Average Weather in Lekaj Albania
In Lekaj, the summers are hot, humid, dry, and mostly clear and the winters are long, cold, wet, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 37°F to 88°F and is rarely below 29°F or above 93°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Lekaj for hot-weather activities is from late June to late August.
The hot season lasts for 3.0 months, from June 13 to September 13, with an average daily high temperature above 81°F. The hottest day of the year is August 5, with an average high of 88°F and low of 66°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.9 months, from November 24 to March 20, with an average daily high temperature below 61°F. The coldest day of the year is January 4, with an average low of 37°F and high of 55°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 Lekaj, 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 Lekaj begins around June 6 and lasts for 3.4 months, ending around September 18. 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 18 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 51% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 49% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Lekaj varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 7.7 months, from September 14 to May 4, with a greater than 23% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 37% on November 22.
The drier season lasts 4.3 months, from May 4 to September 14. The smallest chance of a wet day is 8% 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 37% on November 22.
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. Lekaj experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Lekaj. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around November 25, with an average total accumulation of 4.0 inches.
The least rain falls around July 19, with an average total accumulation of 0.6 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Lekaj varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 13 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 8 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:08 AM on June 14, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 59 minutes later at 7:06 AM on January 5. The earliest sunset is at 4:12 PM on December 8, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 5 minutes later at 8:18 PM on June 27.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Lekaj 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
Lekaj experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.3 months, from May 27 to October 4, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 15% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 9, with muggy conditions 62% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is February 4, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Lekaj experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.7 months, from October 20 to April 10, with average wind speeds of more than 7.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is December 16, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.0 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.3 months, from April 10 to October 20. The calmest day of the year is June 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Lekaj varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 1.8 months, from March 21 to May 15, with a peak percentage of 37% on April 6. The wind is most often from the west for 3.9 months, from May 15 to September 13, with a peak percentage of 36% on July 25. The wind is most often from the east for 6.3 months, from September 13 to March 21, with a peak percentage of 45% on January 1.
Lekaj 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 3.2 months, from June 20 to September 28, with an average temperature above 73°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 13, with an average temperature of 77°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.2 months, from December 18 to April 24, with an average temperature below 61°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 25, with an average temperature of 57°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Lekaj 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 Lekaj for general outdoor tourist activities are from early May to late July and from mid August to mid October, with a peak score in the first week of June.
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 Lekaj for hot-weather activities is from late June to late August, with a peak score in the third week of July.
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.
The growing season in Lekaj typically lasts for 9.5 months (288 days), from around February 27 to around December 12, rarely starting before January 27 or after March 26, and rarely ending before November 15 or after January 3.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Lekaj should appear around February 24, only rarely appearing before February 10 or after March 15.
Growing Degree Days
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 6.6 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 30 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 1.7 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Lekaj are 41.114 deg latitude, 19.610 deg longitude, and 102 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Lekaj contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 791 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 176 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,110 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (7,989 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Lekaj is covered by cropland (80%), within 10 miles by cropland (51%) and shrubs (13%), and within 50 miles by water (41%) and trees (22%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Lekaj, 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 Lekaj.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Lekaj 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 Lekaj is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Lekaj and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza (79%, 35 kilometers, north); Ohrid "St. Paul the Apostle" Airport (13%, 95 kilometers, east); and Lecce Galatina Airport (8%, 158 kilometers, southwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .