Average Weather in Satovcha Bulgaria
In Satovcha, the summers are comfortable and mostly clear and the winters are freezing, dry, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 21°F to 77°F and is rarely below 9°F or above 85°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Satovcha for warm-weather activities is from late June to late August.
The warm season lasts for 3.3 months, from June 8 to September 16, with an average daily high temperature above 69°F. The hottest day of the year is July 31, with an average high of 77°F and low of 54°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.5 months, from November 24 to March 10, with an average daily high temperature below 43°F. The coldest day of the year is January 19, with an average low of 21°F and high of 34°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 Satovcha, 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 Satovcha begins around June 9 and lasts for 3.5 months, ending around September 23. 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 23 and lasts for 8.5 months, ending around June 9. On December 5, 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
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 Satovcha varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 7.4 months, from November 21 to July 2, with a greater than 19% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 27% on May 24.
The drier season lasts 4.6 months, from July 2 to November 21. The smallest chance of a wet day is 12% on August 30.
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 in Satovcha changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 10 months, from February 16 to December 18. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 27% on May 24.
Snow alone is the most common for 2.0 months, from December 18 to February 16. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 9% on December 31.
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. Satovcha experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Satovcha. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 4, with an average total accumulation of 1.6 inches.
The least rain falls around January 19, with an average total accumulation of 0.5 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. Colder, drier snow tends to be on the higher end of that range and warmer, wetter snow on the lower end.
As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Satovcha experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 5.6 months, from October 27 to April 13, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around December 30, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.8 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 6.4 months, from April 13 to October 27. The least snow falls around July 26, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Satovcha varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 22, with 9 hours, 9 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 12 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:49 AM on June 14, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 2 minutes later at 7:51 AM on January 5. The earliest sunset is at 4:53 PM on December 7, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 9 minutes later at 9:02 PM on June 27.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Satovcha 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
The perceived humidity level in Satovcha, 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
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Satovcha experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.0 months, from November 28 to April 29, with average wind speeds of more than 5.1 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 10, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.9 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.0 months, from April 29 to November 28. The calmest day of the year is September 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Satovcha is from the north throughout the year.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Satovcha 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 Satovcha for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to late August, with a peak score in the last week of July.
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 Satovcha for hot-weather activities is from early July to mid August, with a peak score in the first week of August.
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 Satovcha typically lasts for 5.6 months (171 days), from around April 29 to around October 16, rarely starting before April 12 or after May 16, and rarely ending before September 29 or after November 3.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Satovcha should appear around May 8, only rarely appearing before April 28 or after May 20.
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 3.2 months, from May 16 to August 23, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.3 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 7, with an average of 7.4 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from November 2 to February 13, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.9 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 21, with an average of 1.8 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Satovcha are 41.617 deg latitude, 23.983 deg longitude, and 3,510 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Satovcha contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,703 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,522 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,386 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (9,570 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Satovcha is covered by trees (46%), cropland (37%), and grassland (13%), within 10 miles by trees (67%) and cropland (20%), and within 50 miles by trees (63%) and cropland (23%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Satovcha, 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 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Satovcha.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Satovcha 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 Satovcha is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Satovcha and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Plovdiv Airport (27%, 88 kilometers, northeast); Kavala International Airport (22%, 95 kilometers, southeast); Sofia Airport (23%, 129 kilometers, north); Thessaloniki Airport (15%, 149 kilometers, southwest); and Skopje "Alexander the Great" Airport (12%, 200 kilometers, west).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .