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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Aranitas Albania

In Aranitas, the summers are short, warm, dry, and mostly clear and the winters are long, very cold, wet, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 34°F to 87°F and is rarely below 26°F or above 93°F.

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

Climate in Aranitas

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Aranitas weather by month. Click on each chart for more information.

Average Temperature in Aranitas

The hot season lasts for 2.9 months, from June 12 to September 9, with an average daily high temperature above 79°F. The hottest day of the year is July 30, with an average high of 87°F and low of 63°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.9 months, from November 22 to March 19, with an average daily high temperature below 56°F. The coldest day of the year is January 4, with an average low of 34°F and high of 49°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in Aranitas

Average High and Low Temperature in AranitashotcoolcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FJan 449°FJan 449°FJul 3087°FJul 3087°F34°F34°F63°F63°FJun 1279°FJun 1279°FSep 979°FSep 979°FNov 2256°FNov 2256°FMar 1956°FMar 1956°F57°F57°F58°F58°F41°F41°F39°F39°FNowNow
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 in Aranitas

Average Hourly Temperature in AranitasJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortablecomfortablewarmhotvery cold
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.

Tuolumne City, California, United States (6,458 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Aranitas (view comparison).

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Clouds

In Aranitas, 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 Aranitas begins around June 5 and lasts for 3.4 months, ending around September 19. On July 21, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 93% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 7% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around September 19 and lasts for 8.6 months, ending around June 5. On December 7, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 51% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 49% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories in Aranitas

Cloud Cover Categories in AranitasclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 2193%Jul 2193%Dec 749%Dec 749%Jun 571%Jun 571%Sep 1971%Sep 1971%NowNowclearmostly 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 Aranitas varies significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 7.2 months, from September 23 to April 28, with a greater than 23% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 39% on November 20.

The drier season lasts 4.8 months, from April 28 to September 23. The smallest chance of a wet day is 7% on July 7.

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 November 20.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Aranitas

Daily Chance of Precipitation in AranitaswetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Nov 2039%Nov 2039%Jul 77%Jul 77%Jan 130%Jan 130%Sep 2323%Sep 2323%Apr 2823%Apr 2823%NowNowrain
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. Aranitas experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 11 months, from July 24 to July 6, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around November 30, with an average total accumulation of 4.5 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.5 weeks, from July 6 to July 24. The least rain falls around July 16, with an average total accumulation of 0.5 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Aranitas

Average Monthly Rainfall in AranitasrainrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in2 in2 in4 in4 in6 in6 in8 in8 inNov 304.5 inNov 304.5 inJul 160.5 inJul 160.5 inFeb 122.8 inFeb 122.8 inNowNow
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 Aranitas varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 16 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 5 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Aranitas

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in AranitasJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 6 minMar 2015 hr, 5 minJun 2115 hr, 5 minJun 2112 hr, 10 minSep 2212 hr, 10 minSep 229 hr, 16 minDec 219 hr, 16 minDec 21nightnightdayNowNow
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 14, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 59 minutes later at 7:08 AM on October 30. The earliest sunset is at 4:13 PM on December 8, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 2 minutes later at 8:15 PM on June 28.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Aranitas during 2021, starting in the spring on March 28, lasting 7.1 months, and ending in the fall on October 31.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in Aranitas

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in AranitasJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 145:09 AMJun 145:09 AM8:15 PMJun 288:15 PMJun 28Dec 84:13 PMDec 84:13 PM7:08 AMOct 307:08 AMOct 30Mar 28DSTMar 28DSTDSTOct 31DSTOct 31daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2021. 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.

Moon

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in Aranitas

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

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.

Aranitas experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from June 12 to September 22, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 3% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 15, with muggy conditions 12% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is February 12, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels in Aranitas

Humidity Comfort Levels in AranitasmuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Feb 120%Feb 120%Aug 1512%Aug 1512%Jun 123%Jun 123%Sep 223%Sep 223%muggymuggyhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydry
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 Aranitas experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 5.4 months, from November 2 to April 14, with average wind speeds of more than 6.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 21, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.2 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 6.6 months, from April 14 to November 2. The calmest day of the year is June 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.5 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in Aranitas

Average Wind Speed in AranitaswindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mphFeb 217.2 mphFeb 217.2 mphJun 15.5 mphJun 15.5 mphNov 26.4 mphNov 26.4 mphApr 146.4 mphApr 146.4 mphNowNow
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 Aranitas varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the south for 3.3 months, from February 12 to May 21; for 2.0 weeks, from September 27 to October 11; and for 2.4 weeks, from November 9 to November 26, with a peak percentage of 39% on November 16. The wind is most often from the north for 3.6 months, from May 21 to September 10, with a peak percentage of 40% on July 14. The wind is most often from the east for 2.4 weeks, from September 10 to September 27; for 4.1 weeks, from October 11 to November 9; and for 2.5 months, from November 26 to February 12, with a peak percentage of 37% on November 2.

