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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Çepan Albania

In Çepan, 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 28°F to 85°F and is rarely below 20°F or above 93°F.

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

Climate in Çepan

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

Average Temperature in Çepan

The hot season lasts for 2.9 months, from June 12 to September 9, with an average daily high temperature above 77°F. The hottest day of the year is July 30, with an average high of 85°F and low of 58°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.9 months, from November 21 to March 17, with an average daily high temperature below 52°F. The coldest day of the year is January 4, with an average low of 28°F and high of 44°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in Çepan

Average High and Low Temperature in ÇepanhotcoldcoldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FJan 444°FJan 444°FJul 3085°FJul 3085°F28°F28°F58°F58°FJun 1277°FJun 1277°FSep 977°FSep 977°FNov 2152°FNov 2152°FMar 1752°FMar 1752°F53°F53°F53°F53°F36°F36°F34°F34°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 Çepan

Average Hourly Temperature in ÇepanJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfreezingvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmfreezing
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.

East Quincy, California, United States (6,378 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Çepan (view comparison).

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Clouds

In Çepan, 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 Çepan begins around June 2 and lasts for 3.6 months, ending around September 21. On July 20, 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 21 and lasts for 8.4 months, ending around June 2. On December 4, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 56% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 44% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories in Çepan

Cloud Cover Categories in ÇepanclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 2093%Jul 2093%Dec 444%Dec 444%Jun 268%Jun 268%Sep 2169%Sep 2169%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 Çepan varies significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 7.1 months, from September 24 to April 28, with a greater than 22% 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 4.9 months, from April 28 to September 24. 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 36% on November 20.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Çepan

Daily Chance of Precipitation in ÇepanwetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%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 77%Jul 77%Sep 2422%Sep 2422%Apr 2822%Apr 2822%NowNowrainmixed
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. Çepan experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 11 months, from July 23 to July 5, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around November 28, with an average total accumulation of 4.3 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.6 weeks, from July 5 to July 23. The least rain falls around July 15, with an average total accumulation of 0.5 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Çepan

Average Monthly Rainfall in ÇepanrainrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in2 in2 in4 in4 in6 in6 in8 in8 inNov 284.3 inNov 284.3 inJul 150.5 inJul 150.5 inFeb 122.5 inFeb 122.5 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.

Snowfall

The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall in Çepan does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 0.1 inches of 0.1 inches throughout.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in Çepan

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in ÇepansnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 inJan 20.2 inJan 20.2 inJul 220.0 inJul 220.0 inDec 40.1 inDec 40.1 inMar 50.1 inMar 50.1 inNowNow
The average liquid-equivalent snowfall (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 rainfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Çepan varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 17 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 4 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Çepan

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in ÇepanJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 6 minMar 2015 hr, 4 minJun 2115 hr, 4 minJun 2112 hr, 10 minSep 2212 hr, 10 minSep 229 hr, 17 minDec 219 hr, 17 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 5:08 AM on June 14, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 58 minutes later at 7:06 AM on October 30. The earliest sunset is at 4:12 PM on December 8, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 1 minute later at 8:13 PM on June 27.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Çepan 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 Çepan

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in ÇepanJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 145:08 AMJun 145:08 AM8:13 PMJun 278:13 PMJun 27Dec 84:12 PMDec 84:12 PM7:06 AMOct 307:06 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 Çepan

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.

The perceived humidity level in Çepan, 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, remaining a virtually constant 0% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels in Çepan

Humidity Comfort Levels in ÇepanJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Feb 40%Feb 40%Aug 161%Aug 161%NowNowhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydry
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 Çepan experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 5.1 months, from November 11 to April 16, with average wind speeds of more than 5.6 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 24, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.3 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 6.9 months, from April 16 to November 11. The calmest day of the year is September 16, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.9 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in Çepan

Average Wind Speed in ÇepanwindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph1 mph1 mph2 mph2 mph3 mph3 mph4 mph4 mph5 mph5 mph6 mph6 mph7 mph7 mph8 mph8 mph9 mph9 mph10 mph10 mph11 mph11 mphFeb 246.3 mphFeb 246.3 mphSep 164.9 mphSep 164.9 mphNov 115.6 mphNov 115.6 mphApr 165.6 mphApr 165.6 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 Çepan varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the south for 1.3 months, from March 24 to May 2, with a peak percentage of 34% on April 7. The wind is most often from the east for 2.0 weeks, from May 2 to May 16 and for 6.5 months, from September 7 to March 24, with a peak percentage of 28% on May 6. The wind is most often from the north for 2.7 months, from June 8 to August 30, with a peak percentage of 40% on July 19.

Wind Direction in Çepan

Wind Direction in ÇepanESEWNEJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%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

Çepan 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 3.3 months, from June 29 to October 5, with an average temperature above 73°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 18, with an average temperature of 77°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.1 months, from December 22 to April 26, with an average temperature below 62°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 26, with an average temperature of 58°F.

Average Water Temperature in Çepan

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 Çepan 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 Çepan for general outdoor tourist activities is from early June to mid September, with a peak score in the first week of July.

Tourism Score in Çepan

Tourism Score in Çepanbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810108.28.20.10.1NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature 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 Çepan for hot-weather activities is from early July to late August, with a peak score in the last week of July.

Beach/Pool Score in Çepan

Beach/Pool Score in Çepanbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.67.60.00.0NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature 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 Çepan typically lasts for 6.8 months (208 days), from around April 7 to around November 1, rarely starting before March 15 or after April 28, and rarely ending before October 12 or after November 25.

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

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Çepangrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Apr 750%Apr 750%Nov 150%Nov 190%Apr 2890%Apr 2890%Oct 1290%Oct 1210%Mar 1510%Mar 1510%Nov 2510%Nov 250%Dec 250%Dec 25Jul 17100%Jul 17100%NowNowfreezingvery 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 Çepan should appear around April 17, only rarely appearing before April 3 or after May 1.

Growing Degree Days in Çepan

Growing Degree Days in ÇepanJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F500°F500°F1,000°F1,000°F1,500°F1,500°F2,000°F2,000°F2,500°F2,500°F3,000°F3,000°FApr 1789°FApr 1789°FJun 30900°FJun 30900°FAug 121,800°FAug 121,800°FDec 312,794°FDec 312,794°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 19, 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 Çepan

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in ÇepanbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 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 166.7 kWhMay 166.7 kWhAug 196.7 kWhAug 196.7 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 Çepan are 40.421 deg latitude, 20.261 deg longitude, and 2,680 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Çepan contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,930 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,449 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (5,732 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,573 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Çepan is covered by trees (43%), shrubs (30%), cropland (14%), and grassland (11%), within 10 miles by trees (41%) and shrubs (20%), and within 50 miles by trees (37%) and cropland (24%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Çepan, 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 6 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Çepan.

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

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Kastoria National Airport (LGKA, 24%, 87 kilometers, east); Ohrid-Aerodrome (LYOH, 23%, 89 kilometers, northeast); Ioannina National Airport (LGIO, 20%, 93 kilometers, southeast); Corfu International Airport, "Ioannis Kapodistrias" (LGKR, 14%, 96 kilometers, south); Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza (LATI, 12%, 120 kilometers, north); and Lecce Galatina Airport (LIBN, 7%, 182 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 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.