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Average Weather in Podgora Croatia

In Podgora, the summers are short, warm, and mostly clear and the winters are long, very cold, wet, windy, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 36°F to 85°F and is rarely below 29°F or above 92°F.

Climate Summary

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Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Podgora for hot-weather activities is from late June to late August.

Temperature

The warm season lasts for 2.8 months, from June 15 to September 8, with an average daily high temperature above 78°F. The hottest day of the year is August 2, with an average high of 85°F and low of 67°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.9 months, from November 21 to March 18, with an average daily high temperature below 55°F. The coldest day of the year is January 13, with an average low of 36°F and high of 48°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 PodgoraJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmvery coldvery cold
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: 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 shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Pollock Pines, California, United States (6,233 miles away) and Chincoteague, Virginia, United States (4,656 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Podgora (view comparison).

Clouds

In Podgora, 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 Podgora begins around June 9 and lasts for 3.4 months, ending around September 20. On July 23, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 86% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 14% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around September 20 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 53% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 47% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in PodgoraclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 2386%Jul 2386%Dec 647%Dec 647%Jun 966%Jun 966%Sep 2067%Sep 2067%clearmostly clearmostly cloudyovercastpartly cloudy
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Podgora varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 7.5 months, from September 22 to May 6, with a greater than 24% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 37% on November 21.

The drier season lasts 4.5 months, from May 6 to September 22. The smallest chance of a wet day is 11% on July 19.

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 37% on November 21.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in PodgorawetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Nov 2137%Nov 2137%Jul 1911%Jul 1911%Jan 129%Jan 129%Sep 2224%Sep 2224%May 624%May 624%rain
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. Podgora experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Podgora. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around November 25, with an average total accumulation of 5.2 inches.

The least rain falls around July 21, with an average total accumulation of 0.9 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

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.

Sun

The length of the day in Podgora varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 1 minute of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 21 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

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 5:09 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 10 minutes later at 7:19 AM on January 3. The earliest sunset is at 4:14 PM on December 8, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 17 minutes later at 8:31 PM on June 27.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Podgora 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 PodgoraJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 155:09 AMJun 155:09 AM8:31 PMJun 278:31 PMJun 27Dec 84:14 PMDec 84:14 PM7:19 AMJan 37:19 AMJan 3Mar 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 Podgora, 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 PodgoraJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Mar 50%Mar 50%Aug 137%Aug 137%humidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydrymuggymuggy
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

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 Podgora experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 5.9 months, from October 20 to April 16, with average wind speeds of more than 8.7 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 5, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.5 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 6.1 months, from April 16 to October 20. The calmest day of the year is August 5, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.8 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in PodgorawindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph2 mph4 mph6 mph8 mph10 mph12 mph14 mph16 mph18 mphFeb 510.5 mphFeb 510.5 mphAug 56.8 mphAug 56.8 mphOct 208.7 mphOct 208.7 mphApr 168.7 mphApr 168.7 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 Podgora varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the north for 2.6 weeks, from July 8 to July 26, with a peak percentage of 32% on July 21. The wind is most often from the east for 11 months, from July 26 to July 8, with a peak percentage of 41% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in PodgoraENEJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%westsoutheastnorth
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Water Temperature

Podgora 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 2.9 months, from June 24 to September 21, with an average temperature above 73°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 9, with an average temperature of 77°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.3 months, from December 17 to April 26, with an average temperature below 60°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 22, with an average temperature of 56°F.

Average Water Temperature

The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Podgora 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 Podgora for general outdoor tourist activities is from late May to late September, with a peak score in the first week of July.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Podgorabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468108.08.00.30.37.87.8 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism 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 Podgora for hot-weather activities is from late June to late August, with a peak score in the last week of July.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Podgorabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468108.48.40.00.0 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturebeach/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 Podgora typically lasts for 9.2 months (280 days), from around March 2 to around December 7, rarely starting before February 3 or after March 26, and rarely ending before November 13 or after January 1.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Podgoragrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Mar 250%Mar 250%Dec 750%Dec 790%Mar 2690%Mar 2690%Nov 1390%Nov 1310%Feb 310%Feb 311%Jan 111%Jan 14%Jan 154%Jan 15Jul 22100%Jul 22100%very coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmhot
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands: 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 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 Podgora should appear around March 31, only rarely appearing before March 11 or after April 17.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in PodgoraJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F500°F1,000°F1,500°F2,000°F2,500°F3,000°F3,500°F4,000°FMar 3186°FMar 3186°FJun 16900°FJun 16900°FJul 241,800°FJul 241,800°FDec 313,687°FDec 313,687°F
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 3.2 months, from May 13 to August 18, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.4 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 7, with an average of 7.6 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from October 29 to February 17, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.8 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 13, with an average of 1.6 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

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 Podgora are 42.849 deg latitude, 17.836 deg longitude, and 1,145 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Podgora contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,257 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,225 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (3,333 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (6,896 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Podgora is covered by grassland (40%), shrubs (34%), and trees (15%), within 10 miles by shrubs (28%) and trees (28%), and within 50 miles by water (43%) and trees (32%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Podgora, 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 Podgora.

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

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Dubrovnik Airport (47%, 48 kilometers, southeast); Mostar International Airport (40%, 48 kilometers, north); and Hvar Airport (13%, 118 kilometers, west).

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.