a greater than 28% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 36% on June 4.
The drier season lasts 4.0 months, from December 1 to April 1. The smallest chance of a wet day is 19% 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 36% on June 4.
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. Lekenik experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Lekenik. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around September 15, with an average total accumulation of 3.7 inches.
The least rain falls around January 18, with an average total accumulation of 1.2 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. Lekenik experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.8 months, from October 30 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 January 7, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.7 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 7.2 months, from March 24 to October 30. The least snow falls around August 1, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Lekenik varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 41 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 42 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:05 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 30 minutes later at 7:35 AM on January 1. The earliest sunset is at 4:11 PM on December 10, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 37 minutes later at 8:48 PM on June 26.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Lekenik 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.
Lekenik experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 2.8 months, from June 8 to September 1, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 5% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 26, with muggy conditions 19% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 31, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
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 Lekenik does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining within 0.5 miles per hour of 2.8 miles per hour throughout.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Lekenik varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the east for 1.3 weeks, from March 5 to March 14 and for 3.4 months, from August 3 to November 15, with a peak percentage of 37% on August 21. The wind is most often from the north for 4.6 months, from March 14 to August 3 and for 3.7 months, from November 15 to March 5, with a peak percentage of 35% on July 21.
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 3.4 months, from May 8 to August 20, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 9, with an average of 7.0 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from October 28 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 15, with an average of 1.2 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Lekenik are 45.586 deg latitude, 16.211 deg longitude, and 348 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Lekenik contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 118 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 340 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (499 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (3,632 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Lekenik is covered by trees (53%) and cropland (40%), within 10 miles by trees (44%) and cropland (44%), and within 50 miles by trees (49%) and cropland (40%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Lekenik, 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 Lekenik.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Lekenik 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 Lekenik is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Lekenik and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Zagreb Airport (81%, 21 kilometers, northwest); Bihac (9%, 89 kilometers, south); Banja Luka International Airport (6%, 111 kilometers, southeast); and Kaposvar (4.0%, 154 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.