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Average Weather in Timişoara Romania

In Timişoara, the summers are warm, the winters are very cold and dry, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 26°F to 84°F and is rarely below 12°F or above 94°F.

Climate Summary

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Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Timişoara for warm-weather activities is from late May to late September.

Temperature

The warm season lasts for 3.6 months, from May 26 to September 14, with an average daily high temperature above 75°F. The hottest day of the year is August 2, with an average high of 84°F and low of 61°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.3 months, from November 25 to March 1, with an average daily high temperature below 47°F. The coldest day of the year is January 15, with an average low of 26°F and high of 37°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 TimişoaraJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMfreezingvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolwarmcomfortablecomfortablefreezingfreezing
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.

Morrisville, Pennsylvania, United States (4,792 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Timişoara (view comparison).

Clouds

In Timişoara, 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 Timişoara begins around June 5 and lasts for 3.7 months, ending around September 27. On July 20, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 77% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 23% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around September 27 and lasts for 8.3 months, ending around June 5. On December 28, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 63% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 37% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in TimişoaraclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 2077%Jul 2077%Dec 2837%Dec 2837%Jun 557%Jun 557%Sep 2757%Sep 2757%clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercastmostly clear
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 Timişoara varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 2.8 months, from April 22 to July 16, with a greater than 25% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 33% on June 16.

The drier season lasts 9.2 months, from July 16 to April 22. The smallest chance of a wet day is 16% on March 2.

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 33% on June 16.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in TimişoarawetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jun 1633%Jun 1633%Mar 216%Mar 216%Jan 118%Jan 118%Apr 2225%Apr 2225%Jul 1625%Jul 1625%rainsnow
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. Timişoara experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Timişoara. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 8, with an average total accumulation of 2.2 inches.

The least rain falls around January 31, with an average total accumulation of 0.8 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

Average Monthly Rainfall in TimişoaraJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.5 in1.0 in1.5 in2.0 in2.5 in3.0 in3.5 in4.0 inJun 82.2 inJun 82.2 inJan 310.8 inJan 310.8 inSep 151.6 inSep 151.6 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.

Snowfall

The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall in Timişoara 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

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in TimişoarasnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.5 in1.0 in1.5 in2.0 in2.5 inJan 230.2 inJan 230.2 inJul 160.0 inJul 160.0 inDec 70.1 inDec 70.1 inMar 20.1 inMar 20.1 in
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 Timişoara varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 40 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 43 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in TimişoaraJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 9 minMar 2012 hr, 9 minMar 2015 hr, 43 minJun 2115 hr, 43 minJun 2112 hr, 11 minSep 2212 hr, 11 minSep 228 hr, 40 minDec 218 hr, 40 minDec 21nightnightday
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 5:44 AM on June 16, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 31 minutes later at 8:16 AM on January 1. The earliest sunset is at 4:50 PM on December 10, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 38 minutes later at 9:29 PM on June 26.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Timişoara during 2017, starting in the spring on March 26, lasting 7.1 months, and ending in the fall on October 29.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in TimişoaraJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 165:44 AMJun 165:44 AM9:29 PMJun 269:29 PMJun 26Dec 104:50 PMDec 104:50 PM8:16 AMJan 18:16 AMJan 1Mar 26DSTMar 26DSTDSTOct 29DSTOct 29daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2017. 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.

Timişoara experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 2.8 months, from June 4 to August 29, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 4% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 28, with muggy conditions 16% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is February 24, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in TimişoaramuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Feb 240%Feb 240%Jul 2816%Jul 2816%Jun 44%Jun 44%Aug 294%Aug 294%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 Timişoara experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 7.1 months, from October 2 to May 5, with average wind speeds of more than 7.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 17, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.4 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 4.9 months, from May 5 to October 2. The calmest day of the year is August 9, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.1 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

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 Timişoara varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the north for 3.0 months, from May 30 to August 31, with a peak percentage of 39% on July 30. The wind is most often from the south for 9.0 months, from August 31 to May 30, with a peak percentage of 41% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in TimişoaraSNSJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%westsouthnortheast
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).

Best Time of Year to Visit

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

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Timişoarabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468107.17.10.10.1 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 Timişoara for hot-weather activities is from early July to late August, with a peak score in the first week of August.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Timişoarabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468106.76.70.00.0 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 Timişoara typically lasts for 6.6 months (202 days), from around April 5 to around October 24, rarely starting before March 14 or after April 27, and rarely ending before October 8 or after November 9.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Timişoaragrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Apr 550%Apr 550%Oct 2450%Oct 2490%Apr 2790%Apr 2790%Oct 890%Oct 810%Mar 1410%Mar 1410%Nov 910%Nov 90%Jan 260%Jan 26Jul 18100%Jul 18100%freezingvery coldcoolcomfortablewarmcoldhot
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 Timişoara should appear around April 5, only rarely appearing before March 22 or after April 20.

Growing Degree Days

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 3.3 months, from May 10 to August 21, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.9 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 8, with an average of 7.1 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from October 30 to February 17, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.4 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 22, with an average of 1.2 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 Timişoara are 45.754 deg latitude, 21.226 deg longitude, and 285 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Timişoara is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 49 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 289 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (285 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (2,877 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Timişoara is covered by artificial surfaces (96%), within 10 miles by cropland (68%) and artificial surfaces (14%), and within 50 miles by cropland (67%) and trees (16%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Timişoara, 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 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Timişoara.

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

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Timișoara Traian Vuia International Airport (94%, 11 kilometers, northeast) and Vršac International Airport (6%, 68 kilometers, south).

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.