Wind Direction in Aranitas

Wind Direction in AranitasESNESESEJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestsoutheastnorth
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).

Water Temperature

Aranitas 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 some seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The time of year with warmer water lasts for 3.1 months, from June 23 to September 28, with an average temperature above 73°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 14, with an average temperature of 77°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.3 months, from December 17 to April 27, with an average temperature below 61°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 23, with an average temperature of 57°F.

Average Water Temperature in Aranitas

Average Water Temperature in AranitaswarmcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°FAug 1477°FAug 1477°F57°FFeb 2357°FFeb 23Jun 2373°FJun 2373°FSep 2873°FSep 2873°FDec 1761°FDec 1761°FApr 2761°FApr 2761°FNowNow
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 Aranitas 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 Aranitas for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid May to late September, with a peak score in the first week of July.

Tourism Score in Aranitas

Tourism Score in Aranitasbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.97.90.40.47.87.8NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature tourism 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 Aranitas for hot-weather activities is from late June to late August, with a peak score in the last week of July.

Beach/Pool Score in Aranitas

Beach/Pool Score in Aranitasbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810108.38.30.00.0NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature beach/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 Aranitas typically lasts for 8.6 months (263 days), from around March 12 to around November 29, rarely starting before February 12 or after April 4, and rarely ending before November 2 or after December 24.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Aranitas

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Aranitasgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Mar 1250%Mar 1250%Nov 2950%Nov 2990%Apr 490%Apr 490%Nov 290%Nov 210%Feb 1210%Feb 1210%Dec 2410%Dec 240%Jan 110%Jan 11Jul 19100%Jul 19100%NowNowvery coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmhot
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 Aranitas should appear around March 28, only rarely appearing before March 11 or after April 11.

Growing Degree Days in Aranitas

Growing Degree Days in AranitasJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F500°F500°F1,000°F1,000°F1,500°F1,500°F2,000°F2,000°F2,500°F2,500°F3,000°F3,000°F3,500°F3,500°FMar 2887°FMar 2887°FJun 15900°FJun 15900°FJul 251,800°FJul 251,800°FDec 313,571°FDec 313,571°FNowNow
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 3.1 months, from May 14 to August 18, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.7 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 6, with an average of 7.9 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from October 31 to February 16, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.0 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 13, with an average of 1.8 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Aranitas

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in AranitasbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhJul 67.9 kWhJul 67.9 kWhDec 131.8 kWhDec 131.8 kWhMay 146.7 kWhMay 146.7 kWhAug 186.7 kWhAug 186.7 kWhOct 313.0 kWhOct 313.0 kWhFeb 163.0 kWhFeb 163.0 kWhNowNow
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 Aranitas are 40.594 deg latitude, 19.807 deg longitude, and 974 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Aranitas contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,660 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,246 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,816 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,179 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Aranitas is covered by shrubs (30%), cropland (30%), trees (28%), and grassland (11%), within 10 miles by cropland (33%) and trees (29%), and within 50 miles by water (31%) and trees (25%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Aranitas, 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 8 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Aranitas.

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

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza (LATI, 18%, 92 kilometers, north); Ohrid-Aerodrome (LYOH, 14%, 102 kilometers, northeast); Ohrid "St. Paul the Apostle" Airport (LWOH, 14%, 102 kilometers, northeast); Corfu International Airport, "Ioannis Kapodistrias" (LGKR, 14%, 111 kilometers, south); Kastoria National Airport (LGKA, 11%, 126 kilometers, east); Ioannina National Airport (LGIO, 11%, 132 kilometers, southeast); Lecce Galatina Airport (LIBN, 9%, 147 kilometers, west); and S. Maria Di Leuca (LIBY, 9%, 151 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 Algorithms 2nd Edition , 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 airports 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.