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Average Weather in Lezhë Albania

In Lezhë, the summers are short, hot, humid, and mostly clear and the winters are cold, wet, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 35°F to 89°F and is rarely below 26°F or above 96°F.

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

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The hot season lasts for 2.9 months, from June 14 to September 11, with an average daily high temperature above 82°F. The hottest day of the year is August 5, with an average high of 89°F and low of 68°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.7 months, from November 23 to March 14, with an average daily high temperature below 59°F. The coldest day of the year is January 13, with an average low of 35°F and high of 52°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

Average High and Low Temperature in LezhëhotcoolcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FJan 1352°FJan 1352°FAug 589°FAug 589°F35°F35°F68°F68°FJun 1482°FJun 1482°FSep 1182°FSep 1182°FNov 2359°FNov 2359°FMar 1459°FMar 1459°F63°F63°F62°F62°F43°F43°F42°F42°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

Average Hourly Temperature in LezhëJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmhotvery coldvery 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.

Dawsonville, Georgia, United States (5,304 miles away); Portsmouth Heights, Virginia, United States (4,864 miles); and Luoqiao, China (5,474 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Lezhë (view comparison).

Clouds

In Lezhë, 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 Lezhë begins around June 6 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 91% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 9% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around September 19 and lasts for 8.6 months, ending around June 6. On December 7, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 54% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 46% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in LezhëclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 2191%Jul 2191%Dec 746%Dec 746%Jun 667%Jun 667%Sep 1968%Sep 1968%NowNowclearmostly clearmostly cloudyovercastpartly cloudy
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 Lezhë varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 7.7 months, from September 17 to May 7, with a greater than 24% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 38% on November 21.

The drier season lasts 4.3 months, from May 7 to September 17. The smallest chance of a wet day is 10% on July 9.

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 38% on November 21.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in LezhëwetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Nov 2138%Nov 2138%Jul 910%Jul 910%Sep 1724%Sep 1724%May 724%May 724%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. Lezhë experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Lezhë. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around November 23, with an average total accumulation of 4.9 inches.

The least rain falls around July 21, with an average total accumulation of 0.8 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

Average Monthly Rainfall in LezhëJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in2 in2 in4 in4 in6 in6 in8 in8 in10 in10 inNov 234.9 inNov 234.9 inJul 210.8 inJul 210.8 inFeb 133.7 inFeb 133.7 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.

Sun

The length of the day in Lezhë varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 8 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 13 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in LezhëJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 6 minMar 2015 hr, 13 minJun 2115 hr, 13 minJun 2112 hr, 10 minSep 2212 hr, 10 minSep 229 hr, 8 minDec 219 hr, 8 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 5:05 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 5 minutes later at 7:11 AM on October 30. The earliest sunset is at 4:10 PM on December 9, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 10 minutes later at 8:20 PM on June 27.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Lezhë 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

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in LezhëJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 155:05 AMJun 155:05 AM8:20 PMJun 278:20 PMJun 27Dec 94:10 PMDec 94:10 PM7:11 AMOct 307:11 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

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.

Lezhë experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.0 months, from May 28 to September 27, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 10% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 7, with muggy conditions 39% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is December 15, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in LezhëmuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Dec 150%Dec 150%Aug 739%Aug 739%May 2810%May 2810%Sep 2710%Sep 2710%NowNowmuggymuggyhumidhumiddrydrycomfortablecomfortable
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 Lezhë experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 5.4 months, from October 18 to March 30, with average wind speeds of more than 7.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 3, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.3 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 6.6 months, from March 30 to October 18. The calmest day of the year is June 2, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.6 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in LezhëwindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mphFeb 39.3 mphFeb 39.3 mphJun 25.6 mphJun 25.6 mphOct 187.5 mphOct 187.5 mphMar 307.5 mphMar 307.5 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 Lezhë varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the south for 1.4 weeks, from April 3 to April 13, with a peak percentage of 35% on April 6. The wind is most often from the east for 1.9 months, from April 13 to June 9 and for 9.1 months, from June 30 to April 3, with a peak percentage of 35% on May 13. The wind is most often from the west for 3.0 weeks, from June 9 to June 30, with a peak percentage of 34% on June 29.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in LezhëESEWEJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%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

Lezhë 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 3.2 months, from June 19 to September 26, with an average temperature above 73°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 8, with an average temperature of 77°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.1 months, from December 18 to April 22, with an average temperature below 61°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 24, with an average temperature of 56°F.

Average Water Temperature

Average Water Temperature in LezhëwarmcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°FAug 877°FAug 877°F56°FFeb 2456°FFeb 24Jun 1973°FJun 1973°FSep 2673°FSep 2673°FDec 1861°FDec 1861°FApr 2261°FApr 2261°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 Lezhë 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 times of year to visit Lezhë for general outdoor tourist activities are from early May to mid July and from late August to mid October, with a peak score in the third week of September.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Lezhëbest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.47.40.80.87.37.36.16.1NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudsclouds 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 Lezhë for hot-weather activities is from late June to late August, with a peak score in the third week of July.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Lezhëbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810108.48.40.00.0NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature 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 Lezhë typically lasts for 9.3 months (280 days), from around February 28 to around December 5, rarely starting before February 5 or after March 24, and rarely ending before November 11 or after December 28.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Lezhëgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Feb 2850%Feb 2850%Dec 550%Dec 590%Mar 2490%Mar 2490%Nov 1190%Nov 1110%Feb 510%Feb 510%Dec 2810%Dec 282%Jan 132%Jan 13Jul 22100%Jul 22100%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 Lezhë should appear around March 7, only rarely appearing before February 20 or after March 25.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in LezhëJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°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°F4,000°F4,000°F4,500°F4,500°FMar 785°FMar 785°FMay 30900°FMay 30900°FJul 71,800°FJul 71,800°FDec 314,471°FDec 314,471°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 16 to August 18, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.6 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 6, with an average of 7.8 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from October 31 to February 17, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.9 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 16, with an average of 1.7 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in LezhëbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhJul 67.8 kWhJul 67.8 kWhDec 161.7 kWhDec 161.7 kWhMay 166.6 kWhMay 166.6 kWhAug 186.6 kWhAug 186.6 kWhOct 312.9 kWhOct 312.9 kWhFeb 172.9 kWhFeb 172.9 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 Lezhë are 41.784 deg latitude, 19.644 deg longitude, and 23 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Lezhë contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,312 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 119 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,839 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (9,019 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Lezhë is covered by cropland (42%), artificial surfaces (28%), and trees (16%), within 10 miles by trees (30%) and water (25%), and within 50 miles by trees (34%) and water (32%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Lezhë, 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 Lezhë.

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

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza (64%, 42 kilometers, south); Podgorica / Golubovci (28%, 73 kilometers, northwest); and Pristina International Airport (PIA) (9%, 144 kilometers, northeast).

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.